Every Valentine's day Shane and I choose a different theme for our Valentines gifts. Last year was "something under $10". Shane's gift blew mine out of the water. This year's theme is "something homemade". I'm stepping it up a bit.
My first gift is a personalized Calendar from Minted. I was going to make him a book of our family photos but I thought he would like something more useful. He likes a clean desk for his work office, so instead of cluttering it with a bunch of family photos, I just made him a grand calendar in fling theme. Minted has the most scrumptious paper and beautiful design. I know he is going to love it. It turned out amazing. So beyond the regular "photo paper" calendars. I was really tempted by the more "yellow and gray" look of the vintage calendar, but this is for Shane, not me.
It's our 10 year anniversary in May, so I added a photo of the Spokane LDS temple,
where we were married.
Too bad we don't have a photo that includes our new nephew, Sam.
The other gift is...wait for it...... a subscription to Bon Appetit. Okay, I know that isn't a homemade gift, or even something a guy would want. But, here's the real gift. Every month he receives his magazine, I will make him a three course dinner from it's pages. Whatever he wants. He can pick an appetizer, entree and dessert. I will serve this dinner at the table with candlelight, outside on a blanket, in front of the TV or in bed. Always his choice. I will also take care of all the dishes.
Nice right? It's kind of a gift to me too.
It gets my cooking stepped up a notch and gives me a night with Shane.
What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Any other fun gift ideas?