Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, a day that each year sows fear in the hearts of men. Every year, you promise yourself that the next year; you’re going to do something different. If you don’t have creative ideas for a special surprise yet, don’t panic. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas (many inexpensive) that are sure to please your sweetheart on that special day.
This one will require handwritten notes for your Valentine. Phrases like “I love you,” “Thank you for being you,” or “You mean more than anything to me” are good, as are sayings that have special meaning just for the two of you. You can write short memories of fun things you did together, a memorable vacation, or a special moment you shared, like the birth of a child. Once you’ve written your notes, cut them into small sections. Make sure each bill is small enough to fold and place in a balloon. You can buy a small helium tank and balloons at most party supply stores. Take a balloon, insert a note into it, and then blow it up. When your Valentine gets home, have him pop each balloon to read your message of love.
Recreate your first date
Unless it was a total disaster, your first date probably has a lot of sentimental value for both you and your loved one. What better surprise could there be for Valentine’s Day than to recreate the first date, a moment when you fell in love for the first time? Go to the same restaurant, rent the first movie you saw together, take her dancing at the same bar, do whatever you did on that first date, make it happen again. Even if it was a disaster, you can recreate it, making it better the second time.
This one will require more money and a bit of preparation, but it’s sure to be a lot of fun for both of you. Plan a secret weekend vacation. If you have children, arrange for babysitters without your love knowing. Book plane tickets, make hotel reservations, and when Friday arrives, surprise her with her bags packed, ready to go. Las Vegas is a great getaway destination. You can even renew your vows in a fun setting, like a wedding chapel where an Elvis impersonator performs the ceremony. If you can’t afford a big trip, book a weekend at a bed and breakfast a short drive away. A getaway involving just the two of you will be fun no matter where you go.
This is an inexpensive way to show her that you remember those special love songs. Make a CD of songs that hold special memories for you and your Valentine. You can do this on your computer using iTunes or Windows Media Player. If you don’t already have the songs on CD, you can even download them from places like Amazon, Buy.com, or iTunes for less than a dollar each. Every time he listens to this CD, he will think of you!
romantic treasure hunt
Buy small gifts like a bag of candy kisses, a bottle of her favorite perfume, or a single rose. Then create some gifts of his own, such as a handwritten poem, CD of special songs, or a handmade Valentine’s card. Write clues to be attached to each gift, telling you where the next gift can be found. Make the last gift something that lasts a while, like a picnic dinner, a bottle of champagne hidden near the fireplace, or lingerie in the bedroom.
If you both love chocolate, this can be a very fun and sexy idea. Make a batch of chocolate pudding and feed them to each other sitting by the fireplace. You may want to lay down a blanket or something on the floor in case it turns into a playful food fight. To encourage him, take off an item of clothing each time you feed your loved one and ask him to do the same. This can even lead to a romantic shower for two, so have candles ready in the bathroom.
As you can see from these ideas, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It just takes a little effort and creativity on your part and you can turn this Valentine’s Day into one that your special someone will remember forever!