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Pillows We Love to Give the People we Love

“Roses are red
Violets are blue
You better get somethin’ for your boo…
Or you’re screwed, yo”

– William Shakespeare

We could have done something cheeky like “here are some v-necks for V-day!” But let’s be real – for Valentine’s day, you’re not looking to buy new shirts for you or your someone special…you’re takin’ those shirts off.

So for Valentine’s Day, instead of getting a tee as a gift that will inevitably be thrown on the floor later, how bout a pillow?

We’ve put together a V-Day gift guide for you and broken it down so you can get gifts for the nature-love, gamer, pop-culture guru, and artsy special someone in your life. Because there’s a pillow for everyone that says, “I love you, let’s put this on your bed *wink*”

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For the Nature-y Person in Your Life

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“Everest. It’s just the best iconic design I’ve seen in ages.”

– Lisa

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“‘NTNL PRKS’ is simple and has a nice message”

– Jake

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“‘Flock of Birds’ is such a pretty design, perfect for pillows and totes AND tees. I think I have all three of those items!”

– Masha

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“‘O-Beautiful’ is clean and pretty, embracing the nature of the U.S of A. A nod to our history and the importance of the buffalo.”

– Stephen

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“‘The Mountains are Calling’ is very colorful and simple.”

– Betsy

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“‘Yosemite’ is simple, iconic, and I dig the colors.”

– Kyle

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“My current favorite nature design is ‘Reconnect’ by NDTank and Rick Crane. It’s just a sentiment I relate to right now and I feel that NDTank does nature designs better than anyone.”

– Lance

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“‘Lutsen, MN’ always makes me wish I was outside looking at something amazing.”

– Brianne

For the Gamer in Your Life

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“Do legos count? I got the one with the bear stepping on a lego for my son because it’s hilarious and true. Sometimes it helps to laugh through the pain.”

– Lisa

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“‘Irony’…I like the pun.”

– Jake

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“I love the creepiness factor.” 

– Dustin

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“I’ve always been partial to this mash-up of Legend of Zelda and Peanuts. The chicken is a nice connection between being scared and all the damn chickens in the Legend of Zelda games.”

– Stacie

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“‘A Pixel of my Childhood’ because it’s a collection of all the rad gaming shit I grew up with…and it looks good on my body (very good).”

– Lance

For the Pop-Culture Guru in Your Life

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“‘Batman and Ramen.’ Because it’s AWESOME.”

– Lisa

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“‘Visit Mordor’ by Mathiole. Great reference yet a beautiful pictures. It reminds me of all the fridge magnets me and my hubs bring from our travels – great memories.”

– Masha

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“I need to have the B-MO pillow in my life. I’m gonna get two, so I can have both B-Mo and Football hanging out in my living room.”

– Josh

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“I mean c’mon. ‘Hello’ is a no-brainer.”

– Betsy

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“I really love science and physics, and Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan are two of my favorites. Plus, ‘Ode to the Cosmos’ is adorable.”

– Stacie

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“‘Zissou of Fish’ becuase who doesn’t want a lil Bill Murray and Wes Anderson with them every day?”

– Brianne

For the Fancy Artsy Person in Your Life

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“‘Flux’ by Chuck Pavoni is my new favorite. I love the way the elements in this design look intentionally distorted, the movement in it. I can look at it forever.”

– Masha

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“I love the flatness of the background of ‘Hunting Season’ mixed with the photographic quality for the foreground.”

– Kyle

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“I don’t really have a reason for loving ‘Hope in the Sky,’ I just find it aesthetically pleasing.”

– Stacie

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“I just love the look of ‘Hanging City.’ I think it’s so beautiful, plus it’s my favorite color combination – gold and blue-ish purple!”

– Carly

Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.