5 Valentine's Gift Ideas That Benefit You, Not Him

By Betchen Wieners

Ever since elementary school, Valentine’s Day has been one of our favorite holidays. You get a ton of free shit (candy hearts in 2nd grade and David Yurman by junior year) just for being pretty. It’s pretty fucking amazing. These days we get insta-worthy meals and drinks at some trendy, $$$$-Yelp-ranked restaurant, jewelry, flower bouquets (meh), gift cards, and bunch of other expensive shit from guys all hoping to have the distinct pleasure of being our “valentines,” whatever that means. But for those of us who are involved with a guy beyond the point of fuck buddy/occasional dinner companion, guys might expect something else in return. I don’t mean sex; that shit is going down regardless, especially if a bottle of pricey wine is in the mix. I mean an actual gift.

Now this may come a surprise to you. He’s already getting the joy of my presence, the stimulation of my conversation and unmatched wit, and the unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience of my body…what else could he possibly want? Excellent question. But sometimes you just have to put out…financially. However, just because the gift is for him doesn’t mean it can’t be an even better gift for you. So here you have it, the betch’s guide to giving gifts that actually benefit you, not him.

Hopefully this Valentine’s Day you can keep your man satisfied with a seemingly thoughtful gift all while keeping you and your wallet happy. If all else fails, just get him a membership for the Wine of the Month Club. It’s the gift that just keeps giving…you more wine.




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