Originally Posted by randallr
Agreed on what beforehand? Still get her what anyway? That was what I was going to get her. Is that bad?
Practical gifts are not Valentines gifts. If you've agreed beforehand that you need dishes for the apartment, then fine. You still need to get her flowers or something. This is the classic "he got me a blender and looked at me like he'd just given me the Hope Diamond" mistake. Think of what she's going to tell her girlfriends. If you know she's going to go crazy for them, fine I guess. Just be sure to hedge your bet with some flowers or something. EDIT: On the other hand, I'm old and divorced, so what do I know.