To all the loathers and haters out there: Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In less than three weeks, the lovers of the world will join each other for one day of hugs and kisses and flowers and chocolate. How lovely.

There are plenty of people who despise a holiday known for its capitalistic seizure of the very idea of love. For those people, there can be gifts as well. After all, nobody should go through Valentine's Day without receiving at least some form of love.

An ironic Valentine's Day card

Some people still get each other Hallmark cards for the Holidays, a symbol of love, affection, and genuine care.

The only way to counter it is by taking away the card industry's power. There are plenty of cards that blast irony in the face of those who love Valentine's Day. Some make fun of couples, while others make fun of the day itself. Some also advocate for the imbibing of alcohol. No matter the content, it's the perfect gift to remind yourself that you're above it all.

A mirror

If you don't love yourself, who else even deserves to love you in the first place? The best place to start doing that is by looking at yourself in a mirror and admiring every trait. Don't buy a mirror for your bathroom, though. Instead, get one that you can walk around with and admire parts of yourself that you can't see with a standing mirror.

The vanity of the gift is real, but the self-love should be real this Valentines's Day as well.

A renewed Netflix subscription

Just because you're not going out on Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to miss out on a good time. On a winter night, it's worth it to snuggle up under a blanket with a pint of your favorite ice cream and binge watch whatever reaches your soul.

"The Office" and "Arrested Development" seem like the perfect goofy gift to give yourself. It can also be a time to catch up on "Stranger Things" or "American Vandal." Really, there's no way to go wrong when you're choosing your own happiness.


Lovers of the world always buy each other chocolate and flowers. Why should that preclude you from enjoying the same delicious tastes?

Everyone deserves a delicious Hershey Kiss or a bite of a Three Musketeers bar - whatever your vibe is that day. Since there's no need to share with someone special, that leaves more for you anyways.

Valentine's Day can be a rough time for all the single people of the world. These gifts could turn any pain into a prized personal gain.