Most Helpful Guy
Going out, to a restaurant, on the 'Busiest Day' is not my thing!! I HATE crowds, waiting, and all that.
I always make a special evening for her, when I am with someone I care about.
I try to find out what is her favorite meal, before, and what flowers she REALLY likes (Roses are so typical as to be annoying!!) what wine she likes, and so on.
If we have spent the night together, I send her a proper invite, to spend the night, having an elegant dinner, wine, and she should bring her selection of movies that she prefers. Calories are DEFINITELY NOT COUNTED, as it is a night to be special. . .
What better gift, than her favorite meal, cooked together, with her favorite wine, perhaps a little casual touching, and kissing while cooking, sharing the food, the wine, and a DECADENT CHOCOLATE Dessert, and snuggling watching a movie, or two, before falling asleep in each other's arms?
Most Helpful Girl
You don't "need to" buy a gift, but don't you want to do something to make them feel special?
Gifts are nice, if you can afford it and know what they like. The more personal a gift is, the better. If budget is an issue, there are many gestures that don't cost much money but are sweet and meaningful. Cooking someone a special dinner is fun. One year, my boyfriend filled the room with tea light candles and had a single red rose for me - really sweet, and really inexpensive. It's not about the money, it's about the thought behind it.