(Closed) Married Bees- Valentine's Plans/Gifts (POLL)

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you celebrate Valentine's Day and How?
    YES! we go do something fun but we don't do gifts. : (33 votes)
    20 %
    YES! we go do something fun and we do gifts! : (35 votes)
    22 %
    YES! my SO plans it all but I don't do anything. : (5 votes)
    3 %
    YES! i plan everything but SO doesn't do much. : (4 votes)
    2 %
    NO! we don't do valentine's day. just not into it. : (26 votes)
    16 %
    We do small homemade gifts and hang out at home. : (12 votes)
    7 %
    We enjoy a romantic night at home together but no gifts. : (36 votes)
    22 %
    We go on an extravagant vacation for valentine's day! : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other- explain! : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 16
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    1601 posts
    Bumble bee

    When dating and first married we always exchanged gifts and went out. 

    This year we are building a deck for summertime so we’ve decided a box of chocolates and dinner at home. 

    I love the business bag idea! Have a great Valentine’s!

    Post # 17
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    9286 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    it depends on the year, i guess, but typically Darling Husband plans it.

    this year we are going to Atlantic City for a night.  We have rejservations at Chef Vola and hoping to see Tracy Morgan (DH’s friend is hooking us up with tickets).  This is friday night of v-day weekend.  So on sunday, we’ll probably just relax at the house.   

    Post # 18
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    We go out to a nice dinner but I plan everything and pick the restaurant myself, he’ll get flowers or chocolates for me occasionally.

    The first year we were together I had a HUGE meltdown and chucked a watch at his head that I’d bought him. It was my first valentines day ever with a SO (I was 19) and I’d built it up in my head to be some big special day, then all he did was bring home the carnation the cafetieria gives out to everyone, didn’t even say “happy valentines day.” So when we went to sleep and there wasn’t even any action or anything I had a crying meltdown and he had no idea why, to him it was just another day. After that incident he makes sure to acknowledge the day but it’s not a gift giving extravagant holiday

    Post # 19
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    mrshomemaker:  OH man Valentines already??? LOL.  I’ve been married to my Darling Husband for a a year now and he ALWAYS gets me nice things.  He is an engineer so he makes a decent amount of money.  I on the other hand work for an insurance company and although I do make good money its not enough to buy him something nice.  I love my Darling Husband because he has always gotten me what I want.  Even before we got married.  I wanted a  NOOK he bought it for me, I wanted a DSLR camera, he bought it, I wanted  MK purse, he bought it.  I on the other hand didn’t get him anything!  I feel horrible so I told my Darling Husband that I am not asking for anymore presents.  He doesn’t really care if I buy him gifts but I do.  So to say the least I am not looking forward to Valentines day LOL.  Its stressful .  

    As for you… How about making him a nice dinner and just staying in and enjoying each other’s company?  I love those dates!

    Post # 20
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    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    mrshomemaker:  We’ve ‘celebrated’ it twice in our 10 years together: our first one (we were like 19 and had only been together a few months so it was an excuse for gufts/to do something), and last year, which was our first as a married couple (OH bought me a rose and some chocolate, that was it).

    We exchange cards as I think it’s nice to keep cards from over the years, but that’s it. We avoid restaurants and bars like the plague.

    It’s OH’s birthday at the end of Jan, so we just don’t feel a need to do anything; esp as we go out regularly for dinner and/or drinks anyway. I think it’s too commercial and just don’t like it.

    Post # 21
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    This year will be different for us, we’ll be going on our honeymoon!! (We got married in July and he had a big golf tournament the week after). So if anyone has any recommendations for Los Angeles and San Diego-thing’s to do places to see and eat, let me know!! I’m sure any other Valentines day we’d go to dinner and spend the day with each other. 

    Post # 22
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    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

    When I was in highschool, I was really into Japanese Animation and found out about how they celebrate Valentines Day in Japan. What happens is that on Valentines Day, women give gifts to the guys they like and then a month later, on White Day, the man gives a return gift. So, that’s how we celebrate it – I usually make chocolates or cookies for Darling Husband on Valentines Day and give him a card then on White Day, he’ll give me something like flowers or candy. Just small stuff. I think this year I’ll be making him chocolate covered pretzels if I feel up to it – since I’m in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy, Darling Husband told me I didn’t have to do anything for him this year.

    Post # 23
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    2733 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We don’t really celebrate it but Darling Husband will usually make chocolate covered pretzels for me. I may get him a card but that’s about all we do.

    This year we’re going to a Outdoor show that weekend with friends and a concert that Saturday night and staying at a hotel. Just happened to fall on that weekend. When we get back that Sunday, our men will be going to their hunting club to end the hunting season lol so we won’t even spend that day with them. It’s no big deal.

    However, my dad who is in his 50’s was supposed to leave for a trip with his friend that Friday. His friend realized Sunday was Valentine’s day so he made them rearrange their entire trip (causing a lot of inconveniences for everyone involved) so they would leave Monday instead so he could spend VD with his girlfriend. I think that’s a little ridiculous. He could’ve celebrated it another day rather than messing up everyone’s plans.

    Post # 24
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    8485 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    mrshomemaker:  this year and last we ended up going away for long weekends with a group of friends.  falling on president’s day weekend just makes it a convenient time for everyone to get away and none of us are huge on Valentine’s Day. My husband always gets me flowers but I have only given him a gift 1 out of our 6 Valentine’s Days together. 

    Post # 25
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    3875 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    mrshomemaker:  See, I’ve never had this affiliation with Valentine’s Day being this big romantic holiday because to me and my family, it’s more about my mom’s birthday which is the 14th of Feb. Darling Husband and I did Valentine’s Day the first year we were together, but besides that, we don’t really celebrate it. No gifts, no special outings. Last year, we rented horror movies, drank beer, and ate Chinese food at home–perfection. This year it will be more of the same, but we are exchanging a small gift. Mainly, he said he already got me something and is trying to be cute by making me wait until Valentine’s Day. I’ll also get him something small, but after this year, no, we probably we won’t be doing it again. 

    Post # 26
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    2664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    soymilk:  As in the single people?

    Post # 27
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We get each other cards and have a dinner out somewhere, but nothing crazy. This year we are going to see a movie during the day I think.

    Post # 28
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    9823 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We don’t do that much.  I think last year my husband made sushi so that was nice.  One year we just ordered a pizza.  I think if we did “gifts” they are something like a bottle of wine or a cheesecake (that I would make).  I always say no flowers because of my asshole cat.  I also have a toddler so no way now that I would be going out on a weeknight.  I’m not a fan of dinner out on valentine’s day because it’s obnoxiously busy.

    Post # 29
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    390 posts
    Helper bee

    Traditionally, we have done the nice dinner out thing, but we have gotten a little tired of the Valentine’s Day restaurant stress (hard to get a reservation, jacked-up prices for “special” limited menus, etc). This year, I think we are going to start a new tradition and make a really great dinner at home together. Beyond that, we will usually give/make cards and he will give me flowers. Sometimes I buy silly Valentine’s Day candy to keep around the house. 🙂

    Post # 30
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    3450 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    mrshomemaker:  He sounds just like my Fiance. Got him a 3D globe puzzle for his birthday a few years ago. He loveeeed it lol. It has a stand so he can spin it around to use and everything.

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