I’m not much of a gift giver so anytime gift-giving days present themselves, I find myself in a pickle. Seriously, friends, I’m what you might call gift-giving challenged!
I rarely can think up something creative on my own but I can steal, oh I mean borrow, from other creative minds.
So that brings us to our Valentine’s discussion. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day for the love of your life? What have you done in the past that worked well?
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We have started a tradition of doing something fun and new for our family on Valentine's Day. Last year we took our little boys bowling for the first time and then bought them their first pet fish. This year we're planning to go ice skating and then to Krispy Kreme for donuts and hot chocolate! I think this gives us a chance to show our love to one another in a memorable way.
Ok, Jill…this possibly sounds completely silly, but this year, I decided to forgo the traditional things I normally do for my hubby and do something more unusual.
My hubby LOVES Circle K fountain drinks. He is hooked–$.74 buys him a gigantic Diet Cherry Coke, and I really think on the days when he does not stop to get one, he goes through withdrawls :).
But, we do a cash system at our house, and he gets just a small amount each week for his wallet (not enough to buy much in the way of lunch + his beloved pop!) So, he stops MAYBE twice a week to get one.
All that to say that this year, I purchased a $25 Circle K gift card for him, so that he could buy a pop 33 times and not use his own money! 🙂 May sound silly to some, but I think this may possibly score as his favorite Valentine's Day gift ever! 🙂
we don't always exchange gifts, but this year i did something for free that i think my husband will like!
i used a website that lets you build a crossword puzzle out of your own clues and answers. i filled it with things about us and our family.
here's the site i used:
My husband values saving. He is the type to feel most loved if I were to NOT spend any money. I love gifts so this is hard for me. On valentines day there will be a clean house, clean children who will have enough activities provided that Daddy can have a little down time and his favorite meal. We will all join him to watch Nascar too.
I may try to take a family picture too. Its been to long (I think that our last family picture had 2 kids and we now have 4;) ) He won't enjoy the process but will enjoy the outcome 😉
One year I took bags of hugs and kisses and counted out 365. This gave him an extra hug and kiss on his way out the door for work. He loved "his" candy and the little treats he ate at lunch. So glad to know you are home and feeling better!
Last year I gave my husband homemade coupons for one "free" gallon of ice cream. We never purchase things like ice cream or soda, so this was a real treat to him. I also attached two $1 off a 1/2 gallon coupons for Blue Bell which is his fave brand.