What Was The Best Valentine's Gift You Ever Received?

We asked some of our cast members:
What Was The Best Valentine's Day Gift You Ever Received?

Ben Moss
Probably the HUGE box of chocolates I got from my parents when I was in middle school. I devoured it.
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Gabrielle Garza The best Valentine's day gift I got was this year actually! Blake
bought me this cute candle that's named after its scent. It's called "Oh Snap,"
it smells like a ginger snap!! Isn't he just the sweetest???
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Matt Shingledecker Well, I don't remember past Valentines very well, but I got a fantastic present this year. I got a digital photo frame filled with pictures. It's a perfect gift for the road, and something I'll be able to use forever.
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Andy Mientus When I was in school at UofM, my girlfriend gave me a whole package of my favorite things. They were lots of little things that showed she really knew me, which meant so much more than giving something big, expensive, and impersonal. Another dateless year, I took my roommate out for a fancy dinner, and she and I had the best time eating away our sorrows amongst the real couples.
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Anthony Lee Medina I don't think I've ever recieved anything too special on Valentines day... I think this may actually be the first year I'm in a relationship with someone during this holiday since like kindergarden but, that girl did get me a lollipop and my mom filmed it and played it for my father a dozen times... So a lollipop hahaha.
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Krystina Alabado When I was in 1st grade, I was at recess on Valentine's Day and this boy named Eric who I never even talked to gave me a bracelet and asked if I would be his Valentine. I said no and took the bracelet. haha. I still have it to this day.

But in all seriousness, this past Valentine's Day was a very special one to me. He took me to a really great breakfast where this cute jazz band was playing (that is my favorite kind of music). Then we ate some yummy chocolate later and he gave me these seriously awesome Bose headphones that are the bet ever! It was such a wonderful day, and was definitely the greatest Valentine's Day I've ever had!!
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

Christy Altomare Gerard came and visited me in Columbus so that we could celebrate valentines day a week early together. He got me Chocolates and a big white stuffed bear.
SA: Cabaret for a Cause 2/16/09

All pictures taken from the Broadway Cares benefit cabaret , which was the best Valentine's gift that the city of St. Louis ever got! More pictures at our Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery/

Leave a comment! Share your own gifts (given or received) if you want. We'd love to know!


Jaymee said...

My senior year of high school, I made sugar cookies and put hearts on them, and gave one to all my single friends. It was pretty badass. I gave my couple-y friends hugs, though. :)

And for the record, I don't condone singles whining about singlehood on Valentine's Day. Celebrate, don't commiserate!

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend this year got me this gorgeous diamond necklace and a matching ring to go with it...he bought me all my favorite candies.it was so sweet of him!

Anonymous said...

Cool responses guys!! I wonder who Krystina is talking about!!! :)

Anonymous said...

A few years ago, I received a very spiteful (but in good fun!) note attached to a lollipop :) It was wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I love Krystina's story from 1st grade.

Anonymous said...

This is going to sound so cheesy, but i've never been in a relationship during Valentine's day so the best gift i've ever been given was the chance to see Chase as Moritz!

Pun said...

Ha Ha. That doesn't sound cheesy at all! So glad you were able to be a part of it.

Pun said...

"I don't condone singles whining about singlehood on Valentine's Day. Celebrate, don't commiserate!"

GREAT advice, Jaymee. I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

what about you pun? wwhats the best thing you got for valentines?

Pun said...

Hmmm..In 5th grade for Valentine's Day we had to create little notes for everyone one else in our class saying one or two things we liked about that person. Each of us got a compiled little book made up of the notes everyone had made for us. I still have that book to this day. It just makes me happy.

Anonymous said...

I celebrated being single on Valentine's Day by going to see SA in St. Louis. :)

Anonymous said...

yeah... the person who said Chase as Moritz was right! I saw Spring Awakening for the first time on Valentine's Day '09 and it was amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lol, might sound overdone, but one year, I got a gorgeous bouquet of roses, all white with pink edges on each petal. I still have one of the roses to this day actually, it's dried and in my room somewhere, =D

generic cialis said...

The future of the Lyrics is in the young people, and I think that those new singers are talented, so I would like to listen some of their songs! d2d2

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