What are you planning on doing for Valentine's Day? I know that my husband and I will most likely be staying in and cooking something yummy! On our first Valentine's Day together I was a senior in high school and my husband was living in a college apartment. I went over to his apartment and we ate frozen chicken cordon bleu and corn together. We had a bottle of Château Morrisette wine. I will never forget sitting on the sofa eating together!
For the past 8 years, my husband and I have put a cap on Valentine's Day presents. This year, I am thinking that we can spend $15.00 on each other. You may be thinking what can you get for $15.00? Well, here is what I do. I enjoy making up a scavenger hunt for my husband. I buy small things to hide. Here are some things that I have bought in the past: a $5.00 gift card to McDonalds (or some other fast food establishment), a $5.00 Blockbuster gift card, candy (I use coupons), a bag of good coffee, etc. I then make some coupons (free presents!). You can be as creative as you want with these but here are some ideas: good for sleeping in one Saturday morning, breakfast in bed, a massage, a guy’s night out without any gripping from the wife, anything you want, etc.
After I have bought everything and made all the coupons, I then decide how I'm going to do my scavenger hunt. I print off clues which help my husband go from point A to point B. I initially give him a Valentine's Day Card with the first clue in it. Doing a scavenger hunt is so much fun that I believe my husband enjoys it more than anything! It is also very funny to watch him wonder around the house looking for his gifts!
My husband and I usually buy something small for the children. We will probably do that again this year and put a $10.00 cap on each child. I'm not sure if the 3 month old needs a Valentine's Day present! If you try out the scavenger hunt, let me know. I would love to hear how it went!