Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I always have the hardest time finding good gifts for my husband. There’s tons of things I would personally love to get him. But the truth is, Nolan won’t ever wear that cute bow tie I bought off of Etsy. Over the years I’ve found that the gifts my husband loves the most are the ones that create an experience. Whether it’s flying lessons, tickets to a concert, or sentimental gifts like a jar filled with written memories we had together, it never fails. Experience = emotional connection = happy hubs! Experience oriented gifts also show that you care- that you didn’t just pick something up while you were out shopping at H&M and happened to swing by the guy’s section.

So here are a couple ideas you can use and modify for your man this V-Day. (I know it’s still Jan, but I always need to get a head start on these things, because I’ll blink and it’s here- just wait, it will happen to you too)

1 //  Travel Zoo. Sign up and get addicted. I love searching for cheap mini-getaways, even if I know we’re not planning any trips- it’s still fun to see what the possibilities are. It’s always fun to see what’s available in your local area. You can do a simple night away, or explore the dining areas you’ve never been to. Check out what deals appeal to you and make a date out of it! Make sure that it’s something that he will enjoy and not just you!

2 // Fort Date Night In. Surprise your man when he gets home with a fort made out of bed sheets and string lights. It may seem silly, but it will really make you feel like a kid again. Make his favorite meal and rent a redbox to watch on your laptop while in the fort. Cuddle up for a fun night in!

3 // Salami, Wine and Cheese Picnic. This site has tons of classy foods photographed beautifully. Grab a blanket, bottle of wine, some fancy salami, and cheese, and head out for a picnic in the park. You can relax together and watch the clouds go by. Spend some time talking, tell him why you love and appreciate him! He’ll love that you put time aside to spend with him.

I hope some of these spark some ideas for how you can create a great Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life. (If there are any guys out there, just switch it up for the woman in your life. She’ll love it.) Feel free to leave any other gift ideas you have in the comments. Happy Monday friends!

28. January 2013 by Joanna
Categories: Gift Guide, Just Lovin | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. Very Sweet ideas, and I couldn’t agree more! My husband seems to find valentines day annoying. Not because he isn’t romantic, but because he feels that one day a year he’s being forced to make some grand romantic gesture just because every other dude is. He’s more of a spontaneous romantic, who doesn’t like Hallmark telling him when to say “I love you.” We usually keep valentines day pretty low key, and I think your vday ideas are just that.

  2. haha. the picnic with meat and cheese is exactly what my man would want. every time I tell him I have a surprise for him his first question is ‘ can i eat it?’. love it.

  3. Tim made us a blanket fort for New Years Eve. It was super fun. :)

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