Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It has been crazy this week! I’m finding it hard to sit down and write a good post. I’ve been very busy. Add to the fact that I injured my back. I was looking for something the other day then I just suddenly felt this searing pain near my tailbone. It’s getting better though thanks to lots of rest. Anyway, V-Day is just a hop, skip and jump away! I used to ignore Valentine’s. I just always thought it was corny until one V-day when my husband surprised me with a Valentine’s cake! We don’t do Valentine’s and my husband does not do gifts on his own especially spontaneous gifts. So, from them on, I started treating Valentine’s day as somewhat special. We still won’t go out for a romantic date but I try to do little things for him. Now that we have a little one, he can join in on the fun.

So, my SIL is coming home this Sunday and I totally forgot about the date. I was thinking the Feb is still light years away and then one morning I realized that Feb 1 is on Sunday so I panicked because I needed to prepare presents for them. It’s her birthday too and I already got her a present but V-Day, I only have one or two. I needed to send her the gifts because they are based in Singapore so time was of the essence.

So if you find yourself in the same situation, here are 3 gift ideas for you.

This one is for my cute nephew. Love this heart gift bag.


I filled it with goodies such as Goldfish crackers, M&M’s cookies, some Koala cookies and Tim Tam wafers. I’m not sure if he is ready/allowed to eat these things but what the heck. It’s V-Day and some chocolate is needed! My son and I love these snacks, by the way.


I also included this shape sorter which I contemplated removing from the packaging but decided not to. There are 2 sets in one pack. I just placed a heart sticker to close the bag and wrote a note.


This one is for my SIL. The Chinese takeout box is from my gift wrapping stash. That’s another heart sticker. I just filled this with Loacker wafers, some M&M’s and some red Hello Kitty candies.


I also put this strawberry keychain which is really purple. I don’t know what the camera did. I got this keychain in Baguio.


This one is for my BIL… bless his heart. I always don’t know what to give him! It’s just so hard to figure out what he likes. Sometimes when I think I got him all figured out, it all blows up in my face. So I think food is a safe gift. I got this blue basket at the last minute, same as the heart gift bag. I ran out of heart stickers so I just stuck a paper tag with a note on the wrapper.


I put some Pepero and Tim Tam wafers and biscuits.


I wrapped the two gifts in clear V-day wrap with heart print. The Chinese takeout box, I left as is. I then shipped everything to the province.

Lady E’s Quick Tip

I have a gift closet which I fill with various gifts all throughout the year. I can easily get last minute presents. I only need to buy some candy or chocolate to go with the presents. This V-Day project was a FAIL because I totally forgot about the date but most of what I need was already in my stash.
I hope you had some inspiration for your own V-Day gifts. I will show you what I got for my SIL’s birthday in my next post so watch out for that.

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