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Because Everyone Hates Buying Valentine's Day Gifts, Here's 9 Great Gift Ideas

Ugh, Valentine's Day

Photo by Dallas Athent

Ugh, Valentine's Day. Does anyone actually like it? February 14th is a dreaded date when you're in a relationship and you have to get the person something that's original, but isn't too much money but isn't corny, all because the people from Hallmark told ya to. So. Much. Pressure. Luckily, Bushwick brings us some original gifts this February so you can spend your time doing something other than racking your brain about this sticky (ewwww) subject.

#1 A copy of Disco Era Bushwick, $40

Buy at Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street

I don't know a single person who wouldn't love to own a copy of Disco Era Bushwick. Whether your beau is into glitz, portraits, old school NYC, glamour, photo journalism, graffiti, photography and/or all that's in between, there is definitely something in this book for them.

disco era bushwick

#2 A Deck of Cards that are super cute, $12

Buy at Mary Meyer, 56 Bogart St

This fun alternative to the standard deck is a great gift for someone who loves drinking games (or gambling).

Photo via Mary Meyer's website.

#3 This lovely "Eat Shit and Die" Snapback, $35

Buy at Scumbags & Superstars, 16 Wilson Ave

Perhaps the person you need to buy a gift for actually isn't the love of your life, but someone you're in a tumultuous relationship with that you just can't dump for some reason. Or maybe they're a really cool guy or gal with a great sense of humor and style! Either way, this cap is the perfect gift that proves just how #notvalentines you are.

Photo via SXS Website

#4  These homemade Kyphi incense that are super mystical, $10

Buy at Catland, 987 Flushing Ave

The recipe for these incense made in-house at Catland are comprised of a traditional recipe found on the walls of Egyptian Temples. That means they'll make your main squeeze's room smell great while you guys are gettin' it on.

Photo via Catland's Facebook Page

#5 These bath salts, $4

Buy at Botanica San Miguel, 879 Broadway

These bath salts will fill your bath with luxury. Even if you don't get them as a gift, be sure to get them to set the mood for Saturday. Bow-chica-wow-wow.

Photo by Dallas Athent for Bushwick Daily

#6 This adorabely-frightening Rabbat Pillow, $30

Buy at Better Than Jam, 123 Knickerbocker Ave

A subtle way of really just giving someone a stuffed animal.

Photo via Better Than Jam's Website.

#7 A Copy of "Stranger than Bushwick," $6

Buy at Shwick Market, 6 Charles Place

It's funny, it's relevant, and it's cheap: get this copy of comics about Bushwick by Bushwick Daily's very own artist, Jeremy Nguyen!

Photo via Shwick's Instagram.

#8 These Essential Oils that are named after a hamster, $6

Buy by emailing dallas@bushwickdaily.com. I'll come drop em' off anywhere in the neighborhood!

These oils made by yours truly are cheap cheap cheap, and they can be added to unscented lotions, candles, burned in an oil burner OR added to a beard serum! (ugh, please don't do that). Each oil was left out under a full moon and comes with a handpainted rune on the bottle so your lover will luv u 4vr.

Magick Hamster Oils will be sold at Yeast of Yules

#9 This "Evolution" T-shirt, $30

Buy at Reflection Dynamiks, 1095 Flushing Ave

Because your love's evolved: get it? Okay, sorry for the corny joke, guys. This shirt has nothing to do with Valentine's Day or your relationship. Just get it. It's a cool t-shirt and everyone will love it.

Photo via Reflection Dynamiks Facebook Page.



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