Valentine’s Day: Make Her Happy Without Spending A DimeBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - February 13, 2014
While everyone is out rushing around to find the perfect last minute gift for Valentine’s Day, many men are worried about how much they should spend and don’t even have an idea as to what to buy their girlfriend or wife for Valentine’s Day. Before you have a nervous breakdown or opt to spend a lot of money on a gift you aren’t sure about, think about all of the things you could do to make your lady happy that wouldn’t cost a dime. Here are a few ideas.
Every lady likes flowers but bouquets can be expensive and at this point it could be too late to order from a deliver company and many local florists are likely sold out of all of the good flowers. Instead of spending a bunch of money on flowers, pick some from your own backyard or the roadside. Not only will your girl appreciate that you took the time to pick them yourself, the flowers will likely be healthier and prettier. Of course, if you live in an area that has colder weather in February or has been the location of one of the recent winter storms that have blown through the country, this may not be an option for you.
Your wife asks you to do chores all year long and admit it, you rarely do them all in a timely manner. This Valentine’s Day surprise her and clean the house. Wait until she goes to work, or to the gym or do it before she wakes up. Be sure to do all of the little things like wipe the sinks, make the bed and vacuum under furniture. Light a candle and show off your work. Your lady will be happier than ever that she can just take the day off from cleaning and relax.
Watch The Kids
In most situations, the mother has the kids more than the father. If this is the case in your family, give the mother of your children a break and let her have some time to focus on herself. Take the kids to the park or to a grandparent’s house and give her some time alone. Run her a nice hot bubble bath, light some candles and play some soft music. If you are lucky she will ask you to join her.
It can be hard to figure out what to get a woman for Valentine’s Day and how much you should spend. Money isn’t everything and you can make your girl just as happy without spending a lot of it. Try one or all of these three free suggestions and see what happens.
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