In grade school, when it came to that special day, that is Feb. 14, our parents pretty much took care of it for the most part. They made sure that all 25 classmates had their popular cartoon theme cards with their Hershey’s Kisses taped on them. Our only challenge was to make sure all of our classmates got one (even the bully that you wanted to avoid) because everyone needs a little love on this very special day.
Now it’s four weeks into the semester and people are still adjusting to hectic work hours and endless pages of homework. You wake up on Thursday and realize that you totally forgot to pre-order that giant banner with “I Love You” smacked right in the middle, that you planned to hang from your sweetheart’s front door.
Candy from the convenient store is too practical and by the time you drive down the street the lady selling the flowers will be all out. Just before you realize that your beloved is going to kill you for forgetting the official day of love, you remember that there are a few things you could pick up at the store on the very last minute. And here they are, so breathe:
Massage oil candles
Give that special someone a decadent massage with hot oil made fresh from special candles. More or less $30 at Bath & Body Works and Wal-Mart.
2 for 1 Coffee
If you and your sweetheart don’t have anytime but to study, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a 2 for 1 special all day on Valentine’s Day. $2-$7
Purchase him/her a monthly Netflix subscription and add all their favorite movies in the “to watch list” for $8
Find your best guy friend or boyfriend a t-shirt of their favorite band or sports team at Target. You can find anything from a Lynyrd Skynyrd tee to a Celtics tee for around $10.
Mrs. Fields heart shaped cookie
If you didn’t have time to pre-order, the cookie store at the Northridge Mall carries them for $40.
Valentine Day shirts, socks, and underwear
Create a V-Day package for your friend with really cute everyday clothing. Available in all styles for him and her at a small price. Old Navy has a $5-$10 deal on these heart themed items
Digital Picture Frame
Show your beloved how much you loved them by purchasing a digital picture frame and reminding them of good times. $30-$50, sold at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target.
All these gifts are cute, fun, unique and range in prices. Mix and match to create the perfect gift for your loved one or just choose one for a friend or family member. Whatever it may be they won’t be disappointed.