Are you like me and tend to do things last minute? Looking for something for Valentines can be a tough one, especially if its last minute. Plus, I don't like roses. I would be very angry if my husband spent that much on roses (or flowers) and have them last only a few days. So I like give gifts that aren't flowers. And because I'm SO last minute, I have put together this list of ideas that can be purchased last minute. So if you're looking for some quick and thoughtful ideas, read on!!
Chocolate is definitely first on my list. As I say; "Chocolate will soothe the soul" or maybe add to your thighs, but whichever you believe in, chocolate is a good go to! And because it's Valentine's Day, you can find it at most convenience stores, grocery stores, and places like Walmart that are open late, if you have to shop after work. Grab a card and a quick gift bag, and start filling! The Sweet tooth addict will be in heaven.
What about grabbing some take out? Now I'm not talking about McDonald's or anything like that, but what about something different like Chinese, Boston pizza or Crabby Joe's? Splurge a little and grab some take out..... just don't forget to do the dishes afterwards....;)
Let's say your stopping at Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up that card and chocolate, why not go all out on a beauty gift. Try picking up some perfume and maybe some makeup and of course; don't forget to grab nail polish too.. Now don't go just picking up just any kind of perfume, just because Britney Spears is on it..... Here are some great items you can pick up at Shoppers Drug Mart. Perfume wise grab some Burberry, Coach, Dior, Estée Lauder or Elizabeth Arden. Not that the Britney perfume is bad, just that the higher price point perfumes, for me, tend to have better notes in them, making them a bit more tolerable. Sometimes fragrance, for me, gives me a headache, and I have noticed that higher end ones, MOSTLY don't tend to effect me. Now saying that, there are some that do, but just take my advice and pay the extra for the high end. Not only will it smell great, but your valentine will think you took the time to look into the "popular" ones.
Makeup can be tricky, so go with something that most women will wear. Mascara, lip stick, lip gloss etc. Don't purchase the lip chaps that taste like candy... go for a more "grown up" item. Some choices you can go with are: Benefit, Clinique, Shiseido, and Chanel.
Lastly, skin care.... every women, even men, love a good "me day". Since the last bit of items I chose were from Shoppers Drug Mart, I'm gonna stay there. Here are some ideas that will knock their socks off. I suggest one or two of these: Philosophy, Korres, Lancôme, Avène, and StriVectin. Any of these next products will be an awesome gift.
I hope some of these items will give you some ideas of what to give for Valentine's Day. Both Men and Women will love some of these options. What are you giving for Valentine's Day? What are you hoping for? I'm hoping everyone has a great LoVe day with whatever you do and give!
Until next time,