Valentine Ideas

February 14 can either make you a hero or a zero. If you’re stumped for a gift for your valentine, you can always maker a last minute drug store run for candy. Or you can be a little more creative and win your true love’s heart. Here are 42 ideas that will get their attention:

1. “Of-the-Month” gift – Microbrew of the month, wine, jerky, hot sauce, you name it

2. Write him or her a poem

3. Personalize a luxury hotel-style bathrobe with your love’s monogram

4. Jewelry – diamonds, gold, silver, it’s all good

5. Ride along with a stock car driver

6. An indoor picnic

7. Photo of the two of you in a beautiful frame

8. A mix CD

9. Breakfast in bed

10. Roses, carnations, any flower

11. Champagne flutes and a bottle of your favorite bubbly

12. A day at the spa, alone or as a couple

13. A night in front of the fireplace at a romantic lodge

14. Sexy undies or lingerie

15. Cook a special dinner and dine by candlelight

16. Valentine IOU coupons: I will make dinner; I will do the laundry; I will clean the kitchen for a week; I will serve you breakfast in bed, etc

17. Chocolate. Or better yet, a tour of a chocolate factory

18. I love you notes or chocolate foil-wrapped hearts hidden around the house

19. Homemade chocolate-covered strawberries

20. Repeat what you did on your very first date

21. Personalize a calendar with pictures of the two of you

22. Rent an old love story movie, make popcorn and snuggle in front of the television. “Casablanca,” “Gone With the Wind,” and “Love Story” are good choices

23. A key to your apartment, or a fancy fake key with a note that it is the key to your heart

24. A mug filled with old fashioned conversation hearts

25. A list of all the things you love about your mate

26. A set of expensive sheets – at least 400 thread count

27. A batch of heart-shaped cookies

28. Scented candles

29. Handmade valentine card

30. Chocolate body paint

31. A love note message in a bottle

32. Heart-shaped photo puzzle

33. Hot air balloon ride

34. Perfume

35. A rose petal-strewn bedroom

36. A spontaneous weekend getaway

37. Long massage with scented oil

38. Engraved key chain

39. Tickets to the movies or a sporting event

40. A balloon bouquet

41. Teddy bear holding a heart

42. Heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Whatever you do, make sure your sweetheart know you put some time and thought into it. Wrap your gift with a pretty bow. Hide it someplace as a surprise. Read a poem while you present it. Valentine’s gifts don’t have to be expensive. This is one of those times when it really is the thought that counts.


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