Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

The Super Bowl is over, men. Despite all the commercials aimed at convincing you to reclaim the pants and to embrace your new found manhood, Valentine's Day is right around the corner which means you're going to need a gift for your lady. As the saying goes, "Happy Wife....Happy Home." I'd hate to think you ended up sleeping on the couch in those fancy new Dockers.

Anyway, on to the gift ideas!!

Flowers - You really can't go wrong with a pretty bouquet of flowers to show her you care. Plus, Teleflora even has a coupon available right now and you know how I love coupons. Just go to and use code LUVYOU to save $10 on your sweetie's blooms. Proflowers is also running a 20% off special with coupon code ROMANCE20. Promise me you'll do something classy though. Skip the carnations and daisies.

Something pretty & sparkly - Valentine's Day is not about giving her something she needs. It's about giving a gift that shows her how special she is and nothing says "I love you" like a sparkly trinket. Let's face it, girls love this stuff. The good news is that you don't need to break the bank to find something really stunning. Try Overstock or even Walmart and Target! If you're stuck trying to pick something out, you can NEVER go wrong with a pair of diamond stud earrings. They don't have to be big to be beautiful and every girl with pierced ears will love them.

A love letter - I know, this is super-sappy. It sounds so 18th century, but a hand-written love letter to your lady will make a big statement. Try to move beyond the "Do you love me? Check Yes or No" stuff you wrote back in 7th grade and really describe how much she means to you. And don't write it on loose leaf paper. Go to any stationary store or even just Target to find a nicer paper to pen your letter. Pair this with those previously mentioned diamond earrings and you are in like Flint, my friend. (P.S. Buying a greeting card at Walgreens does NOT count as a love letter.)

iPod - Wait, that's not romantic. It is if you present your musically inclined babe with a new iPod pre-loaded with a playlist of romantic tunes! Think Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Chris Botti, Frank Sinatra. Skip the Barry White, please. Pop that bad boy into an iPod dock with speakers and you've got yourself the soundtrack for one very romantic evening. Pair with the love letter or the bouquet of flowers and you've just hit it out of the park. (Target even has a special this week on the iPod Nano and the iPod Touch where you get a $10 or $15 gift card back with purchase - in store only.)

Framed Photo - On a tight budget? One of the sweetest gifts I ever received from my husband came back when we were still dating and he literally had less than $10 in the bank. He framed a photo of us with a letter in the back for me to open on our 5th wedding anniversary. Pick out a nice frame and put in your favorite photo of the two of you. Write that love letter I mentioned and place it behind the photo. It's cheap, but super-sweet at the same time. Cook her dinner and present her with your gift over your famous spaghetti and you've really got a winning combo.

Hopefully this helps guide you in the right direction! I'd hustle up if you plan on shopping online because shipping deadlines are coming up fast.

Any other suggestions? Ladies, what would you like to receive on Valentine's Day?

Now if only I had any clue what to get for a guy.....

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