Author Topic: It is Valentine's Day. Thou shalt buy overpriced junk.  (Read 13017 times)

darkadams00

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Re: It is Valentine's Day. Thou shalt buy overpriced junk.
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2015, 08:46:14 PM »
1 tea light candle (out of our closet stash)
1 steel candle lantern-looking thingy ($4.00)
1 funky little white porcelain bowl to set on lantern-looking thingy ($3.00)
Skewers (out of our grill kabob stash)
Chocolate fondue recipe items ($4.00 for what we didn't have in the kitchen already)

So $7.00 total for a reusable and fun item that we enjoyed and will continue to use, no cards, and a few dollars for basic chocolatey stuff. For some folks, Valentine's means nothing. For others, it's a thoughtless, consumerist wasteland. For us, it's a nice time exactly six months opposite our anniversary to say "I love you" in the cheesiest, Jimmy Stewart voice over a cup of coffee and a bowl of sweetness in a breakfast nook lit by a penny candle.

As inexpensive as possible, but never cheap.

Megma

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Re: It is Valentine's Day. Thou shalt buy overpriced junk.
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2015, 10:02:41 PM »
I think the worst ad I heard was on NPR for a "50 Shades of Grey" teddy bear.  I guess it comes with accessories.  What does the recipient think of this gift?  Where do you put it once you own it?

I had the same thought about those ads on npr! Just weird.

Bf made me a steak dinner (pretty big treat for us!), fancy sides and dessert! I was supposed to make pie but had a cold and he came through with brownies and fresh whipped cream. We had a fire at home, also a bit of a treat as our fireplace is so small it's mostly ornamental, not heating.

I did buy him a card ($3! More than I normally spend for a card), I saw it several weeks ago while running a work errand and it was perfect, I had to get it.