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08-28-2005, 05:34 PM
What are you getting your DH/FI/BF for Valentines day? Is it something that you normally celebrate. My bf and I have been together for almost 6 years so finding gifts for him has gotten increasingly difficult considering how long we've been together and the number of holidays we've been with each other for.
I am always at a loss for what to give him. Christmas is hard and then our anniversary is in January and then Valentines comes right after that. I usually end up getting him something practical but I am thinking of trying to do a romantic get away even if its only for a day or two.
08-29-2005, 11:29 AM
I have no idea what DH and I will do on V's Day. Last year we spent our V-Day at the dr's finding out the sex of our baby (a girl- it really was a perfect day to find out the sex.) With a baby, I am guessing not a lot. Maybe my sister will watch the baby for the night and we will go to dinner and have the night to ourselves? That would be perfect for us. ;)
Have you checked out a Bed and Breakfast in or near your area? If not, you can check out http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ I am sure you probably will have to make reservations way ahead of time. Buy a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolate, a CD, a bottle of bubble bath, and enjoy yourselves?
09-25-2005, 05:23 PM
Last year for Valentine's day DH and I went back to our first date restaurant (or should I say earlier this year :D)
We were on a budget since we were building our home. I gave him a grill set. Totally unromantic, but he loves to grill. and, we decided to buy a new big grill once we moved in (which we did :D )
01-10-2006, 09:33 AM
we typically go ice-skating....its been tradition now. Not sure about exchanging gifts....we enjoy going out and to dinner more than a gift.
01-10-2006, 10:48 PM
We usually go out for dinner to a fancier restaurant.
However, this year we are hosting a fancy dinner party for some friends of ours. Everyone is pitching in 30 bucks per couple (pretty cheap valentines date, eh?) and DH and I are making a multiple course meal for everyone.
01-11-2006, 04:53 AM
Depending on how much time I have, this is what I'm thinking of doing.
I'm going to set up a scavenger hunt for my DH. He'll start at home with a clue, telling him where to get his next one...and so on and so on until he "finds" me.
Some places I'll leave clues:
Where we met
Our first date
Where he proposed
my MOH's house
Places that have special meaning to us. He'll end up at the hotel where we stayed our first married night together. I'm going to try to book the suite room with a hot tub inside. I'm also thinking about making reservations at our fav. restaurant (where he actually proposed).
If I don't have time for the actual scavenger hunt, I will just get the room and try to do something creative.
I'm not so sure we'll be doing the gift thing. So far, I've only thought about possible dinner recipes to try out.
01-17-2006, 06:59 PM
We are going to dinner at the Bedford Village Inn, which I adore! I am getting him a monogrammed silver flask from Red Envelope as a surprise (no he is not a total booze hound) he just mentioned earlier that he thinks they are just kind of a neat "grown up" thing to own.
Here is a photo of it:
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Hubby's b-day is the day before, and I already surprised him with a trip to Vegas (he found out around Christmas). So we are going to be there for his b-day the day before, which means we are going to be there for Valentine's Day too!! :D Which I think is awesome.
Maybe we will go for a nice gondola ride at the Venetian or something! :)
We are going to be there for our 3 month anniversary too. . we are killing three birds with one stone. haha (Not that we do anything special for the monthly anniversaries, but still).
01-18-2006, 02:12 PM
we usually go out to dinner (even if it's just chinese food!) and exchange flowers/cards... nothing too extravagant. we sort of like keeping things low key.
01-21-2006, 10:56 AM
Not sure what we will do this year. We have been together 9 years, married for almost 4 years, so we have done our share of celebrating. But I love V-Day and I always look forward to it. Most likely we will celebrate on Sunday since he will be working on Tuesday. I was thinking lunch or dinner at a nice restaurant and I plan on getting a watch for him, maybe get it engraved. Last year I got a necklace from Tiffany's so who knows maybe I will be lucky enough to get another blue box ;)
01-21-2006, 11:03 AM
We just give "token" gifts... nothing at all elaborate or expensive. Neither of us see the point. We just try to spend a nice evening together.
01-22-2006, 10:06 AM
Hmmm, I thinking I might try to surprise him with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, The Chart House.
Last year we went out to a nice dinner at this new Italian Restaurant. It was nice and the food was good but the place was so loud that you could hardly hear each other talk...deffinatly not romantic..lol.
01-22-2006, 07:20 PM
Usually we give each other small gifts and then go out to eat. I think we will go to Texas roadhouse for dinner. The rolls that they have there are soooo good! :)
01-23-2006, 12:25 PM
This will be me and DH first married Valentines Day, so maybe we'll do something special. I've already dropped a few hints what I want (a heart shaped pink saphire ring from Zales) I've tired it on and everything so I'm pretty confident DH will geti t for me. I have no clue what to get him. hmmmm?! We'll probably just teh weekend before we'll go use our year passes to Sea World adn then go somewhere nice for dinner and exchange gifts. Sounds good to me!
01-23-2006, 12:31 PM
I have class on Valentines Day, so I think I might just make DH a yummy, decadent dessert to split when I get home. We'll probably make a special dinner the weekend before.
As for what I'm going to "get" him....I'm hoping to get PG this month and if I do it will definitely be something "Daddy" related :D If I don't get PG, probably will just get him something small. We're trying to build up our savings account, so no extravagent gifts on the horizon.
01-23-2006, 12:45 PM
We don't make a big deal out of Valentine's Day - his birthday is in November, then there's Christmas, then my birthday is in January, and our anniversary is in April. That's entirely too many gift-giving occasions crammed together. :) We usually just have a special dinner at home and watch a DVD with some kind of love story (I think last year it was "Much Ado About Nothing") and exchange token gifts (usually chocolate).
01-25-2006, 03:23 PM
We are in the same boat, Oct B-day, Christmas, Anniversary in January... it just gets so expensive. This year we decided to get eachother nie x-mas gifts and then have inexpensive celebrations for the rest... like having him make me dinner for V-day. (very sweet since he doesn't really cook)
02-02-2006, 11:49 AM
This will be our 8th V-day together, so we have celebrated a lot, but I still think it is nice do something special.
We are going out to dinner on V-day and I am going to make a nice dessert that we can have back at home later. We will probably have that with champagne. The weekend before we plan on going out and finally getting our large wedding portrait framed at a nice framing shop. That will be a gift to ourselves. I will probably still get him a gift though - something else smallish.
Last year I was really poor so I made him a cool card and then made him a small scrapbook with the photos from all the places we had travelled over the past year. He has it in his office now.
02-03-2006, 08:50 AM
DH and I have only been officially together for 3 v-days. The first, he got me a live pot of tulips, second year was a dozen roses, the bed turned down, and a handwritten love letter. This year - I'm giving him a surprise kidnapping!
Our anniversary is tomorrow, and since vday is so close, I chose to combine the two by whisking him away tonight for a stay in a hotel, then tomorrow eating at his favorite restaraunt, and a boat ride. We'll see how it goes - I'm doing it scavenger hunt style. I have no idea what I'll get!
we won't be doing anything the day of v'day bc i have class that night. i suppose we will go out to dinner that w/e.
02-07-2006, 05:03 AM
i'll be in class, too rebjc! and then coming home to study for an exam on the 15th--oh what fun! :p
02-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Usually, FH makes me a nice dinner at home with flowers, candles, and a romantic movie. This year I am suprising him with concert tickets. The concert isn't until March, but it's for one of his favorite bands...and I'm pretty sure he doesn't even know they are coming on tour. I don't usually spend this much money without talking to him first, so I know he will be suprised. I can't wait!
We won't be exchanging gifts, but I did pick up a sappy card. In lieu of a gift (or even flowers) I asked if I can just get an inexpensive massage instead later in the week/month. I'll cook a nice meal, we'll have a nice bottle of wine and I'll probably purchase the dessert. Not so bad for a weeknight.
02-11-2006, 04:33 PM
DH and I bought ourselves tickets to see Michael Buble in March. Valentine's Day will be quiet.
02-12-2006, 03:38 AM
Ooooh! I like Michael Bublé.
02-12-2006, 12:15 PM
I used my airmiles to get Bf a ticket to be with "the guys" next weekend. He has 10 best buddies since highschool, and every year they get together in Canada where they all grew up and go snowmobiling. My honey wasn't going to go this year because of the expenses involved with getting his commercial pilot's license... and then, we found out, his dad was having heart surgery a few days after the annual snowmobiling trip... so I got the ticket so he could catch up with "the guys" and stay long enough for his dad's surgery. He found out about it already (had to make sure he could make arrangements with work) and was SO touched! I was so happy to do this for him!
As for THE DAY... I have a night class, but bf is going to drive over (we live an hour apart) and take me out to a late movie and hinted at a gift. What he doesn't know is that I also plan on also surprising him with his favorite dessert (strawberry shortcake). Gotta do something special on THE DAY!!!;)
02-12-2006, 05:07 PM
DH will be across the country on business so DS and I sent him a tin of cookies to arrive at his hotel on 2/14.
02-13-2006, 09:04 AM
I haven't done anything. :( I'm 1st trimester pregnant and feeling MISERABLE and doubt I'll get out of the house before tomorrow so I'm really bummed. I feel just terrible... I can't even cook him anything because the kitchen makes me get sick! :( DH will probably get me something really sweet and I'll have nothing for him in return. :(
02-13-2006, 09:18 AM
For valentines day DH and I got tickets on a dinner cruise around Puget sound. The last time i went on a cruise I got horribly seasick, but I'm hoping that with enough dramamine I'll be fine for a few hours. :) As for presents we dont normally exchange gifts.. (other than last year when he gave me an engagement ring). :) But i do have a history of writting in one of my handmade cards and giving him that for the last 2 years on valentines day.
02-13-2006, 06:30 PM
Normally we have dinner at the same small restaurant but this year we're skipping that and going to see Kathy Griffin!
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