I still have my Christmas lights up (thou shalt not judge me) and yet Valentine’s Day stuff has been in the stores since December 26th. Now I personally don’t subscribe to the materialism of this particular “holiday” but I do believe love itself should be celebrated.
For the next few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to share some of my alternative ideas on what to do or how to celebrate.
First up are the guys, yes ladies, it’s not all about us, men should get treated too. Here are my 5 (of many) ways to show your man you care, not only on Valentines Day, but anytime:
1. PAMPER HIM….
With your own hands. Instead of spending hundreds on a spa day, do one at home. Give him a mani/pedi with hand and foot rubs. Mani/Pedis not his thing? Be his masseuse. Grab some oils, rub his shoulders, his neck and his back. If he’s bald, don’t forget his scalp. Instead of being the source of his stress, be his stress relief.
2. TAKE HIM SHOPPING…
And make a day of it. Take him to his favorite stores, watch him try on some thing. Go to his favorite jewelry spot and let him pick out something. If he’s not into clothes, go to his favorite game or hobby store and let him pick out what he wants. Spoil him for once and then foot the bill.
3. COOK HIM A MEAL….
And then feed it to him by hand. Guys are constantly complaining that we women don’t cook. Give him a surprise one night. Wear something nice, cook some of his favorites. Set an ambiance and feed him from your own hand. You can set a nice table or even have a little indoor picnic for two.
4. COMPLETE SUBMISSION…
In the bedroom. Let him have his way with you (within your comfortable limits, of course). Tell him it’s all about him tonight. Let him try some things or you try some things you’ll know he’ll like.
5. GIVE HIM A BREAK…
So he can have some peace. Just like you want to be left alone sometimes, so does your man. When he comes home, meet him with a smile, a drink and just let him decompress. Or on his day off, get rid of the kids, leave his favorite snacks in the kitchen and disappear for the day too. Let him recharge his batteries or watch his favorite sport with out the interruption of screaming kids or nagging woman.
What are some ways you plan on treating you man this Valentine’s Day? Leave your comments below.