Inside: This DIY date night gift basket is easy, cheap, and more romantic than dinner in a crowded restaurant, plus it works for everyday date nights.
I used to scoff at Valentine’s Day.
You probably know someone who rants about it being a Hallmark holiday designed to manipulate people into spending money on cheesy cards and cliched Valentine’s gifts like flowers and chocolates. Or maybe you rant about it yourself.
That used to be me.
And then I fell in love.
And for Valentine’s Day last year?
We watched oodles and oodles of chick flicks to find the top 10 romantic comedies for the modern woman.
I’m officially a Valentine’s Day convert.
But Here’s the Problem
For Valentine’s Day, the status quo celebration is to get a babysitter and go out to a nice dinner.
But babysitters are expensive. If you did manage to think ahead to make reservations for a fancy restaurant, you and your honey will show up on the big night along with every other couple who had the same idea.
So at your romantic, cozy dinner for just the two of you, without kids screaming or asking for food or drawing on the walls? You’ll barely be able to hear each other.
You’ll resort to half-yelling across the table to be heard, get frustrated when you catch only every other word from your partner, and end up rushing through your meal just to get outside and away from the din of the restaurant.
And since you told the babysitter you’d be home by 11 pm and it’s only 9:30 – you’ll probably end your hot date night at the grocery store to get diapers and peanut butter because…what else is there to do?
This Is a Way Better Valentine’s Gift
Tell your honey you’ve got Valentine’s Day covered.
Then put together this easy peasy DIY date night gift basket. You can do it last minute, and you can do it cheap. And I promise it’ll be way more romantic than yelling at each other in a crowded restaurant.
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