Friday, February 10, 2006

The Valentine's Day List

Okay, so how many of you were aware that Valentine's Day is Tuesday? WHAT????!! That's exactly what my honey said to me when I gently reminded him of that fact yesterday.

So, in an effort to save any romances already on the perilous brink of destruction from past forgotten V-Day's, I've decided to offer my list of the best Valentine's Day gifts to inspire all of you wayward cupids. Oh, yeah, and please feel free to add your own favorites to the list:

1 - Spa packages are my all-time favorite, especially body wraps using aromatherapy oils followed by a light massage. Prices range from $50-100 usually.

2 - Honeysuckle scented perfume (all by Demeter: try search on Google: $20), honeysuckle scented bar soap $10, honeysuckle scented bath oil $10. Demeter has other amazing nature-inspired fragrances as well, including Dirt, Cafe au Lait, Tomato, and more traditional fare like Jasmine, Gardenia, Sandalwood, etc.

3 - Aveda rosemary mint shampoo $15, conditioner $15, and body lotion $15 (try doing a search for local beauty salons that carry aveda products)

4 - Yankee candles at Bed, Bath, & Beyond have the most incredible scents: honeysuckle and mcintosh are my favorites ($10-20), also Maison makes a nice citrus scent called Citron $15

5 - Box of Godiva chocolates, but make sure they're dark chocolate -- it's best to go in yourself and hand-pick the chocolates to create your own box, rather than leaving it up to them $20-30

6 - Phalaenopsis orchids (aka moth orchids) with spots or stripes on the petals --- much more interesting looking than solid color orchids -- buy from local florist's shop or plant nursery $20-50

7 - Plants with black foliage -- try calling your local plant nursery and asking for black sweet potato vine, black mondo grass, or purple rose tree (darkest black-purple foliage) $2-20

8 - Copper planters from Smith & Hawken $75-150

9 - Citrus-scented body soap, Neutrogena $10 (avail at Wal-Mart)

10 - Best cut flowers to buy from a florist for V-day: peonies, freesia, ginger, bird of paradise, anthurium. Worst cut flower cliches: roses, mums, gerber daisies. Avg price for a bouquet: $15-50

p.s. I have no idea what to get Anthony -- what do guys like for V-Day? Anything??

7 comments:

todd said...

not being in the doghouse on Valentine's Day : Priceless.

CarolinaDivina said...

they like to be told that Valentine's Day is not important

killy said...

i like it when my gift to my wife outshines her gift to me, cause she gets so happy (although, i can't remember the last time that's happened).

so, aim low.

ha! but seriously...

i don't think it matters.

Pablo said...

i think an apple pie would be great. or better yet, a boysenberry pie.

Amber said...

of course it's not the material stuff that matters, it's more the act of celebrating each other, but small gifts are sometimes a nice way of expressing that sentiment ...

handmade stuff is actually even better.

i really love it when ant does a hand painted card ...

JP said...

I LOVE Boys'n berry pie!!! I really really do!
I'd like the Euphemism back from Nigeria. He'll be back on the 17th...THIS HOLIDAY IS STUPID!
DO you hear ME??? STUPID I SAY!
so the 17th...Frank'n berry pie.
NICE!

taggart said...

I dont care what Holiday it is, I just want Liz to be Happy......
I will not be home for V-Day this year however.
however I do have something for her......