Wednesday, February 8, 2012

a few quick ideas for your Valentine

Valentine's Day is less than a week away (eep!) and if you're a procrastinator/romantic combo like me, you may be in need of a couple creative ideas. Have no fear, I'm here to help! Whether you like the simple and sweet route or you're into big romance, this just may be the ticket. Enjoy! -hil

number one: wood carving set
I know what you're thinking: maybe not the most romantic thing, but hear me out! I remember in the early days of our dating relationship, Sean and I climbed a tree that had some sentimental importance to us and carved our initials into it. Simple, but it was such a fun date. Give this kit to your sweetheart and personalize it by sewing their name into the case or just buy one knife and have it engraved. Pair it with a bottle of wine and hopefully mild weather and it makes for a very sweet Valentine's. Plus, if your boo is into it, they can take up whittling as a hobby afterward.

I'm completely smitten with this little acorn locket from ChristineDomanic on Etsy. The top unscrews to reveal a hidden canister inside. Roll up a scroll of paper extolling your Valentine's virtues or, to add a dash of excitement, put a clue inside sending her on a scavenger hunt. Now no one is looking for you to pull a Leslie Knope (how could any of us compare?) but it might be a fun way to start off the festivities. More ideas after the jump!
number three: beer tasting kit
Ladies, if you're looking to do something special for your man, look no further. Get your hands on a few craft brews he's never had the chance to try and set up a little beer tasting using this crafty kit. It will be fun and low key, and he can use the gift again with his buddies at a later date. Don't know too much about beer? Not a problem. The 48 page booklet outlines tasting notes, beer jargon, and instructions on how to give a proper tasting.

number four: bubble bath

Sometimes us girls want something, well, girly. I love the romantic packaging on this bubble bath. Plus, guys, it's both sweet and sexy to run your lady a bath after a long day at work. Who doesn't want to relax? If you're short on time because of commitments or work, this is a great way to make staying in seem special. Choose from three delicate scents: rose, grapefruit, and lavender.

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