Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him
I know it's a little early.
I know I'm a Type-A planner.
And yes, I have a notebook filled with my plans for the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Brian's 30th birthday party in April.
I often get ahead of myself.
Today I thought I would share with you some Valentine's Day gifts that I considered buying for my handsome boyfriend, Brian.
How-Not-To-Do Valentine's Day
Text Message from Brian on 2/14/10: Hey babe, what do you want for Valentine's Day? Perfume or lotion?
Text Message from Kelly on 2/14/10: Um....I guess perfume.
Text Message from Brian on 2/14/10: Ok. Just ordered it. Should be here in about 7-10 days. Happy Valentine's Day
I will give Brian some credit- 2010 may go down as my most memorable Valentine's Day.
Not because I was swept off my feet, but because I was so annoyed.
I created my very own Romance Meter this morning.
Brian, of course, was the first and only candidate I tested it on.....
Just as I suspected.
When it comes to Brian being romantic, low expectations have always served me well.
I can't say I would score much higher on the Romance Meter myself. I would consider myself an unromantic cynic, but at least I get a little credit for my creativity.
Ok, now on to the Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him.
Gift Idea #1: Smittens
I saw these smittens on Etsy. Perfect for walking hand-in-hand on those chilly evening strolls.
(Or, in my case, walking from the car into Sharky's pool hall).
Gift Idea #2: Graphic Tees
I think this T-shirt pretty much explains itself.
Gift Idea #3: A Surprise Proposal
I'm trying to decide when it's appropriate for me to stray from my traditional values and simply propose to Brian myself. I think this Marriage Proposal Lottery Ticket would be perfect.
My only fear is that Brian would think I'm joking and then it would be a total fail. The only thing worse than "Remember that Valentine's Day in 2010 when you texted me and asked what I wanted and then it arrived in the mail ten days later..." would be
"Remember that Valentine's Day when I proposed to you, and you laughed, and then I cried and said that it wasn't a joke, and you said you wished it had been an actual lottery ticket instead...."
But ladies, if you're ambitious, I say go for it.
There you have it. Three great ideas.
I will unveil my actual Valentine's Day gift on the blog later in February.