Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend–especially since it’s a long weekend! I don’t know why, but this week felt like it dragged. On top of that, I felt like I didn’t have enough to get stuff done. I’m ready to relax and recharge my batteries!
I’m sure you all know Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! Brandon and I typically don’t go ‘all out’ for Valentine’s Day–it’s right after the chaos of the holidays, and his birthday is also in February, so we usually just keep it pretty low-key. We’re actually just planning on enjoying some pizza, bubbly, and Cold Stone ice cream, which sounds amazing to me. Can’t wait!
I thought it would be fun to share some Valentine’s gift ideas I’ve either done, or thought would be cute ideas. Hopefully you find them helpful!
1. ‘You Float My Boat’ Basket. If your S.O. loves root beer floats, you should totally do this! I did this for Brandon a few years ago, and I think he was pretty impressed with my craftiness. I bought all the ingredients for a root beer float, a card, and made a sign saying ‘you float my boat’ to give him. It’s a great budget gift idea, creative, and thoughtful!
2. Weekend Getaway. Last year, Brandon and I went to a cabin near Shenandoah Valley and holed up for the long weekend. We brought food to cook and never left the cabin. It was so nice just being lazy, sitting by the fire, and enjoying some bubbly in the hot tub. Sometimes a change of scenery is just what you need!
3. Couples Massage. We haven’t done this yet, but I love the idea of a couples massage. I mean who doesn’t love being pampered?! This is obviously something that’s a little pricey, but sometimes you gotta spoil yourself. I’d love to do this while on a vacation together–ultimate relaxation!
4. Cooking Together. One year Brandon surprised me by cooking us a dinner all on his own–filet mignon, roasted asparagus, and mashed potatoes. I was so impressed! While it’s nice to have someone cook for you, I actually really like the idea of cooking a meal together and enjoying a nice bottle of wine. That way, you get to spend time together catching up in the kitchen and just have fun. And hey, if the food turns out not so great, you’re probably already a little tipsy on the wine and then you can just order pizza and call it a night!
5. ‘Open When’ Letters. I saw this idea on Julie’s blog and thought it was not only creative, but really sweet. You basically just write different notes for your S.O. to read in certain situations; for example, you can write an ‘open when’ letter when they’re feeling sad, missing you, need words of encouragement, etc.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Valentine’s Day/long weekend!
Do you and your S.O. celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Favorite Valentine’s gift you’ve given/received?
What’s on your weekend agenda?