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A Surprise for Him this Valentine's Day

I am not as romantic as my husband. Generally the onus of celebrating special days like anniversary, birthdays, Valentine's Day and arranging gifts lie on him. I remember two years back I was struggling alone in a new city with a new job ( Hubby was in UK), he sent me a very pretty 22 carat gold necklace on Valentine's Day. I have always worn it since.
I have been thinking about what to gift him on 14th, and a lot of gift ideas have come to my mind. I have zeroed in on buying him an ipod. He is a real movie and music buff, and like 99.9 percent of the young generation, he also likes to listen to music while traveling to his office and back home.He had his cell for this purpose, but I have hijacked the cell for taking and uploading pictures for my blogs. ( The digital camera is without a data cable for the time being). It was very difficult for him to part with the only means of entertainment he has while traveling, but he did it for me. So I have gone and bought him an ipod. I will put it under his pillow later. I am also secretly knitting an ipod cosy. It will be ready in a by Sunday.
That was about me. Now tell me what you are going to gift him? An aftershave or a pair of sneakers?
Here is my list of cool gifts for men:
1. A baby: Announce that you are pregnant. Note the reaction on his face. If he is thrilled, it shows that he is ready for fatherhood and you two can begin thinking about creating your herd. If he is impassive or worried, tell him it was a joke and the relief he will feel on this disclosure is nothing compared to a thousand bucks tux you get him.
2. Video games: Most men are grown up kids. Make your kid happy by gifting him the latest video games in the market.
3. Plan a holiday: You don't have to worry about calling is office to check if he can take two days off this Valentine's Day. The Saturday gives you perfect opportunity for a romantic getaway. If you haven't had the time to make bookings, no need to worry. Get a room in a local hotel and spend the whole two days in bed with him.
4. Make him a tasty treat: Instead of buying that Valentine's Day cake, make it at home. I know it will be a lot of work and result may not be that gratifying ( you are the best judge of your culinary skills), but simply the effort on your part will make him go over the moon. And as they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so try it out and tell me.

4 comments:

  baby shower ideas

21 February 2009 at 19:56

It is really tough to come up with a great gift for guys on Valentines Day. I ended up getting my guy a Gerber multitool. He does some ranching for fun so I thought he could use it.

  freelife

23 February 2009 at 12:30

Dear i too agree with your cool gifts list but i want to add few more like his favourite perfumes,recent cell phones.
Don't make him feel forcible to take leave for V-Day.Ask him to take it easy & think for some plan.

  tam @ romantic hotels

2 April 2009 at 11:21

can't beat a night away in a romantic hotel :)

  Pink Flowers

9 August 2010 at 04:53

It's really hard to find gifts for guys. They are not vocal like women on their want. I suggest you to give them some techy gadgets. That's the best thing I think they would like. It is also advisable to give your gift with matching pink flowers.