Three Categories for a Valentine’s Day Gift Winner!

Valentine’s Day…a holiday filled with anticipation, excitement and expectation. Which means, as women, our expectations can get way out of hand. Sometimes we have wild, romantic thoughts about our significant others planning an intimate evening, buying an extravagant gift or surprising us with that perfect getaway. But how often do we actually communicate our wants and needs?

Probably not enough.

And really, what is an acceptable gift for a holiday based on romance? (And blood and violence, if Valentine is any indication. Per catholic.org the Roman priest, Valentine, was beaten and beheaded.)

Here are my choices in three distinct categories:

Should he try to make it PERSONAL? How about a fabulous pair of cowboy boots or a piece of clothing or jewelry you wouldn’t splurge on yourself?

These Lucchese boots make me want to weep with joy!

These Lucchese boots make me want to weep with joy!

 

 

Any really, what says I Love You like a ring made from a spent bullet casing?

Any really, what says I Love You like a ring made from a spent bullet casing?

 

Will you kick him in the teeth if he buys you something CLEANING or FAMILY-RELATED? Personally, I’m ready to throw my old canister vacuum out an upstairs window. I could be convinced.

Tech Guy prolly wouldn't go for this one 'cause it's orange. Something about that ole Texas A&M and tu rivalry.

Tech Guy prolly wouldn’t go for this one ’cause it’s orange. Something about that ole Texas A&M and tu rivalry.

 

Does he get a gold star or the cold shoulder if he chooses a WORK-RELATED gift? Oh, ding ding ding, this is always a winner in my book!

These white boards from Ikea would

These white boards from Ikea would make the perfect addition to my office!

Even better than office supplies, a four-day writing retreat weekend!

What a fabulous little farmhouse for a retreat! http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p998088

What a fabulous little farmhouse for a retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p998088

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If possible, I may like this one even better! Photo from – http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p998088

So Brain Candy Readers, what’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift, both from and to your sweetheart?

Today is Extraterrestrial Visitor Day. Dunno about you, but as cute as ET was, that’s not on my list of acceptable Valentine’s Day surprises. Now Mork…he might be a different story. :-)

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Comments

  1. says

    Hmmm…what’s it say if I choose the writer’s retreat cabin without my man haha. Not ON Valentine’s Day, of course. I’ll be at the community Valentine’s Day steak dinner at the Ruritan club for that.

    My best Valentine gift was the year that instead of chocolates he included a bouquet of a dozen rawhides for my dog with a ribbon around them. There were other gifts for me but that was the part that made me go Awwwwww. I mean, really, it was so cool that he finally figured out that the path to get to my heart was not through my stomach, but through my dog! ;)

    Nancy

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