Created on: February 13, 2013 Last Updated: February 14, 2013
Valentine's Day is the day many couples exchange gifts with one another. Typical Valentine's Day fare includes flowers, stuffed teddy bears, jewelry, chocolates, perfume, cologne or a dinner date; sometimes a celebratory gift is a combination of these.
Although, some people prefer to think outside the box and come up with unique ideas of gifts to share with loved ones. Of course, there is unique, and then there is bizarre.
Here are a few of the most odd Valentine's Day gift ideas noted on the Web for 2013:
The Huffington Post listed what it called 2013's "Weird Valentine's Day Gifts". Some odd ideas to give a loved one included a fork bracelet, mace pepper spray gun in a lovely shade of pink, or for those that want to carry a piece of their deceased loved ones at all times, a tiny heart-shaped urn. For more weird Valentine's Day gifts, check out the full list.
If none of those gifts quite grab you, Etsy shops have tons of what can be perceived as bizarre gifts. Perhaps your loved one would like a recycled beer can crocheted hat or "Star Wars Inspired His and Hers Cup Cozies", available on Etsy.
Several other unique selections that are being offered in these online shops has been listed by the Houston Press.
Perhaps, one of the most bizarre Valentine's Day gifts on the market, however, is something completely different, and apparently it is a hot seller.
Do you think your cutie would want a nice couple's custom-made portrait? This is not your typical framed portrait, as the final result is a couple's zombie portrait, done by Rob Sacchetto. Sacchetto takes a photo that is provided and turns it into a hand-painted custom portrait.
“I am always amazed by how many couples orders I get. In fact, I would say that wedding portraits are by far the most popular portraits I receive orders for," Sacchetto said in a recent press release, noting that women are his biggest customers and that sales for these zombified portraits spike around Christmas and Valentine's Day.
“I’m positive some people get these zombie portraits even though they don’t particularly like zombies. They just know that their husband or wife will really like it and they are willing to commission a custom piece and look at it every day because they love their partner and enjoy making them happy,” he said.
If you're interested, according to the release, the price for a zombie couple's portrait starts at about $80.
If zombies are either not romantic enough for you or a bit too much, you can always go a little quirky with a "Never LEGO of My Heart, His and Hers Lego Necklace".
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