I fully realize the majority of my readers are women but I know there are at least one or two quiet guys that might stop by occassionally. With that in mind I'm sharing my Valentine Day gift suggestions. (And no, I have no ideas what a man would want despite this being my 14th v-day with Mr. L. If you have any ideas on that front, feel free to chime in.)
If you are:
So you're on a budget - No reason not to do something sweet on the cheap.
Adorable sweetie pies for your sweetie from the ever stylish Twig & Thistle. Or order in chinese and finish the meal with a handmade felt fortune cookie with something really sweet written inside. (from who else, Martha Stewart)
So you want to make something with your own two hands?
Transform a vintage frame into message board (via Design Sponge) and cover it with heartfelt love notes just for her. Or surprise her with some super sweet pillowcases using iron on transfers courtesy of Creature Comforts.
What says 'lets cuddle' more than a chic loveseat? You could go high end like the the one shown above (a 19th century antique from 1st dibs) or you could find something that suits you second hand. Bonus points for the effort of searching all over town. Or maybe your girl is more into personal style than home furnishings, then buy her the most impractical luxury a girl could want - an overpriced pair of shoes in a impractical color. The ones above real deal Louboutins but you can find a hot pair of shoes at nearly any price point.
And yes, I know its not a "real" holiday. I know its just another day and it means absolutely nothing. But lets face it - there are far too few days in our lives when we get to celebrate love. Why not take this opportunity to relish in some sickly sweet sappy moments just for the fun of it?
I hope I awoken some of your romantic sides. So what are you planning to do?