Written by: Esri Cronje | Bruidsgids
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With Valentine’s Day approaching, the pressure is on for finding the perfect gift for your loved one. Whether you prefer small and meaningful gestures or ‘go big or go home’- gifts – it remains a difficult task to find a gift. Here are ideas to inspire you!
- Send a surprise
Everyone loves to feel special – even that manly man. Surprise gestures can showcase so much love and thoughtfulness and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make your husband feel appreciated. Send him a box of chocolates, cookies, or a personalised gift and letter that will instantly remind him of you.
- Book a getaway trip
An unexpected getaway weekend for two is the perfect way to spoil your husband on Valentine’s Day. If your budget is flexible, book a vacation somewhere you both dreamed about together and if you have a tighter budget, keep an eye out for last minute discount deals from airlines or lodges in your area. Your beloved husband will love the time alone with you no matter where you are.
- Leave secret love notes around
An extremely affordable, but equally meaningful surprise would be placing notes in his daily routine, indicating all the things you adore about him. Great places to hide them is on the milk, inside his briefcase, in his wallet, on his car’s steering wheel and inside his laptop. You can keep these notes in a scrapbook and go through it together later – recollecting memories.
- Breakfast in bed
With a breakfast in bed, you are allowed to go over the top with heart shapes. Make heart shaped pancakes and cut fruits like strawberries, pineapple and watermelon in hearts and make fruit skewers. Add some eggs, bacon and fresh orange juice and you have a delicious traditional breakfast.
- Do something he loves
Every man has something he likes to do that his wife does not enjoy. For a special Valentine’s Day surprise, give your husband time to do just that. Whether it’s watching sport channels the entire day or having a drink with the guys, time to himself may be the best surprise.
- Candlelit dinner
For Valentine’s Day it is common to make a reservation at your favourite restaurant, but sometimes it is nice to mix things up a little. This Valentine’s Day, tell your husband you are going out, but instead, create an intimate and personalised candlelit dinner at home. Buy your preferred bottle of wine and have a tapas style dinner.
With these ideas you will have an extraordinary Valentine’s Day. Whichever route you choose to go, remember to make it personal, as this will show all the detailed thoughts you put into planning the best day.