Valentine’s Day…a holiday filled with anticipation, excitement and expectation. Which means, as women, our expectations can get way out of hand. Sometimes we have wild, romantic thoughts about our significant others planning an intimate evening, buying an extravagant gift or surprising us with that perfect getaway. But how often do we actually communicate our wants and needs?
Probably not enough.
And really, what is an acceptable gift for a holiday based on romance? (And blood and violence, if Valentine is any indication. Per catholic.org the Roman priest, Valentine, was beaten and beheaded.)
Here are my choices in three distinct categories:
Should he try to make it PERSONAL? How about a fabulous pair of cowboy boots or a piece of clothing or jewelry you wouldn’t splurge on yourself?
Will you kick him in the teeth if he buys you something CLEANING or FAMILY-RELATED? Personally, I’m ready to throw my old canister vacuum out an upstairs window. I could be convinced.
Does he get a gold star or the cold shoulder if he chooses a WORK-RELATED gift? Oh, ding ding ding, this is always a winner in my book!
Even better than office supplies, a four-day writing retreat weekend!
So Brain Candy Readers, what’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift, both from and to your sweetheart?
Today is Extraterrestrial Visitor Day. Dunno about you, but as cute as ET was, that’s not on my list of acceptable Valentine’s Day surprises. Now Mork…he might be a different story.