February 11, 2010 by Missy
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.
or maybe something to make him more comfortable when he comes home from work.
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
Clues in Fortune Cookies
great tutorial for homeade ones from: alpha + mom
tutorial for felt ones from: somewhat simple
and a free download from: design. wash. rinse. repeat.
Notes tucked inside these mini envelopes
free download from: Natalie Jost
Make a Statement in a Garland
free download from: Whisker Graphics
Or, my personal favorite
Mixed with his favorite treats in a glass bottle
from: Nap Time Journal
use them individually or together as a six pack
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
There you have it – the gift of ANTICIPATION (are you tired of that word yet? I am.)