Happy Valentine's Day to all those people in love, and those of us who can't wait to have a night with friends and eat cookie dough. It is a time of expensive dinners, romantic comedies, and gifts.
Valentine's is the hardest holiday gift wise. It's not as important as a birthday, but you are expected to sweep your partner off their feet. Roses and chocolates are overused. And, those gifts that are universally acclaimed (like jewelry) are way too expensive.
So, to make your life easier and get you some brownie points with your SO, here are George Takei's favorite "Star Trek" themed Valentines gifts.
No one wants to be out in the town waiting 45 mins for a table at an overpriced and crowded restaurant when you could be at home cuddling under a blanket watching the best "Star Trek" episodes and maybe enjoying a home cooked meal. Or some takeout. Either way, cuddling and watching Star Trek is the ideal plan for a romantic date if you ask me.
Resistance is futile when it comes to matters of the heart. I know it. You know it. Captain Picard knows it. So, just give in and let you be swept away by your feelings and you might be pleasantly surprised. Plus, who is more romantic than Jean Luc Picard himself? Plus, giving your SO a t-shirt is still better than turning into a part of the Borg collective and meld your mind with thousands of species in the universe.
The same way a captain cannot properly do their hob without a number one, show your partner that you can't do anything without them. They're your most trusted confident and your go-to person when things are happy or sad. They deserve this mug.
Love knows no logic. I'm pretty sure someone important said that. Anyway, even your most logical Vulcan has to agree that when it comes to matters of the heart, logic tends to jump out the window. But, still when two people make sense together, it is the sweetest thing. Show your Valentine that you're always thinking about them. Both logically, and illogically.
We found the best greeting card in the internet! This is it! This is the card! It has a pun, a reference to The Original Series, and it shows how much of a hottie your SO is. If you ask me, this is the ideal mix for the perfect Valentines day. Plus, it's always a good idea to remind them you think they're hot.
It's not really Valentine's day without those corny candies. But, most people don't actually eat those. So, what's the point in giving them candy that they won't eat, and will just attract ants. Instead give them a t-shirt that shows your commitment to making this day as special for them as they make you feel. Plus, these candies have the most iconic Star Trek quotes instead of the corny "Be Mine" featured in the originals.
You can search the whole galaxy and never find anyone you love as much as the person next to you. Sorry, I went a bit cliche but the occasion calls for it. Show them there is no one you'd rather explore the galaxy with by giving them a cool t-shirt featuring Enterprise. Everyone deserves to feel that kind of love.
You know that feeling when you see someone and your hands get all sweaty and you get all flustered and nervous? This is that feeling. You've been stunned. Figuratively, obviously. But still, this t-shirt is the best physical representation of what happens when you see that one person. It's as if someone pulled a trigger on you. Actually, do stun guns have triggers? Not the point. This shirt is cool, and looks retro.
Valentine's day is also a day of friendship. But, most friendship necklaces look like they're made by 7 year olds. This one, however, will keep your favorite Trekkie close to your heart at all times. Plus, it will look great with all your favorite outfits.
Valentine's are like friends but better. So, what better way to tell someone you'll always be there for them than by quoting one of Spock's most iconic moments. It's cute to see someone so logical and with control over their emotions express how much they care about their partner. So, when you don't know how to tell them, show them with a cool t-shirt.