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2010 Valentines Guide; What do men really want for Valentine's Day?

What does your man really want for Valentine's Day this year?
What does your man really want for Valentine's Day this year?
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Finding yourself stumped by what to get your guy this year for Valentines' Day? Before you go for the typical teddy bear or an unexciting box of assorted chocolates why not try something different. Something that'll be sure to bring a smile to his face, and gain you some brownie points for your effort on the creative gift giving front.

Besides the obvious and most requested ‘gift' that comes to a man's mind when asked what he really wants from you, there are lots of loving and imaginative gift ideas that deserve some consideration. Here's a few fun suggestions to get you thinking about what your man might enjoy this year.

Take him skydiving. If your guy is the type who yearns for adventure, this may be the ticket. Imagine throwing yourself out of an aircraft at 11,000 feet and then holding your lover's hand as you plummet towards the Earth. Skydive the Rockies offers tandem and freefall diving instructions and even offers Valentine's Day specials for you and your partner to make it a Valentine's Day the two of you will never forget. Sound a little too exciting? Try it first in a vertical wind tunnel indoors at Sky Venture Colorado.

A ski weekend at one of Colorado's finest ski resorts. In this beautiful state in which we love to call home there's over a handful of ski resorts to pick from and you should still be able to reserve a spot for you and your guy for a Valentine's Day weekend getaway. Check out Colorado Ski Country and Discover Colorado's websites for great package deals and for more information.

Tickets to see the Colorado Avalanche or the Denver Nuggets. Most men love sporting events and if they aren't lucky enough to possess season tickets this is a sure way to tell him you love him. You can find tickets online or by contacting the box office at the Pepsi Center. If you, as his loving wife can't stomach the idea of sitting through the game and would rather go shopping, kindly suggest he take his best friend instead. That gives him a night out with his buddy and you a free night to do whatever you want. He'll probably be so touched by your offer to pass on the ticket that he'll be more than generous when he makes it up to you later.

Wine him and dine him with dinner at The Capital Grille, Elway's or the Denver Chop House & Brewery. Most men love a good meal and all three of these restaurants boast such impressive menus that he'll be sure to find something to tickle his palette.

If your guy loves yummy treats but you're bored with the idea of giving the usual box of chocolates, how about a beautifully decorated heart shaped cake in one of his favorite flavors. Cakes Amore specializes in cakes, cookies, cannolies and gourmet cupcakes and they'll be happy to create for you a decadent dessert that he'll surely love.

If after reading through these suggestions you're still unsure of what to get your guy, and you're thinking you should just stick to the simple, check out the whimsical gift ideas at Personal Creations. This entertaining website offers an assortment of Valentine's Day gifts and gift ideas that you've probably never thought of. A favorite is Loveopoly - the classic version of Monopoly but personally customized just for you. Simply upload your photos and include special dates and events from your relationship and it's all added to the board. This is a gift that will no doubt surprise him and will definitely become a topic of conversation when it's brought out for game nights with other couples.

Lastly, don't stress too much over gift ideas for your beloved this Valentine's Day. Ultimately he'll enjoy any heartfelt gift you present him with. And if all else fails, there's always pink silk boxer shorts with tiny hearts on them that'll bring you both a good laugh.


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