Honestly, fuck Valentine's Day. How's that for a lede? I mean, as far as fake holidays go (New Year's Eve, July 4, Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, etc.), it's really in a league of its own. Social pressures abound for those both in relationships and out. In fact, I'm tempted to tell you all to save your money for something cooler, like, I dunno, traveling, but since you probably won't, Jen and I are here to help with you find your travel-loving partner something good for VDay. Or we're here to help you drop some hints.
Travel-themed Valentine's gifts are tough to come by, especially ones for both sexes (don't get me started on the gender issues surrounding this most awful of days), but if you're going to shell out the bucks, we've found you some true wins.
1. Paper Airplane Earring Studs, $13 Oh, Hello Friend
Jen found these, and if you love me in spite of my Valentine's Day bashing, you'll buy them for me, kthx.
2. Carry-on Cocktail Kit, $24 Uncommon Goods
3. Travel Pouch, $18 Flight 001
This little bag with a romantic travel-themed message is perfect for makeup, toiletries, or even tampons! Awww, babe!
4. Share Some Love Headphone Splitter, $14.99 Modcloth
Perfect for you and your special travel buddy to listen to a romantic playlist together on the plane or train. Don't mind me. I'll be the one rolling my eyes at you.
5. Anywhere Travel Guides, $12.95 Uncommon Goods
Make a game out of your next trip! These cards include random prompts for little games you can play while on vacation. You'll probably come back with stories to rival even those you'll find on this blog.
6. The NY Times 36 Hours Guide: USA & Canada West Coast, $15 Taschen
Take a long weekend on the West Coast, because really, what's more romantic than the beach?
7. Pocket-Sized Handmade Leather Journal, $45 Etsy
Classic and small, this handmade leather journal is good for recording travels, sketching, and doodling your future married name in the corner. The fact that it's handmade adds a nice personal touch.
8. Neon Pink Letterpress Notecards, Pack of 10, $15 Flyaway Paperworks
Don't forget the card! These are great for sending out to friends around the country since they're not too sappy and therefore Staci-approved.
What will you be getting your bae this Valentine's Day?