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?
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!
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!
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
Don't know, but just make sure you get something to ensure your safety to the next present buying spree.
Flowers AND something else I think a few little Valentine's for those other little special ladies in your life would be awfully sweet too!
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.
Flowers and a star or other heavenly body named after her. A Valentine's gift that lasts eternity...
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.
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.
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 2
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...
Thanks Paul- I totally forgot about- val Day...
but im hear to listen and learn- get ideas...cuz i got none!!!!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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?
Something that reminds you both of when you first met...
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.
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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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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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