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V-Day Gifts for Your D.C. Guy

Check out these local and not-so-local ideas to make your man smile on V-Day.

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    V-Day Gifts for Your D.C. Guy
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    You can handle an evening of ice hockey, right?

    He holds your handbag while you try on clothes at Pentagon City for half an hour. Even when people smirk at him and say, "Nice purse."

    Time to give something back. Check out these ideas if you're stumped on the perfect gift for your guy. (And we don't recommend a man-bag.)

    Washington Wizards tickets at Verizon Center: You can drink beer and feign interest for one night, right? Upcoming dates: Feb. 17 (vs. Minnesota), Feb. 21 (vs. San Antonio), Feb. 25 (vs. Philadelphia), Feb. 27 (vs. Chicago), March 2 (vs. Atlanta). Tickets start at just $20 and go all the way up to the low four digits. (You big spender, you.)

    If you both would enjoy seeing blood bounce on ice, consider Washington Capitals tix.Upcoming dates: Feb. 19 (vs. Colorado), Feb. 21 (vs. Pittsburgh), Feb. 23 (vs. Philadelphia), Feb. 25 (vs. Atlanta).

    Beer of the Month Club: This has the potential to make your guy cry actual tears of happiness. Sign him up for 2-12 months and each month, he'll get a dozen 12-ounce bottles of beer (three each of four kinds). The club specializes in obscure microbrews and includes a pamphlet on each so your guy can educate himself while he gets schloshed.

    Concert tickets, such as Ne-Yo at Dar Constitution Hall ($64-$74) on Feb. 18.

    Clothing/accessories from For the Greater Good, an incredible men's boutique located at 1781 Florida Ave. N.W. Brands include Comme des Garcon, Clarks, Stone Island and Wings + Horns and Converse. Bonus: This shop only carries menswear, so you won't be tempted to buy something for yourself instead. Just don't get him a tie. 1. Not romantic, and 2. Guys hate wearing ties.

    For the guy who has everything -- including a big heart -- consider donating to a charity in his name. You can purchase a goat, cow or sheep at Heifer International to be given to a poor family in locations such as Brazil or Nepal. If you're a same-sex couple, a donation to Freedom to Marry might be especially touching. (Plus, then you can start facing the same awkward pressure that your straight friends do.)