Ideas to keep you out of the dog house on the big day

Whether it’s romance or sex, one thing is for sure, women around Boise State know how to plan for the Valentine’s Day on a student’s budget. So in hopes of helping all the guys on campus to avoid the dog house, this year we got it straight from the horse’s (or woman’s) mouth.

Here’s what the women around campus are planning and expecting for
Valentine’s Day.

 

Karen Rueckert, Junior

“Just answer the door in nothing but a red bow and a smile.(Then there’s) body paints and chocolate fondue, but you don’t need anything to dip, because… except maybe a little paint brush.”

 

Kristina Jensen, Senior

“Hand-made coupon books. So you make your own little coupons for your significant other, like a night of massage, or a bubble bath, or I’ll cook dinner one night, or whatever and you just make a little coupon book and give that to them. Or maybe (plan) a picnic on the living room floor with crackers and wine, or a movie night on the living room floor with popcorn and soda.”

 

Eleanor Paige, Senior

“My ideas for inexpensive Valentine’s gifts would be something that is practical. I was considering getting my significant other a shaving set, some shave soap and some razors. Because sometimes you run out of razors and you just need some. Or you could cook him his favorite meal or take him to Subway for the February $5 foot long deal. Or maybe make it into a gift basket of simple little things that they need.”

 

Mandy Hajduk, Senior

“I always think it’s good to make dinner at home. One thing that we’re going to do is go to Ben and Jerry’s for dessert. But our rule for this year is no more than $20 and it has to be a (homemade gift), I don’t know what I’m going to make yet, but right now I’m thinking I’m going to incorporate something with our dog. We have a border collie, so it might have to involve him.”

 

Jennifer Wamsley, Junior

Wamsley said the best thing that she could ask for would be someone to babysit her 22 month old child so she could go out with her husband for dinner and a movie without having to worry about childcare.

“It’s something that we don’t get to do because we have a small child and there’s not that many people that we trust to take care of him,” Wamsley said. “My husband is (also) sending me out for a massage. I love massages.”

Wamsley listed other ideas that would be great for someone living off campus.

“Somebody coming over and cleaning the house or my husband telling me to sit down and not to do anything, he’ll get everything caught up (dishes and laundry), the things that I normally do during the day,” Wamsley said.

“Valentine’s Day isn’t about price. It’s about doing what somebody else wants. Just doing something that says ‘hey I love you, I care.’ It’s not about the gifts,” Wamsley said.

About the author  ⁄ Cher Wada Koenig

Cher Wada Koenig

Cher Wada Koenig is a nontraditional student working on a double degree in sociology and communication. She joined the Arbiter team after taking a news writing class that sparked her interest for journalism. Cher also started the recurring 'Share with Cher' article, which will tackle your Boise State questions and publish answers! #SharewithCher