10 February 2014

If you're awkward and you know it...

I can't be the only one who finds gift giving/receiving to be a bit...uncomfortable at times.

What if they don't like it?
What if I don't like what they gave me?
What if the gift sends the wrong message?
Is it a stupid gift?
valentines day gift guide

Valentine's Day can be straight up cringe worthy if you aren't in a relationship or aren't quite clear on the "terms" of the relationship. 

Maybe you have a platonic friend you want to acknowledge on this day but don't want it to feel romantic. 

I don't know. 

Deciding on appropriate thoughtful gifts can be hard!

I mentioned that we don't really go over the top in our house for Valentine's Day, but since having Mallory, I am more inclined to celebrate...

So, I put together a list of gifts should help get the brain juices flowing as you try and decide on your non-awkward gift.

Good luck!


* Tickets- is there a show/event/game in your city that your friend may enjoy? Gift them at least TWO tickets. * Gift Card- I do not mean a Simon or American Express gift card here. If you know they enjoy Starbucks or have a favorite sushi spot, grab that. Put some though into it.
Disclaimer: If they are not Reds fans or went to Auburn do not buy them the items I listed above. A hat with their favorite teams logo or their alma mater may be more appropriate. Nivea Lip Butter alone is not a good gift. ;) You're welcome.

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  1. These are some really great ideas! We don't do valentines day...no reason why, but I'd like a starbucks gift card anyway! Haha

  2. Ooh these are fantastic? I'm clapping my hands. Cause I'm awkward. So I just got him a card. That's the best way to play it safe - right?

    1. Hahaha! So much better because I was able to picture you clapping your hands ;) Yes! Card=safety. You remembered AND acknowledged. Win!

  3. Gift giving can be so awkward! This is very clever. When in doubt, a bottle of wine is always nice... :)

    1. Yes! Add a little wine and maybe gift giving can be a little less awkward ;)

  4. I hate gift giving in front of people. I would rather have it mailed so either I can enjoy it on my own or they can. Then we don't have to watch everyone try to be happy about it if they aren't. I also think the bottle of wine would help!


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