Valentine's day present for a new boyfriend????

  1. I started dating a guy 2 weeks ago who is a friend of a friend. We have been out several times and I could totally see this going somewhere. We're going out for Valentine's day and I'm trying to decide what to get him. Any suggestions? One of my friends suggested something small like a CD but he owns his own audio company and has pretty much every cd he could ever want. I'm trying to think of something creative and meaningful that is still small since we're still getting to know each other. I've considered going to the Christian bookstore and finding a book or going to the bead store that lets you make your own necklaces (to replace the dorky one he wears!). Is that too cheesy? What are some other ideas?
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    If he already wears a necklace, another one would be nice. To be honest, I don't think I'd be giving an actual present to someone I've only dated for 2 weeks, no matter how "right" it feels. I think I would stick with a really nice card.
  4. by   bethin
    I'd be too afraid I'd scare him off! Is there mutual friends you can talk to and see if he's getting you anything? Or just point blank ask him if he got you anything. Guys are weird about Valentine's Day. They get stuff for women, but don't want anything because they think it's too girly of a day.

    Thanks for reminding me it's coming up. Once again, for seven years in a row, can you guess who has been single? Meeeee!
  5. by   LanaBanana
    Quote from bethin
    Thanks for reminding me it's coming up. Once again, for seven years in a row, can you guess who has been single? Meeeee!
    Sorry! But for the first time is SEVERAL years I have a date, so I know where you're coming from. I've even been known to wear black on Feb 14!
    His present to me is that he's taking me to a concert of a jazz sax player I like (Grady Nichols). So I am wanting to get him something small - trust me, it won't be anything big to scare him off.
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Does this Grady Nichols person have a CD out that you could buy? I wouldn't let the fact that he owns his own audio company dissuade me from buying him a gift like this. The fact that he could get it for himself doesn't mean that he will.
  7. by   TazziRN
    How about taking him out to a really nice restaurant for dinner?
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I second the dinner thing.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    sorry, double post.
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Feb 6, '07 : Reason: double post
  10. by   leslie :-D
    i met husband #1 in january.
    i can't tell you what i offered him for valentine's day but it wasn't anything you could purchase at a Christian store.
    i just couldn't resist my humor and it really was a very successful date.
    we got married the following month and i had remained a good girl up until we were married.

    btw, i'm all for witty poems.
    one time i gave a boyfriend-in-between-marriages, a birthday toast.
    i still love it even if he was doused with crumbs.

  11. by   Roy Fokker
    I never was particular about "V-Day" but that being said - I for one, love home-cooked meals over any restaurant fare.

    cheers from 'that guy next door',