Give Him…

posted on February 11, 2010 by  |  posted under Valentine's Day  |  9 Comments

What to give your guy for valentines day

What to give your guy for Valentine’s Day?

I’ve been trying to come with ideas for what to give my Valentine,  I thought I could give him some of my new favorite cologne, Modern Reserve from Polo.  You need to smell this one…mmmm.

Polo Modern Reserve Cologne For Men by Ralph Lauren

or maybe something to make him more comfortable when he comes home from work.

What to give your guy for valentines day

I know I am obsessed with UGG.

And then I thought – why not just ask HIM what he wants for Valentine’s Day??  And that is when I realized the answer is so simple.  He wants what EVERY guy wants for Valentine’s Day…

…It is the one day of the year that they KNOW what they’re gettin’  so why not make it a little more fun and throw in some ANTICIPATION.

What do I mean, you ask?  Or are you blushing too much to continue?  Don’t worry, my mom reads this blog every day:)

Start off by reading this post from Lisa – if you are on the ball you could still pull it off.  She wrote it for the 12 days of Christmas but it will work the same for Valentine’s Day.  How many days do we have? The 3 days of Valentines.  This would be ANTICIPATION at its best!

But for the rest of us slackers, there are plenty of things we can do the day of.

I had great plans for places to hide clues throughout the day while he is at work, but because Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, we are really going to have to get creative.  What we want to do is leave clues or hints in places he will find them.  Maybe by his toothbrush, in the shower (see Shelley’s post on shower notes), or on the seat of his car.  So all day he will be thinking about and ANTICIPATING his present.  I’m not going to tell you what to write – that my friends, is up to you.

I did, however, find a bunch of  ideas about how you can package your hints.  Pick your favorite to use as the theme in delivering your ANTICIPATION clues.  OR just give them as they were intended, either way they are creative!

Messages in a bottle

from: Jaime @ the Clay Family

What to give your guy for valentines day

Clues in Fortune Cookies

great tutorial for homeade ones from: alpha + mom

What to give your guy for valentines day

tutorial for felt ones from: somewhat simple

What to give your guy for valentines day

and a free download from: design. wash. rinse. repeat.

What to give your guy for valentines day

Notes tucked inside these mini envelopes

free download from: Natalie Jost


Make a Statement in a Garland

free download from: Whisker Graphics

What to give your guy for valentines day

Or, my personal favorite

Mixed with his favorite treats in a glass bottle

from: Nap Time Journal

What to give your guy for valentines day

use them individually or together as a six pack

What to give your guy for valentines day

This ANICIPATION could be given all at once with each bottle promising a few things in the days to follow Valentine’s Day! A Sexy Six Pack!

And don’t forget to throw in some of these spicy dice

from: someday crafts

What to give your guy for valentines day

There you have it – the gift of ANTICIPATION (are you tired of that word yet?  I am.)

What to give your guy for valentines day

    1. February 11th, 2010 at 10:16 am
      Young Wife says:
      What great ideas!
    2. February 11th, 2010 at 10:51 am
      dana says:
      One year the kids and I plastered his walls at work with hearts. Added the sign We gave you a heart attack!. somehow after the story was told a few times around the office and town, some people were convinced that he had had a real heart attack. I still thought it was funny .
    3. February 11th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
      Summer says:
      love the ideas - just the ticket for what this procrastinator needed!
    4. February 11th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
      Jen says:
      Missy, your six weeks isn't even up yet!
    5. February 11th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      Heather Mac says:
      Wonderful ideas . . . I love them! My hubby, the kids and I are all making gifts this year. These are great.

      Heather Mac
    6. February 11th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
      Someday Crafts says:
      Thanks for including my Not-so-spicy Spicy dice in your "husband" ideas. You guys rock!
    7. February 11th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
      Lacie E says:
      so many great ideas I love this time of year the cheezy decorations and the thoughtful heartfelt gifts!!
    8. January 19th, 2011 at 9:28 am
      Jaime @ Our Journey says:
      Love the fortune cookies! I made a Valentine 6-pack for my hubby last year and was devastated to find out he threw away the decorated bottles at work when he finished the snacks inside! Ha! Thanks for including my Messages In A Bottle ... it made my day!

      ~ Jaime
    9. January 25th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
      Jessica H says:
      I actually really appreciate the ideas. My hubby is impossible when it comes to Valentine's Day . . . and you have helped. Thank you!

      {also, just to let you know, the link for the mini envelopes doesn't work}
    We Love Daddy Winners
    A site for winners!
    • Popular Round Ups