Raise your hand if you have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. No not mixed feelings about your spouse ~ I can’t organize that from any angle. To be more specific, mixed feelings about the gifts you give and receive on Valentine’s Day. Now make no mistake, 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 what I want for a gift, I often find myself suggesting practical gifts that know I’ll use often and therefore be grateful for the solution. And grateful for my husband realizing how happy a practical gift can make me too.
If you have found this post because there is a Mom in your life that you love but you are scrambling for a last minute gift idea for Valentine’s Day, here are my favorites and I’ll never know (or care) how last minute you were in pulling it together.
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.
Sing to Me
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.
What is your go-to last minute Valentine’s Day gift?
One detail you simply can’t afford to be last minute about on Valentine’s Day is a babysitter. But since you are reading this post, you probably need to tackle that too. Chances are your regular sitter might be booked so be sure to ask for any friends she might refer you too and then check out our Free Printables Library. Our Organized Babysitter Bundle lets you keep a running list of babysitters you can call, offers a detailed worksheet for you to leave the most detailed directions ever, and a page to write down any actual directions should your sitter be of driving age and out and about with the kiddos while you are gone.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!