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Valentine's Day

We asked you about the worst Valentine's gift you've ever gotten, and it looks like some of you got shafted


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ‘Tis the season to get all sentimental and slushy over the one(s) you love.

Or perhaps it’s jogged your memory about an, eh, unfortunate gifting experience between a person you once loved/still love, despite them being hopeless at buying presents. put a call out to hear all about the worst Valentine’s gift you’ve ever gotten – and my God, some of them were doozies.

There was a common theme of ‘tight-arsery’ among some.

I was in another country for Valentine’s Day, so he got my best friend to buy me roses. He never paid her back.”


I brought [redacted] to Ireland vs France in the Six Nations a few years ago. My grandmother was very ill at the time and I was spending a lot of time in Dublin with her that month. On the day itself, [redacted] turned up hungover, un-showered and covered in another girl’s lipstick.
He’d also forgotten his wallet, so I had to pay for everything.”

Yeah, not great now.

 A birthday card, with ‘birthday’ crossed out and Valentine’s written instead.”

Ah here. It’s not as if you’d be short of branded content on the day!

A perfume from Dealz which smelled like wet leaves/grass.”

Scintillating, truly.

The worst Valentine I’ve ever gotten was definitely a shitty Insta post of a picture of me going out when I was 16, because we’d agreed ‘not to do Valentine’s Day’.”

Boy done … Not so good?

My ex-boyfriend made me a cake but accidentally gave me the one he made for his friend-with-benefits.”

Wow, talk about having your cake and eating it! Haha! Amirite? (I’m so sorry.)

However, some “terrible” gifts are up for debate.

I got an 80s burger phone from my husband-”

Em, class? You get to live your Blossom/Saved By The Bell fantasy!

… He said it combined my two loves – eating and talking!”

Classy stuff.

An ex bought me windscreen wipers one year. But I needed wipers, in fairness.”

Romance can be wholly practical to, y’know.

A bike!”

From a man who’s clearly concerned about his gf’s environmental impact.

I’ve always gotten really nice gifts but the first year I was with my ex I literally just got him a naggin haha. Girlfriend of the year award.”

Nothing says “I’m committed to you” like a bottle of Glen’s.

Those who didn’t get shitty gifts simply got … Nothing at all.

No gift!”
Two years in, nothing. We broke up shortly after.”

And then, there was the truly batsh*t exchanges.

“A good friend of mine got her now husband a pig’s heart for Valentine’s Day one year. No joke.”


One year, I got flowers and chocolates from a guy who claimed he was a knight of Templar and had stalked me for three years.”


If you’re reading this and hurting, feel free to splash out on something nice for yourself. You deserve it!

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