Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow! Did you remember to buy a gift? If not, here are a few last minute ideas to save the day.
  • Spa Gift Card
  • Flowers
  • Chocolate
  • Candy
  • Set up a family photo session and have the kids draw a family portrait for the gift to be opened.
  • Search online and book a weekend at a Bed and Breakfast or nice hotel. Print out the information for the B&B/hotel on decorative paper. Roll up scroll style and tie with a ribbon. For an extra special touch, tie a rose on with the ribbon.
  • A card. Don't just sign your name. Write a personal, heartfelt message. I still have some of the cards my hubby wrote me in our early years.
  • Gift card to her or his favorite store. Complete the gift with a personal card. (Make sure that they like to receive gift cards.) 
  • Call a local paint-your-own-pottery place and see if they have any last minute openings.
  • Plan a special night in. Of course, this only works if you can find someone to watch the kids. Cook dinner, eat by candlelight, massage their feet after dinner, and watch a movie. Finish with a dessert, maybe chocolates and a glass of wine, to complete the evening.
If you don't have time for a big fancy dinner,
find simple ways to make it special.
  • If the kids are sleeping or with a babysitter, draw a warm bath with candlelight and a glass of wine. Great if followed by foot massage and dinner.  :)  Of course this only works if they like baths.
  • Buy their favorite color(s) jelly beans and wrap in a Valentine's Day themed bag or box. Some stores are now carrying individual colors. If you don't have one near you, you could always buy a lot of bags and sort through them all :)
  • Try local stores for cookie or fruit bouquets. (Edible ArrangementsCookies by Design. Grocery stores/markets also usually have some specialty items for Valentine's Day.)

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