If you are reading this on Valentine’s Day, welcome, friend. You are my peeps!
I’ve never really been one to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the traditional sense. It’s so over commercialized, expensive, and pressure filled, am I right?
But…it’s still nice to celebrate the love you share and feel appreciated, no?
Which brings me to today’s current conundrum.
I’m a mama of 2 under 2 and I’m exhausted, y’all.
I don’t know my head from my feet, I’m lucky if I can get through a day without yelling at the dog, and I don’t remember the last time I slept during normal human hours. I haven’t left the house in two weeks and I’m freaking exhausted.
That being said, I love Hubs more than ever. We’ve been through a really rough patch lately (mostly due to me and my postpartum stuff, sleep deprivation, yada yada yada) and I really want to show him how much I love and appreciate him.
But. It’s Valentine’s Day and I haven’t bought anything.
Also, did I mention that I’m a SAHM and Hubs has been “sitting” for the past month? (In construction, “sitting” is when you are temporarily off work.)
Not to worry, friends. Valentine’s Day shall be saved!
Extremely Last Minute Gift Ideas That Don’t Cost a Thing
1. A massage from you
2. (Using what is already in your pantry) A home cooked meal
3. Post-It notes with cute little love messages plastered throughout the house (get on it now, if you want to do this one!)
4. Sexy time
5. Movie night at home
6. Game night
7. Go for a walk together
8. Cookies or a cake (that you make, again, using ingredients you already have)
9. A break (where he can just unwind/do whatever for an hour or two)
10. A letter
11. An art project from the kiddos (Ok, kind of cheating since it’s technically from the kiddos but…)
12. A heartfelt “speech” ———> So, not exactly a speech, per se, but really TELL him how you feel about him and all the things he does that you appreciate. If words of affirmation are his love language, this will really mean a lot to him.
13. Undivided attention…as best you can…with littles. Put the phone away, stop running around doing chores, and just SIT with him for a few minutes. Ask him about his day, what he would like to do, etc. Give him your undivided attention.
14. Do a dreaded chore of his. Does he hate taking out the garbage or emptying the dishwasher? Is there a task in particular he does every week? Surprise him by doing it for him and giving him the night off!
15. A really long hug. We’re always in such a rush these days. Give your man a hug lasting at least 30-40 seconds to really connect!
16. A voucher (that you make) for his favorite activity/restaurant/whatever, to be redeemed in the future
17. Do you play an instrument? Play or sing him his favorite song! Not musically inclined? Play it on your phone and while you’re at it, dance together.
18. Make a quick slideshow of you and him (and kiddos) together.
Did any of these ideas appeal to you? Remember, it’s the thought that counts!
Personally, I plan on making a home cooked meal, giving a massage, and possibly movie night.
Happy Valentine’s Day!