are you giving your mate a Valentine's gift?

@annieja (590)
United States
January 12, 2007 3:55pm CST
i myself sometimes get my boyfriend something small. he usually buys me chocolates. i would prefer flowers, lol. it is kind of a mutual agreement that we don't buy anything and just go to a fancy restaurant. i do think it is insane to pay over $100 for flower that last about a week.
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@Lady_Vincy (1540)
• United States
12 Jan 07
No. I am going to be myown valentine this year.
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
that is ok. i have had years like that. maybe someone will give you a valentine's gift..you never know.
@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 07
Men are really hard to buy for. My husband bought me a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day one year but his heart wasn't in it because they jack up the prices for special occasions. He likes to buy me big stuffed animals but I have had enough of that. I don't want chocolates either. I would rather he take me out for dinner. This Christmas I bought my husband tickets to a Brad Paisley concert. We have never been to a concert together and Paisley was the only one coming to the area in the very near future (March). So today I decided for Valentine's Day I will buy him a Brad Paisley CD. We like country music but usually buy compilation CD's of various artists (though he is really hooked on Faith Hill).
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I remember my exhusband used to say, he would never buy me roses because I didn't appreciate them. Nice huh? I really think he didn't like spending the money. But your are right, I would rather go out to dinner. I love Brad Paisley, how was the concert? and the CD gift idea is a great one. Thanks for the idea.
@imakella (669)
• United States
12 Jan 07
i'm giving the gift as a ... its to be secret .. are u ready to give?
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13 Jan 07
On Valentines Day we are taking our oldest son to a Monster Truck show for his bday (the 25th). We will end up going out to dinner and do something with all 4 of us before we go to the show... we will exchange gifts, he always outdoes me so I'm really going to have to get something good for him this year! I've already planned part of it... but need to figure out the rest of it. I'm sure he'll still out do me... =0( there's a $140 tool that he's been wanting and that would be very romantic to him lol (he hasn't had a chance to go buy it yet)so if he doesn't get to the store to buy it by then I will get that for him too.
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
my boyfriend is a mechanic and he loves tools. although i am not an expert on what tools he would want. he has a tool guy that comes weekly to his work and he is always buying something new. his tool inventory is probably worth more that our house.lol but i guess that is his profession right? so i would say get the tool, i bet he would be excited.
22 Jan 07
We own a remodeling business so we are always buying tools. I know which tools he wants because he told me, lol. I bought him a 300 pc drill bit set for Christmas and he thought that was better than all his other presents, so I know I can always win with tools... lol Thanks for the best response!
@annieja (590)
• United States
23 Jan 07
You are welcome, and yes one can definitely not go wrong with tools. Tools to them are like diamonds to us, lol.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree with the flower comment. It is rediculous to spend that much money on something that won't last you longer than the week. However, one or two roses are okay with me. We usually try to go out to dinner or something. This year I don't know that we'll be doing anything. Going to dinner would be nice but we are extremely tight on money this year. I am five months pregnant though, and on Valentine's Day we will be finding out what it is, so I guess that's quite a gift.
@annieja (590)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Congratulations, that will be an awesome and priceless gift. no one can beat that. dinner will be just great for me too.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Yes I am but I can't tell you what it is because my wife will read it here and then where's the surprise in that. :)
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
that is funny. someone else in this discussion said the same thing! lol. if she were to find out her valentine's gift, that wouldn't be a surprise at all. but you can tell me, i can keep secret. lol
• India
16 Jan 07
one red rose every hour with some romantic quotes!!coz red represents passion and love is passion!!
@annieja (590)
• United States
23 Jan 07
That is an excellent idea. And a very romantic idea. i think i may have a hard time on thinking of quotes though.
• India
13 Jan 07
Normally people gives in a flower as Valentine's gift but i give him what he need that time . last year i give him camera mobile because he don't have .
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
that sounds like me, i am usually buying what they need and not necessarily what they want. what is a camera mobile? is that a cell phone that takes pictures?
• United States
13 Jan 07
I would for sure..bu sometime it is a real problem..since on my first valentines day i bought a jewellary set for her but i cdnt give her the gift just because The courier people said they dont ship these item..i had to give that to her after an year..Since we living in two diffrent countries..and the diffrent is of the seven oceans..So sometimes itis ard but the intention is what really matters what do you think?
@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
it is always the thought that counts right? with you two being from different countries that has to be hard. i received jewelry for about the first 5 years of dating but after that he doesn't buy me jewelry. he says he bought earrings,a ring, diamond necklace and a tennis bracelet, and says there isn't anything left to buy me. but i'm sure i could think of something.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
12 Jan 07
i would certainly love to gift him something he would use for a good amount of time but he prefers me much more than my gifts so i wont be buying something but we would be gong out for a dinner and enjoy each others presence.
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@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
yes, the giving of yourself is priceless. dinner is always a great idea, although everyone else has the same idea, therefore the restaurants are very crowded. i remember one year we had to make reservations to our favorite restaurant on valentines day, like 2 weeks early.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I love flowers but I agree with you its insane to pay that price for them just because is Valentines day. My hubby and I usally just exchange cards and we get cards and something small for the kids then we do like you and all go out for a nice dinner somewhere usally to my favorite resturant. I agree with the other poster to men are hard to buy for especially on valentines Day
@annieja (590)
• United States
16 Jan 07
men are very hard to buy for. we can't get them flowers, and the cookie flowers are so common. i always try to find something different, but it does get difficult. my boyfriend built a new shop last year, so lately i have been getting him stuff for his shop. he practically lives out there, it has a loft and tv with satellite, plus a wood stove for heat.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree with you , flowers prices go up really stupidly , they're insane to sell 12 carnations not even roses for $19.99 .Here check this website ouot for your hubby's gifts , the gifts are sure to please and the price is right on the money www.youravon.com/akhalifa
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@flordz (270)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
no, for me its a waste of money, you dont have to buy anything for your partner just to prove your love.
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I'm making gift baskets for my family, friends and coworkers. Here's a sample: Valentine Bark Any assortment of Valentine's candy can be used in this recipe with great results - message hearts, cream filled chocolate hearts and small cinnamon hearts. 1 pound white chocolate, semisweet chocolate, or milk chocolate 2 cups assorted Valentine's Day candy Line a large jellyroll pan with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a large heavy saucepan over very low heat or in a microwave, stirring frequently until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Spread the melted chocolate evenly on the prepared pan. Sprinkle the candy evenly over the chocolate and press the candy into the chocolate to make sure it will not fall out later. Set aside the chocolate to cool. Once the chocolate has set, break into small pieces. Store the bark in a tightly sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Wrap the candy in plastic wrap or brightly colored cellophane and tie into small bundles with bright ribbon for gift giving. Add a special tag or Valentine to each little bundle. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds candy.
@shilpa28k (1738)
• India
13 Jan 07
No.
@123mosco (629)
• Nigeria
13 Jan 07
yes i do