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Plastic flowers and being an ungrateful bitch on Valentines Day

So, it's Valentines Day in my timezone already and I have a boggle. My boyfriend recently not-so-subtly asked me what kind of flowers I like (bless his cotton socks, he thought he was being sneaky) so to make Valentines Day less tricky for him, I told him a couple of varieties. Last weekend he presents me with what he says is just the first part of my gift- plastic flowers.

To be fair, they're the plastic version of the kind I like, but still, plastic. I fucking HATE plastic flowers, seriously there is not a strong enough word in the English language for me to describe how fucking awful I think they are. I would rather get no flowers ever for the rest of my life than get plastic flowers even once.

As it's 2am on Valentines Day, I haven't been given the rest of the present, but before that weekend was over I accidentally caught sight of it in his room. More plastic flowers. I can't. I just can't. What's worse is I know he put a lot of effort into finding the right type and he even bought plastic for a reason - I once made an offhand reference to wishing I wasn't so good at killing plants and he's taken that very literally.

The context: we've been together for only 2 months, but we're both pretty far gone for each other. He's it for me - Imma marry this boy, I know it. We've always been super honest with each other about everything and I kinda want to catch this before it becomes a long term reoccuring present thing.

Do I thank him (verbally and through sexual favours) for the thought and effort he put into my gift, but let him know gently that I don't mean to be ungrateful, but I sort of hate plastic flowers or do I suck it up, display the monstrousities in my room FOREVER (remember, they're not going to wilt and give me a reason to throw them out) and potentially deal with getting MORE of them every year until I die of old age?

/tl;dr - TQC, do you tell someone when you don't like their present?
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