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What to buy a new dp for Valentines day (non cheesy)

(33 Posts)
SomewhereovertheRainbow02 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:39:44

Just that really!
I hate Valentines day but as its our first feel like i should make at least some effort but its so hard to find something thats not cheesy!
Cooking a nice meal is out the question but we will be having a night in.
Anyone any ideas?

WestYorkshireGirl Mon 10-Feb-14 22:04:55

Do you know what he likes? My DH likes real ale so I got him a bottle of a special local ale today. In the past I have baked some heart biscuits or a cake. We don't do typical Valentine's gifts usually - just something thoughtful.

Cabrinha Mon 10-Feb-14 22:07:54

I've got my new boyfriend an axe sharpener.
Does that help? smile
Neither of us "do" V Day, so I'm going to wrap it with very ostentatious pink and red paper with a heart balloon tied to the box.

Joysmum Mon 10-Feb-14 22:24:16

Don't buy anything, just aim for a nice evening together.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 10-Feb-14 23:33:08

I thought being cheesy was the whole point. Loathe it m'self, always did. (Will raise a toast to St Valentine when there is a glut of pink sugary cakes at half price on the 15th though.)

Maybe he hates it too. Maybe you could bond over not doing Valentines.

theplanets Mon 10-Feb-14 23:36:43

How long have you been together? A t-shirt, shirt, CD, tie?

theplanets Mon 10-Feb-14 23:38:49

Annie - love your comment about bonding over not doing Valentines, haha, smile yet the cakes on the day after will be discounted - thanks for pointing that bit out, will have to make sure I get to the shops for that, cake

Cabrina - saw your post on another thread, love your present!

Bedtime1 Tue 11-Feb-14 02:12:30

Chocolates or cupcakes with love hearts on. I got some of these the other year off my husband. They sell them in m and s. Were really cute and Very tasty.
Aftershave is always nice.

Bedtime1 Tue 11-Feb-14 02:14:41

I got my husband something from hotel chocolat on the internet, a cappuccino frother and mug by bodum ( loves his morning coffee) Also some grooming products and a lovely top. I know he will love.

theplanets Tue 11-Feb-14 02:18:34

Bedtime - those sound lovely, your husband will love. What sort of top, is it a jumper? And the cupcakes with hearts on sound really nice! I wonder if they have them this year, I'll have to pop out and get some, for the sake of something nice and Valentinesey.

MrsCakesPremonition Tue 11-Feb-14 02:22:28

If you've got a night in planned - how about a DVD or a nice bottle of wine?

Overthinkerzzz Tue 11-Feb-14 11:40:08

Why is cooking a meal out of the question lol

BitOutOfPractice Tue 11-Feb-14 11:44:07

I wanted to ask that!

I've got a little lunch box set with cheesy pun-type slogans on them ("I'm nuts about you" with a picture of some nuts, that kind of thing) and I'm going to make him a nice kunch to take to work to go in them

And hot sex. Obv

Overthinkerzzz Tue 11-Feb-14 11:45:55

Haha, I'm doing a 3 course meal (think I'm being a bit overconfident tbh) and will repare a cute packed lunch, only she's on a diet so not sure what to include...

Overthinkerzzz Tue 11-Feb-14 11:46:06


ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Feb-14 11:47:15

Greggs gift card and a bottle of ale. I hope I get the same from him.

specialsubject Tue 11-Feb-14 11:49:47

you hate the concept. So why do it?

there's no law.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 11-Feb-14 11:50:49

shatners I want that present please and thank you

ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Feb-14 11:56:37

It's the perfect mix of romance and gluttony.

Mouldypineapple Tue 11-Feb-14 12:00:53

A box of Maltesers! That's what my DH is getting and he'll be pleased! I'd be happy with that too.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 11-Feb-14 12:17:26

Shatners, nothing says love like a Gregg's sausage roll in my opinion

FracturedViewOfLife Tue 11-Feb-14 12:29:47

I got DP a card and hid it in his bag as he is working away and getting back on Friday night. No present but we are going to order takeaway ,play the game Monogamy and have a lot of few drinks.

SomewhereovertheRainbow02 Tue 11-Feb-14 16:20:08

Thanks everyone grin

DCRbye Tue 11-Feb-14 20:13:42

I'd get him something for you to wear!

savemefromrickets Tue 11-Feb-14 22:41:19

Lucky DP will mainly be on the receiving end of PMT on Friday.

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