So, you did not prepare for Valentine's Day or the pressure of the holiday hoopla from Twitter friends and bloggers, like me, finally cracked you... You need a Valentine's Day gift fast!
If money's tight, always remember that it's the little things that count. Here are my suggestions for all sexes:
1. Cook something special but easy so that you have less time to stress about it and more time to enjoy the company of your loved one. May I suggest:
Brown butter pasta
|Browned butter – often called buerre noisette – has been used in gourmet cooking |
for years. It is one the easiest dish to cook yet has a gourmet flavor to it.
Ingredients: Pasta, of choice; 4 tbsp butter (I suggest, salted butter); 1/2 lemon, juiced; 1/4 cup, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano; Parsley for garnish
2. Remember mix tapes? Imagine how delighted you would be if your loved one took the time to make a CD or an iPod playlist just for you!
|Ang swerte lang ng mga may DJ na boyfriend....and that means you, Pam Quiñones! ;D|
3. Write a love letter. If you can't compose a poem, borrow from experts: William Shakespeare, John Keats, Lord Byron, Edgar Allan Poe, Eugine Fields, etc. It's one of the most meaningful gestures you can give your loved one and it's virtually free!
4. DVD date complete with cheese popcorn and white wine—best combo!
5. I asked my husband what would men like to receive on Valentine's Day that doesn't cost anything? His response was, "A little extra kindness and of course, a little sex doesn't hurt (for married couples)." Hahahahahaha! Bravo, hun!
|'From Here to Eternity', 1935|
6. Tom in return asked me the same question and my answer was, "Basic common courtesy and chivalry... And world peace." Di baaa?
7. A promise to your loved one and keeping it.
8. For single peeps, hanging out with friends and family is always better than being on a date with someone you aren't interested in. Keep in mind that the best person to love is yourself. Make yourself feel special today and celebrate YOU!