The 4 types of Valentine’s Day gifts (hint: one is passive-aggressive)
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Here are some top picks to inspire (mostly) New York Valentines. (But hurry, ’cause many are expiring very soon! And trust us, your date will appreciate just a little advance planning.)
We think that male chivalry is NOT dead, but we also believe in gender-neutral gestures of romanticism for all types of relationships. kgbdeals hope that both women and men of all preferences are looking to make their lovers/crushes/long-term partners swoon Feb 14, 2012.
Now for the deals. There are basically four categories for Valentine’s gifts and gestures: Safe/Romantic; “The Test”; Vaguely Passive-Aggressive; and Practical. As follows:
Safe/Romantic: good for new relationships or when you know your S.O. likes a classic surprise.
-Eyelash extensions. Okay, first one’s for you — you can only really love someone else if you love yourself first. Make sure he or she feels the breeze when you bat your eyeball fringe. Also turns butterfly kisses to the neck into unbearable tickle attacks!
-Queen sized Egyptian sheet set for 75% off. Really, a gift for both of you.
-There’s bouquet of romantic getaways available on the Destinations Channel in or around New York State! Half off or more on two nights each at an upstate New York bed & breakfast; in the Catskills; at Niagara Falls Ontario.
-$15 for two pillow animals. Obviously an ideal Valentine’s gifts for your little ones. They also make a great third and fourth party most grownup couples won’t mind having join the snugglefest.
-$15 for $30 worth of flowers and $25 toward dining. Don’t quite know your date inside and out yet? Lots of ladies are happy to receive blooms and a romantic meal.
-70% off massage, facials, and more at Lia Schorr. Exquisite pamperage for ladies AND men.
-Tapas and paella in Chelsea for $25. The Spanish do romantic meals like it’s their job.
“The Test”: find out how your date reacts to silly, adrenaline pumping, or unusual stuff.
-$28 admission to Perfect Crime. Test your date’s intelligence and sense of humor with this classic, whodunit dinner theater event – the longest-running play in New York.
-72% off a 60-minute rifle experience in Queens. Recommended for really solid, trusting relationships.
-$30 custom bobblehead. Determine how well he or she takes a joke by having a moving caricature custom-made of him or her and yourself. (Bonus: makes a satisfying wall throwing item following particularly messy breakups.)
-An $89 flying lesson. Test your sweetie’s ambition to reach the skies.
-$19 for jewelry scarves. How well does your date pull off avant-garde fashion? (Meanwhile, you prove you know what’s up.)
Passive-Aggressive: you’ve been together for a while. Sometimes your gifts to each other serve as little nudges in one direction or another.
-Half off an e-cigarette starter kit (Expires early on Feb. 8, so hurry for this one!) Imply that your main squeeze’s smoking habit is becoming a deal-breaker, but disguise it as “I care about your health and want to make sure you’re around for a long time.”
-63% off three hours of home cleaning The perfect hint about your partner’s cleanliness level and a way to nag-proof your relationship.
Practical: you know who you are.
Half off Lasik surgery for both eyes. If you’re absolutely positive your near-sighted lover knows what you really look like – and won’t run in the other direction upon opening his or her newly vision-corrected peepers. Bonus points: taking care of a loved one post-op cements your reputation as a sweetheart.
We’d ask what you’re doing for your honey next Tuesday, but we certainly don’t want to kill anyone’s surprise!