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Valentines day presents for blokes

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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Yep, its coming up to that time of year again, Valentines day!!!
Ive done a search and am googling it as we speak, but often people come up with such unusual ideas.
What can i buy my fella for V.Day? We've been together nearly 3years, and i want something special+unusual. All suggestions welcome, and i dont really mind about the price!
And, before someone suggests taking him away, ive got exams the 2 weeks before so wont have time to arrange anything (and also, i always arrange thing like that+holidays, and it'd be nice if i was surprised for once)
Cheers
x :D
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My girlfriend was moaning last night that she couldn't think of anyhing for me. Getting something approriate for valentines day for a bloke is hard, but here's a few ideas:

    aftershave
    photo frame with a photo inside (of you/both of you)
    teddy (a bit girly, but i've been given one before and liked it)
    candle (again, a bit girly, but I would like them)

    Also, a good idea is think back to something personal, like what you did when you first met or your first date. My first date was watching a film at the cinema. I would love to receive something related to that film as it would always remind me of that time. A DVD or the music to the film etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well give us an idea of what he likes/already has then. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or take him to dinner, I would LOVE that! :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    red_jelly wrote:
    Or take him to dinner, I would LOVE that! :)

    What if you take them to dinner 2-3 nights a week already :p

    I always like getting something personal instead of just a general, your a man, heres a gift kind of present. I usually keep track in my mind of things they have mentioned every now and again.
    I finally found out how to get him a new watch band for his watch so I'm planning on getting that for him.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i took him for a meal last year, and for his bday! I often buy him teddies and stuff! the personal thing is good, but i just made him a really personal pressie for xmas. also, anything like that tends to get moved into cupboards.
    Lucifer devil - he likes cars, especially minis - hes a mech.
    Sounds really stupid, but id like to get him something engraved!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Sounds really stupid, but id like to get him something engraved!

    Does he wear any jewlery or is there any jewlery that he likes? Maybe something small like that with a nice engravement.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    he doesnt wear much jewlery, but he wears stuff wen we go out+doesnt need any new stuff, and no watch or anything.
    Just thought i could maybe buy him a ring, bcos he has one, but it's bent abit and out of shape!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't remind me, we have just finished with Christmas, it was my mum's birthday last weekend, its our first year anniveristy this weekend and a month later its Valentines day!!! :yippe:

    Its alright for him he is in full-time employment, I stoped working part-time this year as its my final year at uni.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sucks doesnt it?? thats why im trying to plan abit in advance! i know what u mean, its our anniversary 2 weeks from now!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well as there is only two weeks between you could always do a sort of joint present, and get him one thing that he would really like.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    good idea!!! keep those ideas coming
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i always enjoyed a romantic meal at home or out. a few times i've been brought sexy womens underwear worn by my girlfriend, for me to strip off later. Always enjoys those presents.
    Iwantoneofthose.com is always a good place. as red jelly said a photo frame with pic of you or the 2 of you is always good. i teddy (love my gaint Eeyro and tatty teddy).

    Only present i have to think about at the moment is my mums birthday, as its the same day
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do what i do and don't get him anything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm dreading this coming up, i have absolutely no idea what to do for my girlfriend. It's one of those awful catch 22 situations, whereby you do something and it's a cliché, and you do nothing and.........
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Like kaffrin said, nothing is my ideal present...mainly because Valentine's Day doesn't mean much to me (or my fella) though. ;)

    Last year we gave each other a gift though...probably only because we went through a shitty time just beforehand. Anyway, I gave him new ski goggles (how exciting, but he needed them) and he got me a Pink Oleander in a gorgeous clay pot which I've been able to attempt growing all year. We much prefer to get gifts that we really need or have wanted for a while, but that just may seem that tad expensive or extravagant to buy for ourselves.

    How about something he's wanted for a while - CD, piece of sporting equipment, item of clothing etc. Or if you like the idea you had of getting him a new ring, then do that. I'm sure he'd really appreciate it and it's something that will last, and kind of be of use...as adornment. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    do what i do and don't get him anything.

    As long as you're happy with not getting anything in return.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Get him a chrome gear stick knob, and get in engraved....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    red_jelly wrote:
    As long as you're happy with not getting anything in return.

    totally.

    don't see the point of it, myself.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    totally.

    don't see the point of it, myself.

    That's fine, some people are like that, problems only occur when one of you likes it and the other doesn't.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For christmas I got my boyfriend a professional pencil drawing made of his favourite photo. It was reasonably cheap and looked amazing.

    I got it done through www.canvasartists.com. They are a company in America but post free to UK unless you want express delivery. They emailed we with a preview of the drawing and then I just suggested things to add or change and they did it, emailed me back with another preview and I suggested one other change and they did it and let me preview it again and I just had to say that it was great and they posted it. In total in took about three weeks, but i was very fussy with the photo because of technical details that no one would have noticed except my boyfriend!!! The drawings are done by hand and can be done in different sizes or more than one picture can be put together in anyway you want. They also do oil paintings, water colours etc. I bought a nice frame which was only £5.99 and it looks really good. My boyfriend really liked it as it is something personal.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    that photo idea sounds lovely! im defo gonna get it done, if not in time for v.day, then his bday or something. just going to check the www out now!
    Katralla, that's a brill idea!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aye - amazing how commercial crap has made something that's such a pile of bollocks so bloody "important" to some people.

    Hey - why not do something nice for whoever at some random time, like - oooo, when they're not expecting it, instead of making a big fuss when you're being TOLD to do so and being chaged a hefty premium to do so?!

    Load of shite + blokes generally don't really give two monkeys about it - it's the girlies who get upset/bothered in general and so the only reason blokes bother with anything.

    G.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i know to alot of people it can be like that, but my guy genuinly does like it. We very often treat each other, but this is just another excuse. We want to show our love, and even though i agree it is commercialised, we enjoy it none the less.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    red_jelly wrote:
    teddy (a bit girly, but i've been given one before and liked it)
    For Christmas I got my boyfriend a teddy from The Bear Factory with a recordable voice that was me speaking. He loves it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    g_angel007 wrote:
    Load of shite + blokes generally don't really give two monkeys about it - it's the girlies who get upset/bothered in general and so the only reason blokes bother with anything.
    Must agree with you that it has become more and more commercail over the year (that and everyother holiday, including christmas). But i for one do like it, well when i have someone to share it with. but then i'm a bit of a romantic at heart. when i was with my wife and ex girlfriends i used to buy little gifts (just small silly things but things i know their'd like), flowers sent to their work or when on a date if the person comes past with roses, other little things, romantic meals when not expecting it, candles going up stairs to bath room wiht a hot bath waiting etc.....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Youngbull wrote:
    i'm a bit of a romantic at heart. when i was with my wife and ex girlfriends i used to buy little gifts (just small silly things but things i know their'd like), flowers sent to their work or when on a date if the person comes past with roses, other little things, romantic meals when not expecting it, candles going up stairs to bath room wiht a hot bath waiting etc.....

    Marry me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Little_one wrote:
    Marry me.
    hehe, just let me know the time and place.

    ps where in kent are you? used to live there and most of my family live there still
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well i'm not in Kent at the moment I'm at uni in Greenwich.
    Near Tunbridge Wells.

    Slight problem I currently have a boyfriend, sorry.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol yeah i remember you saying.
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