Give your spouse something that takes time, energy, and some thought to carry out. Anything you give with an open and giving heart to someone who also has an open and giving heart will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.
Does Valentine’s Day have to be Expensive?
- Valentine’s Day does not have to be expensive. One survey showed that men wanted to spend more on the day (average, $84.39) in comparison to women, who planned to spend around $48.13 on average.
- Surveys indicate that some of the most successful Valentine’s day gifts often involve very little cash.
- Good news is that gifts can be fun, romantic, or sexy and not cost a lot of money!
What Suggestions do you have for Couples who have been Married Forever?
- Research was conducted by a family marriage group that asked its readers to share some of their favorite Valentine’s Day ideas. Readers came up with some creative, practical ideas we grouped into 3 categories: Adventurous, Practical & Sentimental, and Romantic:
- Adventurous Valentine’s Day Gifts:
- Kiss Surprise: Write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Fill an inexpensive red felt bag and let your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss he draws from the bag.
- Scavenger Hunt: Take your sweetheart on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items you have placed somewhere in the house (or around town). The last instruction leads to special activity.
Practical & Sentimental Valentine’s Day Gifts:
- Do your spouse’s chores for the day: Nothing says I love you like not having to do the chores for the day. Any chore that they have not been able to get done but you know it has been nagging them for a while. Then blindfold them and show them your Valentine’s Day surprise.
- Fix or repairs something broke: Sew the hole in their favorite sweater; replace the missing keys on your Valentine’s laptop. Look around and find out what needs work and get it done. If you can’t fix it, find someone who can.
- Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. Leave on his/her plate a letter or caring listing 14 reason you love your spouse.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts:
- Surprise Special Getaway: Surprise your spouse with a special getaway. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. He asked his wife to go to lunch and they left for the weekend.
- Give your wife a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy (i.e. go to the symphony).
- Take your husband to a nice place for lunch with an added surprise. Wear a nice outfit. Tell your husband about your undergarments (something sexy underneath) for when he gets home. Give him some great kisses telling him how glad you are to be married to him and tell him you will be waiting for him when he gets home.