maybe one of you could give him a call and tell him. Be specific. Say, "Go to Walmart and buy a Whitman's sampler for Mary for Valentine's Day. No other kind. Whitman's. Just Whitman's." Then write it on a piece of paper and hand it to him. Yes, it's like that.
Forget that I told him what I'd like. Then I told him what I want. Your job is to remind him that it's Valentine's Day and what, exactly, I want for a gift.
And as always, quilts in the theme...
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. May you get your favorite candy and lots of it!