84 Valentine’s Day Design Fails That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Approved (New Pics)

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Every year, people around the world pull out their wallets before the 14th of February to surprise their sweethearts with a gift.

Trying to capitalize on the celebration, businesses produce all sorts of products that are meant to catch the attention of potential buyers. But not all of these attempts are successful.

From chocolates and greeting cards to candles and underwear, we at Bored Panda collected some of the biggest Valentine's Day design fails to remind you to keep your eyes open when spending your hard-earned cash.

#1 Happy Valentine's Day

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#2 Local Pharmacy Gets It On For The Valentine's Day Display

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In 2021, Valentine's Day consumerism reached the second-highest point in spending in the holiday's history with a total of $23.9 billion, according to data released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

The largest consumer spending on Valentine's Day goods calculated by NRF occurred in 2020, with a total of $27.4 billion. The upcoming 2023 celebration of the holiday is expected to be on par with the previous year's spending total. 

#3 The Before And After Of Valentine's Day

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#4 The Flower Is Going Through The Dog's Bottom Jaw, This Is On A Valentine's Day Card

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#5 My Girlfriend's Son Bought Us Candy For Valentine's Day. I'm Not Sure What Message He Is Trying To Convey

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This brings us to another popular product for this time of the year. New data from the UK reveals searches for "sti kit" have already seen a 20% increase in the last month.

But despite this rise in proactivity, new research from Superdrug Online Doctor, a service that helps people discreetly order treatments online from UK-registered doctors, has discovered that 14% of Brits would never tell their partner about their STI status. 

Key takeaways from the research included: 

  • Over half (51%) said they’d want to know if their date had an STI but only 28% would tell their date if they did'
  • Searches for ‘sti home test’ have seen a 78% rise versus the monthly average'
  • 91% of Brits said an STI diagnosis would negatively impact their mental health, relationships, social life, love life, general confidence, or even their career.

#6 If Only There Was Another Letter That Was Shaped More Like A Heart In “Happy Valentine's Day” Other Than D

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#7 A Very Important Question

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#8 Valentine’s Day-Themed Meat

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The research comes from a recent survey of 2,000 sexually active adults, in the hope to break the taboo around STIs and help people openly discuss their experiences.

Superdrug Online Doctor's sexologist, Jess O'Reilly Ph.D., explained to Bored Panda in a statement how people can potentially approach the topic if needed:

"Talking about testing and STIs can be intimidating because of stigma and a general unease around sex. But talking about sex ought not to be awkward. If you’re comfortable enough to get naked and rub your bodies against one another, hopefully, you'll also cultivate a connection that allows you to talk about your desires, needs, boundaries, and expectations around safer sex - which includes STI testing."

#9 The Perfect Valentine's Sweet To Give To An Enemy

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#10 My Cousin Didn’t Want Any Writing On Her Valentine's Cake So She Asked For “Just A Small Heart Please”

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#11 The Heart Doesn't Fit Into The Pit

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#12 Provocative Heart Candles

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Talking about sex and STIs can be tricky, especially with someone who you are, or planning to be, intimate with. According to O'Reilly and another Superdrug Online Doctor's expert, Julia Kotziamani, who is a love, sex, and relationship educator, the key things to remember before such a discussion are:

  • Start the conversation early;
  • Get knowledgeable about STIs;
  • Be open and accepting;
  • Remove the shame;
  • Stay up to date with testing;
  • Remember the first time is the hardest;
  • Consider your partner’s discomfort with the topic;
  • Be prepared for their reaction.

#13 Sample Text On Valentine's Day Underwear

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#14 Let's Give This Mug A Pinky And Call It A Valentine's Gift. Genius

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#15 Subway Near Us Put Valentine’s Day Advert On Shared Sign

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#16 My Wife Is To My Right But My Valentine Is To My Left

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If you're still unsure about what to get for your significant other, a new survey conducted by Kelton Global, found that the most desired gifts are:

  • a nice dinner at a restaurant (48%);
  • chocolates (34%);
  • flowers (31%);
  • an experience, such as a massage or concert (28%)
  • jewelry (25%);
  • a vacation (22%);
  • something handmade (17%);
  • electronics (14%).

Just make sure they're well-made! For more abominations, though, fire up our older article 35 Valentine’s Design Fails That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Approved.

#17 This Suction Cup "Heart"

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#18 I Tried To Make A Heart But My Neighbor Asked Me Why I Put The Devil In My Window

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#19 Nothing Says Valentine's Day Like, I'm Going Kidnap You And Tie You With Duct Tape

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#20 This Candle Has Heart-Shaped Holes In Its Holder What Cause Any Melted Wax Made When The Candle Is Lit To Leak Out

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#21 My Dad Wanted To Make Heart-Shaped Rose Cookies For Valentine's Day. Unsure If I Should Tell Him He Made Different-Looking Cookies

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#22 My Local Grocery Store Is Selling Heart-Shaped Cuts Of Meat For Valentine's Day

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#23 My Stepsister Got A Card From Her Middle School On Valentine’s Day With An Unsolvable Maze On It

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#24 Valentine's Has Never Been More... Cute (Supposed To Say "Love Is In The Air" But I Read It As "Love Sin The I Air")

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#25 Stocked The Valentine's Day Shelves, Boss

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#26 Nothing Says “I Love You” On Valentine’s Day Like A Heart-Shaped Meatloaf

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#27 Can’t Forget The Chocolate On Valentine's Day

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#28 We Had Quite A Windy Valentine’s Day

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#29 These Heart-Shaped Balloons

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#30 I’m Ready To Tell My Valentine How Much I Oove Him

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#31 To The Your Heart

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#32 This Valentine's Card Content Was Printed Upside Down

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#33 Not What I Thought Would Be Delivered To My Valentine

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#34 Packaged The Valentine's Banner, Boss. This Is How It Came Out Of The Packaging. How Do They Get The Letters Facing The Right Way But Then Spell It Backwards And Not Realize

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#35 Happy Valentine’s Day Higs For Everyone

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#36 This Valentine's Decoration Looks Like It Says "Lone". Happy Valentine's Day

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#37 Was Going To Give My Mom A Valentine’s Day Balloon Because She Lives Alone But This Is What Came In The Mail

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#38 This Valentine's Balloon Has A Printed Barcode Under The Barcode Sticker

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#39 The Letters Go Outside Of The Heart

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#40 Happy Valentine's Day

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#41 Happy Vaenitnels Day

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#42 They Messed Up The Pun On My Daughter's Valentine's Day Card

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#43 I'm Sorry, What Kind Of Valentines?

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#44 This Valentine's Sucker Has No Place To Actually Write The “To” Or “From” Because They Take Up The Entire Space

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#45 When I Order Valentine's Day Cards Online For My Daughter's Preschool Class And Don't Look At Them Until The Night Before

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#46 This Retro Valentine I Found In My Inheritance. I'm Still Not Sure What It's Trying To Say

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#47 Truly Captivating Valentine's Day Socks

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#48 To The Moon Heart

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#49 How To Make A Husband/Boyfriend The Bad Guy On Valentine's Day

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#50 When You Try To Be Cute On Valentine’s Day. Expectation vs. Reality

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#51 My Fiancé Has A “Valentine’s Day Elf”. Looks To Me Like Santa Joined The Klan

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#52 My Daughter Received This Valentine At School Today. It Came With A Ring Pop With Lips On It

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#53 This Valentine’s Day Card

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#54 Is That What I Think It Is? Found At CVS At The Half Price Of Valentine's Day Shelves

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#55 Everyone Knows You Gotta Get Your Girl Something Dumb For Valentine's Day

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#56 Just Noticed This Sticker That My Grandma Sent Me For Valentine’s Day

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#57 This Valentine's Day Decoration

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#58 This Stuffed Animal My Mother Got For Valentine's Day

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#59 Valentine's Day Card Printing Error From 2004

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#60 This Valentine's Day "Love" Banner

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#61 When You Want To Send Your Valentine Mixed Messages

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#62 Found A Spelling Mistake On A Valentine's Card Stocked By A Major Supermarket

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#63 Valentine’s Day. The Horror Movie

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#64 Pistacchio Tree For My Girlfriend In San Valentine's

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#65 "All You Nee Dis Loe V" - A Lady Is Making/Selling These For Valentine's Day On A Local Buy/Sell/Trade Page

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#66 Shashta Soft Drinks (Which Still Exists!) Created This Magnificent Clusterfark Of Letters For Valentine's Day. Still Up On Their Webpage

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#67 Happy Day Valentine’s (Hanging Decoration At A Local Mall)

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#68 These Were At Walmart. They're Called "Unicorn Flash". They Were In The Valentine's Day Toy Section

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#69 The Ice Cream Cake I Ordered For Valentine’s Day Said “I Love You” But Some Of The Letters Fell Off During Transit

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#70 These Valentine's Day Cards Come With A Cutout To Attach A Magnet On The Front, But Then The Magnet Blocks Half The Message

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#71 The Gas Station I Work At Sells Donuts From A Local Donut Shop. Valentine's Came Early

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#72 Spelling Valentine's Wrong For A Valentine's Card

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#73 This Is A Part Of The Valentine's Display At My Grocery Store

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#74 Target's Got Valentines For Kids Who Really Hate Their Classmates (Or Who Really Like Them?)

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#75 A Valentine's Cat. I Think

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#76 Both The Blue And Red Packets Say True Blue Valentine

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#77 This Valentine's Day Card Is Missing The "Of" Before Love

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#78 Valentine's Day Lollipop Gone Wrong

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#79 Don't Wait Until Valentine's Day To Build Relationship Healthys

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#80 Local Thai Restaurant Using Uganda Knuckles For Valentine's Day Art

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#81 The Best Gift You Could Reccieve This Valentine's Day

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#82 The Perfect Gift For Valentine's Day Colon Play?

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#83 Flyer For My Church's Upcoming Valentine's Dance

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#84 Dunkin Donuts Changed The Shape Of The Donuts To Hearts For Valentine’s Day But Also Made Them Smaller And Charged An Extra 10 Cents

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