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[theidolhands]
The gift isn't usually the point, but all the same:

1. What is the worst V-day gift you've received or seen someone else get?

2. What is the best gift you've seen/gotten or an ideal gift that you'd enjoy?
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[User Picture]From: kitschyduck
2013-02-14 10:39 am (UTC)

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The girl I work with told me her ex bought her a box of chocolates, but ate all the best ones before he presented her with it.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 10:46 am (UTC)

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Oh. My. God.

What a great, awful first answer.

I think that requires a similar revenge.

I challenge people here to think one up a suggestion :P

[User Picture]From: lisasimpsonfan
2013-02-14 10:40 am (UTC)

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1. One V-day I was seeing this guy who knew I loved poetry but he was kinda dense. He got me a book of poetry that was like the cheesy stuff you find in greeting cards. I had to fake being happy with that gift.

2. My daughter. If you want to talk material things I can't pick one thing. My husband loves buying little presents because he sees something that he knows you will like and will make you smile. He surprises me and our kiddo with stuff all the time. It's rarely anything expensive. And they can sometimes be really silly like a singing frog to add to your frog collection. But those are my favorite gifts to receive because they are just an expression of love.
[User Picture]From: elikaa
2013-02-14 11:49 am (UTC)

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my old flatmate got a knife from her boyfriend on valentines day because he didn't like any of her cooking knives.

My boyfriend got me two books last year that I'd never heard of or would have bought for myself and I really enjoyed them.
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2013-02-14 11:53 am (UTC)

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I've never received a bad gift.

My husband adopted a polar bear in my name for the wwf this year:):)
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2013-02-14 09:15 pm (UTC)

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"I've never received a bad gift."

i want your friends and family instead of my own.
[User Picture]From: sangrealmazimur
2013-02-14 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Worst: I don't think there is one. Maybe just not acknowledging it altogether.

Best: A gift bag with pre-natal vitamins as a way to tell me he was ready for kids.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 12:21 pm (UTC)

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That's a fantastic "best"

Edited at 2013-02-14 12:21 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: malidocious
2013-02-14 04:54 pm (UTC)

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That "best" gift is so preciously adorable!
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2013-02-14 01:01 pm (UTC)

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this may not be a story for those with a squeamish stomach. My sister's ex-bf got her a little gecko and wrapped the aquarium um (minus the top). When she unwrapped it she saw the gecko eating his own leg off! I know the intent was sweet, she really likes geckos, but to have that happen right when you open it is kind of shitty, to say the least.

so i'm a huge disney nerd, and I collect disney pins. My last bf and I met at disney world (we were both working there) so it was a special thing to us. For our first valentine's day he got me 200 disney pins and had his friend hid them for us to do a scavenger hunt. They were at his house, actually in disney world (we would have to ask certain cast members for clues), etc. It was the most fun valentine's day i've ever had!
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 02:44 pm (UTC)

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I had no idea geckos would ever do that.

That is super, super nice and well thought out. It deserves to be on TV. I'm smiling just thinkin' about it.
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2013-02-14 03:52 pm (UTC)

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omgggg the disney thing is awesome. i would love that.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-02-15 12:03 am (UTC)

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that was a super awesome way for your bf to give you something he knew you'd enjoy so much.
[User Picture]From: kampfbaby
2013-02-15 12:32 am (UTC)

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that is so cute! did you find all 200?
[User Picture]From: fayriekisses
2013-02-14 01:48 pm (UTC)

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When I had a boyfriend, an ex sent me a package with 2 dozen roses, jewelry and a 5 page letter asking that I give him another chance. Needless to say, my boyfriend was pissed and I was filled with all sorts of mixed emotions.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 02:38 pm (UTC)

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Duuuuude...

and why does that sort of thing always seem to happen when you've already got a new someone?
[User Picture]From: fayriekisses
2013-02-14 02:44 pm (UTC)

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Apparently we are more desirable when we are unavailable. :P
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 04:02 pm (UTC)

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Ah yes, I believe you hit the metaphorical nail on its proverbial head.

Edited at 2013-02-14 04:02 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: kelj99
2013-02-14 02:12 pm (UTC)

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Not really sure. Maybe just not doing anything at all for it?

A set of pearls. A gift I never would have bought myself ever but which i have truly enjoyed owning
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 02:39 pm (UTC)

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Aw, that's exactly why I gave the extravagant gifts I gave, although the humble ones that took more thought than money were equally appreciated!
[User Picture]From: kelj99
2013-02-14 03:03 pm (UTC)

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It was definitely unexpected and the fact that a gift like that doesn't happen every Valentine's (or any other holiday for that matter) made it more *special*.

I still really love all the small thoughtful things too but this one gift still sticks out for me. I hate to admit it because it was mostly a money gift (although he had to choose the actual jewelry and chose something I would really love and wear) so I feel a little shallow.
[User Picture]From: morrigan716
2013-02-14 02:37 pm (UTC)

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1. Unfortunately, I found out accidentally that my dad gave my mom a paper mache penis for Valentine's Day one year.

2. My husband and I don't usually do anything for Valentine's Day, but a few years ago he came up to work and hand delivered a vase of flowers, and all the other girls oohed and awwed.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 02:40 pm (UTC)

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1. D:

2. Nicely played hubby, nicely played.
[User Picture]From: wexdance
2013-02-14 02:45 pm (UTC)

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I don't do V-day. But last year one of my friends' boyfriend got her a little teddy bear that said I <3 U or something and it made me want to barf a little. They're 23!

As I said we don't do V-day but I love it when my boyfriend takes me out for dinner and a movie. Cliché but so nice.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 04:03 pm (UTC)

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Ain't nothing wrong with dinner & a movie. Or a little cuddle.
[User Picture]From: anchellada
2013-02-14 03:51 pm (UTC)

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valentines day themed stuffed animals. they just look gross and cheap to me.
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-02-14 04:03 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, not a fan either.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2013-02-14 04:54 pm (UTC)

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1. receiving nothing. Especially after I made this bad ass little gift basket thing for him.
2. my watch my husband got me for christmas was the best.
[User Picture]From: 1wildheart
2013-02-14 06:19 pm (UTC)

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One year my husband got me a stuffed bear that was holding a small box of candy but instead of candy being in the box, there was a blue topaz ring!
[User Picture]From: dreamabella
2013-02-14 07:13 pm (UTC)

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Worst V-day gift I got was getting dumped. Then I was stupid enough to get back together with my ex. I should have learned my lesson, since I was dumped again on Christmas Day.

I hate holidays and "special" days like that. The only other time I was dumped (by another guy) was on my birthday.
[User Picture]From: aintgotink
2013-02-14 11:21 pm (UTC)

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1) A few years ago, an ex got me Risk: Lord of the Rings Edition. He said he 'thought it looked cool'.

2) A few years ago, a Nook Simple Touch for my birthday. I love reading and would take books with me everywhere, so having access to so many in such a light form is awesome.
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2013-02-15 02:10 am (UTC)

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Haha, I would love receiving your #1. :P Give it to me!
[User Picture]From: kampfbaby
2013-02-15 12:33 am (UTC)

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i adore children's books and my bf surprised me with (a really cool) one today :)