So you know I’m not a “giveaway” blogger right? It’s not that I don’t get asked but A) I’m lazy and B) I don’t really like to spend time figuring out how to upsell a product that chances are I don’t use. But here’s the thing: Anna from AJ’s Collection sent me this hand stamped necklace which I’d been coveting already for some time. Originally I couldn’t decide between this one or the one I’m wearing. You’ll see there are a ton of options, but I’m really in love with this one which is called the Three Name with a link chain.
Just about every mom I know has one of these and although I try not to be too trendy (like not getting a tat ((for now)) even though I seriously want one), there’s something so delicious about having your kids’ names around your neck that I can’t resist. I just kept putting off getting myself one because either they were too expensive or I couldn’t figure out which one I wanted etc. etc. Well, this one from Anna is actually cuter and exactly what I’d been looking for. I haven’t taken it off since I got it.
She also has great gifts for guys right in time for Valentine’s Day like these personalized guitar picks. I mean don’t some of your husbands or boyfriends pretend like they can actually play the guitar? Sure they do! My best Valentine’s Day was when I showed my boyfriend (now husband) a picture of the Tiffany Heart Charm bracelet our first Valentine’s Day together and he bought it for me. I was never ever the type to straight up tell someone what to get me but he really wanted to know so he wouldn’t have to guess. I loved it and he felt like a hero. So do your dude (or lady) a favor and show them this website and tell them straight out what you’d like. My worst present was when a boyfriend at the time -at least I called him my boyfriend he might’ve called me Stalker – brought over three loads of laundry for me to wash for him and no gift at all. “He forgot” it was Valentine’s Day. Fucker.
Okay so let’s do a giveaway! Tell me in my comments the worst gift you’ve ever received for Valentine’s Day and I will pick a winner on Friday at random to win a necklace like mine.
Thank you. The good news is that he did propose (yes, I forgave him) 4 months later in the most romantic place on earth, in a most thoughtful way, and we have been happily married for 5 years. But I still never let him live that V-day down…
Amanda Stamm said,
A vacuum cleaner…wow, thanks?
I totally LOVE the necklace that you got and I’d want the exact same one too! But…..hum……..Worst gift ever? Since I tend to get NOTHING for Valentines day…..and I am serious when I say nothing………that has to be my answer….
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Sarah C. said,
I love the necklace! The worst Valentine’s gift I’ve received was from an ex… I was home sick with the stomach flu and he didn’t get me anything for Valentine’s day, so he came home with a package of Saltine crackers and drew a heart on it with a Sharpie. …And I had to ASK him to get me the crackers… so really I just got a Sharpie drawn heart. 😉
Worst v-day gift was when I was dating my now-husband: a cactus & a vhs copy of the movie Fargo. (You know, the movie where the main character pays to have his wife kidnapped, & another guy is fed into a wood-chipper. So romantic, right?)
And I even went on to marry him after that!
My worst gift ever was in high school. I went way overboard, talked up this V-Day. I made him a puzzle out a love letter, send cards all week, all kinds of cheesy, right? He said he’d been thinking hard, got the perfect gift. We get together, he makes me close my eyes and everything, gives me a kind of long, slim, wrapped gift. I open it…and it’s a box of chocolates. Seriously. That’s it. Not even a fancy box of all caramels or something. Just the usual chocolates…WRAPPED. And that’s it. It sucked.
A necklace with my 3 girls’ names on it would be much sweeter.
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The worst gift would be nothing at all. And he said, well you told me you didn’t want flowers…….ha1
Tara P said,
The worst gift I ever received for Valentine’s Day?
We’d been dating for three and a half months. You know, the time when things are supposed to still be romantic and exciting. But no. Not even a card or a poem or a MENTION of Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, we broke up soon after.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I want that necklace. same one as yours…well you know only with my kids names on it b/c it would be weird to walk around with your kids names around my neck.
As for v-day gifts…hmmm…it’s an overrated hallmark holiday and I can’t remember any v-day gifts. So there you have it… no gifts.
Love the necklace!
Amethyst and Gold heart shaped earrings…from my husband. Not a 13 year old lovesick boy, but a grown ass man. Blech!
Robin OBryant said,
You aren’t going to believe me but my husband nice got my bullets for his gun. I almost used them.
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My absolute WORST Valentine’s Day “gift” was recieved when I was traveling for work. A friend texted me a picture of my now ex-husband having a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant with another woman, flowers and everything. Awesome. Now I’m happily celebrating “Singles Awareness Day” and loving it!
I’ve coveted these necklaces for a while…..
Same thing I get every year–nothing. My guy’s not exactly romantic.
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mary b said,
The worst was a drugstore stuffed animal and picture in a frame from same drug store, in it a picture taken a few hours prior. If he were just clueless and thought this was what i would love-i would have loved it but the fact was oooops you bought me something, then while i was at work the drug store got his business.
It’s all about the thoughtfulness and effort.
Backpacking Dad said,
I was going to say “VD from your mom” but that seemed rude.
And I don’t think she thought of it as a gift.
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Video games. Don’t get me wrong. I like video games. BUT I DON’T WANT THEM FOR VALENTINES DAY FROM MY HUSBAND.
My husband gave me a Sonicare toothbrush for Valentine’s Day one year. I was pregnant.
Needless to say, I have never gotten anything like that since.
He took me to Luby’s Cafeteria for a Luann size platter and a bottle of tequila that he got from a client! 13 years later we are still married. Hard to believe????
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Laundry?! That’s just not cool at all.
My worst gift? In high school, my “boyfriend” gave me the top of his karate trophy to remember him by. Seriously? A gold plastic figure striking a kung fu pose?!
And a few weeks later we broke up. Why was I surprised? Even more, why was I sad??
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Forgetting Valentine’s Day was the worst. Or maybe it was the time he gave me store bought candy and a generic card at like 10 pm that night because he had planned it to be like that all day. Wouldn’t want to give the candy too early in the day. Something that good has to be saved. Love my husband, the gifts he gives…not so much.
I can’t think of the worst gift I’ve ever gotten, but I remember the worst thing I ever gave. A giant stuff gorilla holding a heart. Yeah, because that is what every college guy wants in his dorm room. And the thing sheds! That poor guy didn’t dump me on the spot and I am happy to say we’ve been married almost 8 years and unfortunately that gorilla still graces our house!
Amanda Harrington said,
Picture it: Northern Virginia, 1994…I’m 18 years old…and my boyfriend gives me 2 hardback Rush Limbaugh books. I was…overwhelmed.
Worst Valentine’s Day gift? Nothing. He got me nothing. It was the first time I was actually working on a Valentine’s Day in a long time and all day I had to sit through bouquet after bouquet, candy box after candy box and pretend to be excited about the jewels other women shoved under my nose. Oh, did I mention I was on an extremely high cocktail of fertility drugs and that very afternoon we were traveling seven hours in a snow storm to the fertility clinic? Surely there would be at least a candy bar in the car when he picked me up. No, nothing. It didn’t take long for the tears to fall so we ended up at Starbucks where he bought me chocolate covered espresso beans. I still gag at the thought of them.
(He did end up giving me the two most beautiful baby twins..a boy and a girl. They are now 20 months old so I guess it worked out in the end anyway.)
Worst gift… it’s a tie between the gas money to come visit me (as in, he filled up his tank and drove to my house, not as in he gave me gas money) and a Megadeth cd (because he liked them).
A personalized cigarette lighter from neighborhood stalker boy.
“That’s so… sweet. I don’t smoke.”
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A long time ago, a torn earring lobe and a fat lip. The flowers were gorgeous though! Doesn’t get much worse than that.
And if I win the necklace, I will regift it to the second runner up because it’s not really my style.
Rachel Bailey said,
The worst Valentines gift I ever received, besides nothing (which is husbands usual MO), would have to be the year I got a membership to a gym and a set of workout videos. Granted, I had been mentioning that I needed to get back to working out but I had just birthed our 3rd child three WEEKS earlier. So, dear hubs decided to give me something I had mentioned and would use. In his defense, I don’t think he meant it to be critical or mean, but dammit man! Think for a second. 10,000 kilos of preggo hormones coursing through my body and you imply that I’m fat?! On Valentines Day? He is lucky he lived through the ordeal and we have been back at nada for V-Day ever since. And I would Lurve Lurve Lurve this necklace!
OMG…. I got….a…..cactus.
I don’t think my husband ever got me anything for Valentines Day. And one year for Mother’s Day, he bought me a pair of flip-flops.
We’re divorced now.
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My worst Valentine’s gift ever was probably – nothing. I mean, receiving nothing. Not even flowers.
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Karen B said,
The worst Valentine’s gift I ever got was food poisoning. Hubby and I (and dozens of others) all got REALLY sick after a special dinner at a restaurant. The next year we got in a fender bender, and decided that celebrating the holiday was not healthy for us. So we celebrate the anniversary of our engagement (which is the week before) instead.
I’ll start by saying that the best presents I received for V-day from my husband were meatballs from Little Italy and our second daughter Ok- not exactly in that order but close- the meatballs were delicious and could beat out roses any day. Our daughter- she’s growing on me (jk).
On to the worst present…tied- an expired (not a homemade)coupon for free breakfast at Big Boy’s and gel foot pads for my shoes.
Generally my husband and I just exchange cards and/or candy, or once in a while go out to a nice dinner. It’s not a big present holiday for us. I think the worst present I ever got was a drugstore stuffed bear holding a fabric heart. The thought was nice I guess, but I’m not really a stuffed animal kind of girl, so I was left with this bear that I didn’t know what to do with, and didn’t really want, but felt bad throwing away. I think it’s still somewhere in storage, unless I managed to purge it during a move.
Could be much worse, of course, and generally my husband is pretty good with gifts.
My hubby doesn’t give me a Valentine’s Day gift anymore. But I also don’t give him one either. I just let the kids have fun with Valentine’s day now.
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A pack of gum and a travel-sized thing of Kleenex. In a used Power-Rangers gift bag.
We’d been married for almost 2 months and this was our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. I was at work, where everyone was receiving flowers and candy and jewelry and whatever…and I got zip. Not even a card. I cried. Most V’Days after that, I at least got a card, but rarely anything else.
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Actually it’s not the gift that sucks, it’s the reaction I get. My husband will buy me pretty flowers, but then I have to listen to him tell me what a rip off they are this time of year and how VD is just for taking $$ from people. Not sure how he knows they are a ripoff in February seeing as though he never buys them any other month!
Hmmm, worst Valentine’s Gift, I guess it wasn’t the gift as much as my husband (then boyfriend), showing up hours late for dinner, because he “forgot the flowers” and had to drive back into NYC from New Jersey to pick them up. 15 years of marriage, I still find that one fishy!!
I never get anything for Valentine’s Day so many of these comments have made me feel so much better. Last week I finally found out why I never get anything for Valentine’s Day – son’s birthday is in December, then there is Christmas, daughter’s birthday is January 1 and my birthday is in January as well so it didn’t surprise me when my husband announced last week as we were driving around, “Valentine’s Day! By the time we hit the end of January I’m done with all these holidays! Ugh.”
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Is “Diana” behind Elby?
I don’t think I’ve gotten a bad Valentine’s gift, but that’s because my husband and I don’t do Valentine’s gifts. He has gotten me a vacuum cleaner, a motorized bathroom scrubber, and a steam mop for various other holidays! I’m still keeping him. There’s usually some jewelry with the cleaning products.
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My husband may not always be the most romantic guy but he always gets me what I most want. I got my Valentine’s present today – new running shoes. Because he listened 2 days ago when I said I thought my old ones were finished.
New Sauconys:$150…making wife happy becasue you listened when she spoke: PRICELESS
On a side note, I laughed so hard that I almost peed my pants when you mentioned Stella & Dot. It is worse than Amway – bordering on a cult if you ask me. I have a friend who became a stylist a while back and have pretty much stopped hanging out with her because of what it has done to her personality. Even I can only handle so much talk about the amazing jewels!
Kim Kardashian perfume (W.T.F???) It must have been slim pickens in the WalMart pre-packaged gift aisle.
Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, my husband thoughtfully got me a “Slanket” It’s basically the prerequisite to the “Snuggie” but from 2004. It’s this hideous puke gray color and really not that soft.
Another Valentine’s Day, he got me a tennis racket…except I don’t play tennis.
oh and he actually spent $75 on the “Slanket” too
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Savvy in San Francisco said,
This is an easy one!! My ex boyfriend bought me a Warren Buffet book for Valentines Day!
gerovital romania said,
This necklace is very nice to stay close to your heart
nothing, not even acknowledgement.
getting laundry would be worse.
The worst one I ever got was actually a really nice gift that I would love most of the time, it was just timed very poorly. One year my husband bought me a two pound box of dark chocolates plus a two pound box of fudge from my favorite candy shop. The problem was that I was in the middle of WICKED morning sickness and chocolate was one of my trigger smells. Just walking by the stuff would make me ill. He ended up eating almost all the stuff because I coulnd’t even attempt to try it. I still mourn that chocolate.
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Hmm worst gift, there are so many to choose from. Well for V-Day my ‘favorite’ was nothing. The second ‘favorite’ was a set of shot glasses (I don’t drink) with what I thought were little men with poops for heads painted on the side. Apparently they were espresso shot glasses and the head of the little men were supposed to be espresso beans. Whatever. I still refer to them (in my head) as the shit-shot glasses. He has a long and storied history of epic fails when it comes to remembering special days. First and second mothers day? Nada. My 29th birthday, nada, last Christmas, one container of body lotion. This Christmas I made him a list, sent him web pages at work, then went shopping with him and indicated EXACTLY what he was to buy me. “Buy that. Now buy that.” “Step away from that if you want to remain married. ” etc. It worked. We’re still married.
Nothing. There have been many times I’ve had boyfriends that “forget” Valentine’s Day. Luckily, I married a man that at least gives me a card.
Earrings…Lovely, but I don’t have pierced ears.
My friend wants me to go with her to the city to hear a band I’ve never heard of this year. Their wiki states: all members are between the ages of 18 – 20. This might be bad.
A thong and kitten heals. I’m not a thong girl. I’m not a kitten heals girl. But I’m especially not a regift girl, and I’m pretty sure they were. Who regifts a thong????
I think the auto rescue kit (think jumper cables and flares) tops the list.
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The worse gift ever for valentine’s day was edible underwear, a candy bra, tasty pasties and edible body powder.
mouna a. said,
worst gift = fit flops. i kid you not. or maybe that was mother’s day. either way, i was NOT happy
Worst gift ever was a hands free book holder. Huh? I can’t use my hands to hold a novel??? And it cost $30. Even my kids knew it would not go over well and looked like they wanted to disappear while he was giving it to me. I thought the heart shaped earrings, necklaces (many years in a row, never worn) etc were bad but this was unbelievable.
Sober Julie said,
My worst gift was Nothing. It was my 31st birthday and our daughter was a month old and both hubby and I…and everyone around us forgot my birthday.
True story lol
From my bumbling husband: cheap grocery store boxed candy. I’d rather have a canndy bar. Or this necklace!! *hint* *hint*
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My husband proposed to me with a ring that he bought off a girl at his work who had been stood up at the alter… I said yes, but needless to say, I picked out a new ring…
Malinda S said,
Um, the worst one for me- I got nothing. Now let me say we’d been together 10 years, had a an almost 3yr old daughter and things were NOT going well. However, I didn’t want to have nothing for him so I did something little and a card (In case I was right and he didn’t have something for me I figured I could just pass it off as a gift from our daughter) yup, he had nothing for me, he went out in the afternoon to drop his son off and didn’t come home until after midnight. He did bring home some drinks for himself but didn’t even say anything about being late or V-Day. Any question about it being over was erased from my mind… (I’ll say he is still a good dad)
My daughter and I moved out a month and a half later. We’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary of being on our own in April.
I know the contest is over but…our first Valentine’s together my boyfriend (now husband, yeah I can spot a keeper) gave me a trash can. No joke. With my college logo on it. Worst part, we’re still using the damn thing!
worst gift? a Land’s End plain, navy, boring crew neck sweater. not even wrapped. was just handed to me still in the shipping package. no card.
i didn’t think i was old enough for land’s ends stuff. ugh.
My worst V-Day gift was a beat up box of chocolates that my husband’s boss had re-gifted to my husband, and he re-gifted to me.
A stuffed animal. Really, do I need a stuffed animal?!
The worst Valentine’s gift I’ve ever received…I think it’s a toss up. One boyfriend, who I lived with, gave me a ruby necklace with a matching ring…paid for with my credit card (which I ended up paying off without any money from him!). I went to visit another boyfriend in NM. He had rented a room at a casino, had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the room, and then took me to dinner at the casino buffet…where he ate like a pig at a trough, I’m pretty sure he was using drugs, and then he got drunk (urine on his pants may have also been involved).
I’ve dated some classy guys for sure!
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Clare @ secret cameras said,
I haven’t recieved yet a worst gift. Everything
is special gift…I love your necklace it’s so
purple, polar fleece sweat pants, purchased at Wal-Mart… two sizes too big.
Thankfully he had the receipt, so I ditched them the first chance I could get. I kept him though… three kids later and he’s never tried to buy me clothes again.