What to get your man for Valen­tine’s Day

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Joe Capell

Valen­tine’s Day will be here be­fore you know it. And we know what that means: men buy­ing flow­ers and choco­lates for their sweet­hearts.

But, what do women get for their men on Valen­tine’s Day? Flow­ers and choco­lates don’t re­ally cut it. Well, maybe they’d be okay with the choco­lates, but in all hon­esty most men would rather have a 12-pack of Twix in­stead of a frilly, heartshaped box of as­sorted, mys­tery-fla­vored can­dies.

If you look down the Valen­tine’s Day aisle at your lo­cal store, you won’t find a whole lot of manly things. There are plenty of stuffed an­i­mals and scented can­dles, but no socket sets or shot­guns. Stumped? Here are a few sug­ges­tions. Duct tape. Men love duct tape. If any­thing needs fix­ing, there’s a good chance duct tape can fix it.

WD-40. If any­thing needs to be taken apart, WD-40 can help. It might even work for things that have been “fixed” with the help of duct tape.

Donuts. A dozen donuts or a dozen roses, which do you think a man would pre­fer?

Tick­ets to a game. Most men would love a night out watch­ing ath­letes tackle each other (foot­ball), el­bow each other (bas­ket­ball) or flop to the ground to draw a yel­low card (soc­cer).

Pizza. Men love pizza. Heck, it can even be heart-shaped. Just make sure it’s got plenty of meat on it. No veg­eta­bles. It’s a pizza, not a salad.

Sweat pants. What bet­ter way to show a man that you love him and want him to be com­fort­able than the gift of sweat pants?

A book by Tom Clancy. There’s noth­ing quite like a good, ma­cho, tough-guy novel to show your man you care.

Choco­late chip cook­ies. This is a good gift for men, women, or chil­dren. And the hot­ter out of the oven, the bet­ter!

A jersey from his fa­vorite team. He’ll be im­pressed that you know which team is his fa­vorite. (Just don’t make too much fun of him when his team loses.)

Ba­con. You can make him ba­con for break­fast or ba­con for lunch or ba­con for din­ner. Heck, you could make him ba­con for all three meals, then ba­con for a snack. Ba­con!

And there you have a few ideas on what to get your man for Valen­tine’s Day. (Or you could just for­give him for giv­ing you a lousy gift and call it even.)

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