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Valentine Gift Ideas For Him

Updated on February 11, 2013

All sorts of ideas for you......

Since this is a very special day to show your special "someone" you love them, I always enjoy trying to find something "different" to give on this "Love Holiday." Even though we all know that every holiday these days is a "Hallmark Holiday," I say "who cares?" and I just decide to indulge the moment. The major problem with Valentines Day is the pressure that it puts on couples in general. Everywhere you turn there are happy couples in advertisements and the jewelry posters in the malls are right in your face! I remember running down to the local mall to get something for my daughter on the 14th last year and there were lines of men at a little candy wagon in the middle of the mall. I actually felt sorry for them all!

Valentines Day should be "about love" and not about gift giving. Like you have probably read before, there are lots of ways to express your love without spending money. I always have my kids make things and I'm a sucker for good romantic poetry, so I write my card. You don't even have to come up with it yourself. There are many famous poems in public domain in books and on the web that you can dip into. I have often told my husband to take the kids and pick some flowers out in fields near our house or in our yard if things are really blooming. The kids really enjoy this and make it sort of like a "treasure hunt" for mommy.

Sometimes it is fun to do things "together" instead of running around and shopping separately for this one day out of 365 days a year. A fun thing to do is to order something on-line and having it delivered the day before a holiday so you both can enjoy it. One of my favorite things to do right now is order a big gourmet basket full of goodies. You don't have to be married to do this either! Another"couple thing" we have done in the past is we both go out to a different local grocery store (Traders, Wild Oats, Whole Foods or local market like that) and buy goodies we usually do not buy. Like imported cheeses and different wines. We try to break our "every day" habits of buying the same stuff all of the time. This makes the day special and we are enjoying new things with eachother. If I want to spice it up a bit, I always get something little to make him "think." Maybe a few nice smelling candles in the room to make it more romantic.

In the past we have also booked a babysitter and gone out to a nice dinner or for early afternoon drinks and appetizers. Depends on our mood and if someone is available or not. If there is no one to watch the kids, we just don't sweat it and we make it fun.

As far as chocolates, I always try to find something French or from another country. Although Sees candy is something that I grew up on, after living in Europe for a while I actually discovered what is out there! You can't beat French chocolates or something different from another country. With the web and access to so many products, why not order something completely different and get it delivered to your door? Or how about making some? How about some homemade truffles? Divine!!!!

The main thing about Valentines Day is that we should be thankful for the love in our house. Whether it is from your children, family, a mate or your spouse. Time flies by so quickly, so remember to do something nice for your other half on other days besides the 14th. Celebrate on this special day, but also remember that there are other times to show that you love someone.


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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      viryabo! How are you? I hope you have a lovely Valentines Day with lots of yummy treats! G

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      9 years ago

      Valentine's day seems to have caught on worldwide now and i think its great that for that one day in the year 'love goes round the world, albeit for 24hrs.

      I love the idea of getting or doing uncommon things we don't usually do in our everyday lives.

      Thanks for this G. My 2010 Val's Day is sure going to be different.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Thanks Jess! I KNOW you KNOW how to have a FANTASTIC time! Thank you for your lovely words on yours hubs and on your comments ; G

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      Jess Killmenow 

      9 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Soulful and forthright piece, GPAGE. I KNOW what I want for Valentine's day :)

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California nice to see you! I had a hunch that you would like Wild Oats! It is an awesome store! So many fun gifts and tasty foods. I would have to say that Trader Joes and Wild Oats are my all time faves.....There was a store sort of like it in the UK called Waitross...the closest I could get when I was living there. I was there every day! ; G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      HappyHer! Glad you liked the "chocolate" and food ideas.....; It is a lot of fun to try "new things" with hubby always brings home things that he likes and I get things that I like and then we have a feast! Nice to see you here 2! G

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      kartika damon 

      9 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      GPage, I love these ideas especially the one about going to Wild Oats - one of my favorite places to buy fun things to eat! I love the gifts they sell too - like the candles! Best...(:::

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      Tracy Morrow 

      9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      So now my mouth is watering for some decadent french chocolate! Excellent Hub. My focus is usually on the passion and finding new sexy things to do, but I really like the idea about new/indulgent foods for each other too.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Hey there IV! Thanks for stoppin in! Glad you were the first person on here to talk about "love!" ha

      I know you love romance AND your hubby! ; G

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      I agree, it's all about love and loving, 24/7/365! You got it going there girl. You guys are cool, or should i say HOT! Happy 'Sweet 16' Valentine!


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