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Need Help - Valentine's or Birthday?

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[This post was originally Friends Only.]

I ordered userinfoHusband Guy a gift from Amazon: SSX 3 Soundtrack. He has SSX 3 for the Playstation 2 and loves it, so I thought he might like to have the music tracks too =)

I had it sent to me at work, but I honestly didn't think it would arrive in time for Valentine's Day, so I had it in mind to give it to him for his birthday (in June). Well, Office Manager Lady dropped off a huge box for me just now — it's the CD. My god, they ship CDs in the most gigantasmic boxes. =D

So, now I don't know when to give it to him: Valentine's or Birthday?

I can wait five months without blowing my cover, that's no problem. I got last year's birthday gift for him in March and kept it hidden until June.

We've never done anything for Valentine's anyway and I'm not sure I want to start now. I really don't want to feel like I'm feeding the Retail Stupidity™. I also don't want him to think that he has to do something for me. I've seen so much psychosis about gifts: remembering, forgetting, how big, not enough, timing and all that drama. I hate it and avoid it like the plague.

But there's a certain amount of *SQUEE* in wanting to give him something that I know he'd like and seeing him happy.

Maybe I've answered my own question, but what do you all think?

[Update - February 14, 2004]

I ended up giving it to him for Valentine's. I couldn't bear to make him wait until June. =}

Happy Valentine's, Sweetheart. =)


Feb. 12th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
I vote for birthday, simply because.

I've never really bought into the whole retail deal, but that's just me. Of course, what's to stop you from giving him a gift just because? I love unbirthday gifts more than birthday gifts, really. *grins* And they're so nice and spontaneous and all that good stuff.
Feb. 12th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
what's to stop you from giving him a gift just because?

That's true. If it's random, that keeps the expectations (sorta) in check...
Feb. 12th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
*grins* That's what I think, personally. Am not much for birthdays and things mostly because I always forget the dates.


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