“How do I love thee?” If you’re still pondering that question, hurry—you only have four days to count the ways. Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday! Here are some last-minute gift ideas that are quick and easy.
For your significant other: Surprise your sweetie with a weekend getaway. Sites like Priceline and Travelocity offer mini vacations, some up to 70 percent off when you book at the last minute. Here’s one time when it pays to procrastinate.
For your kids: Show them how much you care with an evening of their favorite foods. Let them “order” what they’d like to eat, then prepare a smorgasbord of their favorites on Valentines Day. Create a tablecloth out of butcher paper, include crayons for decorating, and set the table with heart-shaped plates. For dessert, dip into a chocolate fondue or frost and sprinkle sugar cookies. (Messy, yes, but all for love.)
For your pet: No chocolate for Fido, but how about Red Velvet Pupcakes? Whip up some goodies for your favorite four-legged friend and give him a Valentine’s Day treat that’s both pet and budget-friendly.
For yourself: Last but not least, you have permission to indulge. Buy a spa deal from a daily deal site. Catch a chick flick at the theater instead of an action movie. Or instead of leaving to find alone time, ask your spouse to take the kids out for an evening of fun so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of an empty house. (When’s the last time that happened?)