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Valentines Day 2011 - What are you getting your spouse/SO?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by xchen, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    My gf and I are both finishing undergrad this semester and will be moving in together this summer. Would it be a bad idea to get her some nice dinnerware for the new place? We both cook a lot and I think this would be a great addition to our new apartment.

    [​IMG]

    This is only a good idea if:

    1. You've agreed on it beforehand, AND
    2. You still get her something anyway.

    Trust me on this.
     
  2. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    This is only a good idea if:

    1. You've agreed on it beforehand, AND
    2. You still get her something anyway.

    Trust me on this.


    Agreed on what beforehand? Still get her what anyway? That was what I was going to get her. Is that bad?
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I make dinner, we have a favorite wine, I get her a sappy card and play my guitar and sing her a song. Much better than going out for an awful, over priced dinner. Plus, she LOVES it. Easy to please. I'm lucky.
     
  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    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.
     
  5. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    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.


    Good advice. She's told me I am not allowed to give her anymore jewelry until it's a ring. I've given her quite a few nice pieces and she's to the point where she has to decided which of my gifts to wear. Another problem is that our 1 year anniversary is like the same fucking week. I plan to send flowers to her work on that day as I feel it's more important. The proximity of these two dates fucken sucks.
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I'm building my GF a desk in African Mahogany (not for valentines day) so I'm having a picture of the two of us made and putting it in a sterling silver/hardwood frame by Ralph Lauren that I've had engraved.

    The desk should be finished next month so I couldn't really use it as the only gift.
     
  7. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    I'm building my GF a desk in African Mahogany
    Damn, what's up bigtimer?!
     
  8. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    West Coast is back for all you suckas
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Damn, what's up Bob Villa?!
    FTFY Day at the spa. Never fails.
     
  10. cheessus

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    lush bath products. she loves that shit. .....and a card

    but i did already get her that for her birthday last month, so i dunno. should i have gotten her something else? [​IMG]

    im so bad at buying gifts. thinking about writing her a letter too.
     
  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    lush bath products. she loves that shit. .....and a card but i did already get her that for her birthday last month, so i dunno. should i have gotten her something else? [​IMG] im so bad at buying gifts. thinking about writing her a letter too.
    Day at the spa. Never fails.
    ^^ [​IMG]
     
  12. Eason

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    A dick in a box, because for the first time in six years I'll be alone.
     
  13. NAMOR

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    first time in 3 years I'll be alone.
    +1
     
  14. misnomer

    misnomer Well-Known Member

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    Happily together and not celebrating Valentine's or Christmas for 3 years strong
     
  15. monkeydoodle

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    Happily together and not celebrating Valentine's or Christmas for 3 years strong

    Good to see you haven't fell into this commercialized celebrated day yet.
    Flowers get jacked up in price by like 3 fold just because it's Valentine.

    Having said that, cooking for my lady has always been a success.
    Pair that with a nice bottle of wine.


    ...And both of you end up with a good night [​IMG]
     
  16. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Good advice. She's told me I am not allowed to give her anymore jewelry until it's a ring. I've given her quite a few nice pieces and she's to the point where she has to decided which of my gifts to wear. Another problem is that our 1 year anniversary is like the same fucking week. I plan to send flowers to her work on that day as I feel it's more important. The proximity of these two dates fucken sucks.

    You're an undergrad and selling kiton wool?! Lol. Sorry a lil off topic.

    I say kill 2 birds w 1 stone. Do something outrageous, new, and r
    antic for vday and anniversary. Be creative but go all out.

    Cheers
     
  17. GQgeek

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    I make dinner, we have a favorite wine, I get her a sappy card and play my guitar and sing her a song. Much better than going out for an awful, over priced dinner. Plus, she LOVES it. Easy to please. I'm lucky.

    Never thought you'd be one of those guys... [​IMG] Damned hippies...
     
  18. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    You're an undergrad and selling kiton wool?! Lol. Sorry a lil off topic.

    I say kill 2 birds w 1 stone. Do something outrageous, new, and r
    antic for vday and anniversary. Be creative but go all out.

    Cheers


    Yep! Ideas?!? She's really busy with school and work so a weekend away isn't really possible.
     
  19. darnelled

    darnelled Senior member

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    I got the usual card and candy a few weeks ago and gave her roses last night. With the weather we're having, I wasn't taking chances.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Damn, what's up bigtimer?!

    FTFY

    Day at the spa. Never fails.


    [​IMG]

    Wrapping up the final plans today, I'll update everyone with pics at the end, just hoping this one lives up to my end table.
     

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