Need something special for the person who makes your heart beat faster? These gift ideas may spark some ideas – and sparks are good at any time of the year!
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I have to admit that for many years Jungle Jim and I didn’t do much for Valentine’s Day. Our wedding anniversary comes quickly after Christmas and two of our kids have February birthdays. Those of you who are parents know what that means – mom and dad take a backseat so that things can be done for the children.
And we’ve never minded. Well….maybe that’s not totally true. I doubt that anyone really enjoys having to make financial choices, but it’s a reality for most of us.
But eventually kids grow up and situations change. None of the following suggestions are very expensive. Most are cheap and some cost nothing at all – except for a little thought and planning. You can show your sweetie how much he means to you on Valentine’s Day and every other day of the year.
This lovely Lover’s Crossroads picture of a street sign is personalized with your names and marriage date on it. I have to admit that I really like this. I just might get it for Jungle Jim since he didn’t get an anniversary gift this year. Shhh, don’t tell him.
This framed photo of Our Love Story Dates is personalized with special dates from your courtship, engagement, and wedding. The frame is not included but that lets you customize it to your decor preferences.
This cute coffee mug is for the Sexy Beast in your life. If the llama isn’t your favorite beast, you’ll find others that might more likely represent the sexy beast in your life.
Couple’s Kindle Cards contain weekly action steps to help you connect with your partner and improve your relationship. You randomly draw a card and then have something to work on or do during the coming week. Sounds like “couples retreat” in a box.
Tabletopics Couples: Questions to Start Great Conversations will help you get to know your partner even better after you talk about the issues and questions on the cards.
101 Quizzes for Couples gives you the chance to find out who really knows more about the other one. I bet even the couple who is convinced that they have nothing new to learn about each other will be surprised to learn something new about the one they love.
The Why I Love You Journal is designed to be filled out by one partner for the other or can be completed together. I suspect that even the most stoic man would be moved if it was given to him already filled out with reasons why he’s loved and treasured. Or, if you’ve got a man who is willing to talk and reminisce, it could provide a connection (or re-connection) as it’s completed.
These cute Stick People Falling in Love Pillowcases come in three neutral colors. Perfect to remind yourself that the one beside you at night is the best thing that ever happened to you!
Perhaps these key rings would be more to your taste. One key ring is a lock while the other is the key. Neither is too flashy or syrupy which might just be perfect for the guy who prefers to keep things low key (pardon the pun). And yes, the lock and key do fit together! Even if your man isn’t into wearing jewelry, he still has to have a set of keys.
You’ve no doubt heard it said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It may be old-fashioned advice, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t so me truth to it. Make his favorite meal and light the candles. Don’t forget to include dessert. You might even let him choose the particular dessert he’s got a hankering for (and I’ll leave that topic right there!).
Another man might appreciate having his car cleaned or detailed. You’ve always got the option of taking this some place to have it done, but it’s also something you can do yourself. If he’s the one who always takes care of the cars at your house, he might really appreciate the effort you expend to wash and clean his car for a change.
And is there anything better than an old fashioned love note? Truly, it’s often the simplest expressions of love that mean the most. Gifts are nice and tokens are lovely, but don’t underestimate how much a simple list or letter explaining all of the wonderful things that make you love your sweetie would mean to them. Even in this day of text messages an other fleeting electronic communication, there is something timeless about love letters.
So there you have it. A list of items to get you started thinking about how you want to express your affection for your loved one. I hope your Valentine’s day is the best ever – after all, love is what makes life worth living. And if you’ve ever given a truly great, romantic gift, I’d love to hear about it. I can use all the ideas I can get.