What is a good Valentine's day gift in World of Warcraft?

Due to us saving up for our wedding / honeymoon, my fiancée and I decided to buy each other gifts in World of Warcraft. I have been looking at vanity pets (I already have a Gold Wedding Ring that I'm going to give her) but I don't know if she already has a specific pet or not. I don't want to ask her, because then she will know.

Does the GWJer collective hive mind have any suggestions for this? It doesn't have to be a pet - I've also been looking at mounts, but sadly there are none available in the AH that are worth buying except the Vial of the Sands, and she needs Alchemy for that. Also, I can't afford 60k gold.

Note: These toons are Alliance side on Alleria, so any horde-only items are out, I'm afraid.

Thanks everyone!

Trading card game mounts?

Scratched wrote:

Trading card game mounts?

Are they not BoP? Sadly, there were none in the AH in any case.

The vanity pets are nice. There are some pets like the griffin and wyvern which also have a plushie. If you are in the guild, I would be happy to make and wrap you a chocolate cake to give to her.

KingGorilla wrote:

The vanity pets are nice. There are some pets like the griffin and wyvern which also have a plushie. If you are in the guild, I would be happy to make and wrap you a chocolate cake to give to her.

I am in the guild with one toon, but my main (and her toons) are on another server. Thank you for the thought though, I appreciate it.

Rallick wrote:
Scratched wrote:

Trading card game mounts?

Are they not BoP? Sadly, there were none in the AH in any case.

Typically you buy the card with the code on it from an online retailer and enter the code to receive the mount. If you find them on the AH they could cost upwards of 50k gold.

nice post

Rallick wrote:

I've also been looking at mounts, but sadly there are none available in the AH that are worth buying except the Vial of the Sands, and she needs Alchemy for that. Also, I can't afford 60k gold.

You don't have to be an alchemist in order to learn/use the mount. You only have to be an alchemist to create it. Most of the time I see them on the AH is for around 35-40k which you can get really quick if you know how to work the AH

If you wanna look for pets or mounts through the trading card game, there are various sites you can go to including Amazon and Ebay. I've seen a few cards on Amazon that were fairly cheap and kinda cool. It wouldn't hurt to look up what loot cards are out and get ballpark prices on them to find something nice and low cost.

Something else you could do is start a mount grind on her toon that you know she would hate, whether it's rep grinding for Netherdrakes or Shatari Skyguard or Baradin Hold or even running for a baron mount, white chicken, blue protodrake, ravenlord.

You could even grind out the Insane in the Membrane achievement so she can be "Insane"....just be like....well...I figured that anyone who would marry me would have to have their sanity questioned!!

There's also the FigurePrints statues. It's not technically an in-game present, but it's close.

And adding on to what Gannon said: If you don't want to run her toon, you could collect BoE rep items (Fel Armaments, Relic of Uldur). Or maybe a piece of BOA gear?

If you're in the market for mounts, the motorcycle will set you back about 13.5K in mats. On BH-A, folks will sell them for about 15K, usually in trade. That and the Vial of the Sands mounts (afaik) are the only non-BOP mounts in the game.

Nice thread necro! I ended up getting her a vanity pet - the Hyacinth Macaw, and some other things. She was quite happy with it. Gannon, did that Vial of the Sands thing change? I could have sworn that only alchemists could use/learn that. Maybe they patched it?

Thanks everyone for your help, in any case. Maybe this year I will attempt some of the other suggestions, though since we are now married we should be able to afford Real Life (tm) gifts!

only alchemist can learn the recipe and make it, anyone can use it, just like the engineering mounts.

Valentine's Day used to be a simple affair of the heart.

Rallick wrote:

Nice thread necro! I ended up getting her a vanity pet - the Hyacinth Macaw, and some other things. She was quite happy with it. Gannon, did that Vial of the Sands thing change? I could have sworn that only alchemists could use/learn that. Maybe they patched it?

Thanks everyone for your help, in any case. Maybe this year I will attempt some of the other suggestions, though since we are now married we should be able to afford Real Life (tm) gifts!

It's always been an BOE item.

if you still need a vday present in wow, u can go farm up the love bird, at the right spot, only 2 or 3 hours and u'll get enough token for it... and its boe.

Youko wrote:

if you still need a vday present in wow, u can go farm up the love bird, at the right spot, only 2 or 3 hours and u'll get enough token for it... and its boe.

I heard Youko was offering Gannon as a possible present to someone in need.