Many think that Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday, but when you’re married with kids life is busy, so I think most moms/wives relish the idea of a day set aside as a reminder to let them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Yes, it should be every day and no, we shouldn’t need a holiday to tell us, but it exists so why not celebrate it? For us, when we were dating, it was definitely more of a big deal and a romantic gesture with dinner and gifts, but now, 15 years later and with 2 kids, it’s changed a bit. We don’t typically exchange lavish gifts, but we always do a little something festive.
My husband will get a plastic tablecloth and some themed paper plates and napkins and decorate the kitchen table. He usually gets a few balloons too and treats me and the girls to chocolate covered strawberries and flowers. It’s all set up when we wake up in the morning and the girls and I love it. It’s become our little tradition.
But in all honesty, you can’t beat a heartfelt message in a nice card which he does too.
Gift Ideas for the Ladies
If you do exchange gifts, I have assembled some easy gift ideas for the ladies in your life.
Any items from Dogeared. All the jewelry comes with an inspirational note attached. They have so many little layering necklaces and women love the sentimental value that the items represent. Guys, the card is attached, you just have to find one that would resonate your wife! Some come in cute little gift boxes already. All these items are hand-made in the USA and the company believes in giving back to important causes. Prices average $40- Under $100!
And if you’re asking, I would never deny a gift set from Kendra Scott like this one here:
For just $85! They go with everything and it’s a no-brainer trying to match with your outfits. Guys, your ladies can wear them day to night. We love items that are versatile! They are light-weight and comfortable to wear too. Also, they are great quality.
Whatever you decide, just put some thought into it and a little pre-planning. Believe me, we appreciate the effort! Good Luck!
Gift Ideas For Girls
Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for other ideas and activities.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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