We’ve all been there at some point. Despite the weeks of cute little Cupids in the windows, and festive pink-and-red hearts everywhere, you glance at the calendar and the first tingles of adrenaline rush through your body: You’ve totally forgotten about Valentine’s Day. Whether it was work tying up your time, or the kids’ soccer practice crunching your schedule, or if you just plain old forgot about the holiday, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways for you to save the day and look like a hero or heroine with these last-minute (yet heartfelt) Valentine’s Day gifts:
- Make a mix tape. This old standby may take on new forms, such as a playlist or CD, but whatever the medium, searching the vast collection of recorded music to find just the right version of your favorite songs will express the feelings of the heart in a way unlike any other.
- Candlelit massage. Light some candles, put out some aromatherapy oils, drape a soft sheet over your bed and cover it with rose petals, and you have the makings of a romantic beginning to a wonderful, intimate evening.
- Cooking! There’s not a person alive who doesn’t like the effort and expense it takes to prepare a home-cooked meal. So lace up that apron, put on the chef’s hat, and whip up something you’ll both enjoy. The best part: Even if you can’t cook, and you mess it up, oftentimes the effort itself is gift enough.
- Last but not least: Jewelry. If you really want to bite the bullet and trade planning ahead for a price tag, a nice piece of jewelry or an expensive watch will always make an impact.
Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, but the effects of forgetting it can last a lifetime. In a perfect world, of course we would always plan ahead and have the ultimate expression of love ready to go at the perfect time. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. But with a little ingenuity and a lot of good spirits on both sides, your last-minute Valentine’s Day will be one of the best yet.
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