These are some of the answers I got:
“Teddy bears and balloons ended after pre-k. I had intellectual needs that a poorly-stitched bear and a ball of helium couldn’t satisfy… Needless to say, I like jewelry, getaways, panties, strawberry shortcake from Cake Love! But most of all, I love a gift that captures a part of our connection to each other and to God. No matter what the gift is, it needs to have some relevance to our relationship and show that somebody’s been paying attention.”
“Very ideally, I’d probably have to say it involves dating a musician who also happens to be a gourmet chef and tantric sex master who would welcome me home with an amazingly fresh-cooked meal, has written a song solely for me and the times we’ve shared, and so on… haha!
But more realistically, I would say that definitely the more personal the better. I look at it as a time not as much to reflect our past, but more a day dedicated to becoming even closer. Is there something one of us has always wanted to do or try? A certain restaurant, making fondue, going to play paintball, escaping to Canada, anything! just something that is guaranteed fun, and to strengthen that bond.”
-A “romantic” Dinner/ A private rooftop candlelit dinner on a sky scraper in the middle of a big city
-A picnic/A homemade picnic dinner at twilight at the nearest beach
-Quality time together/Get a really nice hotel room fully stocked with food, drink, decorations (like white Christmas lights, candles, and flowers) , movies, video game console of choice (if you both play) and matching PJ’s. No cell phones or any other contact with the outside world.
I could go on and on really…”
For Restaurant Reservations: Opentable.com or call the restaurant.
For Jewelry: Never buy cheap jewelry, by the best you can afford, don’t compromise quality. The Shane Company is always a superb choice as well as Tiffany’s and any other high end jeweler.
For Flowers: It’s always nice to patronize your local flower shops- they often have the freshest selection. If you need to order online try ProFlowers.com. But year after year I have always found that the Sam’s Club has the best flowers for the best price. If you go there by noon you should be able to pick from a plethora of fresh flowers (roses of every shade)- usually they’re 2 dozen for $16.99, but during Valentine’s Day they’re about $22 (for 2 dozen). You honestly can’t beat that!
Okay guys… I hope that helps!
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