40 Valentine’s Day gift ideas
Opt for an evergreen statement
Flowers wilt. Why not give your admirer a potted plant or a sapling? Its roots will continue to grow – just like your feelings for each other.
-- By Heidi Suke
Pick up the paintbrush, Picasso
Taking the time to draw or paint your sweetheart a picture shows patience, commitment and playfulness.
You don’t need to be a Renoir to draw something that displays your sentiments.
Craft your own little coupon booklet
How much would you love to get a coupon book from your flame, offering foot rubs, back massages, trips to Starbucks or an hour of hanky panky?
Just be sure that whatever you commit to, you are willing to redeem.
Add a little adventure
Create a scavenger hunt by offering clever clues that lead your babe from one destination to another.
For example, write a riddle hinting at the restaurant where you’ll be dining. Making them guess how the evening will unfold adds an element of intrigue and fun.
Get thee to the grocery store – then put your apron on
Cooking a romantic dinner for two is a meaningful way to share your desire to nourish the mind, body and spirit of your Valentine. It doesn’t need to be extravagant – it’s the sentiment that counts.
Add flourish with flowers, candles and a bottle of bubbly. Bonus points for concocting your beloved’s favorite dish.
Bake up a storm, Betty Crocker
Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and sweet treats. Kick that theme up a notch by crafting your pumpkin’s favorite cookies or cakes.
Get out of town!
Conspire with your paramour’s pals so that she or he thinks they’re just going out with their cohorts. But in reality, the friends will deliver them to the airport, where you’ll be waiting with tickets to Vegas, Miami, Cancun or, if you have the means, Paris.
Spend an evening at the symphony
Perhaps your pookie has a penchant for the refined. Surprise them with tickets to the opera, symphony or ballet.
Give ‘em a whole lotta rub
By which we mean you should treat your sweetheart to a couple’s massage. They’re sensual, soothing and fun.