I know you’re focused on the Super Bowl now and will worry about the upcoming Hallmark holiday at the last minute. I thought I would get a head start and help point you in the right direction now rather than later.
Earn Miles For Being Thoughtful
Spend money on the gifts now and save money on travel later.
Airlines are offering mileage incentives when you buy from big brands via their websites for Valentine’s day.
Continental’ biggest deal is 50 points for every dollar spent at 1-800-Flowers. And then you can check here to see the other brands – Gap, Godiva, Apple, etc. Delta is offering their big deals here. Click through these links to get more miles for spa certificates and a romantic night/weekend at a hotel. United is in on the action too.
In Andrew’s gift guide for our guys, he posted about finding classic watches. Editor’s Closet has been posting watch sales every week for the past month. You can find some great styles and brands for 80% off. I bought a watch here for my brother for Christmas for $50.
Sweet and simple
Definitely more a place to shop for girlfriends, you can find cute gesture gifts to show you care. My intern found all of these for under $15.
(click on the image to go to the seller’s page)
You can’t go wrong with a handmade gift on Valentine’s day because the effort really shows you care. A few suggestions:
- Mixed CD or playlist via iTunes.
- Pottery vase or mug (you know it’s a cute idea)
- Cookies in a pretty jar
- Flower arrangement in a pretty vase (go to Marshall’s, Ross, or TJ Max for some really awesome ones under $15)
- Candies in individual baggies with bows. My Texas Millionaires are ALWAYS a hit.