I’m not sure about you, but I’m still tired from Christmas. Just thinking about going big for another holiday makes me want to curl up for a nap. If you’re feeling the same way, I got you, girl. Check out a few of these easy last-minute Valentine ideas to make it as painless as possible. From cards and treats to send to school with your little ones to easy date ideas with your love.
Let’s start with my favorite last-minute go-to for all. the. things: Amazon. If you’re a fellow Amazon lover and Prime member, here are a few of my favorite heart-themed finds:
- Customize-able Peppermint Valentines — add a custom heart-shaped message to a dual pack of mints and they’ll arrive ready to send straight to school.
- Diecut Coloring Hearts — fun activity at home for the day or to quickly scribble “love comma kid’s name here” on the back and send to school for an exchange.
- Organza Heart Bags or Red Polka Dot Party Favor Bags to fill with candy. Both fit the heart day theme well enough, but can be used for other events and activities if you have leftovers.
Now for the local-lovers quintessential flowers and sweet treats. If you’re a fan of a good subscription service and love having fresh blooms around, check-out (or give your partner a little hint hint to) The Little Posey. It’s an adorable weekly, monthly or quarterly subscription service for flowers of succulents in Central Austin. You can also send your favorite sweetie a delivery of the freshest blooms of the week for as low as $35.
And for the sweet treats, my go-to Austin-originals are an online (or app) order of Tiff’s Treats cookies or stopping by Chocolaterie Tessa for some hand-crafted, delicious chocolates. Tessa’s a fellow Austin mama herself and has an array of assorted boxes for the big day. I seriously have dreams about her salted caramels they’re so good.
And lastly, date night! My husband and I quit going out for dinner for Valentine’s dinner years ago. Between crowds, reservations and fancy price fixe menus, it wasn’t for us. Our tradition is to either roll sushi or cook dinner at home together. Costco always has great surf and turf deals on seafood and steaks and H-E-B sells everything you’ll need to make your own sushi. Another super easy idea is to use that free trial coupon you’ve got laying around for a meal delivery service like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc.