My mister seriously spoiled me on Valentine’s Day.
First off, he gave me a super fancy heart shaped box of chocolates. He described how much time he took to find the prettiest one he could. He even wanted to buy me a very vintage inspired one with real roses from See’s Candy but it was a little bit too pricy. I’ve never been given a heart shaped box of chocolate before, and it felt really special that he took all this time to find one I’d love.
Inside the box there was another surprise. A White Stripes Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground 45. It’s a new pressing as Third Man Records keeps making them even now, but it was super cool because I’m trying to slowly buy 45s of their singles and this was one I didn’t have yet.
Next was a bag filled with less fancy chocolate (Kit Kats and Reese’s), along with a Sensu paint brush stylus for my Surface. I saw them in a local Blick art store and was really curious, but just about lost it when I saw them for sale at the Microsoft store. I never though they’d be compatible with my computer since almost everything like this is typically made only for Apple devices.
I recognize the wrap and scent of the next box, which was clearly from Lush! Upon opening, I discovered that it was a pre-made gift box of a bunch of their rose scented things. He knew I love the Ro’s Argon, which a small jar of was included in the set along with a Rose Queen bath bomb, a Rose Jam Bubble-roon, and a Amandopondo bubble bar. He sort of gave me flowers, but in a fashion that I can put to much more use then a bouquet.
In the final bag, there was the Iron Fist Lamb Chops bag that I had been lusting after for probably a year. It was like $50 and I just couldn’t justify it myself. It has little lambs in bondage harnesses all over it, with a gorgeous soft pink suede-like lining. I can’t use it for every day use until I find a way to pare down to a slimmer wallet, but I love it so very much.
I actually started crying when I opened all this because I couldn’t believe he put so much time and spent so much money! I also felt really bad because all I got him was a stylus for his computer (that he asked for) and a neat card off of Etsy.
His birthday was the day before also, and I felt like even more shit because I only got him two things, one of which didn’t arrive until today, 2 days AFTER his birthday. I got him a little Blade Runner Tyrel Corp. property sticker also off Etsy to replace the one I got him for xmas that he lost when his tablet died a few weeks ago and Microsoft had to replace it, as well as a Chairman Mao “RTFM” shirt.
He assured me that he loved his gifts and that it didn’t matter that I spent less then he did. He repeatedly reminded me how I way out did him on Christmas presents (which I don’t necessarily agree with since although he bought me fewer things, I think he spent way more money). I know it’s not contest, but I still felt/feel really shit about it. We’ve never really gone crazy for Valentine’s Day, usually just cards and a small gift.
I can’t believe how crazy he went this year. With work as nuts as it is, I didn’t have any time to put any thought into his birthday/v day gifts. It doesn’t help that he’s super difficult to shop for, and the majority of stuff he does ask for is shit for work. I exhausted all my ideas on Christmas and was too stressed out from work to put in the effort to think of more original and meaningful gifts.