Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Realistic Valentine's Day Gifts For Married Couples

Valentine's Day is next week. It's not really a huge holiday for my family. I mean, duh, we like the chocolate, but it's not exactly a "real" holiday, is it? I'm always surprised when I hear about elaborate gifts people are giving on Valentine's Day. My friend was all, "Yeah, I'm giving my daughter an American Girl doll," and I blinked and said, "Huh? When did Valentine's Day become the new Christmas?"

I'll be honest: we don't do much. My husband and I will not be going out because hello, crowds. I most likely will order pizza, because I'm not a fan of cooking. Sometimes the local pizza place will make the pizza into a heart. Festive!

And the gifts? Well. My husband and I have been married over 10 years. So the gifts will go something like this.








1. New socks. I mean, my husband said he needed some, so why not have them out on Valentine's Day?


2. Nothing. Again. We don't really do much on this day. The kids usually get some candy though.


3. Day After Valentine's Day chocolate. I actually told my husband to go out the day AFTER and bring me home a box of chocolates. I'm serious! I hope he listens. Oh heck, I'll go out and get my own chocolates. He might pick up the weird tasting ones.


4. Books. I always tell my husband to get me a book. Reading is the best. Granted, he knows if I get a book I'll start reading that and ignore him the rest of the night.


5. Cleaning supplies. It's flu season! I could use a container of Lysol wipes.


6. Taco Bell. Hey, we love it. I don't care what is in the tacos, I will never give up Taco Bell. My entire family gobbles it right up. Maybe we'll do this instead of the pizza. Or maybe we'll eat this AND pizza.




So there's my list. If you'll excuse me, I need to go buy those socks for my husband. Plus new underwear. And not the sexy kind either.







What will you be doing on Valentine's Day? Do you expect real gifts?



46 comments:

  1. I love the realistic gifts! We don't exchange gifts, my husband will likely come home to his laundry put away haha. Happy Valentine's Day. ;)

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  2. These are great ideas! :) No joke, my husband would be so excited to get that big box of Taco Bell food. Also, socks, we always need socks.

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  3. Yeah, we don't do Valentine's Day in our house. I hate it and my husband brings me flowers, a cookie from my favorite bakery and other nice gestures on any other day than 2/14.

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  4. Hi hi, fun list. I love pizza so it's a great food idea for the day. I did not though about it very much. Maybe we will go out and drink some wine and have some cake. But most likely we will stay in make something good to eat and give each other massages.

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  5. I’m not sure that my husband cares about it either. We have absolutely no plans. He seems totally bored by the whole thing. 🤣

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  6. We don't usually go all out on Valentine's Day. We've taken a few weekend trips to the beach over the years to celebrate, but this year we will be home. We don't go overboard on gifts either.

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  7. Nothing will be going on here for Valentines Day. After all these years we like to stay home. Just the two of us anyways so dinner and watch a movie together.

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  8. My parents used to give me chocolate. I like getting the sales the day after!

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  9. Hahaha! I hear you- Valentine's Day is so overrated. I asked my partner to give me a Snickers bar and he asked me to help him shave his head for Valentine's Day. It may be unromantic or not sexy, but when you love each other...it's the little things that matter most.

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  10. haha, I love new socks! Total real gift there. And day after chocolate.
    We usually do small gifts and cards, but sometimes nothing!

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  11. We aren’t doing gift this year, and I’m okay with that. We are doing a family dinner at home. I can’t wait to decorate.

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  12. We don't do huge gifts at our house at all - and American Girl doll!?! WHOA!

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  13. We are not married and we already do don't valentine's day ahah! but we are in a long distance relationship and seeing each other this weekend. For the occasion, we're staying at a hotel so i guess it is our valentine's day gift!

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  14. Books and socks are always good gifts in my opinion! And chocolate :)

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  15. We're together for a long time now. Nothing is about our speed, partially because of money, different schedules and just not needing "stuff".

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  16. Love the suggestions. It's good to be practical and give what your spouse needs. I think these are just right.

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  17. I love Taco Bell. Even though they always seem to be out of the taco sauce when we go.

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  18. I love a nice quiet time at home with my husband on Valentine's day. Cooking dinner together would be fun as well. Not expecting anything fancy!

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  19. I love how realistic these all are. The Taco Bell gift is genius

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  20. I love all of these gift ideas. The Taco Bell is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This is so funny! I'm not even married, but I'm about to this point already haha.

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  22. I've been married for a long time and this is totally something I agree on. I like simple and practical gifts to be honest.

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  23. I love the realistic gift idea. I am also doing that and getting my boyfriend some new work shoes.

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  24. My husband's birthday is three days after Valentine's day so we always try to give him a gift that he could truly use. This year we got him the lifting weight set that he has been dreaming of getting, then I will take him bowling this weekend.

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  25. Myself and my boyfriend also get each other books and I'll usually bake us a nice chocolate cake. He got me flowers last year and I loved them.

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  26. I mean, you had me at Taco Bell. I cannot tell you how many times we default to it.

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  27. Sounds about right. I am happy with a key chain these days.

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  28. I'll take number 2 for the win! We don't celebrate it either. I don't want to fight everybody and their brother for a table in a restaurant. I'd rather spend a cozy night with my man.

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  29. I would always for a good healthy food. Not necessarily fancy but something worth eating.

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  30. Socks are always good! I have to admit we normally order in a takeaway and grab a movie to watch and that's it for valentines.

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  31. Ha! I love this. Taco Bell is one of our favorite late night eats but for Valentine's Day we usually get heart shaped pizzas. I wonder if they make a heart shaped taco!

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  32. These are all great! We always get the day after valentines day chocolate!!

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  33. What a great list of realistic ideas! Taco Bell used to be my favorite place to go, so I definitely understand. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. We don't do Valentines either. It's one of those pointless holidays that don't need celebrating since you should love your loved ones all year. :P

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  35. I couldn't agree more! Once we are married with children V-Day becomes something else.

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  36. After some time practicality does replace the dreamy aura. These are some really good and useful gifts. Of course the charm of chocolates never dies.

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  37. These are all great and I'm all for books for Valentine's Day. That's what I got the grand kids and because they're bookworms like me, they're going to love them.

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  38. I love Taco Bell for a date night.t nothing wrong with that at all!

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  39. Well, I can see your point and yes, your gift list is indeed realistic. My husband would bring me flowers and I use to buy him perfumes, while the kids will come with some handmade lovely gifts.

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  40. I prefer to give gifts, because I love to bless others from the heart. I don't expect anything in return.

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  41. Realistic gifts are seriously the best ones! This is such a great reminder to get those you love something they can use.

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  42. Realistic ideas are the best ones for sure. I love your post

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  43. haha loved reading your post. I'm not married, but my parents and I usually go for the realistic route which is either comfy socks, a movie or an appliance. Simple and practical.

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  44. I not much into consumerism and I would be okay getting nothing for valentines or a pair of socks will be fine. Or a t-shirt is also good. I like to keep it simple.

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  45. I love these gift ideas! And I agree when you've been married 20 years, you need something practical!

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  46. A new pair of socks, terrific idea!

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