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The gift I would most like to receive would
be a wonderful moonlit walk on the beach. There would be candles
and a picnic dinner. There would also be soft music playing in
the background. We would walk along the shoreline without socks
or shoes and tell each other beautiful things. It would be the
most simple, special and romantic event ever.
Just say "I Love You" everyday--it's simple,
free, and genuine, and that beats out any material gift any day
of the year!
Try the 12 days of Valentines: for each day for 11 days before
Valentines Day, give your valentine a small gift having to do
with the number of the day it is, for example: 1 rose, 2 earrings....
up to 12 doughnuts! with an original list of all the reasons why
you like them. This will definitely lift the self-esteem of the
person you give it to!!!!
boyfriend is an incredibly creative person, which makes up for
his frugality. For Valentines last year, he put up signs all
the way to school that had special messages on them. The first
sign was right at the end of my street, and it said "Good
morning." The next sign had a huge heart painted on it, and
there were several others put up as I drove to school. At the
end he met me there with a sign that had a rose and "I love
you" painted on it. That night he made dinner for me. He
is so very thoughtful, and this was one of the most wonderful
gifts I've ever received. This is just one occasion of his thoughtful
gifts. I've also come out of school with balloons, streamers,
and confetti covering the outside and inside of my car, once again
with him waiting for me on my birthday. Then when he came home
from four months of working several hours away, he had my roommates
decorate my room while we were at church. We walked into my dorm
room after church, and there were a dozen pink roses in my chair,
a dozen white roses on my bed, red rose petals strewn all over
the room, and candles lit all over including a small path to my
bed. It was amazing! I thank God for him!
My husband often works out of town and one
year he wasn't home for Valentines
day, but was home the next day. I contacted the owner of a local
restaraunt and had her reserve the entire dining room for me (it
was a weeknight and business wouldn't have been as busy as a weekend).
I pre-ordered everything from our drinks to the meals to a shared
dessert. I had balloons and candies at the table when we got there.
We were halfway through our entree before he realized that we
hadn't ordered anything, yet all of his favourites were being
delivered. We had a long, leisurely supper. He still says that
was the best night ever!
A great way to show you care is to make
some homemade sugar cookies, and use different sized heart-shaped
cookie cutters. When the cookies are cooled, ice them and decorate
them the way the heart-shaped candies with two-word phrases are
done... wrap them in a big, open box and cover the box with plastic
wrap. It's simple, but it's very sweet.
a cute and simple idea: make a Valentines sign or photo collage
and write/paste the words "I kiss the ground you walk on"
somewhere on it. Here's the harder part: sneak over to your loved
one's house while they're at work or school, obtain access (!),
and place the sign near their bed. Put little gifts ON the bed.
Take a bag of Hershey's Kisses and scatter them everywhere on
the floor around where the sign is. Get it? I "kiss"
the ground you walk on....!
The best gift that could ever be given is a single rose (about
$3) and a poem written all by himself, on paper ($0!), tied around
the stem and given to me in the morning after we wake up. He would
then read it to me and seal it with a kiss. This is a very simple
gift, but it is also for very simple people. My fiancé
and I are very simple people and easy to please. To me, this is
greatest gift ever, and it only costs $3.00!!
This gift could be suitable for men or women
and it is very inexpensive. My husband made a copy of his hand
on the copy machine and wrote on it "Put your hand in mine", and
faxed it to me at the office. It just melted my heart. Good for
any time, but especially on a down day.
Here's a great idea for anyone in a dorm,
or possibly anywhere else! Go to a store where you can make your
own paper products (like cards, frames, etc.). Buy a stack of
50 blank cards, stickey-backed if appropriate, and a stamp which
says "I Love". On the front of each card, stamp the words "I Love"
and on EACH card, write something different and personal which
are the things you love about that person. Examples: "I love your
smile", "I love your sense of humor", even "I love YOU!". Sneak
into their dorm and plaster their door with the cards the night
before Valentines Day. When they wake up in the morning, everyone
will know how much they are loved!!!
Sure, poems and roses are from the heart,
but the best gift I gave to my wife, Tara, wasn't these but a
video of memories. You can easily rent a Camcorder and buy a tape
for under $50. I did that and gave my wife a lasting account of
the place where we fell in love, Cheyenne. There was nothing more
appropriate to give her than images from those moments in time:
where we first met, had our first date, had our first fight, talked
all through the night, worked all those long hours, and finally
A great gift my boyfriend actually bought
for me is a giant stuffed monkey. This monkey is about two and
a half feet tall with lots of fur and a fuzzy belly and face.
He is a great, affordable gift (my boyfriend got him for $15 at
Wal-Mart) because he is great to cuddle with and makes a great
pillow! Wonderful for all ages!
I would take a large terra cotta flower pot and fill it with all
the fixins for a special Italian Dinner: Line it with red and
white checked napkins, fill with spaghetti, crusty Italian bread,
homemade garlic butter and a bottle of wine (or nonalcoholic beverage).
Add a jar of marinara sauce, and you have the recipe for LOVE.
Don't forget to put in a couple of romantic note cards to read
to your loved one during dinner!
My boyfriend came up with a great idea:
he made me a poster-size collage of flowers cut out from different
magazines. The center had red flowers arranged in a heart shape
with the other colored flowers all around the outside. He then
framed it in an inexpensive plastic frame. He has also made me
many paper mache cats for my apartment, which he calls my "watch
cats". He's so thoughtful!!!
Last year I put together a love story of
me and my husband. The first page was a love letter telling why
I fell in love with my husband. Then I scraped together photos
with subtitles of us from our first date to our many vacations,
to our engagement party, then our wedding day and honeymoon (of
course!), and I even dedicated special pages for our family. The
last page was another love letter to him, telling him how happy
he has made me and how thankful I am to have him in my life. Now
this took about 20 hours to cut and paste and reminisce about
each photo to get the proper subtitles, but I certainly think
that it did make me fall in love all over again! This book is
now a part of our coffee table for our family and friend to glance
at, and even when we each have our rainy days, I see each of us
pick it up to bring smiles back to our hearts. I feel that the
main point is that it does not have to take a lot of money to
give a gift, the ones that count are the ones that last a lifetime
either in our hearts or just as a subtle memory. As for ours,
we still keep it on our coffee table!
Some low-cost decorations for a bedroom
you share with your love: decorate with black and red streamers,
cardboard cupids, discarded red rose petals, and heart-shaped
napkins; use red lipstick to say 'I love you' on your mirror or
send a message in glow-in-the-dark chalk on the wall and add a
black light for added effect! Add a huge red bow to the bedroom
door to hint at what's inside!
The greatest gift for Valentines Day would
be a picnic dinner on the carpet next to a roaring fire, with
soft music playing in the background and candles lit all over
the room. After dinner we would go dance beneath the stars (or
in the rain). At the end of the night, he would tell me that he
Instead of regular REAL roses, how about
trying your hand at a single, beautiful Origami rose? Origami
is the Japanese art of paper-folding, and this crafty present
would certainly show him or her how much you wanted to give a
unique gift. Try your local library for more information on how
to create Origami projects!
A great gift to give any girl on Valentines
Day is a rose. The only problem is that the roses never last!
My idea for a great gift is to give someone a dozen roses; 11
real roses and one that would be silk. And a great note to go
with it is: "When the last rose dies is when I will stop loving
you!" I know that if a guy ever did that for me, I would just
die! It would be so sweet. That is my idea of a great gift!
The best gift a guy could give me would
be cold ice-cream in front of the fireplace, with the fire burning
bright. The lights would be turned down low and the radio would
be playing a soft love song. I want him to make me feel like I'm
the only woman in the world!! Then just a single "I LOVE YOU"
would be fine for me.
This Valentines Day I would like for my
boyfriend or another loved one to either sing for me or get a
group of people who do serenades to come to my window at night
and sing for me, preferably in Spanish! It doesn't matter who
sings, as long as I know that the gift came from someone that
I love! It is not too expensive, especially when you do it yourself,
if you have the talent. I think that if someone would sing to
me, that would be all I need to make this Valentines Day a memorable
Ladies: try this one for your guy... buy
a good quality cotton pair of boxers, and some permanent (fabric-safe)
sparkly pens (red, silver, gold). On the boxers, write all the
best things you love about your guy inside red hearts... for example,
his sensitivity, his smell, his sense of humor, his smile... and
then enclose a card and tell him that from now on, these are his
"good luck" boxers! The time and cost on this one are negligible,
but the result is a great homemade gift which is specially tailored
just for your particular guy.
sweetheart did the most memorable thing for me on Valentines
Day. He took me to a secluded roadway off the highway. He brought
with him a bottle of wine and a blanket. As we walked onto the
road, we were met by a huge sleigh with two beautiful horses.
The sleigh ride went up into the mountains, and at the top, there
was a sweet little cabin. Inside were hundreds of rose petals,
along with a roaring fire and my favorite meal. We shared a picnic
dinner, drank wine, and cuddled while toasting by the fire. He
made the night perfect by saying "I love you". I will
always remember that!
I was given an empty red box with a little
poem inside which read: I bet you think this box is empty, but
it's not.... it's full of love. It's a very small box because
there isn't one large enough to hold all the love I have to give.
The wonderful thing is, I didn't buy this love, I was born with
it and I can give it to anyone I want. I hope you enjoy and treasure
my love because it never runs out and I have more to give. I love
you always, Valentine!
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Day General Gift Ideas:
READ THIS FIRST!!!
that the first and most important rule of gift-giving is to give
the recipient, whether it is your lover, your daughter, your teacher,
or your grandmother, what he or she wants, as opposed to simply
what you want to give them. When a gift "backfires," it is usually
because the giver didn't think about what would really please
the recipient. With that in mind, realize that gifts need not
entail large sums of money in order to be effective and appreciated.
Some people recall that their most memorable Valentines Day presents
included non-monetary gifts such as poems, change in the routine
schedule as planned by their partner, or even a day off from chores.
The best gifts are creative and targeted for the specific needs
of the receiver. Be original!
Gifts recommended for women:
Chocolate body paint; message in a bottle; heart-shaped photo puzzle; personalized robes; jeweled barrettes or
headbands; flowers; sexy lingerie; balloons; shoes; Belgian or
French chocolates; balloon ride; original poetry; picnic
breakfast at sunrise; a
copy of the latest bestseller and an afternoon planned to let
her enjoy reading it peacefully and quietly; specialty gift baskets; romantic
music; perfume; ring, bracelet,
necklace, or watch; wine; gift certificate to a spa, nail salon, beauty salon, the mall,
or a restaurant; kitchen products; new cell phone; offer to take
over chores; a
home-cooked meal; sore back products; special gifts for
her office; tickets
to the latest movies; a day planned specifically to leave
"Mom" alone to do whatever she wants; collectibles; a voucher
to clean the car, do the yard work, or do any long-unfinished
chore of her choice; a petal-strewn bedroom with several lit candles
properly shielded from anything flammable and mood music of her
choice; clothing; something special for the traveler; a weekend planned to look like a spontaneous vacation; special gifts for the home environment; gardening goods; home-baked
goodies; books on tape or CD; a long massage with or without scented
oil; an evening out with the "girls"; tickets to a comedy club
or night at the theater with you; magazine subscription; scrapbook
of pictures of the two of you with symbolic reminders of your
"in" jokes, good times, etc.
Gifts recommended for men:
Personalized boxer shorts; personalized picture frame; engraved key chain; tickets
to the movies or a sporting event; cologne; a watch; video games;
car accessories; sore back products; sports caps; belts; home-baked
heart-shaped cookies and brownies; satellite dish subscription; wine; balloon
bouquets; something special for the traveler; specialty
gift baskets; romantic
cell phone; balloon
ride; special gifts for his office; boating accessories;
framed picture of you smiling in some romantic place; leather-bound
appointment book; the latest gadgets; clothing; sports memorabilia; books on tape or CD; picnic breakfast at
sunrise; gift certificates to the mall or to a restaurant; voucher
to do some yard work or wash his car; original poetry; night out
with the "boys" or an afternoon golf date; magazine subscription;
scrapbook of pictures of the two of you with symbolic reminders
of your "in" jokes, good times, etc.
Gifts recommended for children/teenagers:
Personalized red hearts sweatshirt; personalized Valentines Day teddy bears; caramel or chocolate-dippled cookies or applies; trip to the movies and money for the concession stand;; unique
and special toys; release from chores; a neatly wrapped bouquet
of slice-and-bake sugar cookies with hearts in the middle; specialty
popcorn treats; sports
small bouquets of flowers; foil-wrapped chocolate hearts hidden
around the house or bedroom; trip to an amusement park; original
poetry; inexpensive jewelry; cook a heart-themed meal; cool tennis
shoes; a small teddy bear holding an "I love you" heart; a planned
treasure hunt; gift certificate to the candy store; balloon bouquet
(if they're 5 or older); heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches in lunches on 2/14; children's magazine subscription;
Valentine sleepover party.
Gifts recommended for grandparents:
Personalized Valentines Day coffee mugs; personalized picture frames, framed
recent picture of the whole family or the grandchildren; necklace, watch, ring or bracelet; computer-designed
stationery with computer-printed return address labels packaged
with a few pens and pencils and lots of stamps (if you want to
be ambitious, ask to borrow their address book and pre-address
some envelopes for them as well); specialty popcorn treats; romantic
gardening goods; audiobooks; sore back products; gift certificates; kitchen products; a voucher to clean
their house or do some yard work; flowers; wine; offer to organize their loose photos into photo albums; special gifts for the home environment; grocery
store gift-certificate; jams
and jelly sets; Belgian
or French chocolates; heated
throw blankets for cold climates; a
basket of individual serving items to prepare a lunch or dinner; basket of home-baked desserts; collectibles; offer
to clean out their linen closet or kitchen; an afternoon spent showing them (patiently!)
how to use computers or the Internet; original poetry; a
promise to pick them up and take them to the mall or to a movie
or to the doctor's or to lunch; set
of individual serving coffees and teas; magazine subscription;
books on tape or CD (for the car or home); donation in their name to
their favorite charity.
Gifts recommended for teachers:
Personalized Valentines Day coffee mugs, gift certificates to the mall, a restaurant,
an individual store, a school supply store, or for a massage and/or
a manicure; special gifts for his/her office; voucher for a few
hours of volunteer time; romantic
music; the auto
wash, flowers; specialty gift baskets;
sore back products; Belgian
or French chocolates; items like an electric pencil-sharpener
or favorite items left out of the school budget to make the teacher's
life easier; specialty
popcorn treats; videos appropriate for their class; original
poetry; magazine subscriptions for
home or class; donation
to "adopt" their class;.
have some suggestions here that you probably won't see elsewhere,
but we think they're definitely worth mentioning…
Charitable contributions: Does your sweetheart have everything?
Why not consider a charitable donation FROM THE HEART… either
to your local house of worship, medical foundation, youth organization
or homeless shelter? In keeping with the Valentine theme, you
can donate to an organization for problems of the heart (physical
or psychological). Arrange for the charity to send a simple card
indicating that a donation was made in the recipient's honor.
This type of gift is sure to warm the heart of someone who appreciates
how truly fortunate we are.
Travel: How about a mystery trip? You could blindfold your
sweetie and throw them (gently!) in the car for a weekend at a
special hideaway. Be sure to pack appropriately (and secretly!)
for BOTH of you beforehand. If money is no object, you could go
with nothing and buy everything new for the weekend at your destination!
Oh la la!
Recurring gifts: If you want your gift to last beyond Valentines
Day, how about a magazine subscription on a special interest or
hobby of your love's? They can dream, can't they? Want to be remembered
each and every month until NEXT Valentines Day? Enroll your love
in a "________ of the month" club. Think rare fruit, candy, wine,
cheese, flowers and other luxury items. What a special gift! That
way they'll NEVER have a chance to forget who loves them!
Gift Certificates: Everyone's favorite gifts! You simply
can't go wrong with this one. Besides department stores and malls,
how about a gift certificate to a restaurant, bookstore, movie
theater, or sporting event? You can also try hair and nail salons,
spas, and anywhere you think of that "pampers". Be creative...
the possibilities are virtually endless.
Home-cooked or home-baked: One last idea is to simply cook
or bake something extraordinary for your Valentine. This is one
gift truly made with love. Even if the quiche comes our lopsided
or the cookies are a bit hard, your sweetheart will appreciate
the time and energy of a gift from the kitchen. For an added touch,
dress up your creation in a fancy tin or glass jar highlighted
with ribbons and bows.
For a specific idea that one of our readers sent that's really
super, try this recipe from JaNel for homemade fortune cookies
filled with your own unique love messages:
2 tablespoons of butter (no substitutes, please)
cup of confectioner's sugar
large egg white
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of flour
14 strips of clean paper with pre-written personalized love fortunes
Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Once butter is melted,
remove from heat. Beat in confectioner's sugar, egg white, vanilla,
and salt. Beat in flour until the batter is smooth. Drop two heaping
spoonfuls of batter onto a cookie sheet at least four inches apart,
and then spread the batter with the back of a spoon until the
batter is even and about three inches in diameter. Bake at 375oF
for 4 minutes or until golden brown, baking only two cookies at
a time. Remove from sheet. Place message in the center and fold
the cookie in half. Then quickly fold the cookie over the edge
of a deep bowl to create the fortune cookie shape! Makes about
14 cookies... enjoy!
Thanks to our fantastic, creative, sentimental readers for
some additional ideas of theirs...
I like to try to find different ways to let my wife know that I love her. A couple of years ago I heard about a great gift. Through the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI, I ordered my wife "a dozen long-stemmed, red noses". They came - red clown noses on faux long rose stems. She loved them and still has them sitting on a table to remind her that her crazy husband still loves her after being married 28 years!
My boyfriend and I live five hours driving distance from each other, so last year we had to celebrate the weekend before the actual holiday, since Valentines Day was on a weekday in 2008. He told me he had all kinds of exams he had to study for on Valentines night, so I didn't suspect anything. First he sent me a bouquet of gorgeous red roses to my workplace. Me being me, I looked over the roses, but only counted 11. I didn't really think anything of it, just that my boyfriend would be annoyed that the dozen he sent was cut short by the florist. Later on, after I got home from the office, he called me and asked me if I was ready for my next surprise. Five minutes later he showed up on my doorstep, holding a single red rose.... to round out the dozen. I thought this was the sweetest thing ever, and was so thoughtfully put together. I will always remember it as one of the most romantic things my boyfriend has ever done for me. Not only did I think that was sweet, but I got to spend Valentines night with him, which I originally thought would be impossible.
If your relationship is new, how about sending
your honey a bottle of Tabasco or other hot sauce? Tack on a note
which says "I think you're really hot!!!" and put it somewhere
sure to make them smile
I was in college, I traded car keys with a trusted friend who
lived nearby in case we ever got locked out or needed to trade
car for truck. She was always busy, and worked and went to school
full time. On her birthday, she had to work, but rode with a friend
to work. I stole her truck and washed and detailed it, and took
all of the papers and other random stuff, threw out the trash
and neatly put the rest in a bag behind the seat so if there were
any important papers, she would still have them. That night we
went out, and I asked if I could drive her in her truck. She didn't
notice, but the next morning I got a call from a very grateful
friend who said it was the absolute sweetest thing anyone had
ever done for her and she still couldn't believe it. She still
mentioned the story years later. Total cost: about $4.00 at the
self service car wash!
A great gift for a valentine of any age
that loves animals would be for you to give a gift certificate
to adopt a pet from a local shelter. This would make the animal
lover happy and save a pet's life. It would be two presents wrapped
in one! I also would include a small assortment of animal toys,
food, treats, and a bed, so that there would be no initial cost
to the recipient. Steve from a Seattle animal shelter reminds
us to give a gift certificate instead of the actual pet so that
both owner and pet are a good match--best accomplished by a visit
to the shelter by the gift recipient!
Warning: this is a project for those who
don't mind spending lots of time and energy on a gift! In a recent
flash of brilliance, I decided to make my guy a page-a-day calendar
with things I love about him. If you like the concept but need
a shortcut, you can also try this for a weekly or monthly calendar.
I had to come up with 365 different things to say about him. You
can try inside jokes or reminders of great dates if you get stuck.
On the stiff front cover, put a picture of the two of you inside
a plastic frame. Inside the cover, perhaps write (for example),
"One year of things I love about Joey!" Next, I suggest using
a computer greeting card program to make the entries (what you
love and the date), save and print them, and then go on to the
next page. Perhaps decorate the pages with heart stickers or something
else relevant to your relationship. The back cover should also
be of stiff stock. It a very big job, but Joey says that it's
the best gift he's EVER gotten!!!
If you have a great idea of your own or one
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