Flowers + candy = great Valentine’s Day gift, right?
Well, not really. Some women say it’s actually pretty lame. Ouch!
While it’s safe to say no woman will turn down a bouquet of fresh roses and a box of their favorite candy, the offer appears routine. It's a safety net, especially on Valentine’s Day.
Women want to be appreciated, and sometimes the go-to flowers and candy combo just won’t cut it.
How do I know? They said so.
I asked local women on our Facebook page to discuss ideal gifts they would love to receive on Valentine's Day. Here are some of the more popular responses that are sure ways to show your appreciation for your main squeeze. Thank me later.
Nails done, hair done, everything did. Pamper your gal by treating her to a massage, pedicure, manicure and haircut. The whole works.
“Massage envy gift cards and gift cards to get a pedicure are always a plus.” —Casey Rae Henshaw.
“As a wife and hard-working stay-at-home mommy of two little ones, I really appreciate a gift certificate to get a massage.” —Trish Stimson Giraldo.
We often take for granted what women do after the 9 to 5 workday. Take those responsibilities away. Prepare dinner, help the children with schoolwork and wash the dishes.
“Do the dishes and cook an awesome dinner at home.” —Kaylan Flanagan.
“Just take over for the night. Cook dinner, help with homework, run the dishwasher and prepare the following days activities — and let me enjoy my Real Housewives marathon!” —Michelle Padagas
It's the simple things
Sometimes all it takes is alone time with your special gal. Get creative. It doesn't have to be expensive. They just want to spend time with you and have a good time. Don't forget the compliments.
“Just a date is perfect. Not even a fancy dinner! Even a picnic away from phones, work, kids and cell phones. I don't know what woman would pass that up! We just want your time and affection, not your money.” —Amanda Chapman
“Dinner for two, candles, music wine and adult conversation. Forget about every day stress. Throw in some cuddle time.” —Yolanda O’Brien.
“A few kind words (and gestures!) go a long way!!! We all want to be appreciated and loved!” —Victoria Aboumrad
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