Now that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I am trying to come up with some gift ideas. After all, anyone can buy a box of chocolates. So this year, I’ve been trying to think of a fun and creative Valentine gift idea.
My husband is THE most difficult person to buy for and to be honest, he really doesn’t care if he gets anything for Valentine’s Day! He would rather not have me spend the money on something he doesn’t need than receive a gift. But that doesn’t stop me from trying to be creative anyway!
Here’s what I am thinking for this Valentine’s Day…
Fun and Creative Valentine Gift Idea:
Flashback to a couple months ago when I took a cooking class with some girlfriends. That day, we had a blast and learned to cook several new desserts…yum! In our class, there was this adorable young couple next to us who were having the best time together. While the rest of us created fall themed apple tarts using leaf cookie cutters, they used hearts to cut their dough…It was so sweet!
Anyway, it made me think what a fun date night this could be!
Or better yet, what a great Valentine’s gift this could be!
Of course, I would love for my husband to come up with this creative idea for me…but since he won’t, I could give it to him as a gift!
Sure, I could be taking a a bit of a chance with this Valentine gift idea because my husband is not really into cooking. He might be the master at the outdoor grill and holds the annual job of making breakfast on Christmas morning, but the thought of him taking a cooking class makes me giggle. I just can’t see it…which makes it even more of a fun idea!
The class my friends and I took was at Sur La Table (and no, I am not being compensated in any way to mention them). Their cooking studio was huge with all the high end appliances and gadgets you could imagine!
I have already started browsing through their cooking classes listed online to see which date I can fit into our schedule. After all, it is ski season so we have to consider that with my husband and boys! Since my husband loves Italian food, the Date Night Romance in Italy class sounds like a lot of fun. Luckily, they have several dates and times to choose from so hopefully one of those will work!
Or in case he doesn’t go for my unique idea, I could sign up for something more general and not so ‘date oriented’. This way if he really doesn’t want to join me, I could still take the class with a friend again! So basically, it’s a win-win situation…for me that is!
After all, the class we took was so much fun!
Not only were we laughing and enjoying each other’s company all day, but we learned some very valuable tips!
Such as, you must use a candy thermometer when making caramel!
You should have seen the disastrous attempt the boys and I made with our caramel recipe a few years ago because I didn’t think one of these was necessary! Believe me, it is!
Another valuable tip…You can never add enough chocolate!
Okay, so maybe that is just an opinion, but everyone in the class agreed! Anyway, we learned all kinds of techniques, made three different desserts and got to taste them all! No one could pick a favorite because everything was incredible!
So, that’s my plan for a creative Valentine’s Day gift…and if that idea fails miserably, I can go back to using a theme to purchase gifts next year. After all, my ‘Everything You’ve Never Wanted for Christmas‘ theme went over so well! You can read about that one – HERE.
If you already bought your gifts, but would like some Valentine decorating ideas, be sure to check out these Valentine’s Day vignettes.
What are your ideas for a unique Valentine gift?
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