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Women's Top Valentine's Gift Turnoffs<br><br><br><br>
By Laura Snyder<br><br><br><br>
With Valentine's Day looming on the<br><br>
pink and red heart-shaped horizon,<br><br>
you guys must be feeling the<br><br>
pressure to come up with a heartfelt<br><br>
gift that will knock her socks -- and<br><br>
maybe a few more articles of clothing<br><br>
-- off.<br><br><br><br>
In your search for the perfect present,<br><br>
we advise you to steer clear of these<br><br>
gift turnoffs:<br><br><br><br>
The Sugar-Coated or Super-Fluffy<br><br>
Nothing says "I'm too inconsiderate to give you something<br><br>
thoughtful" than a generic box of cheap chocolates or a<br><br>
fuzzy stuffed animal. Do you really want to make love to us<br><br>
later with the eyes of that fluffy teddy bear staring at you?<br><br>
Unless your sweetie is under 12, save the plush pets and<br><br>
sugary stuff for your kid sister.<br><br><br><br>
Something You Want<br><br>
Remember when Homer Simpson bought Marge a<br><br>
bowling ball for her birthday? It's only funny in cartoons.<br><br>
So, don't buy us tickets to your favorite team's next game<br><br>
(unless they're our favorites, too) or give us something<br><br>
you're hoping to get use out of yourself.<br><br><br><br>
Any Kind of Power Tool<br><br>
Repeat after us: belt sanders are not sexy. Practical gifts<br><br>
are great for Christmas and birthdays, but not this holiday.<br><br>
We love that you notice that we need that self-cleaning<br><br>
litter box. We just don't want one gift-wrapped on the most<br><br>
romantic day of the year.<br><br><br><br>
The Easily Misinterpreted<br><br>
We're including this one just to save you from getting<br><br>
yelled at later. Give a lot of thought to what your present<br><br>
says. Unless we've expressed a genuine interest in it,<br><br>
don't buy us anything that aims to improve us. This<br><br>
includes gift certificates for free makeovers (Aren't we<br><br>
pretty enough for you?), trashy lingerie (Aren't we sexy<br><br>
enough for you?), and cooking lessons (Oh, so now we're<br><br>
not a good enough cook for you?).<br><br><br><br>
The Fussy and Complicated<br><br>
To really win her over, keep it simple. A bouquet of her<br><br>
favorite flowers, a bottle of wine or champagne and a nice<br><br>
dinner are all she really expects. Don't get caught up in<br><br>
the commercial whirlwind. Valentine's Day is just about<br><br>
being together and remembering why you love each other.<br><br><br><br>
Copyright 2003 Fun Online Corporation.
 

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I think cut flowers are just as thoughtless of a gift as cheap chocolates & stuffed animals - i just see it as money wasted on something that's just going to look pretty for a few days and then what? Cleaning up after dying flowers isn't my idea of romance.<br><br>
Other than that, i'd say this article is fairly on the mark - as far as my interests are concerned anyway .. now to find a SO who's actually interested in celebrating the holiday!
 

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I effin' hate Valentine's Day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
And yes, I am bitter.
 

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I've never recieved chocolates for Valentines because I don't eat sweets too often. But, my secret wish is to recieve a huge box of chocolates. I might not eat them, but damn, I wish someone would say, by giving them, " I don't give a damn if you'll become a big fat pig eating these, I love you, and I just want you to enjoy yourself."<br><br>
I really don't like Valentines too much, I resent the pressure put on people to express their love through consumerism. I do however, want a box of chocolates someday.
 

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I like trashy lingerie sometimes..cut loose and have some fun..grab a $20 pair of thigh highs to while you're at it from Freddie's..maybe some scented body powder glitter too to put in the right places....you got yourself one hot valentine's date!<br><br><br><br>
But a big hug and a card does the trick too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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all i ever really want is a good backrub that i don't have to beg for, and not the usual 2 minute just-to-shut-me-up backrub either.<br><br>
but... if he went totally out of his way to find me something he knows i'd like, like a big box of vegan chocolates, which is tough to find, i'd really appreciate it.<br><br>
the key to good female gift giving is listen to them all year and write down anything they mention liking or wanting. instead of getting them roses remember a kind of flower they really liked and get those. roses are cliche, i'd much rather lilies, or better yet, a potted plant that will keep making flowers every year.<br><br>
that sort of thing<br><br><br><br>
one year i went all out for him though, fancy chocolates, a few little things, and a really gorgeous stuffed animal, and wrapped them up really nice, took a lot of time and effort. and he didn't like it at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> i guess secretly it was what i wished someone would do for me. *shrug* it's not the gift, it's the thought and effort put into it. any dope can just get a bouqet of flowers, even the grocery store sells them, how romantic.
 

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"Valentine's Day is just about being together and remembering why you love each other."<br><br><br><br>
I agree! I'm really looking forward to spending time w/the one I love on Valentines Day...although I look forward to spending time w/him everytime I see him.
 

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valentines day is a joke. i think i may dress in goth this year. oh dear god, my ex is supposed to be visiting me on valentines day...so..con...fused..
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by MsRuthieB</i><br><br><b>grab a $20 pair of thigh highs to while you're at it from Freddie's..</b></div>
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I love me some thing-highs on a broad. Yep. Can't beat that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:"><br><br><br><br>
Valentines Day kicks ass when you're single. Too much pressure when you're dating someone, though. Everyday should be like Valentines Day when you're dating someone.
 

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Chances are she's more likely to wear the thigh high's if <i>you've</i> bought them..unless she's real secure. Then she's buying them for herself and treating you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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like a big box of vegan chocolates, which is tough to find, i'd really appreciate it.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.animalaid.org.uk/shop/chocolate.htm" target="_blank">http://www.animalaid.org.uk/shop/chocolate.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Booja Booja: Flambéd Banana Truffles<br><br><br><br>
Jummie! (about 6$ for 7!)<br><br><br><br>
Any way I dont like the commercial edge of valentine.<br><br>
If you love someone you should tell him/her this on a regular basis.<br><br>
A gift on the 14th of February isnt gonna cut it.<br><br><br><br>
On the other hand: a little note would be fine.<br><br>
(is there gonna be a valentine action on VB?)
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 1vegan</i><br><br><b>On the other hand: a little note would be fine.<br><br>
(is there gonna be a valentine action on VB?)</b></div>
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That's such a neat idea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I already explored the possibility to send anonymous emails to veggie board members but it didnt work<br><br><br><br>
Michael! Help!
 

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You are a sweety 1Vegan (ok, I'll go wipe the brown off my nose now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">)
 

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you mean like giving out online valentines? that'd be cute. but i think it'd end up being a popularity contest just like it was in highschool, and even in elementary school. unless we make a rule that nobody can brag about the number of valentines they get.<br><br><br><br>
i do think v-day is just a commercial hooplah to get us to spend more money, and normally i don't think i'd even celebrate it. but my anniversary with my bf is the same day, so we celebrate both. he found out last night that he's scheduled to work that night. he's hoping to swap shifts with someone but meanwhile we can't really make reservations somewhere til we know for sure that we can go. last minute doesn't work on a day like that, it's the busiest day of the year for restaurants.<br><br>
i told him he could just make me dinner at home but all that got me was a laugh and 'yeah whatever'
 

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I don't like guys buying me perfume because sometimes it smells awful to me. Sometimes not, though, too. I also appreciate a small box of assorted nuts, a plant or flowers or a nice dinner out.
 

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Top Three Gifts That Skylark Hates:<br><br>
1. Cut flowers<br><br>
2. Candy<br><br>
3. Perfume<br><br><br><br>
It's no wonder my ex bf didn't get the reaction he wanted when he gave me a huge boquet of flowers for my birthday last year... I wanted a potted azalea that I could keep for a long time, not dead flowers soon to wither!<br><br><br><br>
Candy is a no-no for me because I don't need the temptation. Perfume is out because while I'm not quite allergic, I've not yet met a perfume I want to become my aura.
 

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I like lotions...body butter's to be exact. I'm not picky though. If I get nothing else but his time I'm happy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> That's me...easy to please!
 

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I cant wait until Valentines day. i want a certain someone to ask me to be their Valentine or else im asking him. I think the VB valentines day thing would be cool. I will send a Valentines day ECard to my VB friends. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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