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Wacky Valentine's Day gifts
By Carolyn McTighe, Special to QMI Agency
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The 2-Carat Cup shows you're committed to sharing a morning java with your love. (Supplied)


    Valentine's Day is a holiday entrenched in the notion of love, devotion and romance, but what if you're not the romantic kind? What if your idea of love is sitting on the couch watching an episode of American Idol sharing a hot TV dinner together? For those of you out there who have a bit more humour than romance running through your veins, here are a few unusual gifts for Valentine's Day that are sure to delight and entertain the lucky ones who receive them.

    "50 Boyfriends Who Are Worse Than Yours" by Justin Racz

    So maybe you're not the best boyfriend on the block. Maybe you forgot her birthday last year and bought her the wrong gift at Christmas. For any guy out there who needs to make his sweetheart realize what a great catch he is, this book is exactly what you'll want to give her this Valentine's Day.

    Inspired by the author's own less than romantic past, this book will have both of you laughing out loud at some of the world's worst boyfriends.

    "If I was a store on Yelp (a business search site with user comments), I'm sure I'd get mixed reviews," says Racz. "However, I have friends who would get one star at best. If you want to avoid bad boyfriends, don't date a guy younger than 27. We're children until we realize we're not in college and have to move out of our parents house."


    If your girlfriend complains you never put the toilet seat down, Racz is hoping you'll give her this book and show her that it could be worse -- much worse.

    "Dinner by candlelight downstairs from where your boyfriends' parents are sleeping is creepy," Racz says. "I lived next door to my mom until I was 29, so it was slightly less creepy. But I was saving money, and I told my girlfriend I was passing the savings on to her."

    The book is under $20 and can be purchased online at Amazon.ca or Chapters.ca.

    Golf Ball Massage

    If your favourite guy loves to golf and is always complaining about his achy back then we have the perfect gift just for him. Licensed massage therapist and GolfBallMassage.com President Heather Karr recently invented a brand new massaging device that combines golf with deep tissue relaxation.

    The idea came to her after she heard of a client who used a golf ball against a wall to reach deep spots in their back. Thinking this idea might work in a slightly varied form, Karr decided to create SPAball Kaddy.

    The SPAball Kaddy is an ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that perfectly cradles a standard gold ball. The device allows you to reach deeper into the muscle than when using fingers alone.

    This line of Golf Ball Massage products range in price from $9.99 to $15.95 and can be purchased at golfballmassage.com

    "Catch My Love" Pillowcase

    Whether you sleep next to each other at night or you're miles apart these adorable pillowcases will have you dreaming sweet dreams of your loved one.

    Featuring the Boy Meets Girl duo the pillowcases are made from a durable cotton blend and fit most standard and queen-sized pillows.

    If the pillowcases themselves aren't enough then you can also treat your Valentine to a similarly themed "Catch My Heart" coffee cup.

    Both of these items, plus many others, are available at BoldLoft.com and are priced between $20 and $30.

    8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

    If being apart from your Valentine leaves you feeling sad and blue then this T-shirt will warm your heart.

    These electronic couple's shirts feature a life bar of hearts that dim when you are away from one another and light up when you come back together.

    Perfect for the tech-savvy couple or for anyone who just likes to wear matching T-shirts.

    These shirts range in price from $17.99 to $24.99 depending on size and can be bought online at ThinkGeek.com

    2-Carat Cup

    Maybe you're not exactly ready to pop the question this Valentine's Day, but still want to dazzle your girlfriend with a little bling.

    If the idea of proposing sends shivers down your spine then this 2-carat mug is exactly what you need to tell her you're not quite ready for the commitment of marriage but are committed to sharing a morning java with her.

    Each ring is made from white porcelain with a gold or platinum glaze and one clear sparkling Swarovski crystal embedded in the centre.

    Note: Make sure you give this to someone who has a good sense of humour otherwise you could be spending your Valentine's Day in the doghouse or even worse -- alone.

    Each cup is priced at $14.50 and can be bought online at popdeluxe.net

    This story was posted on Mon, February 6, 2012

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