Calling all creative bees…FI's bday, no gifts!

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4139 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One year my then-fiance gave me a card. In it he wrote all the things he loved about me, things we had done that year, all the hopes he had for me and us going forward. He put in a little book of coupons (done to death, I know) but he made them relevant to dates we had gone on or memories we had. 

One year I hand drew him a card. I spent forever on it and got very eleborate with it. 

also baking… baking is always good lol. 

Post # 4
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

hiking, picnic, make a craft together, walk on the beach, fishing, stay in on a saturday night, go dancing, go to an outdoor movie, exchange sentiments,

that’s all i can think of off the top of my head right now. 

i’m sure you can think of many more things.

Post # 5
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ideas for bucket list:

climb to the top of the nearest mountain (if there is one)

learn to cook a different culture’s food together

go to yardsales, thrift shops, or auctions and pick a piece of furniture to fix and remake together

learn at least 20 phrases in a new language together

volunteer at a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or animal shelter together

throw an ugly sweater party

go to a karaoke bar and sing a duet



Also, could you make him a cute little coupon book for things like a backrub, special dinner, sexual stuff if you are up for it, etc?

Post # 6
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Soon2BMrsC21:  For Valentine’s Day this year, I told my FI (then boyfriend) no gifts, because we were going on a cruise a couple weeks later and we were saving for that. So, he got me a small box of my favorite chocolates and left it on our bed, knowing I would go in there first to throw my purse on the bed, when I got home from work, and the box had a purple post it note on it, with a statement about something he loves about me. Then, when I opened the drawer I go to in order to grab my comfy after work clothes, another post it with something else he loves about me. There were 17(my favorite number) post its in all, all over the house, in various places he’d know I would be. It was so creative and sweet and much better than any material gift!

Post # 7
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do a scavenger hunt around the house for him to find little things like his favorite candy, beer/wine, sexy lingerie, end in the bedroom 😉

Pretend the bed is an island and you can’t leave. Give eachother massages, order pizza and eat it in bed, watch movies, and have fun 😉

Give him a jar of 100 reasons you love him (written on little slips of paper) along with 100 hershey kisses. 

Give him a “year of dates” by making an envelope for each month with a special date (as inexpensive or expensive as you wish) such as a picnic, hay ride, movie night, etc. 

Post # 9
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH loved these:

Breakfast in bed. I made fancy breakfast complete with fancy bday menu and a card.

Also, appetizer in the bath tub served with wine. With candles and all. He arrived from  work and was so relaxed after. *could join in if you want 😉 *  Then nice dinner.


He described them as something you only read in books or watch in movies so he really felt special

Post # 10
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Schatzie821:  Wow, you just blew my mind with your awesome bucket list suggestions. Just, wow!!!

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