With the big VD just one week away, its time to start scrambling to find that perfect gift for your sweetie besides VD.
I’ll be honest, I despise Valentine’s Day. Not just because I’m a guy either. I think it’s a silly manufactured “holiday” designed just to sell candy, cards, and flowers. Really, what person in a serious relationship wants any of those cliche’ gift items from their significant other? As adults, I think we need to drop the business and let the kids keep it.
I guess jewelry is OK, but if you buy jewelry for gifts you’re probably still paying off the Christmas gift you gave just a few weeks ago. Or you bought something to save until now. Where’s the love in a gift like that?
Aren’t you supposed to show your person you love them every day? Why fight the battles for a dinner reservation when you could pick any other night and not have the place so crazy and busy? Enjoy a quiet night out any other day instead of this silly one. Don’t let corporate America tell you how to tell someone you love them. If you make this holiday special as part of some tradition for yourself, then knock yourself out. Just do it with style and not cliche.
With 2 little girls, of course I’ll play it up with them because with kids, its fun. For my wife, I hope she’s not expecting any significant gift. Sorry dear, but I give you all the love I got every day and I really can’t give you much more without putting us more in debt. All I want in return is the same. I want to spend a Sunday with my family doing normal family things. If I get a smile, a hug, and some giggles, that would be a perfect day.
However, if you DO feel the need to purchase someone a gift, allow me to offer up an idea. Here is something for him and her. Probably a good idea for that busy traveler families.I present the very real girlfriend/boyfriend pillows. Guaranteed for that perfect WTF? moment upon reception!