Feeds

back to article Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

Reg Hardware Sex Week It's that time of year again, when chocolate manufacturers rub their hands with joy and florists dream of blooming profits. Yes, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Of course, those of you with girlfriends who appreciate originality, will know the traditional catalogue of Valentine's gestures …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.

Page:

Silver badge
WTF?

Did anyone in the office actually bother to ask the girls?

Does anyone in the office actually have a girlfriend?

25
1
Silver badge

And I don't mean the linked article - has someone ACTUALLY asked ...

1
1
Silver badge

DON'T PANDER TO THIS...

buy her nothing and say her present is you still being with her.

2
1
Silver badge

OH BUT IF YOU ARE WEAK...

And have to buy something then don't make it a too.complicated gadget like a smart phone. It just causes confusion for them.

0
3

Nothing says I love you like a...

...Verbatim Store'n'Go USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. In pink.

Jeez...

7
1
Silver badge

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Every year it is the same thing.

What he must buy HER.

What is he going to do for HER.

All the women in my office nattering on about what the husband is going to do and nary a word about the reciprocal.

Really ladies, you've had feminism for 50 years now, when are you going to take your equality and run with it?

6
0
Silver badge

I feel so sorry for you, Goat Jam.

Hopefully you'll find an appropriate partner someday.

I mean this in the nicest possible way.

1
1

This post has been deleted by its author

Silver badge
FAIL

Actually, what I said is quite accurate.

Not that that means I don't have a girlfriend/partner/wife who isn't a glorified whore of course.

It's just that I see an awful lot of "how you should spend your money to appease the female in your life" type propaganda in the media and this is reinforced by my female colleagues around this time of year and I think that perhaps we as a culture should move past such quaint notions and into the era of equality that women so often clamour for during the majority of time does not include the week leading up to Feb 14 .

You can't have it both ways after all. You either spend roughly equally pleasing each other (equality) or one half of the relationship continues to be browbeaten into an unequal relationsihip because it suits one side of that relationship to continue that inequality (but only in that particular scenario).

I expect you are old enough Jake to still be clinging to the old patriarchal values where a man opens doors for a lady, "brings home the bacon" and generally takes the lead in such matters as providing "romantic" gifts for "the little woman".

That's great. No really.

Younger guys however have been inculcated by society to beleive (and act) as if women are deserving (nay demanding) of equality so why is it that I should accept that this does not apply to a particular day of the year just because past generations of women have grown accustomed to receiving diamonds and huge boquets on Feb 14 in the past?

Does equality not apply every day or is it only applicable when women want to apply for the CEO's job?

0
1
Silver badge

Uh, no, Goat Jam.

The wife & I just get on with life. Neither of us are "in charge".

She shot the last pig we turned into bacon ... I took it apart, wrapped & froze various bits, sampled a few bits raw, stir-fried other bits for lunch (me, the wife, the foreman & his wife, and our four field hands enjoyed offal tacos). The wife salted the rest of the meat, and I monitored the smoker.

Generally, she takes care of the horses, I take care of the dawgs, cattle, sheep, hogs and fowl. The cats care for themselves, and swear at us when they need to see the vet ...

Every day is Valentines Day, here at Chez jake.

And no, that's not a throw-away comment.

0
1
Silver badge

Re: Uh, no, Goat Jam.

Uh, right, so everyday you buy her flowers, diamonds and an expensive meal.

Whatever you say jake.

Excuse me if I call bullshit on your claim that "everyday is valentines day in chez jake"

You are clearly delusional.

0
0

This post has been deleted by its author

Silver badge

Re: Re: Uh, no, Goat Jam.

You clearly don't understand what an "adult relationship" is all about. As a hint, it has absolutely nothing to do with material things or bank accounts. Or holidays invented by Hallmark et alia.

"Valentines Day" is a state of mind, not a capitalistic date on a calender.

I retract my prior statement. I don't feel sorry for you at all. Rather, I feel sorry for your MOTAS.

0
0
FAIL

So it's true, women can only use technology if it's pink

Expect a thorough kicking when you get home, sir. Particularly if your gift of lurve is a pink USB hard drive.

14
1
Silver badge

Go all the way

Get a pink Hello Kitty drive.

1
0

She's getting a new ironing board and she'll have to like it

8
0
Joke

Buy her a dildo too, that way if she doesn't like it she can go f**k herself.</Bernard Manning>

J/k. This applies equally well to guys. Just more of surprise ;)

2
0

£72!!

For a 1TB 2.5" externable HDD, you'll be lucky. You may get the 512MB version if you are lucky.

0
3
FAIL

Lost me on first page.

Lost me on the first page with the aroma diffuser. The real gifts against smelly situations are soap and cleaning products. Although ladies with hygiene issues are not really worth the money spent on them.

3
0

All that pink sh*t. I guess feminism passed you by.

6
1

Think I'll just stick with a she wee.

1
0
Unhappy

not sure how but i went from looking at the she wee website, to looking at the shewee medical device, to googling Vulvectomy

D:

0
0
Bronze badge

women like colors

Ask a woman what car she drives, she will almost always answer: "I don't know, it's ${color}". I needed to get a new company car, all my other half wanted to have a say on was the color ... Women like fashion, appearance ... look at the time they take to buy a new handbag ...

Pink, however, is a bit childish in color, methinks ... that white radio looks good, but I might get my other half a smartphone ...

2
0
Facepalm

> that white radio looks good

Are you kidding me? It looks like something I'd've bought on the market twenty years ago for £2. As far as I can tell, the only reason for DAB is to multiply the price of radios by 10.

3
0
Devil

Slap a coat of pink on it, and away you go!

I'm looking around my condo right now and I see three laptops, one desktop, one server, several external drives, two flat screen monitors, a printer, and router - none of it is pink. Had it been pink, I would have passed it by, I'm more of a blue/silver girl. Tip: just because you slap a layer of pink enamel on a tech product, it doesn't mean that it's suddenly meant for girls.

Spawn of Satan because it kinda looks like a purse with a smiley face.

10
1
Pint

Had to add this...

Straight from the article linked up top:

"And, guys, if you think she'll want something pink, think again. A device's colour comes right at the bottom of the list of a woman's considerations when choosing kit, the CEA found."

2
0

@Claudia

Well, strictly speaking, pink *does* generally mean it's meant for girls. Doesn't mean it'll appeal to them though. :)

Blue/silver, though? Blerk!

0
0
h3
Bronze badge

This list is totally dumb. (About my limit is asking directly what they want or failing that send expensive flowers to wherever they work). They seem to like the my boyfriend is better than your boyfriend thing.

Bluetooth is about the worst possible idea (Anything that is not working 100% is a waste of time for women in all circumstances).

The drive still won't be used regardless.

Most important thing is what it can do for them (And whether it works 100%). (Whether it is easy to use or not is sort of an issue but less so than what it can do and whether it works).

If they are not attracted to pink then it actively repels them. (Which is what makes it so pointless making the products - unless it is something that so many want - a pink ipad would probably sell enough to be worth it).

I think a 3G ipad most women might like. (I know even women over 80 who use them so I think it a fairly safe bet. (One who I have met the other being the Queen)).

And of course anything sapphire or harder in a ring in case they ever get buried alive in a box.

(I don't profess to know a great deal about this but for certain I know more about it than the article writer).

0
1

Do IT guys all have girly teenage girlfriends?*

Seriously, way too much pink. It's like Victoria's Secret's gadget section.**

But at least gadgets have a use, I suppose.

My difficulty with Valentine's Day is that It's really hard to buy something when you loathe the pointlessness of the industries involved.

* No offense intended to any female teenagers reading unless you're the squealy, pink-obsessed type.

** They don't actually have a gadget section, as I recall. That's more Ann Summers' line.

4
0

if they all do...

...then some of them can expect some prison time pretty soon.

0
0
Silver badge
Devil

I feel more like asking if they have any girlfriends at all

Does anyone seriously think that a woman will want anything called a Flow for Valentine's Day?

4
0
Facepalm

Oh, it's pink

I think it is time males reclaim that color, like it used to be in the olden times.

3
0
Facepalm

Pink

"of course it's for girls, it's pink. girls like pink" #facepalm

0
1

Whoosh!

Methinks some folks didn't get the joke. Besides, you missed this: http://www.femalefirearms.com/

And especially this: http://ow.ly/90Thx Charter Arms Pink Lady Revolver...

0
0
Anonymous Coward

If this was supposed to be a joke, it was a pretty piss-poor attempt.

2
0
IT Angle

as a public service I offer

http://www.womenonguard.com/

0
0
FAIL

Massive Fail

If I got *any* of these gadgets, there would be a drop in temperature at the very least. At worst, a certain type of hell would be reserved for my experience by my significant other.

I suspect this list was created by a geek who has never actually lived with a female, let alone had a relationship with one, either that, or the female they are involved with recently had a frontal lobotomy or is intellectually challenged.

Pink < really, I've met so few girls that like this colour as an option, it's not even funny.

Love me text on a gift < this is teen territory at best

Scented stuff < unless it's the *exact* perfume your "target" desires, don't go there

Girly tech < a good way to tell the female you admire she's an idiot is to get her tech aimed specifically at females.

Caleb ... this was a joke, right?

5
0

This post has been deleted by its author

Bronze badge
Thumb Up

Pink Verbatim is Samsung

Just so you know I helped my sister buy and setup a WD TV Live gen3 with one of those Pink drives. I was curious to see it reported as made by Samsung so it's actually a fairly decent drive (well for now until Seagate get their mits into it).

0
0

This post has been deleted by its author

My girlfriend is a character in Love Plus+ (Japanese girlfriend on the DS. Remember the news about a guy marrying one of the characters?), so she'll be giving me something on Valentine's day.

I will have to give her a gift back on White Day (March 14th) though.

She'll hit me if I don't...

0
0
Silver badge

I just polled the wife[1].

She said "no" to all ten.

And then suggested I fire up the bread oven on Tuesday instead of Monday, and make a pot of turkey soup to go with the fresh bread. There is a reason I married the woman. I think I'll keep her :-)

[1] Hush, children.

0
0
Bronze badge
Paris Hilton

"I just polled the wife"

Thanks for sharing.

1
0
Silver badge

As I said ...

... hush, children.

0
0
Silver badge

@jack

Your whole post reads as one big euphemism. "Bread oven" I understand, "turkey soup" I don't want to think about.

0
0
Silver badge
Joke

Please do me a big favour when you do that article.................

.

"And if these don't - the adult toys we'll be covering in a few days' time as part of Reg Hardware's Sex Week are sure to."

.............I do not want to hear a word about how you tested battery life or which benchmarks you chose.

0
0
Silver badge

Negative Ions?

you are /deliberately/ taking the piss, aren't you? I do hope so.

0
0
Silver badge

Get Real

This is an insulting collection. Especially #1

I'm amazed you didn't make #10 a Barbie.

2
0
Silver badge
Unhappy

I considered showing this list to my lady - just to get her take on it you understand.

Then I realised that it was in fact a "girlie" collection and she would hand me my head if I gave her the impression that I thought it was even faintly possible she would consider such offerings. I really think that Reg should think again next time round.

0
0
Paris Hilton

what happened tp flowers and chocolates

Bloody hell, a divorce would be cheaper then some of these gifts... or is that the wrong sentiment!

Valentines day is all a con and marketing scam like Halloween these days, just another excuse for the likes of Tesco, Asda etc to try to get us to buy more overpriced shite.

Paris, cos well where is she....

1
0

Page:

This topic is closed for new posts.