Manly Valentine

It’s tough picking gifts for guys. It’s even harder when it’s for a holiday that seems to only highlight flowers and cliched gifts that are red.

I’m being a bad girlfriend this year – I jumped at the opportunity to take a road trip to Montreal (for the first time) with my girlfriends for the long weekend, only to realize later on that I would be missing the manufactured day of love!

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I decided to embrace the fact that I was postponing our celebration and decided to make the perfect “You’re Spending Valentines Day Alone, Man” present.

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  My guy’s had his eye on Whiskey Rocks for awhile now (essentially ice cubes that won’t water down your drink) so I decided this would be the perfect occasion to build his bar. I found this set at Chapters so, naturally, I decided it was time he got back into reading. He doesn’t have cable and Gaiman is awesome, so I settled on the soon-to-be-an-HBO-series American Gods. To complete the package, I agonized over choosing a nice whiskey. After research, asking the expertise of friends and family, trying to subtly get some information out of him, and multiple suggestions from LCBO staff, I decided to buy several different kinds for him to try so he didn’t end up stuck with something he hated.

Canadian Rye, Irish Whiskey, and Scottish Scotch – the trifecta for his tasting. Hopefully he likes it!

What did you find for your guy (or girl) this v-day?

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