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10 Valentine's Day gifts he won't be getting you

Jillian Denning is a writer, blogger, and teen soap specialist. Her go-to karaoke song is “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey. Follow her on her blog at Jillian Lorraine. and on Twitter @jillianlo.

Expectations vs. reality

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and love on your mind, it's best if you don't get your hopes up. Yes, in an ideal world your man would be able to read your mind (read the notes you've plastered around the house), but this isn't an ideal world. It's real life. Prepare yourself for the worst so you don't get disappointed. Here are 10 gifts you won't be getting for Valentine's Day.
1

Love notes

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What you want: A meaningful memento from your romantic past that he has held onto for years. Bonus points if he's kept it in his wallet.

Cheesy teddy bear

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What you'll get: A teddy bear whose stomach says, "Be mine."

2

Love poems

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What you want: Original poetry detailing how much you have changed his life and his undying love for you.

Store bough card

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What you'll get: A Hallmark card that says, "I don't even need beer to think you're attractive."


3

Meaningful mixtape

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What you want: A meaningful original soundtrack comprised of the songs you listened to when you fell in love.

car radio duties

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What you'll get: Radio duties in the car.

4

Nice dress

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What you want: That J. Crew dress you've posted on the fridge and talked about incessantly. The dress that will transform you from regular human to confident goddess.


Trashy lingerie

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What you'll get: Trashy lingerie.

5

Roses

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What you want: One hundred roses, one for every day you've spent together (every day his life has been complete).

Dying carnations

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What you'll get: Ratty carnations that look as though they are dying.

6

Imported chocolates

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What you want: Your favorite chocolate imported from Belgium.

Bag of Hersey kisses

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What you'll get: Hershey’s Kisses. In the bag.

7

First edition book

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What you want: The first edition of your favorite book, perhaps signed by the author.

Cheap Twilight paperbacks

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What you'll get: Twilight, picked up at the airport reading section.

8

Favorite Album on vinyl

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What you want: Your favorite album on vinyl, tracked down from across the country.

Itunes gift card

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What you'll get: An iTunes gift card.

9

Romantic spa getaway
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What you want: A weekend getaway to a romantic inn complete with a spa day.

Scentless vaseline

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What you'll get: Scentless Vaseline lotion.

10

Fancy tiffany engagment ring

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What you want: An engagement ring from Tiffany & Co.


Cheap costume jewerly

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What you'll get: A butterfly ring from Kmart.

Remember, the key to receiving the proverbial Skittles-scented candle, ladies, is to act surprised and gracious.

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Rihanna has it on lock. So can you.

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