Aloha Friday #69

February 12, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What’s the worst Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever gotten?

My ex once gave me an iron. It wasn’t even a nice iron like a Rowenta or anything. Just something he picked up from Wal-Mart. I wonder what he was trying to tell me?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


66 Responses to “Aloha Friday #69”
  1. pam says:

    My worst Valentine’s gift was no gift at all!!

    I’m not bitter though. LOL

  2. TheAngelForever says:

    I honestly can not really think of anything. Valentine’s Day has never been anything big for us. A card and nice meal out works for me.

  3. Renee says:

    no gift at all.

  4. Upstatemomof3 says:

    I guess nothing! I guess it was when I didn’t get anything. :)

  5. Tamy~3 Sides of Crazy says:

    Hubby and I just do cards and spend the day together so I’ve never been disappointed.

  6. Muthering Heights says:

    You know, I can’t recall anything specific, but I was always a but peeved when my ex boyfriend bought me the same gifts that he had gotten for hos former girlfriends…tacky!!!

  7. Heather says:

    I got a new bike this year. We’re kind of practical. But, if I really look back, this is the most unromantic Valentine’s Day we’ve ever had. Guess my booty does need to get into shape. haha

  8. Louise says:

    A dead flower, my boyfriend at the time got me a rose, and he didn’t give it to me until the end of the school day, it was dead

  9. Jennifer says:

    No gift at all.

  10. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Hmm, probably just not getting a gift at all. Then again, hubby and I don’t really exchange gifts anymore anyway. :)

  11. Amy says:

    I think the items I blogged about would definitely qualify as the worst Valentine’s gift(s) EVAR!

  12. Pamela says:

    I only remember a card being the worst thing — it was the very first valentine I received from my husband before we were married. I think he waited until the last minute and bought the last one. It was horrible. I should have kept it – for posterity. One would haven’t thought we’d be together 33 years after that.

  13. Queen-sized funny bone says:

    thats easy nothing at all.

  14. Sarah says:

    Another vote for no gift at all.

  15. Jen says:

    I really can’t recall any terrible V-day gifts. We don’t typically exchange anymore, but instead do something fun together. We are going to dinner and a movie tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  16. Jackie says:

    I really don’t think I’ve ever received a bad gift for Valentine’s Day. We usually exchange cards, and he gets me flowers. :)

  17. sagemom says:

    I actually would’ve liked the iron even if it was from Wal-Mart! =)

    I can honestly say that I don’t have a “worst gift”

    Either that or I just blocked it out of memory because it was so bad.

    Just kidding…

  18. Tim (Perspective) says:

    Nothing . . . though I may have deserved it.

  19. Sues2u2 says:

    Afraid I’m w/ the nothing crowd.

  20. Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely says:

    My worst valentines gift was one of those gold dipped roses all the stores sell around V day. Now, I know some of you are thinking that it’s not such a bad gift. But I’m allergic to gold, and gift giver knew that so, yah. LOL!

  21. East Coast Wahine says:

    Worst Valentine’s Day present….no present at all!!

  22. Janet F says:

    Probably when I did not get anything at all. That has to be the worst.

  23. Sarah says:

    I can’t think of a bad gift….I’m not a gift person though. Husband I and usually don’t get eachother anything.

  24. Lisa C says:

    I don’t think I’ve gotten a BAD gift… lol.. and no gift is perfectly fine by me, so that’s not bad either…

  25. Elle says:

    I guess that would the first year I had a serious boyfriend and we’d been dating for 11 months and he gave absolutely nothing for Valentine’s Day. I was soooo upset.

  26. Jenni Jiggety says:

    I can’t think of a time when I have received a BAD gift, but I can think of times when I got no gift at all!

  27. angela says:

    simply forgetting valentine day was the worst gift

  28. Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever really gotten a bad gift, but there’s been a few people that I wished really hadn’t bothered to get me anything. Does that count?

  29. Dee says:

    I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. My ex boyfriend and my hubby have never gotten m e anything that I hated. BUT I really don’t like me they’re just a waste of money b/c they die so fast. My husband knows how I feel now and won’t get me flowers!

  30. ParentingPink says:

    Hmmm. I don’t think I’ve gotten anything that I really hated.

  31. Lori Downs says:

    cAN WE SAY tHYROID REMOVAL!! Seriously I had surgery on Valentine’s a few year’s ago!

  32. Laura says:

    I can’t really think of anything either. V-Day has never really been a big deal.

  33. Nina says:

    Since I never seem to get anything for valentines day, I would say that is my worst gift. My husband hates this holiday and will not acknowledge it at all. After 15 years you get use to it.

  34. Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I once received a teddy bear in a mini gift bag. You know, the things you find at the gas station or drug store? Yah, that’s what my boyfriend bought me my senior year of highschool. LAME-O!

  35. Proud Mommy says:

    I’ve been lucky……no bad gifts!!

  36. Autumn @ My MoonBean says:

    I think all of my vdays have been pretty bad…can’t remember a specific present that I would say is the worst. Partially b/c I’ve always dated losers who didn’t give me anything! LOL! One year my boyfriend and I went out for dinner and I got to pay for it, and I got him a present and he got me nothing. Yeah, that didn’t last long! :) Happy Vday all!!

  37. *Just Jen* says:

    I can’t think of anything other than NOT getting a gift. That happened a few times. But thanks to my VD swap friend Wendy, I got some NICE gifts for VD this year!!! YAY!

  38. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    To be honest, nothing comes to mind. I’ve only been married a couple years, so he’s only had so much time you know? And previously I really didn’t get many valentines gifts at all except from my dad. :P It seems to be the unmarried woman’s curse that I never had a boyfriend ON valentines day. Or maybe guys plan it that way! hehe

  39. Qtpies7 says:

    My husband had to go to work early, really early. The kids and I made a special V-day for him. He got home late and forgot V-day altogether.
    Later I found out he hadn’t forgotten it for his mistress. It was rough!

    But, a couple years later, Valentine’s Day was the day I totally healed from it all and God blessed us with Samuel! he is our promised Victory Child.
    Long story, lol.

  40. Cathi says:

    It would have to be getting “nothing” from my first husband.

  41. happyathome says:

    A dust buster……definitley a last minute thought.

  42. Heatherlyn says:

    Since I don’t think anyone has actually given me a gift for Valentine’s Day in over 15 years, maybe “nothing” would be my answer. But I get that every year!

  43. Pegsy says:

    I really can’t recall a “worst” Valentine’s gift! My hubby does an awesome job with gifts – he knows how much I LOVE Valentine’s Day! Here’s wishing all of you very special gifts this year!

  44. sleepingmermaid says:

    A cow teddy bear. Or teddy bear cow. “udderly in love”. *sighs*

  45. Pamela Kramer says:

    None really come to mind….so far! LOL

  46. Just Jenn says:

    I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day so I don’t have a worst gift

  47. Sandy @ Jesus and Dark Chocolate says:

    I am going with the no gift also……..I am easy to please and simple, I just want hubby to put a little thought into it.

  48. Joyful Noise says:

    My Husband is not a gift giver – or I should say a forgetful gift giver – unfortunately. If he does it is because I have gotten him something and he will quick find anything that he can get me…usually I get nothing though…

  49. Vicki says:

    I’m not picky. Any gift is fine with me.

  50. Toni says:

    I dont’ really have any gift that sticks out as the worst, so I guess that is a good thing

  51. bobbie says:

    stuff animals are a number one worse gift for me i hate them they collect dust and clutter up any room there are no use for them lol

  52. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    I haven’t had a bad Valentine’s yet. We actually aren’t too big into the holiday and are skipping it this year.

  53. Cat @ 3 Kids and Us says:

    One year my hubby got me a card that was like 3 feet tall that he picked up at the last minute. It was kinda creepy.

  54. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    No gift at all… :)

  55. Jenn says:

    V-day isnt a huge deal in our house… but probably not even getting a card ( one year) was the worst. You just feel left out!

  56. Jen says:

    I would also have to say getting.. no gift at all.

  57. Storm says:

    Nothing at all from nobody. : (

  58. Rach (Heart of Rachel)f says:

    I treasure everything I have ever received on Valentine’s Day.

    Happy Hearts Day!

  59. bfs ~ "Mimi" says:

    Any little thing on Valentine’s Day always hits the spot! So I can’t think of a time I’ve had a ‘worst’ VDay.

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to everyone!!!

  60. Mozi Esme's Mommy says:

    The worst gift is no gift…

    Though I just gave my husband a few “coupons” for this V day – one was for ironing an article of clothing. Yep, I’ll iron one piece for him at any time should he present me with the coupon. Generous, huh??

  61. Forgetfulone says:

    It would probably be when I got nothing.

  62. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    Chocolate when I am trying to lose weight haha. I know its the thought that counts right ;) . He hasn’t done that in quite a few years so I think he learned his lesson :)


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