The clock is ticking for you to get your sweetheart something special for Valentine's Day. But, you better do something if you don't intend on sleeping on the couch. There are plenty of last-minute ideas you can choose from for Valentine's gifts. And you won't have to break the bank.  As people have said in the past, "it's the thought that counts."

If you are a Montana cattle rancher, you don't have much time for flowers and chocolates. But, you still need to let your significant other that they are appreciated. Especially if you plan on having any help during the upcoming calving season. Why not turn one of your daily chores into one of the most thoughtful (and most MONTANA) valentines EVER? Simply feed the cows by placing the hay in the shape of a heart. Just like Lorie and Russ from Geyser, MT did.

Another option is to do something all Montanans already enjoy doing. Like shoot guns and BLOW STUFF UP! All you need to do is add an artistic spin to your favorite pastime, and you got yourself a Valentine's Day masterpiece.

Tannerite is a legal explosive that anyone can buy at your local sporting goods store. Wikipedia describes Tannerite as

A brand of binary explosive targets used for firearms practice and sold in kit form. The targets comprise a combination of oxidizers and a fuel, primarily aluminum powder, that is supplied as two separate components that are mixed by the user. The combination is relatively stable when subjected to forces less severe than a high-velocity bullet impact.

Once a high-velocity bullet penetrates the target, a chemical reaction takes place and an explosion takes place. The targets have been popular in recent years for people doing gender reveal parties. Couples will fill a box with tannerite and colored chalk. When the "father-to-be" shoots the box, blue or pink chalk is blasted into the sky.

Our buddy Steve Jessup, the host of Whiskey Weed and Woman, has somehow managed to combine tannerite, a .300 Win Mag, paint and canvas to create his valentine for his sweetie.

WARNING! Don't be an idiot and hurt yourself playing with guns and explosives.


Talk about some abstract art. A priceless valentines gift for that special someone.

Which would you prefer? The cows or the gun art?

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