Sweets for Your Sweetie

It's almost that time of year again when husbands run out at the last minute and buy a dozen red roses that wither and die within just a few days, when restaurants charge double to serve the same menu, when wives get their husbands another red tie. Ugh! 

Personally, I'd rather forgo those tired traditions to stay home, cook a great meal and enjoy some lovely wine and conversation with my honey instead.

But, if you are so inclined to pick up a little something for your valentine, you don't have to resort to a less-than-thrilling gift.

Just take a look at the items below. These lovely treasures will surely light-up someone's day (or night).

Of course, red never really goes out of style, but it's having a big moment in fashion right now. That means the gorgeous pieces above will look amazing well beyond February 14th!

Red. Gemstones. Do I really need to say more?!

Listen to my words of wisdom on this: There's a huge difference between getting your valentine a bargain box of candy at the drugstore and getting them Godiva Chocolates. As in, it could mean the difference between you ending up in the doghouse and you ending up in her good graces!

How about a little something sweet for him? It can be so hard to find something he'll really like, but the touch of red inside this wallet is so luxurious, he's sure to love it.

Gucci can pull off a fashion-forward man's watch like no other!

He'll be so surprised and thrilled to get the gadget he wanted but didn't get for Christmas on Valentine's Day!

And if great conversation with your partner is what you really want for Valentine's Day, grab a copy of this little gem for the two of you. Amazon describes it as "a fun, non-threatening tool designed to help couples deepen their relationships. Unlike dry record books that merely account for dates and names, All About Us gets to the heart of the matter by asking the questions that partners may be desperately curious about but hesitant to bring up." 

Whatever you decide to do on Valentine's Day, be sure to tell your loved ones how much you love them everyday... not just on February 14th. Time is precious, so let the people you love know how you feel about them. That's truly the best gift of all!