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5 Don'ts for Men On Valentine's Day

Updated on January 30, 2016
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Peachpurple is great at giving ideas and tips on Valentine's Day. Learn how to turn your Valentine's Day into a memorable one.

Now, I am sure that this coming Valentines Day, 14th February, is going to be a busy day for all single men and husbands to please their spouse, partner or girlfriend.

I have been married to my hubby for 20 years now.

Trust me, there are a lots of things that men should not do on Valentines Day because they do not know what or how the other partner feels even though they had been dating or living together for many years.

Here are 5 top Tips That Men Should Not Do On Valentines Day which may help out ignorant, clueless, totally blank men.

#1- Don't Forget the Date

For Heavens Sake, It Is Valentines Day!-

  • Hello there guys... No matter how busy or forgetful you are, please do not forget that 14th February is Valentines Day.
  • An important event for the ladies even though it is not anything special for the men.
  • I am sure that most men would cook up some excuses for completely forgotten Valentines Day until the next day or the worst scenario would be at 12am midnight.
  • By hook or by crook, set your alarm or reminder in your handset, handheld organizer, notebooks or calendar at least one day before hand so that you could shop some last minute gifts for her.



Fresh Roses

I first received my fresh pink roses on my first Valentine's Day and that was the last too. I married him
I first received my fresh pink roses on my first Valentine's Day and that was the last too. I married him | Source

What was your worst Valentine's Day ?

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Cake Mixer

Electrical appliance- unless you know her preference, don't spend your money on them
Electrical appliance- unless you know her preference, don't spend your money on them | Source

#2- Don't Buy Gifts - that doesn't suit her

Do Not Buy Stupid Stuff-

  • When I mentioned STUPID, it means do not buy kitchen appliances, household appliances unless she had approved it.
  • You may think of surprising her for a new oven but she may had her favorite brand in mind, the functions that she wanted and the color she likes best.
  • You might as well give her the money.
  • She will be jumping for joy and give you lots of kisses instead.
  • Believe me. I want that money than anything else!



Stop watching Soccer

Soccer match on TV
Soccer match on TV | Source

#3- Do Not Do The Men Stuffs-



  • I know that everybody is hooked to surfing the internet everyday without fail.
  • You will go crazy when the line gets disconnect or your computer crashes for no reason.
  • I would go bananas when I could not even touch the keyboards for a day!
  • It is Valentines Day. Strike a deal that neither of you ought to get near the notebook or modem on Valentines Day.
  • Turn them off and pay more attention to your woman for today. She will appreciate your effort for sacrificing your precious time with her.
  • Do not watch television for the daily news, TV variety shows, sports channel with her.
  • Your partner or spouse would be sitting crossed arm the whole evening with a sulky face that even a kid knows she is in a foul mood.



A box of Chocolates

Never fails to sweep off your ladies feet!
Never fails to sweep off your ladies feet! | Source

Worst Valentine's Day Gifts

 
 
 
T-shirt with a cartoon character
an empty Valentine's Day card, not even written
a sex toy when I am pregnant?
a handbag that my mom had
a Treadmill, am I fat?
food that I am allergic
half eaten box of chocolates
boring movies
a jumper with Panasonic logo printed on it

Credit cards

Don't overspend your limit. Swiping your credit card until it busted!
Don't overspend your limit. Swiping your credit card until it busted! | Source

#4- Do Not Spend Beyond Your Budget-



  • Look into your budget before starting to spend money on Valentines Day gifts.
  • Majority women and ladies love gold pendants, ear rings, bracelets, rings and diamonds.
  • Yes, those are girls best friend but men foe.
  • Valentines Day gifts should be simple and meaningful. It does not has to be expensive to show your true love.
  • The cost of roses, a box of her favorite chocolates, teddy bears and fancy restaurants dinner set skyrocketed at least double or triple on Valentines Day.
  • A stalk of fresh flower from the garden with take-away meal and a BIG beary hug from you means a lot to her than materialistic gifts.


Flowers

A bouquet of flowers, melts every lady's heart, brings smile to her face automatically, even if you are late!
A bouquet of flowers, melts every lady's heart, brings smile to her face automatically, even if you are late! | Source

#5- Don't Give The Same Gifts Every Year

Do Not Give The Same Gifts, Again and Again-

  • Whatever gifts that you had given her last year, do not give them to her again this year.
  • Be creative. Think of something else challenging.
  • There are tons of Valentines Day gift ideas over thousands of websites. Hunt for gift ideas that are cheap, simple yet beautiful and touches her heart easily.
  • Last year, my hubby bought me a Valentines Day cake and the year before, it was a treat at the Pizza Hut. It is the thought that counts.
  • Although flowers, chocolates and teddies are the best gifts to please your woman, sooner or later she will get bored over Valentines Day instead of looking forward to it as she already knew that you will repeat the same gifts every year.
  • Give her something new, different to surprise her and to indicate how important her presence to you.


Questions For You

Is there any else that guys should not do on Valentine's Day?

What did your hubby or partner gave you last year?

Did he do something stupid that boils up your mood?

Do share with me your opinions. I would love to hear your part.

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© 2015 peachy

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      you are welcome

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for reading

    • Glecerio Tatoy profile image

      Cerio 

      4 months ago

      What an interesting subject about valentines day. Certainly, I won't forget the date. Thanks for sharing, peachy!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      nope, didn't get anything on Valentine's day

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      16 months ago from Germany

      Very well said Peachy. I can relate to what you have written here. I hope you got flowers again last Valentines Day. Take care.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks very much

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      Subhas 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is a real gem from your side, as I cannot even imagine infuriating my beloved on that day. It could be cardinal sin. Thanks for the compilation.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vespawoolf

      lol! half eaten sure creeps me

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @robertsacchi

      thanks

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      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      The Cigarette Smoking Man: Life is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So you're stuck with this undefinable whipped mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there's nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while there's a peanut butter cup or an English toffee. But they're gone too fast and the taste is... fleeting. So, you end up with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts. And if you're desperate enough to eat those, all you got left is an empty box filled with useless brown paper wrappers.

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      vespawoolf 

      2 years ago from Peru, South America

      These would also be great reminders for men on wedding anniversaries. The worst gift for me would be a half-eaten box of chocolates! Sheesh. Very helpful article, peachy. Thank you.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      https://hubpages.com/@thelmaalberts

      thanks for your share, didn't know that valentine's day is not a common holiday in germany either

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      2 years ago from Germany

      Good article. It reminded me of my first Valentines Day with my hubby. I didn't talk to him for a few days for he didn't greet me on that hearts day. I didn't know that it was not celebrated in Germany then. That was 35 years ago.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      https://hubpages.com/@indianchef

      thanks for your honest comments

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      Indian Chef 

      2 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very Nice tips. I may not agree with all but still i like most,

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      A fun article. There are cultural differences that should be taken into account. Isn't the husband doing a ton of housework what wives really want?

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      anonymous 

      2 years ago

      https://hubpages.com/@livingwithquality thanks, I would agree with you 100%

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      Melissa Combs 

      2 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Hey, a cake and a trip to Pizza Hut would be the best Valentine's Day gift ever for me! Or just food in general, really! Lol

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      https://hubpages.com/@peggy-w thanks peggy, you are lucky to have sincere hugs and kisses, I have them in bed only, lol!

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      A sincere hug and kiss works for me and not only on Valentine's Day but everyday for that matter. It is not the material things that matter but if receiving a gift I would prefer that it be something enjoyable........not serviceable like the household appliances you mentioned. Of course that might just be the perfect gift for a chef! Everyone is different. Enjoyed reading this. :)

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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      Taki Minase 

      2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      argh, I missed one, #3, I read too late. but I saved these tips to heart as reference for next year.

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      SweetiePie 

      2 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Well hopefully your hub will give tips for guys on Valentine's Day.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Londonlady it is always like that!

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      Laura Writes 

      2 years ago

      Haha I liked the poll. The worst I had was him forgetting....after I reminded him about it a week before! (And then repeat again next year haha!)

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @erorantes thanks, true after 20 years of maraige, it just turn stale

      @kyriakichatzi tahnks!

      @hazeltos your honey didn't do it deliberately, must be busy

      @jtrader different gifts enhance the love to become stronger

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      Ana Maria Orantes 

      2 years ago from Miami Florida

      I like your hub miss peach purple. It makes sense. A couple looses their touch of sensibility after a few years of being married. You did an amazing hub. Thank you for sharing your sensibility. You are nice.

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 

      2 years ago

      Great article!! Very witty!!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      2 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

      Valentines Day is typically good for me. I only had one not so good day and that was because my honey forgot the day.

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      jtrader 

      2 years ago

      I agree with making the effort to give a different type of gift every year.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @chitrangadasharan thanks, I missed flowers

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you for nice suggestions and ideas for Valentines day! I love flowers any day and any occasion.

      Great hub with lovely pictures!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @jasmeetk thanks, appreciated

      @aviannovice, thanks. Missed you too

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      Jasmeet Kaur 

      2 years ago from India

      thanks for your thoughtful suggestions..

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great thoughts and suggestions, Peachy! Missed you...

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @flourishanyway it is good that he didn't repeat again.

      @aesta1, yes funny indeed. I envy yours

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      Mary Norton 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always expect flowers and a fancy dinner. I enjoyed reading your tips. Some are really funny.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      My husband forgot the very first Valentines Day when we were dating and has never one it again. Goes overboard now, 20 plus years later.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @aliciac gee thanks, I find them funny too

      @shanmarie indeed 't plan if guys don't plan to destroy the mood

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Definitely a good idea not to do these things!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There are some good ideas as well as some funny points in this hub, peachpurple! Thanks for sharing.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @minnetonkatwin yeah, that was the first and the last, no more flowers after that

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      Linda Rogers 

      2 years ago from Minnesota

      I giggled when I read that you received roses until you got married. HMMM? not sure if that's good or bad for you.

      I voted that my worst Valentine's Day was when I broke up with a boyfriend. Everything reminded me of him and it was a tough V Day.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @dde glad to hear you had a special valentine's day

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I had good Valentine's days. My wedding anniversary is on Valentine's Day so we make the most of that special day. Interesting and helpful tips mentioned.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @sayyestolife oh he was such a sweet guy, he even remembered!, thanks!

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      Yoleen Lucas 

      2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      My best Valentine's Day was when I attended an all night contra dance with a guy who looked like John Denver. I wrote about it in my hub, "Bohemian Cotillion: a Valentine's Day Story".

      I never had a bad Valentine's Day, but once my boyfriend handed me a card, and I had no idea why. It turned out to be a Valentine. I was the one who forgot the day, not him! I was so embarrassed...

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