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Valentines For the Minimalist

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Candy, stuffed animals and roses, are just a few of the classic Valentine gifts. But let’s be real, are those gifts that we really need or will even use?  I love Valentine's day, mostly because my first date with my husband was 10 years ago on Valentine's day. Every year we still try to outdo one another and surprise each other with something. This year I decided to throw together a list of our favorite gifts over the years and why we love them. They aren’t all romantic, but they are the type of gifts that keep on giving throughout the year and some that just make us feel special! 

Vitamix We love our Vitamix and get endless amounts of use out of it.  It starts in the morning when my husband blends up his coffee, protein powder and cream to make the perfect cup of joe. We use it throughout the day to make protein shakes, smoothies, popsicles mixes, sauces. The list literally goes on and on. In my opinion this is the gift that just keeps on giving. You can find our favorite here

Coffee Maker My husband and his many coffee makers. The minimalist in me is cringing because he owns around 3-5 but this is what makes us happy. My husband and I like to think of ourselves as coffee connoisseurs. I dream of having a lovely little coffee machine that will make mornings, afternoons, pick me ups sooo much easier. (hint*hint*) My husband on the other hand enjoys spending time on his cup and making each one special.

Griddle Starting to see a theme here? We love making pancakes and only recently did my husband start thinking about a griddle . I know we will have endless days of pancake mornings. So this year (shhhh don't’ tell him) he may be getting his pancake griddle

A Class Such a wonderful gift for someone trying a new hobby! Recently my husband signed me up for a photography class and it was so incredibly sweet. He planned it for days when he could be home from work to watch the kids. I am so excited to grab my coffee, notebook and learn in peace. There are so many fun classes! Pottery, dance, workout. Trying something new is always fun and exciting. I love the idea of signing up for a class together too. That way you ensure you have at least one date night a week. 

Membership/Subscription Along with classes, it’s fun to have a new membership somewhere. Maybe that yoga class you have been dying to try or a membership to amazon prime! Or a subscription to a curated box with treats each month! There are so many possibilities. You can sign up for a prime membership here

Flowers This goes against what I said earlier BUT flowers make me happy. They bring me warmth and joy. So yours may not be flowers but something that brings your significant other joy. 

Gift Cards Something you know everyone loves! It is simple, easy to get and can be used alone or with someone. My husband loves going to lunch at work and stopping for a cup of coffee so I know he will love this! 

Get away together Plan a getaway, include all the details so they don’t have to  worry about a single part of it! Plan the babysitter, meals, activities. This one requires a little more thought but can be so incredibly sweet! 

Romantic dinner at home-Sometimes there is nothing more special than staying home and getting cozy. Plan to have the kids to stay at grandmas! Make your favorite dinner and some yummy cocktails. 

What are your favorite Valentines gifts? Share in the comments below! 

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  • Reply Alaina Monster

    I love the class gift suggestion. It would be so fun to learn something new with my husband!

    February 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      I agree!! We have been looking into different classes. What would you like to learn with your hubby???

      February 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Karen

    These are great gift ideas. I especially love the suggestions of buying them a class or hobby and also a getaway would be my ideal gift.

    February 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Aren’t getaways wonderful?!I feel like I start to crave an escape from the craziness. Thank yoU <3

      February 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Marya

    I definitely agree with giving useful gifts or gifts of experience instead of wasting money on things that just lie around unused!

    February 4, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Thanks so much! I couldn’t agree more <3

      February 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Caitlin

    My husband and I don’t really exchange gifts other than maybe something small that would bring the other joy (I like how you said that). For Christmas we do exchange gifts and like you they are always useful things that will get used all year. We are just practical people I guess!

    February 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      I think it’s called being an adult when you start liking practical things LOL we got a vacuum one year and couldn’t have been more excited!

      February 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Livi

    I pick romantic dinner at home cooked by hubby lol!

    February 6, 2018 at 11:56 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Yes! I agree. Simple, easy and romantic <3

      February 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

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