Blake received the book, 365 Romantic Gifts for your Love: A Daily Guide to Creative Giving as a white elephant gift this year. To say the least, he was thrilled. As the books cover says, "In this little treasure chest you will find 365 creative suggestions for gifts for that special someone in your life." It's the perfect time of year for him to get this book! Well, that's what I thought until I started reading some of the ideas. Here are some of my favorites:
Day 8 Just for Fun
A coloring book with a set of crayons or watercolor markers. For fun, color in one of the pages and sign it. For fun? Sounds like a blast!
Day 25 Lock it Up
Find a fun-looking lock and key. Paint them gold and, if possible, decorate. Give it to your Love with the note: "You now have control of my heart." How would you decorate a lock and key?
Day 33 Bright Smiles
A new set of toothbrushes for the two of you with a different flavor of toothpaste than you normally use. Blake probably wouldn't even notice.
Day 40 Special Hair
Give your Love a lock of your hair to be carried in a wallet. Gross.
Day 47 Bar of Soap
Carve your Love's initials or a special message onto a beautiful bar of soap. May sound like a good idea but I can picture the mess now. Not to mention how ugly my end result would look.
Day 49 Bathroom Sink
Fill the sink with water, then float flowers, rubber ducks, boats, or anything else you can think of. Why the sink? I can understand the bath but definitely not the sink.
Day 53 Wildlife
The Wolf Education and Research Center in Ketchum, Idaho, will let you pick and adopt a wolf for only $25. Call (208) 726-2860 Why a wolf?
Day 55 Sound the Bells
A pair of bells with a note saying, "These bells will remind me never to let you become a distant sound." I have one word: CHEESY!
Day 82 Soft-to-ware
Go shopping for some software for you Love's computer. There are some great screen savers on the market. Ha ha! Screensavers? Ha ha ha! I'm sure Blake would be thrilled!
Day 84 Propeller Head
Buy your Love a beanie with a propeller on top. What?
Day 88 Racy refrigerator
Replace the light bulb inside your Love's refrigerator with a colored one. I would open the fridge and wonder what was wrong. The last thing I would think was, "Oh, Blake must have done this because he loves me!"
Day 91 Hand Control
Give your love a hand puppet and explain that it is a whipping boy. Your love is to use it to vent anger at someone. You may want to include a mini whip as an accessory. I'm not sure I would want to be with someone that needed a "whipping boy."
Day 102 Out the Kazoo
Buy a pair of kazoos for the two of you. I can just picture all the fun Blake and I could have with a pair of kazoos!
Day 145 An Old Favorite
That favorite shirt, dress or sweater your Love won't get rid of but never wears! Have a pillow made out of it. Blake would KILL me if I turned his favorite jeans into a pillow! This is a bad idea!
Day 171 Inflatably Yours
Buy a package of balloons and write, "I Love You" on each one. Don't blow them up, but rather place them in a pretty box to give to your Love. Blake would love a pretty box full of deflated balloons!
Day 211 Love on the Tube
Rent a romantic movie for the two of you to watch together. Take it a step further and buy popcorn and hotdogs to accompany the show. Yes, popcorn and hotdogs! Not a weird combination at all!