What should I get my wife for Valentine's day?

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  1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 11 years ago

    What should I get my wife for Valentine's day?

    Should I go with flowers or something else for Valentine's day this year for my wife?

  2. Brett Winn profile image83
    Brett Winnposted 11 years ago

    Depends on what she likes ... one year I begged my husband not to give me diamonds, but a load of screenings for my round pen instead ... lol!

  3. ukbusiness profile image40
    ukbusinessposted 11 years ago

    Ohh I didnt realise it was so close. One of the most memorable gifts I had received was a romantic weekend away. It may sound a little cheesey but I had been quite stressed with work and my boyfriend had basically organised the whole thing. He had booked a lovely hotel in the country, sorted out the travel plans, and even notified my friends/family I would be incommunicado during those times, it was just a relief to be able to turn off for a while.

    Or failing that its a box of chocolates and flowers from a petrol station!

  4. jimmythejock profile image83
    jimmythejockposted 11 years ago

    Paul your wife Robin is a very special lady, why not make Valentines day very special by getting her a few small presents rather than one big gift, and make the day last by giving her a gift every hour on the hour, just a thought.....jimmy

  5. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    Don't know, but just make sure you get something to ensure your safety to the next present buying spree.

  6. ktrapp profile image93
    ktrappposted 11 years ago

    Flowers AND something else smile I think a few little Valentine's for those other little special ladies in your life would be awfully sweet too!

  7. Claudia Tello profile image67
    Claudia Telloposted 11 years ago

    I would love my husband to cook me a surprise romantic dinner made special with flowers, candles, according music…..that sort of thing. I find it both very romantic and sexy: nothing better than a man that can cook.

  8. Jason Marovich profile image88
    Jason Marovichposted 11 years ago

    Flowers and a star or other heavenly body named after her.  A Valentine's gift that lasts eternity...

  9. emdi profile image64
    emdiposted 11 years ago

    Flowers!! do something different to surprise her. Giving flowers gives the impression that you are lazy to find new ways.

    - do you remember anything that she ever told she love it?

    - do you remember some photo of you both which she liked a lot? frame it and present her with Hubpages logo

    - Do you have the first photos of you and her, yes the one taken several years ago, frame it and give her

    - Do you remember the chocolate that she told she liked it so much. get it and give her

    - Thank her for all her lovely support you received to run Hubpages.

  10. That Grrl profile image74
    That Grrlposted 11 years ago

    Listen to her. There will be something she talks about that you could get her. Maybe a prepaid manicure and pedicure. If you can tell her you got her a present based on listening to her she will be far more impressed and THAT is a real romantic gift.

  11. Judy Razon profile image59
    Judy Razonposted 11 years ago

    Flowers AND something else... does she love going to the spa? With you? Is she daring and would like to try indoor skydiving? Check out groupon or living social for some deals...
    Now, what is my husband thinking of giving me this valentines day... hmmmm. I hope he reads my mind...I'd like an iPad 2smile

  12. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    Flowers, scented candles, bath oil beads, bath oil (what you put on after the bath) + foot massage AND back massage...+ uninterrupted time [turn the cell phone off and if you have children, please have someone take care of them for a few hours..
    Of all of this...uninterrupted time is the most important...
    How lovely that you asked...

  13. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 11 years ago

    Thanks Paul- I totally forgot about- val Day...
    but im hear to listen and learn- get ideas...cuz i got none!!!!

  14. gredmondson profile image69
    gredmondsonposted 11 years ago

    Flowers are always nice, and are quite quickly forgotten.  Still, bring some flowers.  AND look for tickets to an entertainment event that you KNOW she will like (it does not matter if you like it, since this is a present for her), and do everything the date requires such as making the babysitter arrangements, figuring out the logistics, and so on.

  15. ImYoungAtHeart profile image75
    ImYoungAtHeartposted 11 years ago

    It’s January and already a few romantic souls are wondering what to give their sweethearts for Valentine’s Day.   
    The question asked was if they should get flowers or something else.  As a wife, I never expected flowers for Valentine’s Day... read more

  16. Earth Angel profile image59
    Earth Angelposted 11 years ago

    Time. Time to just breathe and just be. Quiet private time. Time to listen. Time to unplug, soak in a tub together and nap in the sun. Time to refresh and reconnect. Time to fully appreciate all you mean to each other. Time to look into each other's eyes, time to fall in love all over again.

  17. prism3x profile image41
    prism3xposted 11 years ago

    If your wife truly loves flowers...go with flowers!  I personally never get tired of flowers.  But don't stop there... make the day special by telling her she is special!  Expect nothing in return and you will reap great rewards.  She will want to return those special words with you!  Emotional gifts are priceless.

  18. Tricia Ward profile image80
    Tricia Wardposted 11 years ago

    The naughty part of me says visit my online shop via my blog on my profile. But the other part of me says anything that she would appreciate. I am not a BIG splash kinda girl. A night out with my hubby with a babysitter arranged would suit me. Flowers are always apreciated. My hubby bought me a pamper voucher one year. Even the assistants in the shop were impressed that a guy would go in and book that. It is the equivalent of a guy lost in the underwear section of a department store.

  19. profile image55
    Bien Fait Cakesposted 11 years ago

    Why not combine a few of her favorite things? The gifts don't have to be big, but if you can combine a few of her favorite things with a sweet treat she will be happy with the though you put into the gift. Something in her favorite color, her favorite picture of the two of you in a nice frame, maybe a duel photo frame with your wedding photo on one side and a recent photo on the other, a handmade gift certificate for a back or foot rub from you, and a cake or some other goodie to top it all off. Put in all in a decorative basket and you've got a gift that is sure to be successful!

  20. SantaCruz profile image71
    SantaCruzposted 11 years ago

    Don't go with flowers. Show that you put some special thought into her gift. Or, give flowers as the centerpiece for a romantic dinner or dessert that you make.

    I just published blogs with Valentine's Day gift ideas. The one with "$50 & under"  gifts suggests making fondue. In the one about $150 gifts, I included ten "experience gifts." These are things like indoor sky diving or horseback riding lessons. Another gift idea in that one is renting a fun car for your date.

    http://santacruz.hubpages.com/hub/10-Va … 50-or-Less

  21. profile image0
    oldandwiseposted 11 years ago

    A balloon bouquet! Balloons bring a smile to everyone! You can add a little spice to the bouquet with a "Singing Balloon". Singing balloons come with many choices of songs. One might just remind her of your first date together.

  22. jenniferg78 profile image61
    jenniferg78posted 11 years ago

    I like the suggestion of a romantic dinner that you cook for her (or fake with some nice takeout). You can get candles and flowers, some wine and some great music. Time together in a relaxed environment is a great idea.

  23. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 11 years ago

    Pay attention to the hints she may be dropping & you'll get ideas.

    If you don't feel there are enough hints flowing at the moment, tell her you need to run an errand at the mall and invite her. Then do something totally mundane (look for a new drill or some other guy thing). Then kill time just walking around with her - act like you're humoring her enjoyment of window shopping, but pay attention to what she admires in the stores. If you want to surprise her, don't ask questions, such as, "Would you like this?" just listen & file it away. If you want her input, go ahead and ask for more info.

    If you really want to spend some bucks & she likes jewelry, tell her your watch needs a new battery (set back the time or something to make it look slow). Then kill a few minutes in the jewelry store to see what she is checking out. Believe me, you'll get ideas.

    Let us know what she gets on the big day?

  24. Nicola Tweedie profile image60
    Nicola Tweedieposted 11 years ago

    Something that reminds you both of when you first met...

  25. wymyczak66 profile image75
    wymyczak66posted 11 years ago

    You could book a two night stay at a really nice b&b nearby, I've always wanted to do that. If you're trying to spend as little money as possible, seriously just give her your full attention all day. I'd take a really nice full body massage over a vase of flowers if I had to choose.

    If you're feelin' spendy, everyone who gets an iPad 2 raves about it..

  26. profile image0
    Dr Shehaposted 11 years ago

    I love chocolate too much. I think it is a good idea.

  27. Crissylite profile image78
    Crissyliteposted 11 years ago

    Ideas to make your sweetheart smile on Valentine's Day. read more

  28. Harpersays profile image60
    Harpersaysposted 11 years ago

    12 little luxuries you can do for yourself or someone else. Great ideas for Valentine's Day. read more

  29. kolivic profile image59
    kolivicposted 11 years ago

    I am a woman so I have couple ideas what I would like to get... you should get a full ticket with date and time to a cosmetic saloon: haircut, face massage, manicure, pedicure, cosmetics, waxing, plus some surprise: you would show up at the end and give beautiful roses for her!!! Thats a wonderful present!!!!

  30. verygoodie profile image59
    verygoodieposted 11 years ago

    Would she like for you to: Wash her back, her hair, and feet... That would be a very nice unique... personal gift :-)  Don't forget to have a nice fluffy soft towel ready then gently tap tap tap, to dry her off....  when done...
    Hey ! You should also share the bath !  Don't forget to trickle the water from a pretty pitcher, when it's time to rinse her hair... awhhhhh...lovely ! :-) Happy V-Day !!  I know its a simple idea.. but it's really nice too.

  31. athena2011 profile image58
    athena2011posted 11 years ago

    You could give her flowers, but how about attaching to the flowers a hand-written note from you letting her know how much you appreciate her in your life. Everything is so fast-paced and digital these days that I think she would greatly appreciate the time you took to express your feelings for her in writing.

    Of course you can add chocolates or jewellery or whatever else you'd like to this, but I'm sure she will cherish the note the most. Happy Valentine's Day.

  32. piqued profile image61
    piquedposted 11 years ago

    Get her a husband: YOU!

    Go back to those lovey dovey days when you just met and be that person she married. Take her to that place you first dated, do simple things, even silly things, that will make her happy.

    We all live in a world where everything is commercialized. And so our expectations are thus set. But nothing beats those good old days, especially if you have been married long.

    I'd say simple does it, and make sure it comes from your heart. No need to splurge, because it's not really what she wants from you. If you can be you, the original you, for once -- that's the greatest present you can give. And don't just stop there: treat everyday like it's V-day :-)

    All the best, Paul.

  33. Bravo Lelouch profile image60
    Bravo Lelouchposted 11 years ago

    surprise her with a candlelight dinner and later gift her something which she's been talking about a lot. Gifts express a lot of sentimental values and many unspoken love, it forms a strong bond.There are many things that women don't say but they express in their own way, try knowing them, understand her signs and eventually you'll find out what exactly she has on her mind.

    All the best..!!


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