Jan 19, 2010 1:00 PM
Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and show them that you appreciate them for them. Over the next few weeks, we'll be suggesting gifts for the special someone in your life, whether they're the hunkamunk coworker you lust over from afar, your bestest bud, your new sweetie pie, or the sweet schmuck you've lived with for three years.
The Goofball: So maybe your darling isn't the most serious person alive. You've caught him dancing in front of the mirror after his shower too many times to count. He quotes Monty Python often, thinks the best part of The Hunt for Red October is Sean Connery's "Russian" accent, and gives the pets dozens of nicknames. And you swear that the last time you were in the car, you heard him making vrooom noises under his breath. For him:
Dream Big: - Because you know, in his heart of hearts, that he's always been disappointed that his car didn't come with one standard, order him a Windup Key kit ($180 and up, depending on the model).
Doable: - We don't have to have met your goofball to know that he sings in the shower, so why not inspire him with Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Are a Drag ($9)? It's an album full of surprisingly viable punk covers of musical numbers like "Tomorrow" (yes, from Annie), Kermit's "Rainbow Connection", and Rocky Horror's "Science Fiction/Double Feature."