Hello again, dear readers! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are wondering how to impress that special someone. So, I’m going to give you some tips that are sure to win hearts, or at least keep you from bombing this completely. Here’s what I suggest:

For women:

First off, let me just say to all the guys out there….Lingerie is not a gift for women, it is for men. And, if your lady happens to enjoy lingerie, she will know what looks and feels good on her own body far better than you ever will. So, get that gift out of your mind, or get her a gift card for someplace like Victoria’s Secret.

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Now, on to what ladies REALLY want: Romance! Don’t get nervous…this isn’t as hard as you think. (Pun possibly intended.) 😉 Take a pen and write a short note to her. Describe something you love about her, or just tell her thanks for all she does for you. You will be amazed at the swooning that follows! If you are going to buy her a gift, buy her something she LIKES. If she absolutely loves those chocolate heart boxes, go for it, but don’t pick them up just because they are there on the end cap and cheap. Think of her hobbies and her taste in things, and go from there. It doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day related junk, it needs to be from your heart…proving that you actually pay attention to who she is. If you really want to impress her, give her time off! Get a babysitter and go out for some time together doing something you both enjoy, or even just something SHE enjoys. Or, send her out for coffee with her friends and surprise her by cleaning up the house. This will live on in her memory for YEARS! (Trust me on this.) I know a lot of men find this a daunting holiday, but you can do it!

Remember: You will be rewarded with kisses if you take care of your Mrs.!

 

For men:

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Lingerie. Ok, ladies…go buy some! I know what you are thinking…STOP RIGHT THERE! You can find something flattering for ANY figure. It doesn’t have to be straps and lace, it can be soft and flowing, leaving something to his imagination. The bottom line is, get something that makes you FEEL sexy. He will love that you took the time to gussy up for his eyes only! Skip the chocolates. (Notice a theme here?) If you are buying something, make it something he will enjoy, related to a hobby or interest of his. Consider tickets to an event he would enjoy. Go with him and try to be enthusiastic and if nothing else, enjoy HIS reaction to the event.  If you are stumped, a gift card from a “manly” store will suffice. If you don’t already know, find out what his favorite food is, and either make it, or have someone else make it for you, and serve it up as a surprise! Most guys also don’t mind a good love letter, either, and they would love some time alone with YOU as well.

Remember: Show love to your guy, and he’ll be a sweetie pie!

 

For friends:

If you are male, you can stop reading now. 😉 Girls just love to give and receive cutesy little presents, and Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to do just that! Keep it personal, and the cost minimal. Buy cards, or make some if you are crafty, and enclose bookmarks, pressed flowers, or flavored teas or coffees. These are great because most of them will mail nicely. Say what you like about the digital age, but everyone likes to get a surprise in the mail!

Feel free to leave YOUR suggestions for a great Valentine in the comments!

 

Wishing you much love,

Nelly