I know some people aren’t huge fans of Valentine’s Day, but I quite like it. A day dedicated to love filled with chocolate and hearts? Yes please! This is mine and my husband’s first Valentine’s Day as a married couple so I did buy him a little something, (I can’t tell you what though just in case he’s reading this, Hi baby!) but in the past we have had years I just couldn’t stretch the budget to include presents so I’ve had to be a little creative. I thought today I would share some of my favourite ideas.
- Cook their favourite meal. I think most people enjoy a good home cooked meal, but when you know someone has cooked something just for you I feel like that makes it that little bit more special. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just whatever you know they will enjoy. There’s a good chance we’ll be having lasagna this Valentine’s Day.
- A list of things you love about them. My son loves treasure hunts and hide and seek, so a few years ago I wrote little notes of things I love about him on brightly coloured post-it notes and hid them around our living room. He had an awesome time finding them all and loved reading all the wonderful things about himself. Afterwards I stapled them together to make a little book of love for him to keep.
- Bake them something. Who doesn’t love freshly baked cookies or muffins? That says love to me like nothing else. Similarly to cooking their favourite meal, bonus points if you make their baked good of choice!
- A book of coupons. The key to this one is only making vouchers for things you can deliver on. There is no point in promising someone a 10 minute foot rub if you hate feet. You will only regret it later. Some better ideas might be an uninterrupted bath, a date night, an afternoon nap, or the last piece of cake. Whatever your significant other would appreciate that you are happy to bestow. If you haven’t had time to organise anything, even just an I.O.U or two for the other options on this list would be a great idea.
- Yourself, wrapped in a bow. Simple, yet effective 🙂
What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.