Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts!

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of chocolate, flowers, and Jewelry. I rarely wear jewelry, so I would have to say chocolate and flowers would be my choices (chocolate always wins out in my book!).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs far as flowers go, I prefer daffodils since they are my favorite, yet I don’t seem to see them given as gifts very often.  I guess I will just have to grow my own!

I also like carnations and tulips, but I have about a billion tulips in my garden each year so receiving those as a gift wouldn’t be quite as special.

 

I did find some great carnation bouquets on GlobalRose.com, and I just might get myself some to brighten up our home one of these days.

If you are looking for roses, they do have those too!  🙂

 

Do you give Valentine’s Day gifts?

If you give a gift, who do you get gifts for?  Your significant other, your child’s teacher, friends, family?

What types of gifts do you give and/or get?  Do you give/get flowers, chocolate, jewelry, etc.?

In our home, my husband and I sometimes get gifts for one another, but a lot of the time it is just a “Happy Valentine’s Day” said to one another, or a card, or something small. We don’t go all out.  This is fine with me because I don’t have to worry about trying to get something extravagant for him then either.  Flowers we usually reserve for mother’s day, or birthdays.

If you don’t celebrate, or do so minimally like we do, what do you do instead– if anything?

Are gifts expected for Valentine’s Day?

As I mentioned above, my husband and I are comfortable enough in our relationship that we do not expect each other to get gifts, however, I know this may not be the norm.  Do you think Valentine’s Day is an over commercialized holiday with people just expecting too much, or do you feel it is a day for showing someone how much you love them?

What are your thoughts?

 

Jesica H

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10 thoughts on “Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts!

  • February 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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    My husband and I generally go out to eat for Valentine's Day. Sometimes our teen goes with us, too. :) Dawn Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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    I used to love Valentines Day as a child everyone shared candy and valentine's cards with each other. Now it is just too much pressure, what will he get me what will I get him. I think a nice thoughtful card and maybe a quite dinner at home when the kids are sleeping is nice oh and of course maybe a nice bottle of whine nothing too fancy. Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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    My husband throughout the years has brought me roses but when he really wants to bring me something special - he brings me daffodils!!! Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm
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    I Love Carnations very under rated flower I think, but more like how love should be, they last :) Hubby and I don't do anything to special, guess that comes with being together sooooooo long, I do get flowers and I give candy his favorite Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm
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    Our "official" anniversary is a week before Valentines, so we never really do much for the holiday. A movie, or a small dinner, is normal for us. Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm
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    We do not do gifts for holidays either. Instead we get gifts through out the year. If my husband is out and sees something he knows I would enjoy, he brings it home and I do the same for him. It is much nicer to know they bought it because the chose to think of you instead of because they had to do it. The best thing he gave me was a single flower out of our yard. Silly I know but the moment was absolutely so sweet. Reply
  • February 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm
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    I love valentine's day .. all the presents.. and spending extra special time with my kids. Reply
  • February 8, 2013 at 11:26 am
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    I have to say that I truly enjoy giving Valentine's Day gifts more than I do receiving them. More for my children than my spouse, because I love to see how their eyes light up when they see the box of chocolates or cute stuffed animal they got. I do love the idea of getting daffodils, though. They always remind me of the first days of Spring, so to get them in February would be a nice preview of warmer days to come! Reply
  • February 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm
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    We don't do much for valentines day. Stay home and make dinner together Reply

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