Guys are difficult to shop for. They just are! Being the lady, it's a little bit easier, as we are not really expected to plan an elaborate date night with candles, movies, massages, and an expensive dinner. However, we always LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting our significant other something special for Valentine's day.
I try to make L's gift homemade and from the heart each year, however I will eventually run out of ideas and resort to a pizza with pepperoni shaped as a heart. Last year, I did the 52 things I like/love about you thing, and I think it turned out great! I wasn't too sure what I was going to do this year until I found these wooden letters from a local boutique. After painting them black on both sides and letting them dry, I printed out TONS (I mean tons) of wallet sized pictures of L and I from the past 4+ years, cut them down and glued them on the wooden letter. After cutting off any extra scraps, I covered the entire letter with Mod Podge, front and back, and then did another coat on the front. I made the letter "L", an "&" sign, and the letter "K" to represent out first initials (Landon & Kaylie). I tried to keep the pictures in order from when we first met, to out last picture together, but I had to move some around so that they would all fit perfectly. I really LOVE how they turned out!
It's not exactly the manliest gift you can give your guy on Valentine's day, however it was a lot of fun to make, and it's meaningful! (:
What kinds of things did you get your guys for Vday?? I need advice for next year ;)
Other homemade Valentine's Day gifts that I have made include: