gratia01
Devoted January 2021

Valentines Day gifts

gratia01, on February 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Posted in Married Life 0 23
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So this isn’t exactly wedding related but I’m wonder what you’re all getting your fiancé/husband for Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate it). Are you skipping presents to save for the big day? Do you gift experiences rather than items? I’m totally stuck on what to get my man. Just thought I could ask and get ideas!

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Latest activity by gratia01, on February 14, 2020 at 10:24 PM
  • Lisa
    Expert October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    We stopped giving gifts for Valentine’s Day a few years ago. We just go out to dinner, to a new place, a few days after, to avoid the crowds. I think it’s an overrated holiday. Sorry I’m no help!
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I got him tickets to the Book of Mormon which he’s been wanting to see for a while but we could never catch it on tour at a convenient time. He’ll be out of state at a military briefing so we’re celebrating early instead of on the actual day. I’m so excited because it’s our first married Valentine’s Day. I do like getting experiences rather than items, and I know we’ll go out to dinner at least. To me Valentine’s Day is important so you can celebrate each other whether or not you get physical gifts. But every Valentine’s Day to me will be better than the year he asked for my ring size in Jan and then V day morning handed me a little box with earrings in it 🤦‍♀️😂
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I'm married now but ever since we got our house we stopped really giving each other gifts aha. I still get him small things but they're very small. We planned for vday to be a night in cooking together
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    LOL.... God love you, at least you have a sense of humor about it.... Smiley winking Smiley heart

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We just do cards and dinner, typically. We just bought a new house! So I’d rather save money to go towards that.
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  • C
    Super December 2021
    Casey ·
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    Valentine's day happend to also be our anniversary 😂 so we usually do gifts and go out for a nice dinner. However my best friend is getting married that day so we will be out of town celebrating!! 😄🥰 I will probably still try and get him something but he is so hard to shop for!
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    Us too!! He was the sappy romantic who tried to smoothly ask me out for Valentine's Day and tripped over his own tongue lol. This year we're planning chocolate and flowers but not much else to save up for our big day in April.
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  • Samantha
    Devoted July 2020
    Samantha ·
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    We usually just do dinner anymore. But we actually got a hotel for the weekend (only like 20 minutes away from us). The hotel has a pool and complimentary drinks from 6p-7p every evening, plus the BEST free breakfast. We plan on hiding out and maybe one night catching a movie.
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Valentine’s Day is really close to our dating anniversary (2/6) so we’re usually always all celebrated and gifted out by then 😂 but we’ll usually do a nice dinner (either out or in) and I always get him chocolate from his favorite place. He’s easy to please :p
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  • MIWM
    VIP June 2019
    MIWM ·
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    I'm purchasing my husband cologne. And we usually go out to dinner or do take out.

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  • Bryana
    Dedicated April 2021
    Bryana ·
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    Were planning to just do dinner and keep it low key!
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  • Suzie
    Super October 2021
    Suzie ·
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    We are skipping gifts since the wedding is in 8 months. We’re going to spend the day out together and do something fun. I’d rather save funds and put them towards wedding expenses.

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We don't usually give gifts for Valentine's Day. We'll give cards and go out to dinner. Since this is our first as a married couple, we're going to a nice steakhouse. Last year we didn't even see each other! I got home from school so late he was already asleep, and he left for work before I even woke up.
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  • C
    Dedicated June 2020
    Courtney ·
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    At the beginning of February, I went to the nail salon to get my nails filled. We were going to pick up my ring since it had been sent off to have a stone tightened. While I was getting nails fixed, he went to pick it up and surprised me with a bracelet and a pearl necklace 😊


    I ordered him some cufflinks to wear for wedding day that I hope get here before Valentines Day. I looked at cards earlier, but I really don't want to spend money on one 😂🙈
    We will go out to eat that night and that's about it.
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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I still need to figure out what to get him... EEK! I know we will do dinner, but not until the Sunday after because of our schedules and we don't like dealing with the crowds. We used to gift each other 6 Flags passes but decided to just get memberships a few years back. This last year was so unexpected because he got me an orchid, necklace, and chocolates but looking back it was leading up to our trip that he asked me to marry him on.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We're struggling with what to do right now.

    On the one hand - first married V-day!

    On the other hand, we *just* got back from our honeymoon, and money is a little tight.


    Probably no gifts, but I do want to get him a card that says "husband" (he will not get me a card - his family doesn't do cards, and after 7 years, I've given up expecting he'll even think about it lol).

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    We're getting married on Leap Day and got each other expensive gifts for that. We're going to dinner at my fave restaurant (Cheesecake Factory) and will exchange gifts in the $20-$30 range. I bought him a new pair of joggers because he's been wanting another pair, and I plan to pick up some candy and a card too.

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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    Decided to do something new this year. I scheduled a boudior session, bought new lingerie, and a few other things to enhance intimacy/romance. My husband and I have been extremely busy with holidays, moving, and being sick lately. Seems we haven't had much time for romance, so thought I may try something new this year.

    For our normal tradition we always go out to dinner at a nice restaurant, sometimes it's new sometimes it's our favorite fine dining. He brings me flowers, a card, and snacks ( favorite candy, beef jerky, chips, etc.) to work. I usually give him a card and his favorite candy. Since we got married I have decided to forego store bought cards and make my own either hand made or using Free card makers online. This way I can ensure the card says exactly what I want it to say without reading for hours in the store.

    Hoping he is surprised this year. Can't wait for him to see the photos from my session!! Wish me luck!

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    This will be our 5th Valentine's Day together, but first one married. My husband is making dinner (my favorite pasta that he makes) and I'm making dessert. I'm buying him new sheets for our bed (he doesn't like the ones we have now), new under armour sweatpants (he has wanted them for awhile), some candy, a bottle of whiskey, a massage gift card, a card, and lingerie for myself. We may go out to dinner Saturday but aren't sure yet.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    We always gift experiences, never gifts. This year we actually celebrated Valentines day this past Saturday, it saved us so much money. We did massages at our favorite Spa and then did an early dinner at a restaurant we only go to for special occasions. Had we done it next weekend it would have cost us at least 50% more! We skipped presents but I did get H a card (a dirty one lol) and a box of chocolates for the 14th.

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