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    • Sherratthead
    • By Sherratthead 6th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
    I saw this link on the email and thought "what a great idea - I'll be able to get some ideas for hubby"

    Not so - I can't believe there are no replies - come ON guys...!
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    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 6th Feb 13, 3:57 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 3:57 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 3:57 PM
    I just asked my husband and he said, 'Nothing, it doesn't figure in my thinking at all'.

    He will only get something from me if I win it in one of the comps that are posted. (I know he'd love a guitar really if he didn't have to justify the spend)
    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.
    • browneyedbazzi
    • By browneyedbazzi 6th Feb 13, 4:06 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 4:06 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 4:06 PM
    There is a very similar discussion on the message board at my work - the men there generally said they didn't like the idea of standard valentine's gifts like flowers/chocolates/heart shaped things but would prefer something that relates to their interests etc just like what you would buy for a birthday or Christmas.

    Suggestions from the menfolk at work included video games, cologne, cooking his favourite meal, lingerie (for you to wear and him to admire!) and tickets to a sporting event. Like any other gift giving occasion I think the important thing is to think about what the other person would like/appreciate and what you can afford to do!
  • ChemicalJasper
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    • 6th Feb 13, 4:42 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 4:42 PM
    ....well to be perfectly honest I think most men would be more than happy with a little...'pampering' in the bedroom.

    A great MSE gift as it is completely free!!
    Last edited by ChemicalJasper; 06-02-2013 at 4:46 PM.
  • niblor
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    • 6th Feb 13, 8:46 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 8:46 PM
    Peace and quiet.
  • Muffin Princess
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    • 6th Feb 13, 9:46 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 9:46 PM
    My boyfriend put a digital radio on his Amazon wish list and told me to get him that!
  • TurboJohn
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    • 6th Feb 13, 11:11 PM
    Valentine gift for men
    • #8
    • 6th Feb 13, 11:11 PM
    When in Barcelona I discovered that for Valentine the women get flowers and the men books, maybe there should be a standard gift like this for the UK.
  • redjeff
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    • 7th Feb 13, 9:12 AM
    A joint meal another day
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    • 7th Feb 13, 9:12 AM
    I treat my partner all the time and so I can't help to get a little upset over being made to feel like I have to treat my partner on one specific day. I like to be spontaneous.
    For this reason we have a nice meal out on a day where we can enjoy it without it being forced.....or ripped off!
    • Shineyhappy
    • By Shineyhappy 7th Feb 13, 10:24 AM
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    I too was a little disappointed not to see lots of replies but DH says just a card would be enough. I have bought him a 15 bottle of Chablis which is a lot more than we normally spend on a bottle of wine. I know he will enjoy it and at least It is a bit of a treat.
    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 7th Feb 13, 10:31 AM
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    We use Valentines day as an excuse to set time aside to spend with each other, never buy gifts just some nice ingredients to cook dinner together.
    Recently married and loving it x
    • SugarSpun
    • By SugarSpun 7th Feb 13, 10:36 AM
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    I bought a box of heart shaped cookies. We'll snuggle on the sofa and eat them watching a movie.
    Organised Birthdays and Christmas: Spend So Far: 193.75; Saved from RRP 963.76
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    • sivorny
    • By sivorny 7th Feb 13, 10:49 AM
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    There are 2 things that men really ever want, one is food and the other is sex so it's really not that difficult for women to choose a present on valentines day.
  • jojo2004
    I've always gone down the route of 'just like a birthday pressie' as browneyedbazzi mentioned. This year it's a wooden-fronted photo album (as in the cover is a piece of lovely wood), and all our wedding photos printed out - he gets to pick which ones to put in and the order etc. We've only been married a year and he keeps saying 'we should make an album', so I think he'll like it.

    Would love to hear more from chaps out there as to what they want though!
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    • dani_B
    • By dani_B 7th Feb 13, 5:02 PM
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    I'm happy receiving nothing and hoping the money saved is spent in a more practical way, such as food shopping or the next car MoT.

    I know what my father demands for his birthday and Christmas - a 4 pack of his favourite beer, a packet of salted cashews and a bar of fruit and nut chocolate, then he can spend a nice relaxing evening consuming that whilst watching UK Gold. He's 50 years old for the record.
  • Brian Mitchell
    I got heart shaped cookies.....
  • ninjachef
    Depends on how well you KNOW your "other half".... Men "don't DO" flowers, as they're for girls... ( every week for the first 18 mths or so, I got my man a bunch of M & S red roses, every Friday, when we began OUR time for the w-end.) He's been a Batchelor for quite a number of years and is SO "independent", I love cooking, and "worked" on his likes?dislikes, (what takeaways he told me he'd had since our last meeting) I have tried the sexy undies, which made ME feel sexy, but HE preferred them on the bedroom floor.... (blush)... A case of Fosters with a 2" red bow wrapped around was appreciated, as was Calvin Clines (personalized was HALF the shop boxed price - the magnetic box is nice, but quite useless).... REMEMBER, this is about Valentine's Day.... IF you lurrrve your other half THAT much, a gift/token/suggestion should not be an "issue".... MY plans for the 14th? I just hope to feel that same enthusiasm for imploding ideas...... (nothing mentioned EITHER way. I think too much pressure put upon the consumer)... I actually drove the 19 miles in sexy undies under my coat, crapping myself in case I got stopped by a random stop-check Cop.... (was WINTER and bitterly cold, and my hands were so cold that I could not undo my coat.... lol ) I know what flowers my man likes, I know what I call him.... ( I hope to buy some Tiger Lillies... He's my Tiger, and he likes Lillies.) He likes Bournville. He likes his steak med.rare. (we have only been together 3 1/2 years, but I know him so well.
    Don't be afraid of giving your man flowers and a lovely meal. MOST would appreciate it....
  • ninjachef
    Depends on how well you KNOW your "other half".... Men "don't DO" flowers, as they're for girls... ( every week for the first 18 mths or so, I got my man a bunch of M & S red roses, every Friday, when we began OUR time for the w-end.) He's been a Batchelor for quite a number of years and is SO "independent", I love cooking, and "worked" on his likes?dislikes, (what takeaways he told me he'd had since our last meeting) I have tried the sexy undies, which made ME feel sexy, but HE preferred them on the bedroom floor.... (blush)... A case of Fosters with a 2" red bow wrapped around was appreciated, as was Calvin Clines (personalized was HALF the shop boxed price - the magnetic box is nice, but quite useless).... REMEMBER, this is about Valentine's Day.... IF you lurrrve your other half THAT much, a gift/token/suggestion should not be an "issue".... MY plans for the 14th? I just hope to feel that same enthusiasm for imploding ideas...... (nothing mentioned EITHER way. I think too much pressure put upon the consumer)... I actually drove the 19 miles in sexy undies under my coat, crapping myself in case I got stopped by a random stop-check Cop.... (was WINTER and bitterly cold, and my hands were so cold that I could not undo my coat.... lol ) I know what flowers my man likes, I know what I call him.... ( I hope to buy some Tiger Lillies... He's my Tiger, and he likes Lillies.) He likes Bournville. He likes his steak med.rare. (we have only been together 3 1/2 years, but I know him so well.
    Don't be afraid of giving your man flowers and a lovely meal. MOST would appreciate it....
  • MaggieMorrision
    Valentine's Day
    Advance Valentine's day to all - 2013

    I suggest for gift for silk flowers. Last Valentine's, I got nice artificial flowers. It really good still i remember my valentine's day. Go ahead for silk flowers.
    • mattjohns1
    • By mattjohns1 8th Feb 13, 10:45 AM
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    I don't expect a gift from my wife, but have been very happy with a bottle of whisky, a t-shirt or other item of clothing, or even just a book/DVD. Nothing too flashy, just a "standard gift". As some of the ladies have already said, but something that fits his interests or likes. Don't go all out, unless you're rolling in it - keep it simple.
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