When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, my husband and I are hopelessly traditional. After knowing him 25 years, I still absolutely adore the ever timeless dozen roses (as inexpensive as possible) and box of chocolate covered caramels. After all, its the little things that count and even our kids delight in seeing my husband come home with those roses every year. But just in case he wanted to break out and surprise me, he might find himself scrambling to come up with the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift. Its not a holiday we indulge in so I honestly think choosing outside the obvious little blue box from Tiffany’s, he might be stumped.
Now let’s be real. I love gifts that sparkle as much as the next girl, but when your birthstone is a diamond, there is a time and place for all things bling and yearly isn’t likely. So if my husband asks, I often find myself suggesting practical gifts that know I’ll use often and therefore be grateful for the solution and for my husband realizing how happy that can make me too. If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea to delicately suggest to your true love, here is my list…just in case he’s asking:
Always easy to pick up a gift card nearby, for the Mom who loves tech you can actually send an Starbucks Card eGift to email or Facebook. I totally wouldn’t recommend that in place of something given in person, but I think its a wonderful surprise to receive during the day until you see each other Valentine’s night.
In case you want to kick the habit mentioned above, a Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System might be just the ticket. I love that its so small I can keep it in my home office and I also love the huge variety of K-cup coffees out there to keep both my taste buds and my budget happy.
have wanted a KitchenAid Stand Up Mixer forever. In fact my small hand held actually died and still needs replacing (hint hint!) Because I am a baker at heart and you’ll sooner find me mixing up cookies and cupcakes than pot roast, this would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift that the entire family would surely enjoy.
For Christmas I asked my husband to help the kids with a very special gift for me. You see as is typical in most things, they all have IPods, and I did not. So my request was to help the kids give me an IPod pre-loaded with songs that the kids picked out from their own playlists. That way when I listen to my IPod and those songs come on, I automatically think of them and enjoy knowing that we are listening to the same songs. It means more than you can imagine when I’m traveling and away from home. If you want to take it over the top, purchase it from the Apple Store and have it personalized and engraved. Total bonus points!
Always a home run and just all the way around decadent, you can never go wrong with a surprise visit to a local spa. Moms are notoriously terrible about taking time for themselves, even just to workout, so if you make the appointment for me ahead of time, making sure I have no way to say I can’t, then you are truly taking care of me and for that I can’t thank you enough.
I hope these ideas make it easy to see that even things we need can be something truly special and memorable when done with just the right touch. And it never hurts to throw in a dash of something just fabulously wonderful just because. Tell me…do you plan ahead for Valentine’s Day or are you scrambling at the last minute to find something just right?