When it comes to Valentine’s ideas for the hubs, I am usually stumped. With Christmas not too far behind us, I don’t like to spend a lot on Valentine’s Day. For this reason, hubs has received a handmade gift for the past few years. I try to come up with gifts that have meaning and that are useful. Valentine’s Day is all about love and the gift should be a representation of your love.
One thing hubs and I try to focus on is date nights. They’re important for our relationship, especially with the chaos of two littles at home. We’re fortunate enough to have my parents babysit at least once a month so we can get out of the house, but we also like to find fun things to do at home. A few years back, I created a date night in jar for my Simply Made with Love Blog. I came up with a lot of date night in ideas to place in the jar. I thought about ideas that would be planned all week long and others that could be last minute.
The ideas available for printing range from watching his favorite movie to playing her favorite game to having a themed dinner night at home. It’s a personal goal at our house to use the date night jar twice a month. This is definitely a gift that will keep on giving and even better, one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to make.
I found this jar (isn’t it perfect) at Target, in the dollar spot. I used my silhouette to print out the date night in letters on red vinyl. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can easily use a paint pen. I printed out all of the date night options, which can be downloaded for FREE below and put them in the jar. I also threw in a little crinkle paper because I had red on hand.
That is it, simple as that. Now it’s time to give this to your spouse and enjoy some quality time together, from the comfort of your own home.