Valentine's Day Gifts for Men
by Katie Throckmorton
Megan had a problem.
"He loves his Xbox and his car, but those aren't really romantic-gift areas," she lamented. "What am I supposed to buy him for Valentine's day?"
It's a common question. Guys have it easy for the most part: buy your lady flowers and candy and call it a day. But shopping for men isn't as quickly done. After all, what can you buy a guy that is romantic enough for Valentine's Day without wounding his delicate masculinity?
"I may just buy myself something," Megan said, brainstorming. "You know, something we can both enjoy."
This is probably the first solution many of us come to.† Shop for some sexy lingerie or costume, a new toy or set of handcuffs and wrap it all up for him to open.† As fun as that option is, however, I think men appreciate more romance than they like to let on.
Have flowers delivered to your sweetie at work, a slightly darker-colored bouquet -- tell the florist it's for a man -- rather than in feminine pastels.† His coworkers may pretend to tease, but secretly you know they're jealous, and he'll be more than a little surprised that you thought of him (especially if you include a sexy note on the card!).
"I cooked for my boyfriend once," Lila, 26, recalls.† "He loves my cooking but I'm always so busy.† He thought it was so nice that I'd taken the time out to do all that work just for him."
Men are so used to being the ones who are expected to pay for everything and take charge of every situation that having a little attention paid to them for a change could be all the gift he needs.† If cooking isnít your bag and youíre not one for role play, turn off the cell phones for a couple of hours and break out the massage oils and candles, open a bottle of wine and turn on some slow music.† And since 70% of all massages end up becoming something more...well, that's a whole different kind of gift!
Links to some great Valentine's Day gift ideas for the man in your life (that you'll both enjoy) from Scarlet Girl:
Lover's Restraint Kit
Tickle His Pickle Book
How To Strip DVD
Katie Throckmorton is an author and a romance consultant with Scarlet Girl, living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her soon-to-be hubby Shawn, their daughter Violet, and two ridiculous cats. She writes dark fiction and erotic fantasy, and dips into real-life tales of sexy for the lovely ladies as a pleasure consultant at her Scarlet Girl Pleasure Parties.