Every February 14, across the United States and around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones all in the name of Saint Valentine. Saint Valentine ’s Day commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day has was created in 496 AD by Pope Gelasius. The day is named for more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, although the romantic elements were not linked to this day until the early 14th century when the link to the saints that it once honored dissolved. The Romantic link to Valentine’s day was perhaps created due to the creation of The high Court of Love in Paris on this day in 1400. It was then deleted from the Roman Calendar in 1969 by Pope Paul VI for the following reason: “Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14.”
Every year American spends upwards of thirteen million dollars on this holiday of love. Wrapping up one’s affections in a heart-shaped box tied with a red bow has been a common Valentine’s Day practice since the late 19th century. But is it really necessary to take out a loan to show your man you love him? I think not.
There are many gifts that won’t break the bank and will still show him you care. Think practical, getting him something that he can use it much better then something that will just collect dust on his dresser. Why not get him a personalized lighter that says “You light up my life” or a pocket watch that tells him, ”One Lifetime isn’t enough” . Think about what he enjoys doing. If you man loves to golf then why not get him a personalized golf divot set or if he is really into fixing things a Leatherman would be a great choice. Maybe he is really into his car then why not get him a key chain that professes your love to him on it.
Maybe you’re in love with a foodie then why not surprise him with a beer brewing kit and to go with that new beer brewing kit why not get him a set of personalized pint glasses. He would love for you to cook him dinner mom always said the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Looking to spice things up then how about chocolate hand cuffs or Horney Toad gummies? Maybe a great pair of boxers or a naughty board game are what you need. That will really get things heated up.
If he just entered the professional world then why not a great pen set or personalized money clip he can show off at the office. A business card hold would really make him feel important as well as a great set of customized cuff links and matching tie clip.
Whatever you choose to get your man this Valentine’s Day make sure it is something that will reflect the love that the two of you share and the way he makes you feel. Remember it doesn’t have to be expensive there are tons of great gifts out there that won’t break the bank.