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feedback on this gift idea please - February 14th 2009, 02:19 AM

So tomorrow my boyfriend and I are celebrating our 6-month mark (I know it's also Valentine's Day, but we're kind of downplaying that aspect), and I'm pretty sure we're going to exchange gifts. I'm thinking of getting him a small, easy-to-care-for potted plant, possibly one that is symbolic of something good like luck (if I find one). My thinking is that it'll be like a little reminder or memento whenever he sees it around the house, and also a plant could be symbolic of us and our relationship growing. But, is this really something a guy might appreciate? I mean, it's not like he's into plants / gardening or anything like that, and I dunno if it's a good idea to give something that takes some "work" (as in the plant would have to be watered every now and then and whatnot)...?

I'm also thinking of giving him a box of animal crackers in addition, because our first real "date" was going to the zoo together. Is this a good idea, or just kind of weird?
   
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Re: feedback on this gift idea please - February 14th 2009, 02:39 AM

I'm not a guy, but I think that's a really good idea. It's sentimental. I like it.


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Re: feedback on this gift idea please - February 14th 2009, 02:45 AM

Hmm... Because your boyfriend probably lives with his parents, keeping up a plant may be a bit too much work, especially if he's not into gardening. A small plant might not be that bad though.

Later on, that can be a great gift, because I know my mother enjoys her plants that my father bought her.

I would say no on the plant unless you know he's into that.

Now the animal cracker thing could be a good idea. It all depends on what kind of person he is and what he likes. Some people would consider that weird.

Personally, I like to receive gifts that aren't material based. More expensive does not = better. So you've got the right idea in terms of symbolic meaning. But that's just me.
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Re: feedback on this gift idea please - February 15th 2009, 09:04 AM

hmm haha. i know valentines is over, and im curious what he thought of it!?
i remember watching how to lose a guy in ten days, and one of the things she does is buy hm a pot plant and sasy it's a symbol of their relatoinship growing haha
but that is in the first ten days of dating! anyway, how did it go?
   
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Re: feedback on this gift idea please - February 15th 2009, 10:26 PM

I think he liked it. If he didn't, then he's a very good actor. Apparently no one's ever given him a plant before...which is not unexpected lol. He liked the animal crackers too.
   
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Re: feedback on this gift idea please - February 15th 2009, 11:01 PM

As the situation is over I'm going to close this.
Glad he liked your present!
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