Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you're like me, you're still searching for that perfect gift for your someone special.

Chocolates, jewelry, and flowers, are  always safe bets for your sweetheart, but according  to a recent article from GQ.com, there are  some gifts you should stay away from this Valentine's Day.

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    Dinner on Valentine's Day

    Good luck trying to get a reservation on Thursday. According to the survey, dinner on Valentine's Day is just too hectic.

    Guida's Tip: Try the night before or after the holiday for less crowds and perhaps better deals.  Peter Shield Inn and The Washington Inn in Cape May just made the list for most romantic restaurants in the entire U.S.  

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    Chocolate from a Drug Store

    I'm going to scratch this off on my list. Survey says, women deserve something better than candy from a convenience store.

    Guida's Tip: Trust me, giving a better quality chocolate like Lindt or Ferrero chocolate goes a really long way.

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    Stuffed Teddy Bear

    Any kind of stuffed animal does not rate high on the list of gifts for Valentine's Day.

    Guida's Tip: Maybe a gift card for a massage or a day of pampering and beauty would work much better.

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    Sports Equipment or Bicycling Gear

    Nothing says I love you more than getting a pair of bicycling shorts for Valentine's Day.

    Guida's Tip: How about a romantic weekend getaway in Cape May or a nice bottle of perfume, which is something she would probably buy herself anyway.  

    Yan Lev