5 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts


Flowers are nice, but to make it more personal, buy your loved one’s favorite flowers and make a personalized arrangement.

Somehow florists never seem to pair my favorites together, so Dave created his own arrangement for me last Valentine’s Day, which was incredibly sweet and thoughtful.

24700000962_6af674c81a_bCOOK  |  If you don’t cook often, following a recipe to make your significant other’s favorite dish can be really special and romantic. (photo via NYTimesCooking)

 5 Thoughtful Valentine's Gifts

FAMILY DATE | Valentine’s Day isn’t just for adults! If you’re a parent, chances are you don’t spend as much time with your kids as you’d like, so planning a special family outing on Valentine’s Day (especially since it falls on a weekend this year!) can be a great surprise for your little one’s, and an amazing way to spend some fun family time.

Family Outing Ideas: Local Aquarium, Museum, National Park, local Swim Club or YMCA.



Planning a couple’s photo session, a family photo session, or a special photoshoot for your significant other’s eyes only, is a great alternative to exchanging gifts.

Dave is always behind the camera while I’m in front, so technically we haven’t had a formal photoshoot together since our wedding over 5 years ago!


PICNIC | Dining out on Valentine’s Day is expensive- there are set menu’s and insane crowds. Opting for a lunchtime or early dinner picnic is unexpected, intimate and super romantic. (photo via PicnicBakeryCatering)

6 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

TREAT YOURSELF | If you’re single, don’t let the fact that you aren’t coupled up ruin your Valentine’s Day! Treat yourself (or yourself and a single friend) to a massage, spa day, or favorite meal and a Netflix movie.