With Valentine’s Day fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded gift for the gal in your life. Even if you think Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday designed to rake in millions of dollars in cash – it is – so you better get used to it because your lady friend still expects a gift.
You could get her flowers, candy, or maybe a fondue set, but let’s be honest; your more interesting and intelligent girl doesn’t really want any of that. She just wants something sweet, because it’s the thought that counts, right? Scratch that, she wants something cool she can show off to her friends. With all the techy toys that 2011 brought, you guys should have no problem finding something your geek girl will love.
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She’s a Candy Lover
Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sooo passé, which is why wifey expects
something sweet yet surprisingly different. Why not try a box of sushi candy? Straight from Japan, this candy set combines creativity and cholesterol with a DIY set of powders and gels that react together to create what looks like real sushi. In fact, it’s sushi candy! If feeding her sushi is instant grounds for dumpage, maybe you could show her how much you love human anatomy with a realistic gummy heart only a true science nerd could appreciate.
Like most girls, your chick probably likes diamonds. Sigh. That said, maybe your relationship isn’t at the diamond level, or maybe you just can’t fork over your whole salary for a shiny rock. For us techy girls, there is another way. Although it pains me to say it, maybe instead of Tiffany’s you can get her an equally thoughtful but much less expensive piece of jewelry that shows your love and her true geekiness in one shiny package. Maybe she needs a Lego heart necklace, some Internet-inspired <3 earrings, or a circuit board necklace.
She’s into the “Other Kind” of Gadgets
I wouldn’t recommend this gift for just anyone, but if you applied some extra Coolwater aftershave today and can handle a potential slap in the face, then why not get your girl an adult gift? It’s pretty much the gift that keeps on giving for both of you. The tried and true wireless OhMiBod Freestyle vibrator (NSFW) is an excellent choice because it syncs up with your iPod and vibrates to the beat. A classic! If that’s not love then I don’t know what is. Or maybe she needs something more visual like Fyre TV’s Fyre BoXXX (NSFW). This Internet TV box is free but offers up to 20,000 DVD quality adult films straight to your living room for around $9 bucks a month. A small price to pay for unlimited streaming porn, and it is Valentine’s Day after all. The BoXXX is kind of like the X-rated version of like the Boxee, the popular set-top Internet TV box, only porn-y-er.
And for you there’s always the Anti-Valentine’s Day Sound App for iPhone to drown out the sound of smooching couples and help soothe your self-loathing. Or you could just get the heart inspired ice luge to drink the pain away.
Remember guys, Valentine’s Day is all about sharing and caring. So get those wallets out and start showing how much you care about the geeky fox in your life!
NYC-based guest columnist Lydia Leavitt is a video blogger at aroundthe.net and journalist contributing to TG Daily, TechEye and Pocket-Lint to
name a few. A closet nerd, she goes through shiny new gizmos faster than she changes boyfriends (frequently). She mostly sounds off about social media, gadgets, trends culture and design. A mobile phone fanatic and social networking princess, she is barely ever seen without her phone handy to capture a photo or send out a tweet.