Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Make the holiday special for the whole family with these easy-to-do gift ideas that take more imagination than money.
Breakfast in bed
Who doesn’t love being treated to a lazy breakfast in bed? Whip up your special someone’s favourite morning treat, place it on a tray with a hot cup of coffee or tea, a glass of juice, and a napkin cut into a heart shape, and deliver it as a tasty wake up call. Whether it’s a deluxe omelet, a stack of pancakes or a simple bagel with cream cheese, the effort you put into this morning surprise will be the best gift of all.
Sweets for your sweetie
Valentine’s Day is the ultimate diet cheat day, so take advantage of the tasty holiday and put your baking skills to work. Get the kids involved to help decorate heart-shaped cookies, mix up a cake, or add a final dollop of whipped cream to a Valentine’s Day parfait. Don’t forget to keep a Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge on hand to clean up those inevitable kitchen messes.
Easter may be the traditional time of the year to hunt for goodies, but this year why not surprise the family by hiding Valentine’s Day-themed treats for them to find? Go traditional by hiding heart-shaped candies and chocolates for your little ones to search out, but be careful about where you hide them if you’ve got pets. Create a more romantic scavenger hunt for your partner by choosing a love poem or sonnet and cutting it into several pieces. Once they find all of the pieces they can put the puzzle together to read the poem.
Write a love letter
Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to tell your loved ones how you feel. Instead of limiting your mushy feelings to your significant other, write a love letter to all of your family members, telling them how you feel about them and what you appreciate about what they bring to the family. If your kids are old enough, have them write letters to their siblings, too. If they’re too little, have them draw a picture!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to break the bank to be fun and romantic. What are you going to do this year?