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What do Women Want as a Gift on Valentines Day

Updated on January 9, 2012

It is the season of love once again. It is the season of fun and showing your special someone how special they are and showing them your love too. Other people surmised that Valentines Day was created by Hallmark and other love greeting card companies, the Catholics, the many flower shops owner, chocolate factory owners or truly because of the "Saint Valentine". No matter who invented the special day for hearts we are celebrating it because we know how to love and that’s the essence of it, on that day be one in enjoying and celebrating it, showing your love to your special someone is of course the most nicest thing to give your loved one. It is just like a special day for letting your loved one feel special and wanted too. It is not that you dont show your love everyday of the year but then enjoying the day for it could be fun.

As a woman, I would like to say that Valentines day is a special day for lovers and those who knows how to love (whether romantic or not), because everyone of us knows how to love. Sometimes, you just love and it is better if you don’t expect anything in return, but then it is a joyful feeling if somebody will also love you in their own special way. A saying goes that it does not mean that the other person doesn’t love you, if what he/she does does not measure to your expectation. When you love, you just love and give your best, and it is better for you if you don’t expect anything at all, so that you will not get hurt, there is joy in loving, but then of course it is better to show your love in words and action too.

Valentines day should be very special, c'mon everybody loves to be loved, isn't it? it is the day that we know we are special, same thing for men too. It is not that we crave for gifts and material things but then the thought that goes with it is very heartwarming as well. With the many introductions I gave, so what do we really women want as Valentines gift?

 

What do women really want on Valentines day?

  1. We want our men to make us feel important and the most important person in their lives and that we are their better half, co-equal as well.
  2. We also want romance

I read this one when I was looking for a Valentines card to give my sister who is a widow and it really encapsulates what women really want to have on this day.

I feel that every woman in this world would love to be truly desired by the person they love. To hear things like, "I've been thinking about you all day and couldn't wait to get home to see you." For the man to make the woman feel like the sexiest woman on this earth. By giving her his undivided attention at the kitchen table and in the bed. I think women want romance! They don't need expensive gifts to feel good. They just need some TLC sometimes to heal the soul.

3. We also want Appreciation

Yes, we want to be appreciated, a thank you love card, a card that shows and tells us why you are so thankful for having us Thank you for your love and for staying with me is very nice words to hear, add “I love you” or you can pretty play well with the words.

4. We also want Intimacy aside from romance

Intimacy on that day and from then on, Call it "sappy" or “corny” but then holding hands, hugging and kissing on the cheek or the lips if you must any moment of the day is very sweet, or sending your partner to the door with a sweet kiss when he goes out or arrive is sweet too, just ask, “Are you okay, is fine with us women, or say the magic word “I love you” again and say“You’re the most beautiful person for me“, and say it with sincerity and with accompanying actions when your out and about. Its the little actions everyday that counts.

5. We want your attention and we want you to listen to our rants and remarks

We want attention and your ears when we are talking, please listen to us and then say it honestly when you see us looking good, appreciate us for what we are, and what we do to you too. Just listen to our rants and we know you are listening and make us the most important part of your life the moment we are starting to talk, we sure we know how to have the correct timing too. Just listen and all, for example we talk about mundane things, or what happened to our day etc.

6. Make us the feel that we are the most beautiful woman in your world, that we are your Goddess and you stare only at other woman yes, but you look at us adoringly and with love of course.

Important:

On Valentines day too, don’t ask your gf/wife/date partner what do they want, its your take on that day to treat us in your special way, so don't make us appointments for our dates with you, free us from the usual stuff we do, and you need to be the one doing the thinking and planning. If you’re thinking of dining out or cooking for us on that day it will be an awesome idea, prepare for it with an element of surprise. We are very appreciative and will be very happy.

How about material things?

  • if you can give us some material things too, we appreciate it if the gifts were prepared in advance too, that you did spend time preparing it for us and better be not cheap ones LOL, as we may always check the receipt too (just kidding).
  • Jewelries are always safe by the way, but it should be to our taste and we can wear it, not necessarily that expensive but at least the type that you know we will like.
  • Lingerie could be fun too, as long as you know that it will make us feel good
  • Other stuff which you will think that we will like, just listen to what we say at times and you could have a good grasp of what we really like too
  • I dont believe that money is a good idea, be creative, cook for us your special meal or then treat us with your poetry
  • Flowers and other stuff like chocolates are classic, but you need another one more===, always put a card with the magic word, “I love you” the more sappier it is the better. "I love you and I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Thank you for being there for me always".

Well, to summarize it, all we need are: to be appreciated and to feel very special that we are really the most beautiful and most special person in your life on Valentines day and throughout the year too. Material things are just the side dishes but we need more the love and attention we deserve.

Happy Hearts Day to all!

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    • Tammy Lochmann profile image

      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      good one Maita!

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      blue dog 7 years ago from texas hill country

      hey maita,

      great words of advice here - seems like all the guys out there would do well to pay attention to this hub. they've got a month to prepare and get it right.

      thanks for the lennon video. classic!

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      what a lovely hub pretty Maita! I was expecting the usual gift ideas, but was pleasantly surprised to see some priceless things listed here! I hope you find your dream valentine soon...! xx

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      K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita, hope you are well. This is a nice hub. Believe it or not I live up to all 6 of these you listed. I'm doing something right I guess 38 years this month. I hope allot of guys read this, and I hope your Valentines Day is filled with love for you. Thanks K.

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Great HUB!

      If I had a special someone...I would want chocolate because if a man really loves me they know I love chocolate ;)

      After reading this HUB, I have this perfect picture of me driving into the "drive-thru-of-love" and placing my order

      "Give me a number 1,#2,#3,#4,#5 oh yeah, and extra chocolate on that please! ;)

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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      Excellent - I'm going to have my husband read this one!!

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      ehern33 7 years ago

      Maita, great hub. From a mans point of view, just think the way you did when you were trying to impress your first love and went out of your way to think of things that were romantic and attractive to them. It wasn't that hard to do, but somehow you have to turn off life's troubles and return to that state of mind. Love grows so you must grow with it as well. Hope you are doing good today.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Reading this just reminded me of how close we are to Valentine's Day. I'll admit, I've only had two occasions in which I was HAPPY on Valentine's Day. Since I don't have enough alcohol lying around in the house, I won't get into it :D

      I liked your ideas (like checking the receipt, lol) especially that of cooking a nice meal (without burning it to a crisp) and sharing poetry (without getting hit in the face with a tomato).

      Thanks, Maita! Happy Valentine's Day in advance!

      Dohn

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub Maita, some tips us guys should remember. Thanks enjoy your weekend, and Valentines day also.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      Maita, dear, your tips on Valentine's day are as good as mine. You make me feel nostalgic of my husband's undying love. He'll be visiting soon, I know it. Hahaha! Do you have paranormal instincts? If you do, I'll make a report after the D-day.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      Maita, dear, your tips on Valentine's day are as good as mine. You make me feel nostalgic of my husband's undying love. He'll be visiting soon, I know it. Hahaha! Do you have paranormal instincts? If you do, I'll make a report after the D-day.

      Sorry, I hit the button twice. I don't know how to recall this last post. Sorry.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Maita, you really hit a homer here. Very nice. Your words are beautiful. Your pictures are great. Then, you have Percy Sledge. Ahh- to love!

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Maita, very nice! of course, we love romance, even if no current romantic partner. romantic music, candles, pretty things around us, being with close friends. enjoyed reading and love the percy sledge song. :]

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Ms. RebekahElle, yes we do love romance for sure, who knows we will have one before the 14th Feb hehehe, Thanks for your nice comment and I love that song of Percy very much, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Micky, hmmm,, yes am in love mood yesterday until today, thanks for your nice comment too and I love the song of Percy YEHEY, hope your doing good today? Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh Lita, am sure he always stays in your heart and you in his his heart too, memories, savor them, hmmm, makes me wonder, tell me when he visited you, you have to share it with me after the 14th of Feb, Musta na dian? Thanks for dropping by here, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh Truth, yes thanks, it is cold in here at Dallas now, will surely enjoy my weekend watching ballgames--football and basketball too, as for Valentines, lets see, I am not rushing hehehehe, who knows, still like Ms Rebekahelle said we can still celebrate it even without__, Thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Dohn hehehe, you always make me laugh with your comments, I am sure that a writer with humor can celebrate a good Valentines Day this time, now that I gave you some hint, go forth and seek, why that tomatoe haha, in the face, well make your poetry sappy,

      Thanks Dohn and advance Happy Valentine, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi ehern glad to hear that drom you and I am sure you gotta turn your Velentines Day like the way the first moments with your loved one, I am just a dreamer maybe, i kept on dreaming and have many sweet thoughts here in my heart and I want women as well as men to be happy on that day too, and throughout the year, thanks again for reading this hub, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Patti Ann, your hubby will surely treat you the good woman as you are and you truly deserve it too,

      If I have a someone too, I will let HIM read this one as well, hehe

      Enjoy and thank you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Ghost, hmmmm as Ms rebekahelle said we can still expect something from Valentines Day even if there is no romantic love, hehe, If you are near here, I will give you chocolates, and 1 2 3 4 5 and all, Happy Valentines my friend and you have a good day, Thank you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey K, I am fine today, well 38 years, WOW. where are all the man who can stay for so long like that hmmm, lucky your wife and you are blessed too, treat her then and I dont think I did help you here at all, you know all of these already hehe, Thanks so much K and have a good day, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      HEY MOW< thanks for your nice comments, and dont worry I will find soembody for myslef soon hehe,

      Happy Valentines my dear friend, and I wish you are well and happy as can be too, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey blue, yes thats why this hub is made one month in advance so that men can prepare for it too hehe, why not write about what men want as well hmmm, Thanks for reading this one blue, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey Tammy, thanks my dear for reading this one, ready for the Valentine? hmmm you must have day off? Enjoy and greeting you in advance, Maita

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Phew, at last I have got to the end of it. You have got all the right suggestions here but will they listen?

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hehehe hello, they might listen this time, they will in time, Thanks my friend, Maita

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      Katrina Ariel 7 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Yes yes yes. I read this list to my boyfriend, who already does a pretty good job of all this every day. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hehehe, Katrina, I know your bf is so fond of you, you seemed to be smart and beautiful woman too, Thank you, Maita

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      Very good list! I think you have helped many guys out there. LOL. Thanks for the music selection.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey Dao, Happy valentines in adavnce, am sure too your hubby treated you with much fun already, and yes the music I like them too, Thanks and have a good wekend, Maita

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      Great Wide Open 7 years ago from The Astral Plane

      Maita, this hub impressions my heart as my thoughts are provoked back to a different time. Thanks for the hub Maita!

      Steven Randall

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh memories hehe, you can still have a girlfriend, it is one month more before Valentines hehe, toast to you, and yes soemtimes memories keep us going, I am happy you read this one too, Happy Valentines to you in adavnce, have a good weekend? Its cold here at Dallas, BRRRRRR, how about there? Maita

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      hubby7 7 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for the tips and suggestions. I will keep them all in mind, but, first things first. We are running low on milk so I will first remind my wife that "You need to buy milk". :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hehehe, hubby you made me smile, Happy valentines to you, maita

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      Papa Sez 7 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      Hey Maita (may I call you that?), after reading this hub and that of Mama Sez, I experienced big aha moments that I decided to also write a hub to try to accommodate what both men and women want. I hope I am on the mark, but you'd forgive me if I got off course at times, right? I might get an "A" for the effort.LOL Please check it out and let me know what you think.

      Thanks for spelling it out for us men. Great work! I'm a fan.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey thanks Papa for dropping by, I am not particular with spelling etc, as long as you put your thoughts into it, I know Filipino men loves to love and they rock, Mama sez shes happy hehe, Maita

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      Papa Sez 7 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      Speling? hahaha. I sure hope Mama Sez told you that she's happy ;)

      Regards, Papa Sez

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      couponalbum 7 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

      Hi!

      I am very impressed by the way you expressed feeling of women in such simple yet touching words.

      Great work.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi couponalbum, thanks for that nice compliments, Maita

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      Shane Belceto 6 years ago from WA USA

      Helpful tips even for anaversery ideas as I seek .. so thank YOu much!

      ~Expect Miracles

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