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  • wendles
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    • 29th Jan 13, 8:05 PM
    What women want for Valentines!
    • #2
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:05 PM
    What we really really want is something imaginative, something different from anything you've gotten us before.
    Something that shows you've taken care and actually thought about it.
    How about tickets to see a favourite band/show?
    A surprise picnic in the park (weather permitting of course).
    A poem/letter saying how life has changed (hopefully for the better) since we met.
    An erotic novel (not 50 shades, everyone's read it).
    If you don't cook - write an IOU 10 meals.
    If you don't clean - put on a pinny and be a naked butler for the day!
    A hot oil massage?
    Hope that's given you some ideas.
    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 29th Jan 13, 8:06 PM
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    • #3
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:06 PM
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    • 29th Jan 13, 8:06 PM
    Just a nice card would do. And a "me time" voucher. Maybe a bunch of daffs. I'm a cheap date, lol.

    Away with the fairies
    • Kitchenbunny
    • By Kitchenbunny 29th Jan 13, 8:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:23 PM
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    • 29th Jan 13, 8:23 PM
    I would be happy with a cup of tea in bed, personally, although a new air freshener for my car in the shape of a heart would be nice.

    KB xx

    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 29th Jan 13, 8:29 PM
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    • #5
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:29 PM
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    • 29th Jan 13, 8:29 PM
    Spring flowers or flowering bulbs.
    When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 29th Jan 13, 8:39 PM
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    • #6
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:39 PM
    • #6
    • 29th Jan 13, 8:39 PM
    Some books for my kindle, some bulbs for the garden, some recent photos of the lads being sweet/ messy/ huggable, some new tracks for the MP3 player?
    Doesn't have to be big or expensive just thoughtful. Please not a card, unless you made it, or it's part of a running joke & not some I-Paid-Hallmark thing.
    Or just three bad jokes - of the "laugh so hard I almost !!!! myself" sort. Laughter is the most effective aphrodisiac...
  • SharkyGeorge
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    • 29th Jan 13, 11:29 PM
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    • 29th Jan 13, 11:29 PM
    A small box of fancy chocolates (e.g. Charbonnel), maybe M&S flowers and definitely a card (homemade is great). Am in a relationship and love any chance to celebrate - especially during such miserable weather - but don't think that means having to break the bank and buy gubbins!
  • LMC148
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    • 30th Jan 13, 12:16 AM
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    • 30th Jan 13, 12:16 AM
    Something that I actually like(! hard, I know) that I can use or wear; a pretty key ring, a scarf, a pen...Failing that, please learn my fave perfume
    • Ladyhawk
    • By Ladyhawk 30th Jan 13, 2:00 AM
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    • #9
    • 30th Jan 13, 2:00 AM
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    • 30th Jan 13, 2:00 AM
    Nothing - it's not about presents. It's about presence.
    Man plans and God laughs...

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  • jshea1571
    We delay gifts so they are more appropriate. I shall take my wife for her Valentine's meal whilst in Spain at Easter.
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 30th Jan 13, 6:49 AM
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    I only want a card from him. I will live in hope. Again.
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    • SDH
    • By SDH 30th Jan 13, 7:16 AM
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    If you don't clean - put on a pinny and be a naked butler for the day!
    Originally posted by wendles

    But also I'd much prefer a bag of jelly babies or bar dairymilk over a box of fancy chocolates - since i dont really like fancy choc.

    I'd like him to arrange a date night in and by arrange i mean pick a film, get in some crisps and dip ....
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    • Julie0511
    • By Julie0511 30th Jan 13, 8:48 AM
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    Some nice chocolates and I'd be happy!
  • Gnomepig
    Just a gift that demonstrates some thought. It can be free or just the cost of ingredients to cook dinner for once! It's our last as a couple before our daughter arrives so it would be nice to have some together time.
  • LeanMuscle Diary
    I'd love some flowers delivered to work. I've never had any, and year after year watch so many people have lovely bunches delivered. Always makes me a little sad that I've never had any
    • noodles86
    • By noodles86 30th Jan 13, 9:33 AM
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    Id be happy with any of the above suggestions but I think a card & some flowers would be lovely. My hubby is getting a card & a small choc (like a lollipop or something similar)
    I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. - Charles Dickens
    • clairmelville
    • By clairmelville 30th Jan 13, 9:38 AM
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    Personally I would love a night of uninterrupted sleep where every time my daughter woke my partner saw to her. That would be worth more than anything. And free.
    • Purplejellybaby
    • By Purplejellybaby 30th Jan 13, 10:18 AM
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    Absolutely nothing! If you love someone why wait until the 14th February to show them with some tacky gift covered in hearts and flowers? Not for me thank you.
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 30th Jan 13, 10:18 AM
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    A meal out; or a £10 finest / M&S meal in, with wine.

  • julie2710
    A man would be a nice start!
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