Valentine's Day

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    Feb 04, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    I need some advice for Valentine's Day guys. I have only been dating my boyfriend for about a month but it's one of those 'gotten close fast relationships' so I want to do something somewhat meaningful. As well, he is 15 years older than me and is pretty well off so I can't think of anything to buy that wouldn't look cheap to him. We will of course be going out for dinner and such but are there any suggestions of what to get him?
  • styrgan

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Getting a good gift for someone is about listening to cues and putting a little thought into it. What kinds of things does he like, what's special to him?
  • DCEric

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    Feb 04, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    What is something he likes/wants, but would never bother to buy. I have always found those are the best gifts.
  • DukeAtreides

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    Feb 04, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what your own finances entail... but if you're worried something will look cheap in comparison to what he can afford, you could go the opposite way with it.

    I mean, there's something to be said for heartfelt simplicity. Maybe a hand made card - construction paper, lots of detail, that sort of thing (not a quick computer card). Something that says EXACTLY what you're thinking, better than a hallmark card ever could, and that you clearly spent some time on. Put that with a single, silver tipped rose... it's a good start, at least.

    Just a suggestion... but it's all I'd really want. icon_razz.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Pedrosxxx saidI need some advice for Valentine's Day guys. I have only been dating my boyfriend for about a month but it's one of those 'gotten close fast relationships' so I want to do something somewhat meaningful. As well, he is 15 years older than me and is pretty well off so I can't think of anything to buy that wouldn't look cheap to him. We will of course be going out for dinner and such but are there any suggestions of what to get him?



    What a gift costs is far less important, actually not important at all, as the "thought" put into it. Some of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received have been something as simple as a greeting card, but one in which the giver put some time and energy into writing something meaningful and heartfelt. If a gift seems "token" it isn't worth the cost of the wrapping paper.
  • DukeAtreides

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    I like your style CuriousJockAZ... I like your style. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    Bring him a specially made breakfast in bed. If that doesn't work, nothing will.
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    Feb 04, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    I'm getting mine a wallet. He doesn't have one and has 7 cards floating in all his pockets, and always thinks he is losing one or the other. I think it's a nice cheap way to say, "I've been paying attention."
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    Feb 04, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Watches are always nice.

  • txsin

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    what about pictures, make a little scrap book and once you fill it up leave blank pages on it so you can say it's for the memories you'll make, something cute and cheezy...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    Hey, I just realized I don't have a Valentine this year...again!

    I am soooooo drafting a strongly worded letter to the head of "The Love Dept"!!!
  • SeaMichael

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    Feb 04, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    I agree that something that shows you've been paying attention is great. I started a theme last year - I buy a Cheburashka, or something from the series (it's a cartoon from Russian, where my b/f is from), and a pair of underwear (I like him to have cute undies) - and he was really happy with it (I was paying attention to his fondness from his childhood of the Cheburashka).

    It's not too expensive (under $40, depending on the exchange rate), and it's heartfelt and sentimental. w00t!
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    Feb 04, 2009 5:44 AM GMT
    how about something with meaning...

    Doesnt have to cost alot at all.....

    I once dated a guy and we would hike in a certain part of the mountians. We went to this special place because there where certain trees around that oozed sap.

    Well he liked the smell and would always walk up to trees and smell them
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    Anyways he said it would be awesome if he had that smell in a fragrance or something. I went back one day on my own and collected some sap and had a liquid frangrance made for him. He didnt know what to think and honestly didnt think he would actually get that stuff in a bottle.


    So to the point, pay attention to what he likes even if its simple and do something with meaning.
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    Feb 04, 2009 5:53 AM GMT
    Here's an idea and this is one thing I did for an Ex of mine.... He wanted a car REALLY bad, but NOT buying him a car! So I went on-line and found a remote control version of it. I t was a fun, light-hearted, thoughtful gift...... So just pay CLOSE attention.
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    Feb 04, 2009 5:56 AM GMT
    23 years and still a valentines virgin lolicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 5:59 AM GMT
    getfitrick....

    wtf do you mean lol, ill break your heart for you

    Well i got my first roses ever, they mean the world to me but it wasnt for valentines day.
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:03 AM GMT
    theonslaught saidgetfitrick....

    wtf do you mean lol, ill break your heart for you

    Well i got my first roses ever, they mean the world to me but it wasnt for valentines day.


    Haha my heat is currently broken but you can step all over it if you like or a box of chocolates will doicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    I love getting all your input on this. It's really difficult to think of something that would be special to him that he wouldn't get himself. He is very particular and I don't want to get something he will just act happy with but that isn't really his taste and he won't want to see again.
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    Feb 05, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    I loved getting roses the one and only time I got them when my (at the time) bf gave them to me after I sang at Carnegie, so I always suggest flowers and maybe some candy, typical, but simple and not over-elaborate.
  • DCEric

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    Feb 05, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    Note on the flowers. Some of us don't like watching them die, and would prefer a live plant instead.
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    Feb 05, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I suggest getting him an orchid and making a card from scratch. You could also leave little notes in different items/places of his so during the day you could call or text and tell him to look for one of the notes. Good luck.
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    Feb 05, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    Ever get roses for no other reason then the guy loves you, or have his try to order you something to eat even though he lives 5 hours away?

    Valentine's day is nice and all but its even better when they do something for you just because they care, not because its a love holiday.


    Look at my roses, firsts ones i ever got about three weeks ago.
    I love them....
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 07, 2009 7:24 AM GMT
    Valentine's day is total BS. Celebrate March 14th like a real man!! It's called Steak and a Blow job day. Both, when done right, is all a man needs!! icon_idea.gif