Ten Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day, but it is kind of nice to tell – and show – the ones you love, that you love them. :)ร‚ย What makes Valentine’s day special for me, is that it is the anniversary of the day I was baptized, so many years ago. I used to think that it was God’s special way of telling me He loved me! But, I digress…

Here’s a few Valentine’s Day gift suggestions to give your spouse to get your ideas flowing:

1. Get away. If you can swing it, (and can get a babysitter!) plan a short overnight get-away. It doesn’t have to be too far away or someplace fancy – even a night at a nice local hotel.

2. Write a love letter. I don’t know about you, but I love handwritten letters or notes. Especially in today’s world of emails and test messages, a handwritten letter is so personal, so special. So, why don’t you take a few minutes to write a letter, or poem or song or whatever to your spouse, telling him (or her, if a man is reading this!) how much you love him and the qualities that attract him to you?

3. Use your voice. Along the same vein as above, why don’t you record your voice to a CD or his mp3 player, telling him you love him?

4. Plan a special dinner. You don’t have to go out for a fancy dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day (although, you can if you want! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). How about planning a romantic dinner of your spouse’s favorite foods and sharing it after the kids are down for the night?

5. Have a Mass said. Did you know that having masses said isn’t just for the deceased, however commendable. The mass is even more efficacious when offered for you while you are alive!ร‚ย  You might not be able to have the mass said on Valentine’s Day itself, but you can have the date set up and then let your spouse know in a card when the day is. Then, when the day comes, if you can, why not go to mass together?

6. Flowers from Aldi’s. Seriously. I’ve gotten flowers lots of times from Aldi’s, and not only are they much less expensive then most places; they are just as fresh and they last just as long, if not longer.

7. Personalized something. You can get just about anything personalized nowadays, such as t-shirts, sweat-shirts, aprons, mugs, etc. They make a fun, frugal and lasting gift.

8. Spiritual Bouquet. Valentine’s day is a great occasion for a spiritual bouquet; and you can note the mass you are having said included in the card. ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Have an adventure! Do something fun and do something that your spouse likes to do or always wanted to do, like take a class on something your spouse has always wanted to learn, or go to a sporting event of your spouse’s favorite team, or aquarium, or museum, or some other place that suits your fancy!

10. Time! With all of our busy schedules, time is a precious commodity. How special would it be if you tossed everything aside and just “be” with your spouse. Just not do anything but cuddle up together and chat or read or watch TV. Or nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. What about you? Do you have a favorite gift idea to share? Let us know in the comments!

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday and Works for me Wednesday.)


  1. Thanks so much for the great tips and advice!

  2. Aldi flowers *are* cheap and good-lasting. I like the doing a special class together. We just have to plan these things!

    • SimpleCatholic says

      I hear ya! Michael and I would love to take a cooking class together, but with his work schedule it had been impossible to arrange.

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