On February 14th every single year, most of the world turns into a mass of flowers, chocolates, and anything even remotely romantic. Yep, many people spend an extortionate amount on a dinner for two, cheesy cards, a dozen red roses, and (arguably very delicious) chocolatey treats. But then there are some people who choose not to follow convention and offer their partners gifts that are unorthodox, to say the least. Keep scrolling for some hilarious Valentine's day inspiration that's guaranteed to make your partner laugh!
Hands up if you sent your mom a Valentine’s Day card when you were younger. We don’t blame you. Teachers love to encourage their students to show off their love for their moms, and it seems as though this former 5-year-old was encouraged to do the same. And while Brendan was willing to complete the task, he wasn’t going to get all mushy and gushy about it. That wasn’t his style.
He did want to thank his mom for something very important, though. After all, she was keeping him alive - and providing him with his favorite meatloaf on a regular basis.
Forget About It
Let’s be honest; dating is weird. Once you get past the five-date mark, you’re no longer strangers. But you’re not officially a couple either. So, what are you? And what do you do about Valentine’s Day? This person’s date decided that it was weird to just skip over V-Day as if it were just any other day of the year. They wanted to make it a little special, but not too intense.
This card really is perfect in every way. There’s no heart on it. It’s not officially a Valentine’s Day card. But it’s not NOT a Valentine’s Day card either. They nailed it.
Switching up the Rules
We live in a society where Valentine’s Day is split between the genders. Women normally get chocolates and flowers, while men get to see their other halves in saucy lingerie. But who says you have to live by these rules and conventions? This husband decided to switch up gender roles for this Valentine’s Day, and gave his wife a pinup of himself. And they say romance is dead!
Let’s hope this guy’s wife has a sense of humor and a blank space on her bedroom wall to stick this up. We really think the color blue makes his eyes pop.
Sometimes the best Valentine’s gifts and cards are the simplest ones. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on unnecessary and excessive presents, you know. You don’t even need to buy anything at all if you don’t want to! This person decided to go down the handmade route, and they were inspired by their partner’s shared love of ‘Finding Nemo.’ The end result? A simple but very effective seagull serenade.
Sure, these seagulls are universally known as the most annoying characters in any animated movie, but the sentiment means so much more on the day of love. So, will you be his?
A Little Sprinkle of Love
Who says that you can only buy Valentine’s Day presents for your significant other? V-Day is all about celebrating the love you have for another, whether that’s romantic love or not. That’s why the person who bought these creative salt and pepper shakers did so for their mom and dad. After all, parents need a little sprinkle of love as well. Especially when that sprinkle is coming out of their faces.
While these handmade custom salt and pepper shakers do look a little worse for wear, there’s no doubt about the fact that this Valentine’s gift is certainly one to remember.
When you find the person you want to be with for the rest of your life, it should feel totally natural. You’ll instantly become the perfect pairing, like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, and eggs and bacon! In fact, many couples soon find themselves thinking the same thoughts and finishing each other’s sentences. Sometimes, they’ll also buy each other the same Valentine’s Day card! That’s exactly what these two did.
Not only did these two buy the exact same (and very adorable) eggs and bacon card, but why also added extra love hearts to their envelopes. They really are soulmates.
Why Is Everything Grey Though
Love comes in many different forms and from many different people. But if you’ve never known the love of a dog, you’re seriously missing out! From the slobbery morning kisses (complete with awful morning breath) to the waggle of their tail when you get home from work, there’s nothing quite like puppy love. So, why shouldn’t your furry babies get you a Valentine’s Day card on the big day of love?
We bet this person was over the moon when they opened up this doggy V-day card. Sure, their colorblind companion couldn’t tell the difference between roses and violets, but the sentiment was still there.
A Bunch of Garden Facts
If you’re someone who can’t stand the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, we totally get it. After all, you can tell someone you love them on any day of the year, right? Although that’s true, some people have come to expect certain cards and gifts on Valentine’s Day, and this person’s niece knew that their auntie would be upset if she didn’t get anything. So, the niece decided to go a little left field.
Ha! She got you there, didn’t she? You thought it was going to be a love poem, but really, it was just a bunch of garden facts! What a crafty little girl.
The Toleration Is Real
The longer you’ve been together, the more Valentine’s Day gets a little less exciting. After all, you’ve already bought the roses, you’ve sent the cards, and you’ve eaten countless fancy dinners for two. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up altogether. It just means that you have to think outside of the box - even on those days when you’re pretty annoyed and upset with your other half.
Although this person’s wife was pretty mad at them on the morning of Valentine’s Day, she still wanted to show them that (really deep down) she did care. We think she nailed it with this cake.
Lazy or Genius?
Men stereotypically have a harder time with Valentine’s Day than women. Some of them forget, others just don’t care, and then there are some who are just lazy and can’t be bothered to head to the store and buy an overpriced card. But out of this laziness sometimes comes genius. You know, like this recycled card that he’s used year after year for over 25 years. Props to him for saving the trees!
When each new year came around, this husband simply cut out some new words and stuck them over the last year’s words. We don’t know who this man is, but we salute you.
Handmade > Store-Bought
If you’re in a relationship with someone who doesn’t care too much about Valentine’s Day, then you can probably get away with a store-bought card and flowers. But what about those people who have gift-giving as their love language? Sometimes store-bought items don’t cut it with these people, which means you need to think outside of the box and create something bespoke. This wife did just that with her ‘The IT Crowd’ inspired cross-stitch.
It took this wife two months to stitch the perfect quote for her husband’s office, but we have a feeling that he appreciated every single inch of this bespoke and romantic Valentine's gift.
Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day. Some prefer to go out on the town and wear their fanciest dress and heels, while others prefer to stay in with their loved ones and snuggle on the couch. It seems like this couple fits into the latter category, but this guy’s wife decided to also pull the most hilarious prank on her husband in the midst of their V-Day plans.
This little jokester obviously wanted a night to herself this night, which is why she decided to give her husband the gift of silence, beer, a drama series, and some potential smooches.
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
In today’s modern and progressive world, anyone can buy a Valentine’s Day card that fits their relationship perfectly. In fact, it’s super easy to come across same-gender cards - which is why it was so easy for one husband to accidentally buy one for his wife. He realized his mistake a little too late, and he didn’t have time to go back to the store and replace it. So, he decided to get creative and fix his mistake instead.
Yep, he drew little beards on one of the women! This little edit meant that he could still give the card to his wife, and show off his artistic talent at the same time.
Love From Your Favorite Idiot
They say that you should marry your best friend. But you don’t spend every minute of every day kissing and cuddling your best friend, right? Instead, you play pranks on them, you annoy them, and you make their life a misery (in a funny way). That’s why married couples love to play pranks on each other, and when this husband realized that his wife hated a certain photo of him, he knew what he had to do.
Instead of deleting all traces of this photo, he instead decided to turn it into a blanket as Valentine’s day gift. This way, he could annoy her even when he wasn’t at home!
Shout Out to the Ex
There’s nothing worse than going through a breakup in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. You’re bombarded with loved-up commercials on TV, you can’t enter a store without seeing cards and chocolates, and scrolling on social media becomes cringe-worthy. But do you know what’s worse than that? Being cheated on before Valentine’s Day. This woman didn’t want to avoid her ex completely on V-Day, though. So, she decided to send him a card.
If you want to get back at your cheating ex without putting in too much effort or vengeance, this is the perfect way to do it. Serves her cheating ex right!
Aww, So Romantic
Some people love to go all gushy on Valentine’s Day. They profess their love in all kinds of ways, and they reminisce on the romantic moment they first met and every romantic moment they’ve had since. But not everyone has that fairytale love story. Some people simply married their drunken hookup. And yeah, they eventually sobered up and totally fell in love with each other. But how can you make that romantic?
This person decided to just stick to the truth when it came to the Valentine’s Day card they sent their husband. There’s no point lying on the day of love, anyway.
Putting Their Heart Into It
Many of the unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts and cards on this list have all been pretty hilarious, but they don’t always have to be funny. Sometimes just showing someone that you were thinking about them and putting time into making them happy is enough to make someone’s heart burst with love. In fact, this handmade Valentine’s Day card gives us a very realistic representation of that! How awesome is this?
This 3D card couldn’t have been easy to make, but we can imagine the maker was pretty proud of themselves afterward. We’re going to assume that we have a biologist in the house.
Pushing Towards Those Goals
Let’s be honest; teachers have a tough job. And while many teachers feel as though their students don’t appreciate the work, time, and attention they put into their jobs, sometimes the kids can really come through. In fact, some kids even write their teachers Valentine’s Day cards! That’s exactly what this student did, and they wanted to thank their teacher for something very specific with another very specific and creative drawing.
Thanking a teacher for pushing you toward your goals just isn’t enough. They drew a slightly violent image of it, too - and we can’t help but think that this kid has an art career on the horizon.
Do Threelips Exist?
People fall in love for all different reasons. Some people fall in love because of their shared interests, others fall in love because of their shared attraction, while others fall in love because of their shared sense of humor. And we can’t help but think that the person who received these flowers is smitten over Dan Dan’s humor. After all, this is the ultimate dad joke, right? We definitely laughed way too hard.
Judging by this kind of humor, we can only assume that Dan Dan won’t just love his girlfriend forever. He’ll love her five-ever. And we really hope that she’ll love him the same.
She’s a Keeper!
The first Valentine’s Day card or gift you ever give or receive from a significant other can really change the trajectory of your future, and we have a feeling that Matthew is in for one rollercoaster of a ride with his other half. This was the first-ever present his significant other ever sent on the big day, and she absolutely nailed it. Not just because you can never go wrong with a plant as a present.
The matching poem was also the perfect mix of cute, corny, and downright hilarious - and it’s fair to say that this woman is a keeper. We can’t help but wonder what she has in store for next year, though?
Our Love Is Forever
When you think about it, traditional Valentine’s Day gifts aren’t very romantic. After all, roses and other flowers die after a few days. Chocolates are eaten within minutes. And stuffed bears are ripped to shreds if you leave them on the couch with a dog in the house. It seems as though this person also had the same idea. That’s why they weren’t going to give their other half any of those temporary presents. He wanted something long-lasting.
Naturally, he gave his significant other a Nokia cell phone instead - and we don’t know why we’ve never thought of this before! Our Nokia from 2003 is still going strong, and we haven’t even had to charge it.
May Your Love Metastasize
The best thing about being in love is the fact that you randomly start to think about them at strange points in the day. Whether you think about the love of your life while you’re using the bathroom or while you’re doing the dishes, nothing is quite as strange or weirdly romantic as this microbiologist thinking about her partner while she was plating e.coli. In fact, she decided to write him a Valentine's right there and then!
While the resulting Valentine’s would creep some people out, it seems as though her partner couldn’t get enough of the germ-filled thought. Especially as she added in some Magic The Gathering easter eggs.
This Is so Cheesy
You either love cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts and cards or you hate them. But what about this type of cheese? We have a feeling that most people would appreciate a pizza landing on their doorstep, but this girlfriend took that thought one step further. After all, it was Valentine’s Day, so she needed to add a bit of extra cheese and love into the mix. So, she had a very special request.
She asked Dominos Pizza to surprise her partner with a heart-shaped pizza, and there’s no doubt about the fact that they tried. It didn’t exactly work, but it all goes down the same way!
Sorry, There’s No Choice
When you’re dating, Valentine’s Day can be a cute way to learn how your partner really feels about you. From the flowers to the cards and the chocolates, you’ll be able to figure out whether they see you as more of a temporary fix or more of a long-term relationship. But the same can’t really be said for people who are married. Unless you get served with divorce papers on Valentine’s Day, of course!
This woman decided to get her husband the perfect card for V-day, and we can’t get enough of the rhetorical question. He doesn’t really have much of a choice, after all.
Sweet or Saucy?
We love it when people get extra creative during the season of love. Although anyone can buy chocolates or flowers from the grocery store, putting time and effort into a creative gift can show the person you love how much you really care for them. And while this sweet creation may seem like it's totally PG, just wait until you read to the end. Yep, it got saucy real quick!
We don’t think we’ll ever look at candy with innocent eyes ever again, but we have a feeling that the recipient of this gift was pretty happy. Who wouldn’t be?
Have a Terrifying Day!
Most stores have a collection of stuffed animals on standby in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. That’s because many people like to give their significant others these cute and cuddly teddy bears - and we don’t blame them! But it’s important to really think about what you’re buying before you do so. Especially if the said stuffed animal is encased in a balloon that could potentially pop or lose its inflation.
The person who bought this balloon animal obviously bought it too far ahead of time, as they ultimately had to give this terrifying thing to their partner instead. And it’s enough to give you nightmares.
Serving Another Purpose
Flowers don’t have to be expensive or part of a huge bouquet that can barely fit through an average doorway. Sometimes small floral arrangements or flowers picked from the garden will still do the trick, which is why this husband had the idea to just buy his wife a bunch of daffodils. Sure, it was a great idea in theory. But it turns out that he wasn’t 100% sure what daffodils actually looked like!
In the end, he actually bought her a bunch of asparagus instead. And while they weren’t flowers, at least they could serve another purpose. Yummy asparagus soup coming right up!
The Love Is Real
Finding the right Valentine’s Day card for your partner can be hard. Many of the ones you’ll find in a store are incredibly loved-up, and that just might not be your style. That’s why you can never go wrong with a funny card - and this one definitely fits the bill. After all, is there a love on this planet that’s stronger than the love that Kanye West has for himself? No, we thought not.
We’re sure that whoever received this card was overwhelmed with love when they were handed it, and there are even some hearts thrown onto the front for good measure. It’s like the epitome of Valentine’s Day.
Back Away Slowly
The great thing about Valentine’s Day gifts is the fact that they mean so much more than regular gifts. The same can be said for Christmas and birthdays. The unwritten rule of these occasions is that you’re not allowed to throw your gifts away or re-gift them - and we can’t help but think that this girlfriend was relying on that unwritten rule when she bought this T-shirt for her boyfriend. After all, he’s now stuck with it forever.
He doesn’t look too happy about that fact, but she looks absolutely delighted. And we’re not surprised, considering she now knows that other women will back away slowly when they see him in this!
The Ultimate “Bro-Quet”
It’s long been known that women love bouquets of flowers, which is a good thing for clueless men who don’t really know what to get their other half. But what do you get men? Although you can certainly get men a bouquet of flowers, this girlfriend decided to go one step further and create a “bro-quet” instead. And we’d just like to thank this woman for her incredible service to humanity.
From bottles of liquor to chips and candy, this bro-quet really does have it all. And this is a Valentine’s Day hack that we’re going to remember for the rest of our lives.
So Close, But Yet So Far
If you’re unsure of what to buy your other half for Valentine’s Day, or if you’re running low on funds, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to buy anything at all. There are so many other romantic options, so why not give coupons a go? You can give your significant other the chance to redeem a back massage, a night out, or whatever else you’d like to offer.
That’s what this person did, but they also decided to play the ultimate prank on their other half with this coupon. In fact, we have a feeling that they shattered dreams that night.
Time to Stop
When you were younger, Valentine’s Day probably felt like the most exciting day of the year. You spent your school day hoping you’d find a sneaky card in your locker from a secret admirer, but did it ever come? In some cases, parents decided to fill the void and send their kids V-Day cards and presents instead. And that’s exactly what this doting dad has done for many years now.
Although this very honest Valentine’s Day card suggests that this dad will stop giving his daughter stuff on V-Day, we have a feeling that he’ll never give up. Nothing compares to a dad’s love.
We Guess You’re Okay
Whether you’re an introvert or whether you just hate people, it can be hard to find love. After all, where do you find that special someone if you barely leave the house? Thankfully, many people still managed to find their best friend - and this person is obviously one of them. When Valentine’s Day came around, though, they decided that they needed to make a bespoke card for their one and only.
After all, an off-the-shelf card just wouldn’t reflect the very important message they wanted to convey. But we think they managed to get the finished article just right. Yep, it’s perfect.
“Best Cat Ever”
There are two kinds of people in this world. There are dog people, and then there are cat people. As the minority, cat people tend to stick together in their scratch-ridden bubble - and it seems as though the pawrents of this kitty are the perfect match. This guy’s girlfriend even got him a T-shirt that says “Best Cat Dad Ever.” That’s what it should have said before the cat got in the way, anyway.
Anyone who has a cat will know that this is pretty normal behavior. Even on Valentine’s Day, cats always want to be the center of your attention. Whether you like it or not.
A Dozen Roses?
Sometimes it’s just easier to just ask your significant other what they want for Valentine’s Day. That way, you can take the guesswork out of the challenge and buy them something they’ll actually be happy with. You’ve got to work smarter, not harder, right? And while this person was told by their wife that they wanted a dozen roses, it seems as though her request got a little lost in translation.
While this person did technically buy a dozen roses, we don’t think these bottles would look good sitting in water in a vase. We guess the wife should have been a little more specific?
A Secret Admirer
There’s nothing better than knowing somebody loves you. Sure, it sounds totally cheesy, but what’s life without someone to share it with? And we all know that the best time to show someone that you care is on Valentine’s Day. This person decided to do just that when they bought a card for their significant other. They didn’t want to go traditional, though. They wanted Yuno Gasai to help them out.
Of course, we hope this is just an inside joke between the couple and not a real-life stalker situation. Nobody wants to deal with a stalker, not even on V-Day.
Just Wait Until Later
At first glance, this Valentine’s Day card looks as though it was designed for the Canadians of the world. These guys love saying “Ay” at the end of their sentences, and so you’d be forgiven for thinking the same thing. But that’s what you get for only reading one sentence and getting ahead of the game. Once you’ve read the second sentence, you’ll realize that things aren’t exactly as they seem. They’re much saucier.
Let’s hope that this person didn’t open up their card in a public place, and definitely not in front of their parents! That would make the day much more awkward than it needs to be.
Love From a Biochemistry Major
Everyone has their own way of saying “I love you.” Some are quite happy saying the popular phrase, others prefer to give gifts, and some even find their own little niche. If you’re also a biochemistry major, you might want to take a leaf out of this guy’s book. Not only did he show off his intelligence in this epic V-Day card, but he was also super smooth about it. Yep, this guy is a charmer.
This guy knows how to flirt, that’s for sure. And we bet whoever received this card couldn’t help but blush when they were called cute. We’re blushing just thinking about it!
Shame on You
Every other day of the year, poems are scoffed at. On Valentine’s Day, though, poems are all the rage. Everyone becomes a poet, and people love to create their own endings to “Roses are red, violets are blue.” While we’ve seen countless iterations over the years, we can’t help but love this cheeky one. After all, we all finished off the naughty version of this poem in our heads, right?
But Michelle didn’t want Kyle to get too excited over his V-Day card. And this hilarious card is the reason we love the homemade touch. You wouldn’t get this in a Hallmark card.
So Alike, Yet So Different
Many people fall in love with people who are just like them. Yep, compatibility is one of the most important aspects of any relationship, and this can come in many different forms. But some people would argue that individuals still need to have their differences in any relationship - and we can’t help but think that this hilarious Valentine’s Day situation is the perfect example of that. They’re so alike but so different.
Although this couple bought the same funny card for each other, the writing on the inside proves that they couldn’t be more different. Kevin knows exactly what he wants, doesn’t he?