Whether you have made your plans for Valentine’s Day or not, perhaps you can pull some inspiration of what to do (or possibly what not to do) from our experiences… or at least get some entertainment out of our responses! We hope you enjoy the post and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart!
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I should preface this post with a note: I am terrible at buying gifts. I am not sure why that is the case, but I find it to be true. I can speak on the fly while on the air, so that type of creativity is my strong suit. Creativity in gift-giving, however, is a trait I lack.
Nonetheless, I have one specific gift I have given to my soon-to-be wife that still makes me laugh: A plush Yogi Bear toy. Let me explain.
When my fiancé and I started dating, we went to work trying to create a cute nickname for each other outside of the standards – “babe,” “sweetheart,” “honey,” and so on. Because of my penchant for eating and my generally goofiness, she quickly went to Yogi Bear (or Yogi, for short) for my moniker. The name stuck – to the point that her siblings began calling me Yogi from time to time – and supplanted my actual name. This led to a frantic search for something Yogi Bear-related that could make for a cute first Valentine’s Day gift. Local stores were a bust, as was much of the Internet. Thankfully, Amazon yielded a single Yogi Bear plush toy, which was sent to my home as quickly as possible. She laughed a little upon seeing it, but I didn’t think it had quite the impact I hoped it would.
The nickname has waned in usage (having been mainly replaced with “Coco,” so I’m not sure if it is an upgrade or downgrade), but Yogi mans a post alongside some of my more sentimental gifts in her room… so, I’d call that a successful gift.
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The funniest Valentine’s day I remember receiving was one of those giant chocolate chip cookies with the icing on top, like a cake, but a cookie. It had a giant icing heart. The front desk had called and said I had a valentine’s delivery and I was highly confused considering I was single, but it was from a friend who knew I loved those massive cookies.
What about you? Tell us about your funny Valentine’s Day experiences. Join in on the fun and let us know your answer in the comments below!