This One's For the Fellas

Valentine's Day can be an awfully stressful holiday for most men (and women, too).  Everything seems so expensive, and usually the day sneaks up on us before we even know it, leaving little time to find the perfect gift.  Here are five fun gift and date ideas I think most ladies would love for V-Day.  Want to make it the perfect Valentine's Day?  Try all five.

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If you're in a long term relationship and maybe have celebrated a few Valentine's Days together already, going to an old school video game arcade may be the perfect night out for you and your lady.  It will be easy on your wallet, requires no reservations, and is sure to bring up some fun memories from when you were young.
Top Pick:  Pinball Pete's in Ann Arbor, MI.

See my other picks after the jump...

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Of course gifts are more fun when they benefit both parties involved.  If your once passionate romance needs a little jump start, invest in some quality lingerie for her.  Just make sure to buy the right sizes.  Peek into her top drawer while she's not at's kind of hard to notice sizes in the dark!
Top Pick:  Embroidered Corset Set, $102.50, at Victoria's Secret.

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Sometimes, getting some last minute, Hallmart-style gift can be worse than getting no gift at all.  Use your time wisely and do your research.  Shopping online or at small gift shops can be your best friend this season.  Look for things handmade, vintage or rare.  I promise, us women love things like that.

Top Pick:  I Love You, Darling Felt Hairpiece, $6, at Ella Bands on

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Treat your girl like a Victoria's Secret Angel and schedule her for a sexy photo shoot.  Pamper her with a trip to a salon, and book a professional photographer to snap away.  Photo shoots are sexier than a pole dancing class, and even better - pictures last longer.
Top Pick:  The Jimmy Choo Photography Session, $189, at Red Stilettos Boudoir in Detroit, MI.

Best Gift in a Pinch
Avoid buying a cheap gift last minute at a late night superstore, and opt for groceries instead.  A simple, homemade meal will perk up any lady's mood.  No need for reservations, and making food will cost you a lot less, too!  Rose wines are perfect for Valentine's Day, both in color and taste.
Top Pick:  Rose 2009, $10.50, at Good Harbor Vineyards.

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