Happy Valentine's Day!
Some people love this day, some hate it. Wherever you stand on this spectrum of love and hate, it really is just a day to do a few sweet things for people you love and cherish. It does not have to involve red, candy, chocolates or even roses because the best gifts are thoughtful, simple experiences that sink in and make you smile.
This Valentine's Day instead of decadent gifts, explore these economical and fun ideas:
#1: Make your own v-day cards:
I'm not a baker. I can hardly follow a recipe without mixing it up. But if there is one dessert you can master during your first attempt, it's going to be creme brulee. There are tons of recipes online, however, the basic concept is simple: heat the milk, whisk the sugar and egg yolks, slowly whisk the milk into the egg mixture, steam, sprinkle with sugar and fire away. So pick up a torch at your nearest kitchen store (don't forget the can of butane!) and work together for this deliciously decadent surprise. Available at SurLaTable.com.
Hotels, spas, florists, they know when to raise prices. So today, really is not a good day to make a reservation or shop from any of the above. Instead, pick up a bottle of bubble bath, a few scent-free candles and pop a bottle of prosecco to create a luxurious and money-saving spa experience right in the comforts of your home. Available at Jurlique.com.
How did you spend your Valentine's Day? What were your best/worst gifts?