Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and most people have their babysitter lined up or anti-Valentine’s Day activities lined up. Depending how you view the day. I enjoy the day. We don’t go overboard, but we have fun with it.
This year we will celebrate 13 years of wedded bliss. We have had some memorable Valentine’s Days and some forgettable ones. Probably half of those 13 Valentine’s Days we haven’t even spent together because of work schedules or deployments. I’m a lucky gal that my hubby is pretty awesome when it comes to being romantic. Even though we don’t get to take regular dates because we have what I would call “trust phobia” with everyone (minus most family of course) when it comes to our children. We are dealing with it and plan on finding someone regular to babysit before they are in high school.
I know there are plenty of people who say, “Valentine’s Day is just another day” and they are completely right, but I like gifts and so if my hubby chooses to buy me something on this Cupid’s Day I shan't say no.
Even though he is a true Romanic he has asked me “So Babe, what do you want this year?” on every gift giving occasion, which doesn’t bother me because I’m always making lists of “I wants”. Here are a few of my most recent lists:
I went through a phase where I asked for an Orchid plant, but no matter what I did or how hard I tried I still ended up killing it after the flowers fell off, so again it might have lasted longer, but a waste of money in the end.
I’m manicure and pedicure kind of gal, so that is always a winner in my book
A RED Keurig seems nice, but I’m still undecided if it is for me. I still really love my old fashion coffee maker.
I keep a list on Amazon of Books that I want. Hubby could buy any five at random or just one and I’d be super duper excited, because I know they are books I definitely want to read at some point and besides I just plain LOVE books!!! Yes, I know I’m a Geek!
Take me shopping for a designer handbag. Even though I’ll spend time looking and after I drool a little I’ll probably walk out without a purchase, because I can’t justify spending that much on a bag that I’ll switch out in a few months.
This year hubs planned to buy me a bigger diamond. Due to my expensive taste, we decided this probably wasn’t the best time with a big move and lots of expenses coming up.
So that is what I have for myself at the moment. Just wait till it gets closer to my birthday.
Now, how about them fellas? They are just about as difficult to buy for as we are. I think I’m pretty good at figuring out what my man will like, but there have still been some misses over the last 13 years.
I’ve learned to not buy him clothes. Not that I buy him clothes on Valentine’s Day, but now I only go shopping with him
not for in the clothing department anyway. Even
though I think he would look great in something and it might be stylish.
He has his favorite outfits and the rest will sit in the closet till I end up
cleaning them out. Even though he swore he really liked them.. Umm, ok
Hubby usually has his Amazon cart loaded with things he would like so that is an easy go to.
This year he will be gone for Valentine’s Day doing training so I plan on spicing it up…Card and a boudoir picture from a previous gift to remind him of what is waiting at home. What guy wouldn’t love that??
What if you are on a budget? Just because you have a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic and great Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas we tried when we were on a budget a few years ago.
Romanic Dinner for two after the little ones went to bed. When we lived in Vermont my hubby would buy Lobster and Steak and cook up a delicious meal for us. We would put the girls to bed and then dress up and sit down to a delicious feast.
Save for a joint gift you both will really enjoy. Ours was a rowing machine. We love to be active and it was the best money spent ever.
Make your own gift. Nothing is more special than something truly coming from the heart. One year we weren’t together and hubby wrote me a love letter on special paper and bought wax and a special seal stamp just for that letter. Yes, one of my favorite gifts EVER!!
A “Why I Love You book” You can find it on Amazon for cheap and I think it would fun to fill out the 96 pages of "your love”. I provided a link below.
There are so many ways you can be creative and show your soul mate, the father or mother of your children, the one you love just how much they mean to you..
Whether Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or Just Because, Be Creative and Love the One you are with!!!
|Last time we were able to dress up for Valentine's Day|