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Valentine’s Day is such a mixed-reviews event. I hesitate to call it a holiday – mostly because I’m single and bitter – but really, it’s not an official holiday. To me, a holiday allows a day off of work or a parade, at the very least. Valentine’s Day calls for neither, but many couples insist on celebrating, don’t they? God save you if you are the half of a couple that underestimates the power of a magnificent Valentine’s Day gift.
Don’t be forced to sleep on the couch! We have some great ideas for budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts from Cafe Press, many of which can be personalized, making it seem like you planned months or weeks ahead of the holiday earning you HUGE Brownie points with your loved one.
This ‘Drinks Well With Others’ flask is perfect for the sports fan (or frequent drinker) in your life. This 6oz. stainless steel flask will fit well into any pocket and its sleek, curved design is comfortable to hold. Or drop, after a few too many Valentine’s Day swigs.
Whether a child of the 80s or a fan of retro memorabilia, a cassette tap iPhone or iPod case is ideal! Both fun and functional, it will safeguard the iPhone 3 or iPod Touch from dings and scratches. Featuring a rugged & durable hard plastic case (with a polished finish), it snaps onto devices and gives easy access to all controls.
Come spring time, he’s gonna need better balls – better golf balls, perhaps ones that are personalized. With custom golf balls from Cafe Press, he’ll rule the course. He might even be able to save a little money because they’ll be easier to find, whether in the drink or lost to a tree shot.
She may never make it Paris, but she can fake it with this 100% cotton canvas tote bag. It features plenty of room to carry everything she needs while on the go. There’s full side and bottom gussets and extra long handles and it’s machine washable.
For a little sweeter gift giving, you may win her heart with this ‘I love you to the moon’ throw pillow. It measures a sprawling 18″ X 18″ with an 11″ X 11″ image area so you can lounge in comfort. It’s made of ultra-soft brushed twill with a sturdy canvas image area. Ships with pillow insert. Removable zippered cover for easy laundering.
Any mom would love this personalized photo iPhone case. This two-piece hard case protects your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s and adds a lot of flare. The case does not obscure controls, but is easy to slide on and off – for quick docking. The felt-lined interior prevents scratches and the exterior soft-grip prevents the phone from slipping out of your fingers.
Love isn’t always in the air on Valentine’s Day and when it is, it’s best to protect the innocent; those not bitten by the Love Bug. This Love Is In The Air t-shirt is a fun way to tell couples to take their love and shove it on this special day.
While everyone at the office is distributing their cavity-inducing candy and sweeter-than-sugar greeting cards, you can inform people of your impartialness with this great “Meh” greeting cards! It’s sure to make a lasting impression, at least until you’re no longer single and are free to rub it in others’ faces.
We love the customizable Valentine’s Day gifts that Cafe Press features, including t-shirts, photo gifts, necklaces, cards and even anti-Valentine’s Day gifts for the single folks who want to anti-celebrate.
You can find more gift ideas on their site, from holidays to everyday, and you can follow them on Facebook and on Twitter. Our friends at Cafe Press are giving one lucky As Mom Sees It reader a $25 gift certificate. Enter below and good luck!
— Dusty Bastian (@DMBastian) January 29, 2013