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My Funny Valentine Stores

Jan 26, 2008
Time is of the essence. Valentine's Day isalmost here. My better-half and I have made it a habit to buy each other funny gifts each year. To us, humor has been the glue of our existence, the bond that has held us together through the best and worst of times. We love to celebrate our two decades, sometimes ridiculously awful, but , more often pleasant, with a funny Valentine's present.

According to the humor blogs on which couples frequent, there are a myriad of products out there available for couples who love to laugh together.

For instance, I am not pregnant, but many couples are expecting. There is a wonderful maternity and infant wear shop called Mirth Girth Birth www.mirthgirthbirth.com which offers funny maternity wear and infant wear and a small inventory of gifts and collectibles by the cartoonist whose work appears on the products. The categories are in "Future Professionals" naming each profession such as "Future Scientist" or "Lawyer" etc. One of my favorite is in the Future Musician category which is Beethoven-themed. To explain it in such an article is a bit difficult, but the image shows a giant beet (vegetable) at a piano, with a face that has a striking resemblance to Beethoven. Quite an offbeat hilarious image. And the caption simply says, "Beethoven". You have to see it to appreciate it. I got a wonderful chuckle from it.

It is one of the many niche stores owned and run by cartoonist Rick London so when I visit it, I know I'm going to like it. His cartoons make me laugh, and he is savvy enough to put them on quality merchandise, and not overcharge. So he sells a helluva lot of items.

One of my favorite items is from his main collection store, www.ricklondoncollection.com, a Starbuck's cartoon coffee mug (he sells many other items from tees to mouse pads with the same image). I like this mug. He names it Starbucks Is Everywhere, and shows an astronaut on the planet Mars, where he is surprised to see a Starbuck's. He is on his radio telling Houston to forget the freeze-dried coffee on the next shuttle mission. It is hilarious and a must-have.

I go nuts for funny greeting cards and never can just buy one. I like to buy the whole box if they are available and there is one place on the net to find them.... Just Funny Greeting Cards www.justfunnygreetingcards.com One of my favorites, and maybe favorite cartoons of all time, is on one of the sets of cards called Easter Island which can be found in the "Holidays" section of the store. It shows the giant metaphysical rock beings of Easter Island gathering colorful Easter eggs and a very funny caption about the kids every year hunting for eggs. Many other topics and cartoon cards are available as well. It's worth a visit.

Veteran couples want to feel sexy too, and there's a new store just for us called A Thong In My Heart www.athonginmyheart.com . One of my favorites is Dr. Rorschach Walking His Dog "Spot" which is in the psychiatry section of the store . The store is brand new, and not a huge inventory yet, but what is in there is well worth the visit. The cartoons are on women's thongs and men's boxers, which happen to be quite sensual too.

Rick Londonwear www.ricklondonwear.com and his Londons Times Superstore www.LTSuperstore.com, two supergift stores run by London carry a huge plethora of merchandise. Funny tees, sweats, beer steins, coffee mugs, keepsake boxes, aprons, and you name it They even have gourmet cartoon coffee gift baskets and the coffee is incredibly good (in the LTSuperstore) at the top of the page.

But I don't just cheerlead for the London-owned stores. Some other stores have fared well in my search as well such as www.stupid.com (that is, if you really go for weird); and sometimes not that funny. If you are into politics and other social issues, this is a good one to visit.

I also like Hipster Gifts www.hipstergifts.com which is more for the younger crowd (in my opinion) such as college age. But I still find some of the items quite cute.
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Alexa Ferotina is a freelance writer and reviewer of humorous websites and gifts. She has made her selection for Funny Valentines Gifts Alexa Ferotina Names Top Seven Funny Valentines Gifts On The Internet
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