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8 Valentine’s Day Gifts Women Want From Men

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You probably should be reading this if you don’t know what Valentine’s Day Gifts women want from men.

Do your due diligence, and you’ll be welcomed with love and kisses on February 14th.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Women Want

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What do women want for Valentine’s Day Gifts?

You’ll be shocked to know it’s not always what you think it is.

Of course, that depends on your partner since everyone is different, and you know her best.

Just about every man reading about gifts to buy women on Valentine’s Day, hoping to get it right, might get it wrong whether it’s their first or tenth round at romance.

Ask almost any guy, and they will tell you that when they buy Valentine’s Day Gifts, they go into a store and get something, no matter the price.

If it looks pretty, we’ll take it in our minds having a happy partner on Valentine’s day trumps the high costs of this commercial celebration of love.

The key is not about buying Valentine’s stuff for the woman you love rather, it’s about knowing what she secretly wants for Valentine’s gifts.

Get it out of your head that every woman wants jewelry, chocolates, and dozens of red roses for Valentine’s Day gifts.

That’s old-school love, and although roses are still the flower of choice for Valentine’s Day, red roses aren’t the only option.

Finding out what the different colored roses stand for often helps to change up a predictable Valentine’s Day gift that she might be expecting from you.

Give her what she wants to be mixed with a surprise element that she won’t expect.

Valentine’s Day Gifts – Meaning Behind The Colour Of Roses

Go for a mix of roses, daisies, and other flowers to present to her with a nice love note tucked inside.

  • Red symbolizes love and steamy passion, and the most popular of roses.
  • Yellow symbolizes friendship and joy
  • Blue symbolizes mystery
  • Orange symbolizes desire, passion, and enthusiasm
  • Pink symbolizes admiration, joy, and appreciation
  • White symbolizes purity, innocence, and honour
  • Lavender symbolizes love at first sight.

Every grocery store in Canada has flowers for a decent price on Valentine’s Day.

A dozen red long-stem roses at Metro will cost you $24.99 this year.

Not bad for a week or so of beauty in your home, but a lifetime of memories for your partner.

Related: Frugal Ways To Say I Love You This Valentine’s Day

Facebook Survey Ladies Valentine’s Day Gifts

What Valentine’s Day gifts does she want, then?

I asked the ladies on my Facebook page to tell me what they want from their boyfriend/husband on Valentine’s Day.

You can read the juicy details below from the ladies, and although a couple of them shocked me, they were fairly straightforward.

I’m not a massive fan of Valentine’s Day because every day is Valentine’s in our relationship.

I recognize Valentine’s Day, though, because I enjoy special days when the wife and I get to love each other just a little bit more.

We love and respect each other so much that we work together as a team.

There are days she lets me sleep in and days I let her sleep in when I’m not working.

I might even clean the house or wash the floors, something she tries to tackle while I’m spending my days on the job.

Sometimes I bring her a McDonald’s coffee home, and then I’m in the good books for the rest of the night. Why? Because I know what my wife wants and enjoys.

My wife is so easy to please that I don’t wait for Valentine’s to tell her how much I love her.

Following The Valentine’s Day Gifts Trend

Personally, I think men are overthinking the entire Valentine’s Day gifts, and when you start an expensive trend in a relationship, you can expect to continue it.

You can’t go from spending $200 on roses, chocolates, movies, dinner, and a necklace to buying her a CD and pretty nail polish the following year.

Many women would love to receive this personalized gift which shows you put thought into it.

If you don’t plan to continue what you are doing after moving in together or marriage, don’t do it.

Once you have a mortgage, rent, kids, and other responsibilities that you might now have when you start a relationship, money can get tight.

Unless both of you understand your financial position, one of you might be upset that Valentine’s day gifts are on the slim side.

Maybe all you can offer is a coffee date and a homemade card.

Relationships can break down over money and expectations, especially when splashing cash was no object during the early months of dating.

Free Valentine’s Day Gifts

From the likes of the comments from the ladies below, the common theme revolved around four Valentine’s Day Gifts you may not have expected;

  1. Sleep
  2. Help
  3. Alone Time
  4. Food (save money cooking the meal at home)

When I read what they say, I understand that the ladies need some downtime and to be pampered without any worries for the entire day.

That means no kids, a clean house, dinner cooked with a clean kitchen, a back massage, and some kissing and hugging.

You dummy, you just blew a tonne of money for nothing.

What Women Want From A Relationship

Stop spending so much when she wants your time, attention, cleaning abilities, cooking skills, and a quiet night without snoring or farting between the sheets.

That’s my kind of woman, and lucky for me, I have a wife who loves when I cook dinner, do the laundry (every week), and give her hugs, kisses, love, and attention (every day).

Coming up with unique Valentine’s Day gifts for my wife is always challenging.

I know she doesn’t want me to spend money on the commercialism of a day that should be built into a loving relationship, no matter what.

I’ll still make her Valentine’s day card, including a hand-written poem.

Our son has more than enough crafts in his art center that I could whip up something pretty cool.

I won’t say exactly what I will do just in case she reads this post, but I know that I used to get it wrong.

As a guy, I know that buying or even making gifts for the woman in our lives can always be challenging but rewarding, especially if we get it right.

The last thing we want to see is a sad face because we bought her red roses and white chocolates for Valentine’s day gifts instead of white roses and milk chocolates.

8 Valentine’s Day Gifts Men Should Know About

So let me break it down for the men reading this so you make sure you’ve covered all of your bases.

Ladies, if you’re reading this, you might want to casually leave it open on your computer screen for your husband or boyfriend to read or say, “Hey, I have something I think you would enjoy reading,” and hand it to him.

You’re one step closer, ladies.

What to do and What not to do

Men, grab a seat and let’s talk for a few minutes. I learned something about Valentine’s Day gifts this week that I think you should hear about.

Whether you think you’ve mastered this special day bursting with love and emotion, you may have done too much or possibly too little. Don’t panic.

She isn’t sending you a jail card rather; this is more about knowing your partner instead of spending money on stuff she doesn’t care for.

Men Get The Card

For the love of all things on Valentine’s Day, at least make or buy her a Valentine’s Day card. You’re in safe territory with the card, meaning you thought about her.

Whatever, you don’t run out at the last minute like a donut scrambling to get Valentine’s day stuff because you’ll spend too much money, and she’ll know that you put her last on the list.

Don’t tell her you were too busy, especially if you forgot.

Even worse, please don’t ask her what she wants or wants to do for Valentine’s Day.

Women don’t care for men that aren’t planners when it comes to holidays and special days, including Valentine’s Day.

Plan Valentine’s Day Gifts In Advance

Being on top of your game is important, so plan out the holidays you need to be aware of all year and start thinking about what you will do today instead of waiting for tomorrow.

  • Not all women care if they get something on Valentine’s Day. You should know this about your partner, but as I said, there must be a card, poem, or hand-made craft.
  • Clean the house. It doesn’t get any easier than that, especially when you see the smile on her face. A break from cleaning is always a pleasure that any woman would soak up, even for a day.
  • Cook her a meal- It’s Valentine’s Day which means you can show off your culinary skills by cooking a frugal meal that looks lavish, tastes divine, and comes in under budget. Forget going out; the action is all indoors.
  • Spend time with her, especially if you are a busy partner who isn’t around as much because of work or travel, or she works opposite shifts from you. Go for a walk, hold hands, cuddle, talk about memories, and make new memories with her. Cost- Time and I’m sure she’s worth every minute of it.
  • When she gives you a honey-do list, do it and shut up. No whining or complaining and taking forever to get the tasks completed. If you give her a new bathroom, don’t wait 4 years to finish it.
  • Plan something, anything, even if it’s the next day. Show her that you thought about her and planned a date, even if it is for a free concert a few days after Valentine’s Day. She will understand. In the meantime, pamper her at home with any of the above.
  • Let her enjoy an evening without the kids by hiring a babysitter and planning something special for the two of you. Ideally, if the sitter can watch the kids at his/her house, that would leave you an empty house to do what you wish. If not, have the babysitter come to the house while you plan something outdoors or at a venue.

Love Outdoors For Valentine’s Day

Sometimes just sitting on a park bench overlooking the water with a hot beverage is all you need.

Make sure somewhere in your pockets you have chocolate and feed it to her. You’ll melt her heart all over again.

Valentine’s Day Gifts In The Bedroom

Valentine’s Day Gifts aren’t just for the evening. Start your morning with Valentine’s gifts and love in the bedroom.

You can even get fake rose petals at the Dollar store that you can scatter on a bed or down the stairs.

They won’t leave any stains if they get mushed into the bed sheets or carpet. Easy clean-up for a buck or two.

Bake Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts

Bake her some cookies or breakfast in bed and leave love notes around the house for when she gets up.

Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts is easy to make for that special someone for Valentine’s Day.

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Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts – Bake Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her.

Ladies Spill Their Secrets For Valentine’s Day Gifts

Women wish men could read their minds, but sadly we can’t, and we are horrible at picking up on clues.

One of the best tips I can give the ladies is to tell your man what you like or want but not the week of Valentine’s Day.

It could be in conversations in December while it’s snowing outside or swimming at the beach in the summer.

Casually have conversations or make comments, we don’t forget. Any man who truly loves his woman will listen to what she says and store it in his conversation bank.

After Valentine’s Day when the prices aren’t as outrageous, I’d like carnations or daisy mums and a nice meal out at someplace like maybe, Ummm, Burger Barn!Judy F

Help, as in assistance. With most women working, I think they would like their guy to help with housework and the kids.

If they can really afford something special, flowers, candy or an evening out, it is crazy to spend money people can’t afford for a holiday!Pat S.

Honey-do list completed, without hesitation, a lot of questions or complaints. A date night out doesn’t have to be on the 14th, but 100% planned and arranged.- Christine S.


House cleaned without asking and a nice dinner out planned! I don’t want to be ‘asked’ or have to make all the arrangements!!Andrea L.

I’m not that into Valentine’s Day, but I sure wouldn’t turn down a vase of Gerber daisies and a Black Forest Cake.Tanya M.

Little love notes left around the house, would be another nice thing he could do.Andrea L.

Get the kids out for the day. Let me watch crappy TV eat not good for me, food and nap!Jackelyn G.

Time with my sweetie…I don’t care where we go, what we do or where we eat. – Mary C.

To stop giving me a to do list of things he can do on his own. I’m thinking the idea of shooting at the range is a good idea.Mona M.

Dinner was cooked, and the kitchen was cleaned up afterward.- Kelly J.

Not just about women. Maybe a couple would love to have a family member take the kids for the evening and allow them to have an evening to do whatever they want.

No kids, I love, appreciate and cherish to each other would be great. Single, thanks for being a great friend.Tammy J.

A romantic gesture like a shoulder / back massage for aching muscles from shovelling snow.Fran K.

Several boxes of 9mm ammunition and a visit to the shooting range.Denise C.

Sleep in.- Patricia L.

New oven mitts or take the car for an oil change or car wash as a surprise.- Nicole J.

All alone, a day at the spa with a massageSylvie M.

Share Your Thoughts

Discussion Question: What does your husband or boyfriend buy you for Valentine’s Day gifts, and what do you want from him? Share your comments in the comment section below.

Happy Valentine’s to everyone reading this today; even the guys I’m sure will be spoiled by their lovely ladies. It goes both ways. Love is teamwork.

Just don’t break the bank to make it work.

Related: Budgeting for love on Valentine’s Day.


Behind Closed Doors

The week after the horrid virus we all had, there are still remnants as our little guy has had a snotty nose all week and a rough cough.

I’ve felt the effects of working too much, and I’m thinking about giving up my second job or telling them I can only do 1 day a week.

This is my dream job. Remember, however, I can’t keep going working 7 days a week forever. Hurry up and hire me; I’m worth it! 🙂 I’m holding on as strong as I can.

Other than that a bit of snow, ice, and rain, and the week ended on a good note.

Boring, I know, but that’s the life I get right now until things get sorted.

In between, it’s all about my family and our love for each other. Soon we’ll be on a plane flying away for the holidays, and I can’t wait.

The countdown is on!!

How was your week?


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