Post # 1
Mine was a scale ruler and angle finder. For our FIRST Valentine’s day. I did need them, so it was at least a thoughtful gift. But not for V day. He did also give me a pasta card – super sweet.
I laugh about it now but I think I went on about it so much over the last year that he felt guilty. This year I receieved a very lovely Links on London charm necklace.
What about you bees?
Post # 3
Fiance is not really the romantic type… but im going to have to vote this year.
Fiance starts talking to a mutual friend and helps him plan out this nice romantic thing for valentines day down to reccomending what type of flowers and all that stuff all the while when i can hear the conversation (i was sitting next to FI) Friend asks Fiance is he had planned anything and FI’s response is “nope i pretty much just plan on trying to not be an asshole” and goes on to explain the reason he doesnt do sweet/romantic things for me is because he used to do those sorts of things for his ex and she never appreciated it.
I know it probably shouldnt have really mattered but i kinda really sucked that the thought was there…. just for someone else.
Post # 4
a snorkel for scuba diving…. apparently it being yellow, my favorite color, made it extra special
i also got a card that he signed “with fondest regards”…. i keep threatening to frame it
Post # 5
Mine worst wasn’t from a significant other. It was during elementary school. We did like a ‘Secret Santa’ type thing but it was for Valentines Day. I recieved 2 used beanie babies that came from McDonalds Happy Meals.
Post # 6
Hm, receiving nothing from a previous relationship. I guess that’s why Fiance and I agreed not to celebrate it. It didn’t really bother me at the time though. I don’t care for Valentine’s Day no matter what my status is.
Post # 7
A red balloon that some stranger had blown up.
Yeah, beat that.
Backstory: Old boyfriend worked at a hardware store, store was having a SALE! so red balloons were being used to advertise. One red balloon got free. Old boyfriend thought I’d like it. Arsehole.
Post # 8
A couple years ago there was this creepy guy who had a thing for me and sent me this poem that he had found and fancied it up in photoshop. He emailed it to me Valentine’s day morning and it was completely inappropriate. Worst “gift” I’ve ever received….
Post # 9
Mine happened to also be my first date in high school. A guy I barely knew called me up on Valentine’s Day and asked me to the movies that night. I said yes. We decided on seeing a movie I didn’t really want to see. We got to the theater and he went up to get tickets. He only ordered one. Then, he paid for it with a free movie pass. Luckily I had brought money and was able to buy my own ticket. I sure hope he enjoyed his free movie, because I surely didn’t.
(When he called me up two days later to see if I would be his girlfriend, he was shocked when I said no).
Post # 10
my ex dumped me the day after v-day…guess that’s pretty bad!
Post # 11
It has to be the “present” that my FI’s cat left for me in the middle of the kitchen floor this morning.
Post # 12
my first boyfriend dumped me four days before valentine’s day on a myspace comment, not a message, a comment on my public myspace page. so the first valentine’s day i think i have a boyfriend for, nope just newly dumped
Post # 13
I would have to say the worst gift wasnt really about the gift but more about the presentation of the gift. this guy was a real winner. I had to plan my entire valentines day myself. I made it known months before that vday was important to me and that its one of the two days a year I would like for him to do the planning. it was talked about more than once. two days before vday weekend (when we were planning on celebrating) he tells me he hasnt planned anything and doesnt really know how and if i can plan something he will pay for it all and make it happen. he said plan whatever i want and he will show up and pay for it. super romantic. I had a simple night away and dinner planned in less than a half hour. he had months to do this and couldnt come up with anything?! so then we get to the room in the city we had for the night and he has a grocery store bag in his hand and stops and says “so do you want your shit now or later?” …yep….he said it word for word exactly like that. so I say “my what?” he says it again …”your shit, you know, like the stuff i got you for vday”. me…”ummm i guess now would be ok”. he pulls out a box of chocolates and a bottle of good booze he knew i liked. two seconds later he asks if i can open the chocolates now because he really wants to try em. he ended up eating the entire box throughout the weekend. it was the most unromantic vday of my life.
Post # 14
A giant red blanket.
I got it from my ex. I actually did use it alot, however….REALLY? a blanket?
Post # 15
I’m sorry but some of these are making me laugh! Guys can be such putzes sometimes! Thanks for brightening my vday. =] Mines not too exciting but last year Darling Husband got me an XBOX and Kinect for Christmas. Umm.. you mean to tell me you spent $500 of OUR money on an xbox because I *mentioned* thinking the kinect was cool??? Anyway Vday was approaching and I said don’t get me anything fancy for valentines day (because he went way overboard for Christmas) and that was all I mentioned. He worked on valentines day so I assumed we’d be celebrating the next day. The next day rolls around and I got nothing.. when I brought it up he said “I thought you told me not to get you anything!!!!” Uhh a card would’ve been nice…. To top things off I remember him telling me his crazy ex told him not to get her anything and he still bought her flowers, needless to say I was not a happy camper! This year Darling Husband has to work again… did I mention I hate vday?
Post # 16
Mine was from my mom… She sent me a starter pack for a diet 🙁 That hurt.