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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him: 6 gift ideas for guys, from light-hearted to titillating

Buying a Valentine’s Day present is hard. The gift needs to not only appeal to your guy, but also match the tone of your relationship: low-key if you haven’t been dating very long (or just aren’t into grand gestures); sexy if you’re all about passion; or romantic if you can pass hours gazing into each others’ eyes. To help, we rounded up some creative Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him to fit all kinds of connections.

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David Beckham is coming to town to play soccer, but what will he wear?

It’s a fairly mild winter Wednesday, so for us to imagine David Beckham showing up to his match against Toronto FC this evening in a pair of his flattering H&M skivvies may not be too much to hope for. Indeed, when it comes to Beckham’s Toronto appearances, fans seem more into what he’s wearing than his performance on the field—his last trip garnered reports of him shopping in Kensington Market for a vintage Iron Maiden T-shirt and sitting on the sidelines with an injury in a well-fitted suit. Seeing as he’s fit to play this time around, there’s a good chance he’ll put on his jersey—but we’re pretty sure the cheering would be louder if Toronto FC played shirts and Beckham played skin.

(Images: David Beckham, h&m; Toronto FC, marktci)

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H&M reveals that David Beckham’s underwear will hit stores on February 2

David Beckham reveals his underwear (which he designed for H&M) (Images: H&M)

It was recently announced that David Beckham’s much-anticipated body collection will be hitting Toronto stores on February 2, 2012. Men usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to H&M collaborations, but this time guys can buy T-shirts, boxer briefs, briefs, long johns (which we’re particularly excited for, because, um, it’s winter) and more. Prices start at $15, but they won’t get too high, because it’s H&M and because it’s underwear. At least with this collection, there won’t be any lineups. David Beckham and his, uh, features, will not be in attendance (and you can’t take the posters home either). See a gallery of the collection, after the jump.

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The people versus the athletes: are Toronto fans incessant boo-birds?

When former Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay returned to town this weekend, the sold-out crowd at the Rogers Centre showered him with cheers. That reaction probably came as a shock to another former Jay, Lyle Overbay, who didn’t mince his words when he was in Toronto last week, saying that he expected “the normal” reaction from Toronto fans—boos. “They’re gonna boo the other team. That’s the way they are,” said the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman. “I’m assuming [it’s] just because of their values”. Now, Overbay was nothing but a class act in his time in Toronto, so we’re going to assume his comments aren’t just sour grapes. Still, we can’t help but wonder if there’s any validity to his statement. After all, Toronto fans seem to be notorious boo-birds: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, Chicago White Sox GM Ozzie Guillen and former Toronto Raptors fan favourite Charles Oakley are among those who appear to think so. With that in mind, we look at five recent case studies to try to understand if the city’s sports fan really do boo too much, after the jump.

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