Some people may not be the best Valentine's Day Shoppers, I will admit to being one, but I've got a Good And Bad list to help some people out.

Bad Idea-Gift certificate to a gym. Why? It says you're fat and I wish you would change.

Good Idea-Two gift certificates to the gym, with an invitation to dinner for two at a trendy, healthy place to eat. It says I know you can do it and I want to get healthy too, let's do it together.

Bad Idea-Iron, cookware, or cleaning supplies. It says if you don't know your place in this home here it is, or, maybe if you had some good cookware you could cook a decent meal. She deserves to hit you with that frying pan. Unless she told you she wants this as a gift, then it's different.

Good Idea-Iron her clothes, cook her dinner and clean the bathroom. It says I love you very much and you do a great job but you need a break. In fact, maybe tell her you don't do enough and tell her you would like to help more. That's a gift that keeps on giving.

Bad Idea-Oil change, although it is a smart gift, not a romantic one. Women like a personal gift, one with thought and meaning. Besides, she may take that as you saying she doesn't know anything about cars and she should take the car in. Again, could be a smart gift but is not a romantic one and is not personal for her.

Good Idea-Oil Massage, this one you can do yourself, or you can get her a spa day that includes an oil rubdown. This one has some thought behind it and if you go together could be wrapped up with a romantic dinner for two.

Bad Idea-Anything from a convenience store. This includes a tree freshener, slushy, candy bar or those fake flowers they sell. What kind of woman is impressed with those? Right!! Not the one you want to marry or be married to, and if that's your man, give him a hint, like "Honey, I will not accept a gift you can buy on your way home".

Good Idea-Anything from a store that smells. I mean a store with candles, potpourri, foofy stuff stores that you hate hanging out in. That's where you buy her something. Women like baths and spraying stuff in the air that makes them smell good and things that require thought. Sneak around her stuff and see what she likes.

Bad Idea-Stuffed Animals, what does this say? You are a child, c'mon.....really, what does a grown woman want with a stuffed animal? How do they know you didn't get it from the claw machine at a Chuck E Cheese store.

Good Idea-Use it as a prop with a card, some candy, and a handwritten note to join you on a flight or cruise. Then the animal becomes a prop and not the main gift.

Bad Idea-Nothing, this is the worst idea. She would rather have a gas station birthday card stuffed with money than nothing. I'm not saying women are greedy, but nothing means you forgot, and that she is not valuable to you or your life.

Good Idea-Make it personal, use your imagination, listen to her and remember. That will mean more than anything. If she mentioned she likes George Clooney movies and sitting in her sweats and napping, give her a gift certificate for a day off with a DVD of a good Clooney flick. OR, spend all your money getting George Clooney to come to your house. If you have that much money, go see George Clooney and invite him to dinner with you.

Just kidding, Happy Valentine's Day!

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