In a bind and need to find a very last-minute Valentine’s Day gift? Look no further than your local drug or grocery store for the answer. Many of these retail outlets are opened late, with some even open 24 hours a day. Here are some great ideas on how to create a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.
Spa baskets are customizable and easy to make. Purchase items like bubble bath, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, foot soak and body lotion. Gather items and place in a basket, or if one is not available, look for a nice container on the cooking aisle with a lid to hold the contents. Sometimes a clear, glass cookie jar with a lid will work nicely and will give the appearance as the gift’s container rather than a cookie jar.
Digital cameras can be found at local big-name drug stores. Polaroid, Kodak and other name-brand digital cameras make great gifts. Include a note in your gift to mention how the gift is to be used at a later date when the two of you travel to a romantic getaway. This means you secretly have to plan one, but this can be done at a later date. Basically, the camera will get you “out of the dog house” because you were able to give a gift and not forget him/her.
Movie baskets can be created from movies sold at these kinds of stores. Purchase a DVD (most stores always sell the new releases) and include some movie-themed snacks. Presentation wise- you can always purchase a disposable, foil pan in the baking aisle and line it with a nice kitchen towel, also found in the baking aisle.
Relaxation gift baskets are similar to spa gift baskets, but are more likely one to be found at drug stores. Purchase scented candles, relaxation music CD’s, and Hometics brand products (sound spas, scented diffusers, heat massaging chair pads, foot massagers). This gift is not required to be packaged. Instead, surprise him or her and have everything set-up. This gesture will be appreciated; especially after a long workday.
Finally, consider giving the gift of necessities. This is for the person who has everything and doesn’t want anything. Giving a person’s favorite brand of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, anti-perspirant, etc. is a practical gift that will be used. If your special person does a lot of traveling, consider purchasing an assortment of travel-sized products. You could also include a gift message along the lines of “If you are ever feeling empty, I’m here for you”, referring to the refills of products you are giving.