Still don’t know what to get your Love for Valentine’s Day? Don’t let it stress you. Here are 3 simple gifts you can put together at the last minute.
1. Write a Love Letter or a List
Tell your valentine what you love about him or her. It’s the words that count. If you are like me and not very artistic (I can’t even draw a good valentine!), just write a list of the things you appreciate about your valentine. You don’t even need to make it look pretty! If it is five things, entitle it Five Things I Love About You. If you have ten things, make a goofy Top Ten List ala David Letterman or keep it serious and sentimental.
2. Take a Picture
You can keep this simple by taking an existing favorite photo of yourself and placing it in an existing frame. You don’t need that framed photo from the 80s anymore, so take it out, hide it away and use the frame for this task. You can also make your own frame with paper or cardboard that is lying around your home or office and decorate it with red, pink and purple markers.
If you don’t have a photo handy, take one right now. It can be rated G or X. Most printers today can print out photos on regular paper, so you don’t even need to run to the drugstore to have it processed. I bet you have an extra gift bag lying around the house, or maybe some red tissue paper left over from the holidays, or maybe even some newspaper. Regardless, wrap it up and make it look special.
3. Create a Basket – or Box — of Romance
Head to your favorite Earth conscious grocery store (or big box store that carries some eco products) and purchase some Fair Trade chocolate or other guilty pleasure. Add in your Love’s favorite beverage (wine, beer, liquor OR a special tea or coffee), a few soy or beeswax votives, and massage oil or lotion. Place it all in a basket that I bet you have lying around your home or grab a shoe box and cover it with white office paper and decorate it with markers and other tidbits of ribbon, paper, etc. that you have lying around. It doesn’t have to be red or pink. Just thoughtful.
I’d love to hear what you do! Share your gifts with us!