I can’t believe that it is already February and with it Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! You don’t need to break the bank to make it a sweet holiday for “your special someone.”
Here are some fun and inexpensive ways to make it special …
1. Instead of an expensive night out, plan a dinner in. I’m going to try making some yummy lamb chops this year with some champagne and mushroom risotto.
2. Create a series of coupons that your sweetheart can redeem throughout the year. They could be things like a one hour massage, a whole week of cooking, dinner and a movie, etc.
3. Celebrate after the holiday. Many times I find on Valentine’s Day restaurants are over booked or have a very limited menu so we prefer dinner out a few days later!
4. Small thoughtful gifts are the best! Even though I love receiving flowers, they wilt and die pretty quickly but an inexpensive piece of jewelry, some chocolates or even some clothing would be a much better choice.
I also never forget to gift myself on Valentine’s Day whether it be with some dark chocolate truffles, a jewelry item or a new dress. Check out these special items that would make a great gift for yourself:
Shirred Velvet Dress
Velvet is classic. A deep, burgundy tone adds to the richness of this soft, luxe polyester velvet knit. Especially flattering silhouette with shirred front panel, unique square neckline, three-quarter sleeves, easy pull-over style. Machine wash. Imported. Misses, approx. 38″l.
- Classic velvet dress in deep burgundy
- Easy pullover style with flattering shirred front panel
- Three-quarter length sleeves
- Misses, approximately 38″l
- Machine wash
Personalized Winery Cheese Board
Handcrafted from a genuine recycled wine bottle, this unique serving piece features a personalized label (clear coat has been applied to the label) from your very own vineyard. It’s wonderful wall decor, too. Hand-made, so may have imperfections. Wire hook is embedded into the handle of the product before firing. Approximately 5″w, 12″l with 4½”l cheese spreader and a resin cork handle.
- Choose from Cabernet or Chardonnay label
- Personalize with last name, up to two first names (up to 10 characters and spaces) and year
- Hand wash only
Aphrodite’s Child Tapestry Bedding
Exclusive! Pure romance. Updated Renaissance-style artwork by Emily Balivet is recreated in a luxurious tapestry weave in shades of pink and red. It becomes softer with every washing. Cotton/polyester coverlet; cotton sham. Machine wash. Made in USA.
Crystal Heart Necklace
Exclusive! Pretty in pink. A sweet, but sophisticated necklace you will love to wear or to give. A crystal heart swings from a triple strand of pink faux pearls, faceted crystals and seed beads. Necklace is 16″l with 3″ extender. Heart measures 1 1/2″ l at its largest and 1/8″ at its smallest; 1/8″ thick.
I Love You Plaque
Exclusive! A measure of your love! Pink heart and so-true saying on white ceramic with pink ribbon hanger. Imported. 3″h.