Whether you like it or not, we are fast approaching the holiday that has the power to reduce even the strongest of men to a quivering mess: Valentine’s Day. Sure, you can go the usual candy and flowers route, and that will be fine for most women. But if you happen to be lucky enough to have landed yourself a tech goddess for a girlfriend (or even luckier, for your wife), you’re going to want to do something a little bit different. She’ll appreciate the thought that goes into her gift a lot more, and who knows…you might even get lucky. I’ve gathered several items here that stick with the hearts and flowers theme, but with a tech twist.

Bouquet of flowers? Overdone. And, quite frankly, ridiculously expensive. Roses at least double in price this time of year, so why not think outside the box and get her a bouquet of unicorns? They’re cute, they’re cuddly…and they’re just silly enough to tickle her funny bone. Besides, they’ll last a lot longer than roses, although they probably don’t smell as sweet. Each one has poseable legs, and comes attached to a stem (from which it can be removed). Here’s the weird thing…it’s a bouquet of 11. Maybe you can sneak a rose in there after all and make it an even dozen. This one runs $50.00 US.

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So you say unicorns aren’t really her style, and she really does like roses? Here’s a thought…get her a potted 8-bit rose. Unlike a real rose, this one will never fade or wilt, and it has the added bonus of letting her know how much you appreciate her gaming skills. Or something like that. I kind of want one myself, and I’m not even a gamer. It comes with a fold-out stand for easy display on her desk or wherever else she’d rather keep it. And at just $14.99 US, how can you go wrong?

Source: Foolish Gadgets


Now we come to chocolate. I’m not gonna lie…chocolate is more often than not the way to a girl’s heart. But then she has to worry about breaking out, and gaining weight, and all of that nonsense you’d rather not have to listen to her talk about, right? Then maybe this chocolate purse would be a good choice! It looks good enough to eat, and if she wants to, it won’t add any padding to her hips (although I don’t recommend it). The best part is it even smells like chocolate! It measures 8 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches, and has a removable 47-inch strap. If you think this will make her eyes light up, you’ll have to shell out around $40.00 US. It’s also available in a coin purse ($20.00 US) if you want to get her the whole set.

Source: 7 Gadgets


So your girl is into photography? How about a solid chocolate camera? This is a limited edition, solid-chocolate replica of a Canon D60s, and she’s going to love it. These are crafted from Guittard chocolate: you choose from Guittard 61% Semi, Guittard 31% White, Guittard 38% Milk, and Guittard 72% Dark. Did I mention they’re a limited edition? I really, really meant it. They’re only going to be making five of them, and each one is going to cost $500.00 US. Nope, I didn’t put an extra zero in there, sorry.

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Back to chocolate she can’t eat, but will probably enjoy anyway. This is actually a bar of soap, but it certainly looks like chocolate, doesn’t it? These soaps are crafted from essential oils to seal natural moisture into the skin, and feel smooth and creamy like melted chocolate when she rubs them on her skin. Each bar is handcrafted in Texas from all American products, and offers a tempting chocolate fragrance that will last all day. Each 3.5 ounce bar costs $9.00 US.

Source: 7 Gadgets


OK, I admit it…this one doesn’t really scream Valentine’s Day. But I really, really want a jar. Or six. And if your girl is into chocolate and bacon and all things decadent, I bet she does, too. Because seriously…can you think of anything more decadent than eating some warmed Maple Bacon Chocolate Sauce over ice cream and savoring every last bite? You can pick up a 5 ounce jar (or several, because really…why would you want just one?) for $10.00 US.

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OK, so I’ve covered flowers and chocolate, now what? Hearts! Of course! You can’t have Valentine’s Day without hearts! But this isn’t just a coffee mug with a heart on the side, it’s a pixellated heart. And that’s not all, either…when the mug is empty and cold, the heart is a black outline. But when you fill it up with the hot liquid of your choice, it fills in with red. So basically, if you keep her mug full, she’ll always know you love her. I made that part up…if your love is based on the contents of her coffee cup, you’re probably not destined to last. But anyway, she’ll think of you each time the heart fills up with colour, which could even be interpreted as filling up with love, even when you’re not around. Each one costs £9.99 (about $15.50 US).

Source: Foolish Gadgets


Speaking of hearts, how about some Swarovski crystal bling for her iPhone 5? The premium polycarbonate shell is encrusted with over 235 Swarovski crystal elements, in two contrasting colours. The crystals are hand-applied to ensure longevity, with a design by Ayano Kimura. Of course the case is practical as well, with an enlarged camera hole to prevent glare and access to all ports. It’s not cheap, though. If you want one of these, you’re going to have to shell out about $100.00 US. It is awfully pretty though, isn’t it?

Source: 7 Gadgets


No Valentine’s Day collection would be complete without some perfume. Sure, you can spend ungodly amounts of money on some scent by some currently popular singer who wouldn’t know perfume design if it bit him on the nose, but why? Why would you do that when you could get Cthulhu in Love Perfume? I don’t even care what it smells like, to be honest…I just want some. Although the description of the scent (written by its creators) is pretty darn fabulous: “an amorphous mix of oppressive, piceous ritual incense, macerated kelp, sea salt, sticky dark ocean plants, and . . . mixed chocolates.” I love it long time. They warn that it’s very concentrated, so you only need a dab. For $18.00 US, you’ll get a 5mL bottle.

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This reminds me of a joke a friend told me ages ago. There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don’t. This is one that works if your girl is a geek or if she just knows you are. It even comes with a translation sheet, although if you’re any kind of self-respecting tech-type person you won’t need it to know it says “Love”. The keychain measures 2.5cm(W) x 4cm(H), and is made of brushed pewter. At just $19.00 US, how can you resist?

Source: Geek Alerts


So. You’ve wooed her with flowers, chocolate, hearts, and perfume. You’ve told her you love her in binary code. Now you’re ready for the next step, and it’s a big one. Engagement. Marriage. Huge, right? Why not make it memorable with a pair of Star Wars engagement rings? I almost wish I could get married so I could have these. These sterling silver rings feature the Imperial Cog and Death Star (for the lady) and the Jedi symbol and Death Star (for the gentleman). They’re available in a variety of customizations, with pricing starting at $400.00 US.

Source: Ubergizmo


As is the natural progression of things, once you’ve wooed her and won her, then there will be a wedding. And weddings require cake. I honestly can’t think of a better one than this TARDIS wedding cake, flanked by daleks, can you? I do have to wonder what the filling is, though…it just wouldn’t do for it to be fish fingers, although the custard might be all right. And it does look a bit small, so hopefully it is bigger on the inside so it can feed your hordes of wedding guests. This one was made by the Imaginative Icing bakery, and I haven’t got a clue how much it cost.

Source: Technabob


At last…the wedding night. Probably you’re so enamored with each other you don’t need any help, but just in case you do, there is a new vibrator that’s taking the world by storm. Instead of the standard design, this one is two pads attached to a wristband (for the batteries), that can be worn and used on either partner in ways limited only by your imagination. I won’t really get into this as we’re not that kind of site, but I’m sure you get the drift, no? Add one to your repertoire for $65.00 US.

Source: Gizmodo

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