Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sexy Sweethearts Giveaway

Sadly, I have no fantastic lovey-dovey Valentine story that I can recall. Even when I was dating, there wasn't something that completely blew me away. Sure, I got candy or a cutesy stuffed animal. And now being married, we generally do not do much for Valentine's Day.

I'm not expecting anything this year especially, since Mike completely outdid himself on my Christmas gifts. And because I'm attending the BlogHer conference this July. But I want to get him a gift and I am utterly stumped. I've got no clue. I think every bit of romance has been sucked out of me.

So, tell me dear readers -- what was something that knocked your socks off for Valentine's Day?

A commenter will be chosen randomly on January 19, 2009 and will win this totally fun love-stuff goody-box!



14 comments:

Paper Propaganda said...

aww that's sweet of you. i've never had a super wonderful valentine's day either, especially since i've gotten married! haha

Melissa said...

Ok, I'll let you in on what I did for Joe one year...

I cut out 100 red hearts from construction paper and I wrote 100 memories or things I loved about him. Then I took string and attached the hearts to the string and then stuck them on the ceiling.

So he came into a house with 100 hearts hanging down from the ceiling and everyone of them had a sweet something on him to read.

Then we had a picnic under the hearts.

Didn't think I had it in me, huh? :)

Melissa said...

I have a few other ideas if you want them...

Melisa with one S said...

Okay, I am TOTALLY NOT kidding you here. When Jim and I were first dating (in high school), for Valentine's Day he gave me a Care Bears Tenderheart Bear. No joke: I still have it if you want to see it. :)

Kat said...

I like Melissa's idea. all the hearts and then a picnic under the hearts sounds great.

I think the best thing about doing something for Valentine's Day is to do the unexpected. Make the day different from other days in February, or other days the whole year. Make it something between Birthdays and Christmas - and a picnic in February is definitely different.

Now you know we are all going to be waiting to hear what you did.

Jenni Jiggety said...

This is really nerdy...

But before we had kids and I was collecting beanie babies, my husband bought me a bunch I didn't have and set up a scavenger hunt in the house for me.

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

My husband brought me a blanket/throw with big hearts on it saying things like "Forever" (which he turns to me and says all the time, out of the blue) on it. When I was a young girl I would have dreamed about someone giving me something like this. I've long since quit pining over those sorts of things, but every time I see it I am reminded of how perfect he is for me. He makes me remember what it was to be a young girl who could only dream about what love would be like.

Jennybean said...

Hmmm.... I don't have a "knock your socks off moment".

A couple years ago I did something similar to Melissa though... I wrote little "reasons I love you" on slips of paper then tied them to the strings of heart chaped balloons.

Hmmm... gotta get thinking about what we are gonna do...

Shel said...

Two years ago for Valentine's day my husband made reservations and took me out to a nice restaurant. He also waited in line forever at Malley's Chocolates so I could have a box of their chocolate-covered strawberries and a box of their chocolate-covered grapes which I had been dying to try.

Now that may not sound like much except this is the guy who NEVER plans any of our outings, vacations, etc. He always looks to me to do the planning and arranging so for him to actually pick up the phone and make a call to land a reservation is a HUGE thing. Pizza..he can call for; reservations...not so much.

Jess said...

awww! We usually just go out to dinner on Valentine's day. I don't know that I've ever had a super elaborate Valentine's day. One year, I ordered from a website that had a 4-course dinner that we could order. They shipped it to our house and I threw the dishes in the oven and we ate a wonderful dinner together! I can't think of the website though...it was something like gourmetstation.com or something like that.

pestkaj said...

My sig other once bought me tickets to a concert that she would NEVER ever go to- music she hates and I love. But she went and was super sweet about it, I thought that was wonderful.

Rick Beato Photo said...

Well, I recently bought my wife and me tickets to see JERSEY BOYS. We have seen it twice in the past two years, once on Broadway, and it is a wonderful, serious, funny, and rocking musical. As a former high school drama teacher who has over 400 playbills in a file, this may be my favorite play of all-time. And it is fun for everyone.

Nanci said...

Tony gets pretty creative. He once gave me a heart shaped basket full of Hershey's Hugs and Kisses (may favs), and burried a heart shaped diamond neclace in it. He left it on the counter before he left for work, so I saw it when I came down to make his lunch. When I do make his lunch, I try to write little messages on a napkin for him: Hanve a nice day, I'm thinking of you, I love you, blah blah blah. He likes getting them, because he nevers knows when I'll do that.

DawnH said...

The best V-day gift he gave me was a rick of firewood. I hate foo-foo stuff, I don't wear jewelry besides my wedding/engagement ring, and lord knows I don't need candy. I enjoyed that gift for months.

The best gift I can give to him would involve selfish sex (no need for me to have a parallel experience) complete with come-do-me shoes, fishnet hose and provocative clothing (all worn by me, not him!). That and a huge quantity of Necco wafers. He loves them things.