WIN the ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop

by Chris on January 15, 2014

Love is in the air, friends!

We are celebrating February 14th, 2014 with an incredible giveaway that you won’t want to miss!

TWENTY-EIGHT bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! My husband and I have spent a lot of Valentine’s Days together, so I love the idea of something new and something planned by someone else! It doesn’t get much easier than that, eh?

Valentine’s Day is 100% planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight gorgeous baskets!

Each of the bloggers is giving away a unique themed date night basket valued at over $100 each to make your evening something you will treasure forever!

Here’s a peak at all 28 giveaway baskets:

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Are you ready for a chance to enter 28 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of our favorite blogging friends?

Here’s What You Do:

#1) Take a seat and get ready to find a bunch of Valentine’s Day inspiration in these baskets.

#2) Scroll down further in this post to get a more DETAILED description of what I’m giving away.

#3) Enter my giveaway at the very bottom of the post.

#4) Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of our friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways!

#5) Definitely take time to check out each of these sites. There is a such a variety of talented ladies participating in this! You are in for a real treat!!

Wanna see the basket I came up with? Here’s a little peek for ya! 

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Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their “Valentine’s Date Night” basket. If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page. So much inspiration, right?

1. The Dating Divas 2. Bombshell Bling 3. Thirty Handmade Days 4. All Things Thrifty 5. Nobiggie 6. A Little Tipsy 7. The Crafting Chicks 8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 9. Skip To My Lou 10. Snap 11. Fun Cheap Or Free 12. Positively Spendid 13. My Sister’s Suitcase 14. The 36th Avenue 15. Smitten By 16. The Idea Room 17. 4 Men 1 Lady 18. Girl Loves Glam 19. The Diva Dish 20. Entirely Eventful Day 21. Tatertots & Jello 22. Just A Girl 23. Dollar Store Crafts 24. The SITS Girls 25. Lolly Jane 26. Design Dazzle 27. My Insanity 28. Not Just A Housewife

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I am really really excited about my basket. More importantly, my husband is really excited about it. Who says Valentine’s Day has to be fancy dinners and candlelight? We came up with a basket that will appeal to men and women and puts a little more casual spin on this romantic day!

Grand Rapids was named 2013 Beer City of the nation. In addition, five of the top 100 beers in the world are brewed right here in good ol’ Michigan. This prompted my “Beer and Burger Basket” for you and your Valentine to enjoy. I’ve included some of my local favorites that I swear by, and the top brews in the nation to go with them. Here’s what you will get! 

  1. Ten (two of each five) Michigan brewed beers–all brands are listed on the Top 100 list. Some of the specific brews are seasonal and unavailable at this time.
  2. A flavor tag for each of the beers so you and your date know the origin and flavor.
  3. A burger press (not pictured)
  4. Herman’s Boy burger seasoning–made locally and a famous favorite
  5. Herman’s Boy homemade chocolate fudge
  6. Dry roasted peanuts–cause you can’t have beer without them

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{The fine print–Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. It ends on January 24th. All 28 bloggers will individually email the winner of their V-Day Date Night basket as soon as the giveaway is over. Winners will need to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we hear back, the winner of the basket will be posted in the post above.}

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Jeffrey January 15, 2014 at 8:41 am

It’s usually dinner and a movie, sometimes with the kids.

Jackie January 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

We usually go out to dinner somewhere we haven’t tried before. Planning to amp it up a bit this year with some fun activities.

margaret January 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

I tuck his favorite candy in his bag with a note listing top ten reasons I love him.

Mariah January 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Valentine’s Day is also my birthday, so I usually get to pick what we do :) Usually a movie and dinner is involved, but this year I’m getting a massage first!

DebbieK January 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

No big plans! With the little kiddos usually the best we can do is a nice meal at home and some beer or wine.

Becky Prasek January 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

Sweet little gifts left for each other. We have 2 school age daughters…so the evening is usually a family affair.

Judy January 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

No grand plans yet, but I know my husband would love this beer selection.

Karen January 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

I don’t drink, but oh how I miss my SW Michigan home (Kalamazoo area)!! I’m in PA now, and it’s not the same at all! It’s strange being a Midwest girl on the east coast.

Karen January 15, 2014 at 9:25 am

For Valentine’s Day we’re usually lucky to go out to dinner. It’s usually on a weekend, and my husband’s at work. Such a bummer. That’s the joy of being an adult, though!

Sean C January 15, 2014 at 9:26 am

This year we’re going to do a weekend getaway since we usually don’t celebrate vday. It’s cold here in MI, so we’re just going to a place that has an indoor pool and a romantic meal.

Alina January 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

Well, I have mini heart confetti and cute little diy signs if been making since Thanksgiving for Valentine’s day for the hubby. We have a fancy steak dinner at home and then we choose a romantic movie and watch it afterwards.

Christine Linn January 15, 2014 at 9:30 am

My husband would love this giveaway!! :)

Ronda RS January 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

We usually don’t do anything :-(

Miranda Kerley January 15, 2014 at 9:34 am

Well, my boyfriend is going back to school and works most nights and weekends. However, this year I’m hoping that we’ll be able to take a trip to Asheville for the weekend. I’ve been dying to go!

Cheryl January 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

Sounds like a perfect Valentine’s gift for my hubby. He loves trying new beers and we make burgers out of every kind of meat that’s on sale we can get our hands on (bison, veal, lamb, turkey, beef, etc.)!

Shana January 15, 2014 at 9:36 am

Silly cards, a good box of chocolates, and dinner out … but not on Valentine’s Day, too crowded :)

Jaime January 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

We usually stay in and have a romantic dinner at home. We send the kids out for pizza!

Pam Fisher January 15, 2014 at 9:42 am

I love an intimate dinner alone with my hubby.

Carey ~ Gypsy Thread January 15, 2014 at 9:44 am

It’s actually been quite a while since I’ve had a valentine of my own to celebrate with, so I’m kinda scrambling for ideas myself. This IPA treat basket would be PERFECT for my new beau and me to share. I’m loving all of the great baskets and creativity for those of us who may need a little help. Thank you for being part of this giveaway.

Janelle January 15, 2014 at 9:46 am

Over 20 years of marriage and I don’t think we have ever done anything special for Valentine’s Day. We have made other dates our special time.

Dee Fedor January 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

Been married for almost 41 (March) years and my husband never gave me a V Day present. If I win, I will enjoy this by myself when HE goes to bed!!

Stacey January 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

Sadly, we don’t usually anthing as a couple, but do plenty for the kids. Lame, I know!!!!!

Jen January 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

We usually have a family fancy dinner at home with the kids!

Emilie Proctor January 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

We plan a fun Valentine’s dinner for the kids and give them their Valentine baskets.

Lindsey Woolard January 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

we’re bad at holidays. :-) We usually hang out each night so most holidays are just another night around here. Love the basket!

Cheryl Rogers January 15, 2014 at 10:06 am

Thank you for the opportunity to win these!

Kathleen January 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

We usually cook a really nice dinner in. That way it is cheaper and we don’t have to fight with the crowds or drive after that bottle of wine!

Julie January 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

Nothing, just stay home together.

Sarah January 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

Spend the evening at home ordering Chinese for my love and I.

natalie January 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

we usually just go out to eat… nothing new :)

Alison January 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

We hang out at home after the kids are in bed.

HEATHER January 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

We usually try to do dinner together at home after the kids are in bed! Quiet but nice!

Erica January 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

We usually keep V-day chill for us, because our anniversary is the beginning of the month,

Holly January 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

We usually don’t do anything for Valentine’s Day because my birthday is 4 days later… so we roll it all into one big bday bash (going out to dinner!) Hard to do anything to fancy with a 1 1/2 year old!

crystal moyer January 15, 2014 at 10:30 am

we usually just stay home and celebrate with the kdis sometimes we all go out to a special dinner

Kate January 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

Perfect basket! Hopefully my husband will cook for me…. the restaurants are too expensive that night!!

Rx January 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

I made him a jar of kind notes shaped like hearts and I write new one every year. We also cook dinner together and spend the evening completely unplugged.

Lisa Beech January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am

Say sushi! Or we buy a bottle of red vino and watch some old Sci-Fi movie.

Denise January 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

We usually just have a nice quiet dinner at home. With five kids, it is hard to get out sometimes! :P

Amber Middleton January 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

We usually do something low-key…like send the kids to my parents’ and enjoy a romantic dinner at home.

Ali @ Peaches and Football January 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

My fiance hates valentine’s day, so we never do anything fun together! :-( But I will always buy him a pair of super obnoxious boxer shorts and put them in a pink or red gift bag covered in hearts. :-) Maybe I can convince him to watch a chick flick with me this year.

Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking January 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

We usually do tapas and wine at home

Catherine in MI January 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

We do nothing exciting. I just make my husband his favorite dinner (lasagna) & do crafts with the kids.

Love this basket! My husband would be impressed. We have some “Dirty Bastard” in the fridge & Herman’s Boy is my FAVORITE coffee place. Thanks for the chance!

LinhC January 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

We don’t do anything special on Valentine’s Day.

Annemarie January 15, 2014 at 10:43 am

We sit around and drink beer!! Doesn’t everybody??

McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam January 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

We don’t have a “usual”, but one year we went ice skating and it was so fun!

Christina M January 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

We used to go out, but found that we enjoy ourselves more at home hanging out with the dogs.

Kathy H January 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

We have pizza every year on Valentine’s Day. We couldn’t afford much else the first year we were married so we have continued the tradition for 25 years now!

Amy January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

We don’t do anything different on Valentine’s Day. I may make an nicer dinner than normal

Anna January 15, 2014 at 11:01 am

Great basket idea that isn’t all pink & red! Though the basket is more my husbands style, I think it’s great :)

Andrea January 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

We have five teenaged athletes in our house, so valentines day is most often spent on a bleacher! I usually make a special breakfast with little handmade valentines and a special treat to start the day though.

Cassie January 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

I don’t normally make a big deal about it… something little for the kids, a kiss for the husband. That’s about it.

Pamela Holland January 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

Have not made plans yet. This motivates me to start thinking. It is our 25th Valentines together!

Lies De Sutter January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

usually we have a valentines dinner together :) made with love!

Maggie D. January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

Just spend some good quality time with my hubby!

Amy January 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

We don’t usually do much. One year, early on in our relationship, I got us a hotel in Dallas and dinner at Reunion tower. If you’ve never heard of it, the restaurant rotates slowly in the ball shaped glassed in restaurant viewing the city. And the elevator up is all glass. My boyfriend gets sick with heights and I have motion sickness, so the first 30 minutes or so we were both green gilled and not hungry at all. haha Eventually we felt better and had a wonderful time, but lesson learned. Sure would love some of the Founders beer. The breakfast stout is one of my very favorites!

Danyiel J January 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

I’ve been making it a fun day for my kiddos for the last 5 years.

Meagan January 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

We usually stay home and do dinner and a movie. Often my birthday gets celebrated with it, since it is the next day.

Marilyn Tucker January 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

I cook a special dinner then we watch a movie or 2.

Jerri green January 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

I usually make the family some heart shaped dinner.

trenda t January 15, 2014 at 11:33 am

We usually enjoy just staying home with the kids!

Laurel O. January 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

We don’t usually make any special plans, but I like to make a nice dinner for my hubby and make some treats for the family.

Stephanie January 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

My friend usually has an anti-valentine’s day party in which we all bring stinky foods

Cath T January 15, 2014 at 11:44 am

I wish I could say we did something blog worthy, but it’s just the usual: eat, watch a movie, etc. DH will love this gift basket!

Lisa Cox January 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

We normally don’t do much of anything for V day. If we have time or money we might get each other a card, but haven’t even done that lately.

Lena January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

No big plans normally, just a relaxing dinner at home

Brittney Musgrove January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

My husband and I don’t have much money to do extra stuff but a dinner and movie is a usual date for us!

Dawn H January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

We usually try to do something fun (have a heart themed lunch or dinner, movie/game evening) with our two young boys. If we’re lucky to find a sitter we’ll make plans to go out for dinner and get the boys a heart shaped pizza they can enjoy.

Anne F> January 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

We tend to have a fancy family dinner on Valentine’s Day – pink/red/white dishes, a fancy dish like crab legs or lobster, and a chocolate dessert. Later that month, DH and I have a date night.

Whitney January 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

Last year, I got a bunch of balloons and tied notes of things I love about him on the end of each ribbon, then scattered them over the bed. I think he liked it. ;)

Stephanie L January 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

Chinese takeout by candlelight on the floor!!

Gina S January 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

My husband would love this!

Andrea D. January 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

I make a special meal for my family and hang out with them.

Madeline K January 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

We cook chicken alfredo and watch Say Anything!

Mayla M January 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

We typically put the kids to bed a little early and have a romantic dinner for ourselves and splurge on a nice bottle of wine.

Daphne January 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

we don’t usually do anything special except maybe exchange cards

Angela Y January 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

We usually just go out to dinner, just the two of us.

Ariela January 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

How much fun is this?!? What a great idea and so much fun that all the bloggers teamed up for this. I am looking forward to a nice night in for Valentine’s Day!

Christy January 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Last year I did 14 days of Valentines. My family loved it!

Danielle January 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

We like to stay in and enjoy take out!

Darcy Martin January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

We always celebrate Valentines day on Feb 1st, that’s the day my husband proposed :) We usually just go out to dinnner.

ryann January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I usually make a nice candle light dinner at home. Usually something I don’t cook regularly like a surf and turf.

Devin January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

My husband has worked the past 4 Valentine’s Days…so we create our own Valentine’s Day on a different night. It’s more fun because the crowds aren’t insane.

Julie W January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

We don’t usually do anything special on “the day”, since it’s always crazy. I might go nuts and make a dinner full of red and pink stuff for the kids though.

Stephanie M January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

We usually go out to dinner, but this year I’d like to stay in and fix each other a nice dinner, concentrating on each other. I’ve been busy decorating, and planning special handmade cards and gifts for my guy and kids. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

Joanne K. January 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Stay home and enjoy each other ;)

Erin January 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

For V-day, we usually stay in and avoid the dinner crowds. Last year, we had a romantic movie night once the kids went to bed–candles, wine, cheesecake, and a fun movie we both enjoyed.

Amber January 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

We usually go out to dinner.

Vanessa Fisher January 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

This year we are going to stay at a resort/casino in the mountains and my husband bought me tickets to see Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes because I make cakes at home. Sweet!!

Meg January 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

We go to the fast food places for their Vday deals! Qdoba was great last year and we got a free meal!!

Ema January 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Ice skating for Valentines day was the first date my husband ever took me on. It was so sweet because it is something that he doesnt like to do, but will do it once a year for me.

Rachel M January 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Make dinner at home

Lacey January 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Normally it would be a date night but I want to do something different!

rayraycartucci January 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I usually watch my husbands band play somewhere…no fun.

Kim January 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Nothing too fancy, just dinner out. Last year we actually got burgers and beer, so this would be a perfect gift!

Tonya January 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Sometimes we go out, sometimes we get a hotel room, and sometimes we invite the kids and have “fancy” dinner at home!

Nicole gagnon January 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The hubs and I keep it pretty simple on Valentines day. Why go out and spend lots of cash when you’ve got an amazing chef at home! My husband, that is, not me ;) He forgives for my cooking illiteracy and we cook a meal together at home. It’s always fun!!

Julie @ Girl on the Move January 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

This year my cousin will be in town so we’re actually doing a girls night with my mom, sister, cousin, aunts, etc on Valentine’s Day!

Mary-Katherine January 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Since we are both graduate students (& therefore aren’t rolling in the cash), we usually make each other gifts. I wouldn’t have it any other way though, because they are always made and given from the heart. Plus, they are always one of a kind!

Kelly January 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

We try to change it up every year!

kris January 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Every Valentines I definitely leave a message on the mirror in red lipstick – been doing it for 35 years! Love my guy!!!

Robin W. January 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

We have gone out in the past – and stayed home as well. I think I would love to have our own mini tasting party with your prize!! If I don’t win – I may just swipe this idea and do it at home anyway!! Thanks so much!!

Sarah Schmid January 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Go out to dinner and bake special treats, like a heart shaped cake!

Patti January 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Usually dinner out but this year I’m thinking a nice dinner at home with beer of course!

Amber January 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm

We have three young boys, so we typically have a family night playing games, watching a movie and having a color red themed dinner.

Amanda January 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Try to spend some alone time with husband and also make it a special day for the kids :)

Stephanie Precourt January 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

We usually try to go out for date night at a really nice restaurant – we go all out! I love it!

Steph

Chris R January 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

We don’t usually have any big plans. We exchange cards and small gifts and generally just hang out together.

Ericka January 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm

We usually just stay in on Valentine’s Day. Order pizza and watch a movie. It’s nice to enjoy some quiet time at home!

Suzanne Bastien January 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

We change it up every year. But I think we are going to head to Breckenridge, stay the weekend and attend the Ice Castles and snow building events up there!

Elisa January 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm

My hubby would love this :)

Mallory January 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

This is our first Valentines together. I think I nice Dinner is in the plan

Andrea January 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

We a case of our favorite beer, order a pizza, and watch reruns of Supernatural. Ha. Not even kidding here.

myah January 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

love

Andrea January 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

2 things that keep my hubby happy: brew & beef!!! haha He would LOVE this <3 Day basket! ;) xoxo

Donna O'Neil January 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I don’t have any plans yet. I usually cook an nice meal with my husband and we eat it with the kids.

Brie January 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

We do dinner and a movie.

Debbie January 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Usually nice diner as a family with our kids , 3 girls( 2 married 1 in middle school)

Niki January 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Date night, then pass out early!

Kristin C January 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

We actually don’t go all out on Valentine’s Day but a nice night at home, with movie and trying some new beverages I can see my husband liking =)

Elizabeth Rose January 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Dinner with my wonderful bf!

Kristen January 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

We usually hang out at home on Valentine’s Day and have a nice dinner. We have young kids and everywhere is always packed on V-Day… we’d rather hang out at home and do something together after bedtime. :)

Jen January 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

My hubby is a chef so I spend Valentine’s Day at his job! Because of the not so romantic options…we always celebrate the day before which means yummy chocolate covered strawberries (that he had to prep LOL) and a great dinner out without the crazy waits!

Emily January 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I love this idea of a gift basket for valentines day. I also really love the idea of a group of bloggers coming together to support each other. I have found some new great blogs to follow. Including yours! I love your home. I am new to the blogging world but I like to see these blogs and what I would like mine to grow into someday. Thank you for the inspiration!

Kate Emmert January 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

We usually just have a quiet date night (which is a wonderful escape from our lively lil kiddos)!

Norma January 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This would be perfect for my husband and I!! We love trying new beers, especially hard to find ones!! :)

virginia January 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Thanks.
This looks like fun!

Robin January 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

For the last several years my husband and I have gone to dinner at a restaurant in the carriage house of an old mansion (now a museum) in a very small town close to where we live. Always includes a wonderful seven course meal with a small band for live music and bringing our favorite bottle of wine. Unfortunately the restaurant is no longer open so I’m working on a plan for a fun evening at home with some delicious food made instead by me….sans the seven courses. ;)

Liz VanKirk January 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Would love this “Valentine” giveaway! Were usually at one of our kids sports but sometimes we manage a dinner on a different night.

Ginny January 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

We usually opt for an over the top cheesy movie.

Margie January 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm

My husband and I like to go out and eat as a family. I usually get a small gift for the kids and my hubby to give at dinner.

Jackie January 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

My boyfriend and I usually make dinner together and then exchange homemade gifts :D

Kelley Hartnett January 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

This looks like fun!

Melissa Lynch January 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

We usually make something yummy at home and watch a movie.

Hannah January 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

We don’t do much, just small simple gifts from family :)

Angela W January 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Now that we have kids, we usually celebrate together as family with family night…games, movies, playing guitar,etc. Then on the weekend, we let the grandparents watch the children and we go out to eat and/or go to a movie,etc.

Kaelyn Everham January 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Like!

Heather B. January 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

We usually exchange cards. Dinner if we are lucky, but we usually don’t, since we have two small children.

lesley January 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

we don’t really do much as my birthday is 3 days prior….we kinda celebrate the two together. everything is so much more busy and expensive that day so we don’t make a big deal out of it.

Laura Hershey January 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

We don’t have anything specific, other than dinner. I make my husband work on the plan since it’s 2 days after our anniversary.

Emily January 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Dinner and a movie is usually our date.

Jenn S. January 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

We have a special family dinner at home and exchange cards, ..etc.

Karen Thompson January 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

we do our best to find something new to do. typically we go out for dinner at a new restaurant, or walk around a new part of the city, or see a movie we haven’t seen. but this year we’re going to start cooking at home! it’s more more romantic and personal, and saves money ;) plus we love cooking together

Dusty January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Our V-Day is pretty low-key. We do a family dinner with special Valentine treats for dessert.

Heidi January 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

We usually do something around the time of Valentines but rarely ON the day. Love your basket!

Autumn Carton January 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

We usually stay in for Valentines Day and create a romantic evening at home. Included would be: jazz music playing on vinyl, wine, fondue, candles, and a bubble bath!

krista January 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Have dinner together and hang out

Heather January 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Go out to dinner

Eileen January 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

No plans yet, but probably will go out to dinner.

Monica Younes January 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

We don’t like crowds so we skip dinner out and instead have a lovely dinner in with the kids. Presents are usually involved.

Amanda Baird January 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

We usually get fast food and spend the evening cuddling on the couch. Nothing fancy- but good quality time!

melissa January 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

my husband and i will be on vacation in costa rica this valentine’s day!

Cheyanne January 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Usually just dinner and a movie (:

Ashley January 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

We always get a heart shaped pizza and share with the kids. But my hubby does love burgers :)

Ally January 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

We don’t usually do much since we don’t normally have a babysitter, but hopefully will at least get to go out to dinner.

Sandra January 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

We’re the ‘boring married couple’ and usually don’t do anything! My highlight is addressing the kids valentines for school!

Laurie January 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Dinner at home became way more romantic than waiting an hour for a table at a restaurant. So that’s our tradition.

Jen January 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

This is our first Valentine’s Day together. I would really like to make it special and enjoyable for him as well. This basket is awesome!

Mary Ann January 15, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Usually have a family dinner since it’s my son’s birthday. He was my valentine baby!

Leyla January 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

We have a movie night with our children and a taco dinner (hat is after having spent the week making homemade cards and crafts for friends and loved ones).

Nicole McNeil January 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Last year we went out with the kids and braved the crowds, mistake! We’re definitely looking for something to do at home this year.

Lisa S January 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

How fun! I love it.

Susan M. January 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I’m a lone duck so I concentrate on sending lots of love in various forms to my grandkids.

By the way, I was born in Grand Rapids, raised in various states in MI and a transplanted No. Carolinian for many years. I can attest… those beers are yummy!

Fingers crossed Mr. Raffle picks me!

Hester January 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I usually do a countdown to Valentine’s Day or we celebrate the whole month of February with love notes and little home dates. Then we do one bigger celebration by going out to dinner or to see a play or concert.

Shane R. January 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I usually go out for dinner for Valentines day but this year I want to make my man a nice picnic in the park and maybe have him go on a scavenger hunt!

Regina January 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Hmmm, we have a 5year old and no regular babysitter, so options have been limited over the last years. Dinner and beer is definitely a good start… some kind of activity can’t hurt either; since we met at a dance club, we might go swing or salsa dancing…. without the 5year old…..

Jennifer Dawn January 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Usually just a date at home since we have three kids.

Victoria January 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I am a beer and burger kind of girl. I was thinking my hubby would love this then I thought, HECK I LOVE IT! Great give-away, I’d be happy with any of these. Victoria

JennyA January 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

What a wonderfully exciting giveaway….we usually do whatever the budget allows for valentines day!

Lori January 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

We don’t normally do anything exceptionally cool but we do like to enjoy a nice dinner out, maybe hot tubs and/or a movie!

Ashley January 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

My hard working man would LOVE this!!

Cheryl L. January 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Perfect giveaway! Burgers and beer are always a favorite for us.

LeAnn A January 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Quiet night at home.

Makayla W January 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

We try to take turns on taking care of dinner. Then give each other a gift or surprise. This year I’m taking him on a love scavenger hunt. :)

Mary-Frances C. January 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Dinner and a movie,usually.

Fawn B. January 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

We usually do dinner at home together b/c going out is such a huge ordeal.

Kathy R. January 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

We have dinner at home….usually steak. My hub brings flowers and wine. This year I am thinking of making him a little book of things I love about him. I have been making a list.

Danyelle January 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

We might cook something fancy at home, but rarely have big plans out.

Lauren January 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I usually make a nice dinner and we stay in – restaurants are too busy that night!

CraftyHope January 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Since Valentine’s Day often falls around President’s Day, we get a 3-day weekend and use it to its full extent by getting condo at the Gulf (Orange Beach, Gulf Shores). I often make the hubby some kind of sappy, sweet gift and we have a nice dinner in at the condo.

This giveaway rocks my socks cause we are some craft beer LOVERS here. In fact, you’ve got two of our favorites on there. He like the Bell’s 2-hearted and I’m a porter/stout girl myself so the Expedition Stout is a favorite as well. Excellent selection!!

Becky B January 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Usually on Valentines day we stay home. We pick up filet mignon & fresh shrimp to make together and make delicious drinks!

Jillyn January 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm

I would love something fun to do at home, because we rarely go out.

Melanie G. January 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Great Valentine’s idea and not too “sweet” either.

Melanie G. January 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Usually a late dinner and movie on the sofa.

Krissy G January 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

The kids and I decorate the house and make things for each other!! Then I make dinner and we all eat.. after the kids go to bed me and the hubs Finally get “alone” time… lol

Lisa January 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

We stay in on Valentine’s Day…too crowded at restaurants!

Diane January 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I spied the star fish and I love anything ocean. Thank you for giving away a great basket to a lucky winner. Happy Valentine’s to you in advance of the 14th.

Erin Adams January 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

We usually go for a sushi date and a long walk through the park

Ashley January 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Usually just dinner and a small gift. Since we had kids it’s tougher. This would be perfect!

Beth Cole January 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

We do breakfast together so we can enjoy the time without the crazy, Valentine crowds!

Abigail January 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Nothing special but it always involves lots of chocolate!

Stacey Lehwald January 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Usually we aren’t together, so I get excited if we are just in the same country!

Skyann S January 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Movies !

Cassie S January 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Steak, baked potato, and asparagus dinner with the family and then homemade chocolate covered strawberries!

Susan January 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE Valentine’s Day and your giveaways are awesome!! We usually spend a quiet evening at home – the hubby does the cooking and I make the dessert (baking is my favorite)!

NaDell January 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Usually we stay home with the kids and go out another less popular night.

Heather January 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

We love to make everything heart-shaped: pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, sandwiches, pretzels, pizza!

Kelly F. January 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I usually make a nice dinner for the family and then the hubby and I will usually cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie together.

Beth January 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

We usually stay home and cook. The restaurants are all too crowded!

April V January 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I like making my family a nice dinner (and maybe some heart-shaped pancakes for the kids!) and just relaxing with some chocolate after dinner ;)

Kristina January 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

We stay in for V Day! I cook something that we love–sometimes fancy, sometimes just burgers.

Cathie January 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Usually? Nothing different from any other day. sigh.

Kelly D January 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

We make a nice dinner at home and watch a movie.

Valerie January 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Just spend the evening with my hubby and kids.

Abigail Zimmerman January 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Best idea… a night at a bed and breakfast and antiquing.

Jennifer H January 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Either dinner out or something with the kids

karen j January 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

we usually just cook a nice dinner together!

Alex January 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

We go out to dinner

Jessibeth Vicenty January 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

We make our own food and eat it will we watch some movie

Jessibeth Vicenty January 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

We make our own food and eat it will we watch some movie

Kia G. January 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I’m single this year, so I’ll probably do something small to send some love to my sons.

becca h January 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

We normally stay home and celebrate on a different day so we don’t have to pay inflated prices!!!

Dan January 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

We take pictures in a photobooth!

Darcy January 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm

We usually make heart shape pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

Katie January 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Usually stay at home with our children but I would love a special date night with my husband! Something different and fun. This basket and dinner would be fun!!

Paige January 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Usually we are apart on Valentines since we are both consultants. We usually try to get together just before or after the holiday (one of us flies to the other) and we do dinner and whatever tourist attraction(s) that sound fun! Last year was jumping off the Stratosphere in Vegas! This year I am gleaning for information as it will be our first Vday together on the actual day!

Elizabeth G. January 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I celebrate my anniversary on Valentine’s Day!

Jessica January 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

so yummy!!

Mary O. January 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

We stay home and enjoy grilled steaks with all the trimmings.

amber stokes kampwerth January 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

well pretty much nothing, my husband just wont celebrate it and i have been trying to find a way for 7 years without success but beer and burgers are totally up his alley that he would maybe do that with me, for real i think he might,

Amanda January 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

My husband would love this basket.

itzia January 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

visit a brewery!

Rachelle January 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

We stay in on the actual day and relax with amovie or TV show that we enjoy

mel January 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

We usually spend a quiet evening together. Valentine’s starts our anniversary week, so we celebrate all week.

Sara Westhead January 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Valentine’s is usually a night in, since its only 2 weeks after our anniversary, though I often like to do special treats for hubby and sons!

Diana Cote January 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

we cook something, play video games… if we have money we get each other a small something. :)

aimee @ like mother like daughter January 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

hubby and i have made our own fancy dinners at home the last couple years so delicious and more time together!

tina voyles January 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I have to say that is my kind of basket.. beer and burgers my fav!

Ann January 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

We wait until after V-Day and then go out for romance. Who needs a crowd?

Lisa January 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Normally we stay in & rent a movie – we go out to dinner a week early to avoid the craziness

Judy Graves January 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Our first date was 34 yrs. ago on Valentine’s Day. We usually go out for beer and burgers!
MrsNat TX

Amy January 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Usually very casual. Maybe dinner, and then something fun with the kids!

Vicky January 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

We celebrate at home with the kids. Gone are the Valentines Day date night dinners.

Debra Womack January 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm

We usually go out for dinner, or make a “fancy” dinner at home – but this year, House of Cards comes out on Valentines Day! MARATHON!!

Alysia January 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hubby works, so its just me and the kids

kasia January 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

will bake some cookies for hubby !

Emily Foster January 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm

We don’t usually do anything. One or the other of us is usually working, and now that I’m not working, hubby is working 60 hours/week.

Kim B January 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

No plans unless you count eating with the kids and sending them to bed early.

Kerrye January 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I usually make a special Valentine’s dinner for my hubby and son, always with a chocolate fondue with fruits, marshmallows, store-bought pound cake cut in cubes…

Lauren January 15, 2014 at 7:56 pm

We usually do fondue

fawn strunk January 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

We usually just do flowers and watch a movie together.

Jessica January 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

We usually make a nice dinner at home and get out our nice dishes.

Maggie Seagraves January 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

My favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day is to exchange heartfelt cards or notes with my husband! I feel like every day is Valentine’s Day for us, but it is so fabulous to have a special day, besides our anniversary, to celebrate our love!

brittany doerfler January 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

we just usually go out for dinner and sometimes catch a movie

Teresa January 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

What a cool idea. Beer and burgers for v-day.

Evelyn B January 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I usually hang out with a bunch of friends who are single and happy :) We hang out and enjoy all the wonderful valentine’s day treats.

Karen January 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

For Valentine’s Day, I like to bake my Sweetie a sweet. Usually a heart shaped frosted brownie.

Cindy January 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm

We always go out to eat.

Debbie Wilson January 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I hope I win! Thank you for doing this giveaway!!

Cindy January 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

We always go out to eat

Nikki January 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Hubby usually takes me out to dinner or we cook a meal together at home.

wani January 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm

We usually try to avoid the vday crowds and go out a few days before or after the holiday.

Shirley January 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Valentine’s Day is the anniversary of my sweetie and I first kiss. We celebrate by spending the day together. A couple of years ago I did 14 Days of Love. I started on February 1 and put small items in his lunch box. As the days went on the gifts got a little bigger. I gave him things that would recall a special time in our lives. On one of the days I gave him an antique fire bucket with a bag of red hot tamales candy. He really liked this one since he was a retired fireman. Other days it was a box of conversation hearts, a heart shape paper weight for his desk, etc. It was a lot of fun, it was simple and did not cost a lot of money.

Ellen M. January 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm

We just try to spend as much of the day together as possible – talk, laugh, hold hands, etc. Not grand, but absolutely wonderful! Many thanks!

Bobbie Jo January 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Depends if he is in town or not-sometimes he is deployed. So if he is home then out to dinner & just hanging out.

April hughes January 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm

We don’t do anything too special but the dating divas have great ideas on their site!

Rena Davis January 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm

We have four children so we don’t ever get a “date” night… But we do very much enjoy sitting around the fire pit on the patio with friends having a few beers and cooking out on the grill…. That is our date nights!!! Never alone and always with friends and family…. But, we like it that way… One time, I was able to surprise him with several greeting cards that had our entire date planned out… The first card had a gift card to go eat, the next card had movie tickets, and the third card had a sonic gift card for a snack, and the next one held a hotel key…. The room had already been decorated, music playing, candles, and a bucket of beer… I had already taken a change of clothes for each of us for check out time… the next morning I gave him another card thanking him for such a wonderful night… I can’t say we have been able to do anything like that in years but we both still remember that night!!!

Debbie Wilson January 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

When you’re single Valentines Day can A little depressing. This year I’ll go out with some other single girlfriends!

Sharon M January 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Pamper my sweet, handsome hubby, of course! ;)

Ashley Taylor January 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Valentines is close to my anniversary so we usually just do dinner for valentines

Monica K. January 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I’m single so I just order out and enjoy the night with myself :)

Tammie D January 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Since we have a teenage daughter who has a bf, we usually just take our 10 yr old daughter where she wants to go. She is autistic and doesn’t like to be left alone with anyone, which is quite alright with us. We make her feel like a princess with a rose and huge stuffed animal. It’s all about her that day!

Anjie Behunin January 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

We either do dinner out OR dinner in, nothing fancy. I try to cook a special dinner on the V-Days we can’t get a babysitter!

Ashley U January 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Usually it’s just another date night, but this year, we are taking a trip! We are headed over to the Olympic Game Farm in Washington (we live in Seattle) to have fun seeing some animals and then we’re going to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula!

Anne Haun January 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

We usually do dinner at home – try to avoid the crowds.

Tammy S. January 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I would love the fudge and I would give the beer to my dad. He loves stuff like that.

Angela S January 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm

My husband and I usually spend the evening at home and exchange small gifts

Laura F. January 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

We usually do something low key on Valentine’s Day proper, but then on a weekend near Valentine’s, we usually head to Des Moines are check out some of our favorite shopping haunts, like West End Salvage.

Kris January 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

We pick up Papa Murphy’s heart shaped pizza every year. Kids love them!

Lisa S January 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I make homemade lasagna for dinner for my husband. The first time I made dinner for my husband when we were dating was on Valentines day and I made homemade lasagna. It has become our traditional Valentines day dinner.

Jennifer H. January 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

It usually is a night in so the beer would be wonderful!

Heather C January 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

we go out to eat , just spend time together

Jennifer January 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

A quiet dinner in and spending time together. :)

Kathy January 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Usually have dinner in and maybe a movie. Makes for a nice, relaxing night!

Rachel January 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

This will only be our third Valentine’s Day as a married couple, but we have established a tradition of making dinner together at home and eating it by candle light. We like the menu of bacon-wrapped filet, asparagus and a nice bottle of red wine.

Monica January 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm

We make special valentine’s day muffins the night before and just stay home and have dinner together. Thanks for the giveaway!

Staci K January 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Our first date anniversary is Feb 10th so do our own v-day celebration a little early :)

Safire January 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

We go low-key as far as V-day, so this would be right up our alley!

Jesharelah January 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Nice! This is a perfect more ‘manly’ basket.

Carly January 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Usually don’t do much for Valentines Day! We usually have to work!

Shelly January 15, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I just like spending time with my husband

Kaylin January 15, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Usually go out for a nice dinner but this year we’re staying in a cooking together…naked. ;)

sarah reed January 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

My hubby and I like a dinner out and a movie…a little boring, I know, but it works for us!

Sheri January 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Go out for dinner, or occasionally I’ll make a special meal and we’ll eat in. I’ll probably do that this year again!

Ashleigh Hall January 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Get a sitter and go out to supper !

RK January 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

splurge on a fancy dinner!

Leanne January 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Valentine’s day is awesome! This is so much better than going out to eat. Boring!

Terry January 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I spend Valentine’s Day working at a flower shop, helping to make other people’s Valentine’s Day special.

Tammy Reicherts January 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

The last few years we have just had a romantic dinner at home…as romantic as it can be with two little boys ;-) Then snuggle after they go to bed.

lyn January 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

We usually do dinner and a movie

Alison January 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Something low key, usually make dinner together

Disa Daucsavage January 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

My husband would really enjoy this for Valentines Day!

Afton Malone January 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Usually dinner and sometimes a movie. As long as I am with my Hubs it doesn’t matter!

Disa Daucsavage January 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

This is perfect for my husband!

Colleen Boudreau January 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Usually I just go out to dinner.

Heather D January 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

We are usually just homebodies.

Shannon January 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

We usually get a do a date night around Valentines day…feel bad asking our parents to babysit and miss their own Vday date! :)

Brandi G. January 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

I cook something special and we’ll stay home.

Auburn Clawson January 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

We usually, hang out at home with the kiddos! The kids are anxiously awaiting for the Valentine’s man to leave them a Valentine! A fun tradition from when I was a kid.

Krista January 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

This is our first valentines day

Bekah January 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm

My hubby and I started dating in Feb, so we’ve always celebrated that vs. Vday, but he LOVES new beers and this would be an incredible surprise for him!

Jessica H January 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm

We usually just have a evening at home, dinner and a movie!

Shelby January 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

We usually try out a new restaurant for dinner. My husband would much rather be doing a beer tasting with all of the beers in this basket though lol

Rachel January 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

One of us usually cooks dinner and we spend a romantic evening at home!

Rebecca January 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

We are pretty low key- it is so hard to arrange sittters then the restaurant is crowded, etc. We have a fun low key dinner and movie at home.

Kristin January 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Just low key…sometimes out to dinner. Just quality time spent together!

Debi M January 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

We usually just exchange cards. This is such a creative basket, what fun!

Jenn January 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

My husband HAAAATES Valentine’s Day but loves beer! Pretty sure with this basket I’d get a big Valentines Day thank you!

Laura January 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Nothing really special, this will actually be the first year we spend Valentine’s Day together.

Samantha V. January 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Usually it’s dinner away from the kids, that is a treat within itself.

Kris Schmidt January 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

We used to go out for dinner and dancing, but I work at a theater that now books a Valentines Event, so now I have to work that evening. :(

Maggie @ The Love Nerds January 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

We normally do dinner out the night before and have dinner at home on Valentine’s Day.

Sue January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I love this idea. I think I will implement it on a smaller scale with a few girlfriends from church. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn January 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

We don’t do much though throughout the year we take turns hiding a tiny laser cut heart. I recently put it in his toothbrush holder when we went out of town!

Kristen Saucedo January 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

We normally have dinner to go from somewhere instead of waiting forever for a table we just call in a to go order and we always celebrate as a family!

Geanie January 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

We never eat out on V-day since it’s too busy. So, I start the day out with a valentine themed breakfast and heart shaped sandwiches for lunch and finish the day off with a v-day themed dinner and of course a a nice chocolatey heart shaped dessert.

leah January 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm

stay home with the kids…I’ll be reading the other ideas ;)

Susan Snyder January 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

WHAT AN AWESOME BASKET

Susan Snyder January 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

my two favorite things burgers and beer! can’t wait to try your beer!

Ashley January 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I normally fix a romantic dinner at home and we celebrate the evening in!!

Melonie January 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

V-day isn’t usually to eventful in our household. This year my Husband will be away with the military (again). I will save this basket for him, upon his return, if I win!

Kristi January 16, 2014 at 12:04 am

We usually just spend a romantic evening at home with steak and crab legs for dinner!

Toqua January 16, 2014 at 12:21 am

Stay home away from the crowds.

Marcie January 16, 2014 at 12:26 am

We usually cook a dinner at home and hang out with our kids. make it a special night for them too

ally January 16, 2014 at 12:57 am

This is my hubby’s idea of a great date nite.

Lisa Kubin January 16, 2014 at 12:58 am

I always have a scavenger hunt for my son on Valentine’s Day and my hubby and I usually celebrate with dinner.

Leah January 16, 2014 at 12:58 am

Hmmm, Brian & I usually go out to dinner & he is GREAT at picking out my gifts which of course usually sparkle! :) I usually get him something from the Reeses Peanut Butter cups line, his favorite! & sometimes I make him a card instead of buying one. Hope you have a very romantical Valentines Day Christy Bell! (((HUGS)))

gina January 16, 2014 at 1:01 am

romantic dinner and a movie!

mysweetiepiepie January 16, 2014 at 1:04 am

No cool ideas, usually just dinner out or a short road trip if we can :+)

deanna b January 16, 2014 at 1:09 am

movie night with my kids

Melissa January 16, 2014 at 1:29 am

I try to make it special for the kids. I make heart shaped pancakes for breakfast. We make heart shaped pizza for dinner and have ice cream sundaes for dessert. Thanks for a great giveaway! My hubby loves burgers and beer so this is right up his alley!

Flora M. R. January 16, 2014 at 1:31 am

my husband is my first and only bf and we were in a long distance relationship. We never had the chance to be together during valentine’s (this year would be the first) and so we just do skype and maybe post a little something on their facebook wall on how thankful we are of having each other.

Cassandra Eastman January 16, 2014 at 1:31 am

We usually just stay home with the kids and watch a movie!

Sarah January 16, 2014 at 1:36 am

We spend the evening at home. I get everybody a ‘red’ present.

Brenda January 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

I love staying home and relaxing and making him a nice dinner for two with candle light….
(I always feel rushed when we go out on Valentine’s day cause ALL the other people are waiting to have their dinner)

MaryB January 16, 2014 at 2:02 am

We usually make a special dinner at home and watch a movie.

Nicole Marie January 16, 2014 at 2:28 am

We usually don’t do anything because I’m usually working (gotta love the life in the hospitality industry).

But I would LOVE to win this, being from Grand Rapids, MI myself, it’d be nice to bring a little bit of back home to my SO with this on a quiet night in.

Hailey Barger Williams January 16, 2014 at 2:54 am

I usually work so that I can take off our anniversary which is February 15. Would be different if we didn’t work separate shifts.

Anna Perkins January 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

On Valentines Day we go out on a date!…I know not very creative, but still awesome!

lynda January 16, 2014 at 3:57 am

We have my parents and my sister and her husband over and try an elaborate meal we’ve not cooked before

Becca January 16, 2014 at 6:36 am

We have 5 girls, so if we can manage it at all, we try to get out and go somewhere nice for dinner, just the 2 of us!

Rhonda G January 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

We usually just have a nice quiet dinner and exchange gifts. ;)

Marie January 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

We usually just do dinner. My husband and I are both CPAs, so before I stopped working, it was hard to make Valentines Day too special. We were just exhausted from all the hours we were working! Now that I stay at home, we have 2 kiddos that get in the way of too much romance. I’m hoping to change that this year!

Tina M January 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

We usually just have a special dinner at home (with the kiddos).

Dawn January 16, 2014 at 8:42 am

Start the day with a note written on the mirror saying I love you . May also include a note in his lunch or pocket with sexy undertones, a nice dinner and just being together

Heather Braun January 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

Eat Sushi and See’s Candies Blueberry Truffles! oh I want some now!

Jodi January 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

We usually fix a fancy dinner and eat with the children. I always put pink sugar on the rims of their glasses and make dinner a red and pink theme… candles, etc.

Ashli McKee January 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

We tend to mix it up each year – this year we’re going to a fancy dinner and then to the ballet!

Maria January 16, 2014 at 9:42 am

I usually just give my children some cute Valentine gifts and candy.

shantelle stately January 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

We try to enjoy a night out dinner and a movie. I look forward to it.

Jessica January 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

We usually make and enjoy a nice meal together… But with three little ones (4 and under) and another on the way it doesn’t always happen on actual Valentine’s Day.

Sara January 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

We usually have a nice dinner and spend time re connecting. Not very exciting, but we enjoy it.

Julie January 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

I would love to win your giveaway!

Molly P January 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

We just go to Panera and watch a movie at home. We do not like to be fancy.

Melanie January 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

We have a family Valentine’s party – exchange valentines, play games, eat yummy food. It’s so much fun! We go on our date without the kids on a different day.

Kelly H. January 16, 2014 at 11:14 am

Dinner and a movie!

brittney January 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

Dinner with the family

Ashley January 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

Splurge on a romantic dinner some place new!

Maggie January 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

stay in & watch a movie, with or without a significant other

Kelly January 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

I enjoy spending the day with my children and doing something special for them!

Jenna January 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

I put little notes or candies in lunches. We keep it pretty low key.

leslie January 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

we usually just try to do something extra nice for each other

Kim January 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

Speaks straight to my hubbie’s heart – burger and brews. Would love to win!

Rachael January 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm

we are boring. we usually go out to a yummy romantic dinner.

Heidi January 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

We ususally just put the kids to bed and snuggle!

Sharon J January 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Usually the usual of dinner out or sometimes even on a different day if it’s during the week. But this year I think I’ll suggest we making some of the aphrodisiac h’orderves he made for me a few years ago that were totally delish, and we can have fun making them together. :)

Stacey Demers-McFarland January 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

We usually don’t do anything :-( That’s why I entered all 28 bloggers giveaways in hopes of winning and starting a new tradition! I love this basket!!!

Emily January 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

We usually go out to dinner. Since Valentines Day is my now husband and I’s first day 4 years ago this year!

Beth R January 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

We usually do dinner at home.

Meredith January 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

We usually do low key home type date on Vday. It gets crazy out there!

pam Adams January 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

love this basket

pam Adams January 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

We usually do something on the weekend to avoid crowds. then we get takeout on valentines. This year though we are going to Vegas

Stephanie Phelps January 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

We usually make a quit relaxing dinner at home and my husband buys me something pretty!

Kara Canary January 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Sounds like an awesome basket! I hope to give to my husband to enjoy!

Karen E. January 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I usually make a romantic dinner at home. Always try to have a special chocolate dessert!

Kat Giaquinta January 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Dinner and MAYBE a movie :)

Ashli Crookston January 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I usually go on a date with my husband and have some fun activities planned for my girls :)

Julie January 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

We normally don’t do Valentines Day (with my bday being two days later) but maybe with a cool gift basket we just might have a little fun! ;)

ashley oldfield January 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I would love to get an opportunity to spend with my loverface using this basket! I hope you have a lovely valentines day!!

Ashley

Kellie McCauley January 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Don’t usually get to do much usually something for the kids!

Cheryl B January 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

We’re pretty predictable – our favorite Italian restaurant and then a movie. You’ve certainly put together a basket that’ll win over my hubby’s heart with those tasty brews and snacks. So glad you’re participating in the hop!

debbie January 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm

It’s always just something at home. With four kids, what other options are there!

Izzy January 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm

We cook the same meal we have since college – french dip sandwiches!

Cori Westphal January 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Ummm we have kids. Our Valentine’s day usually means dinner at home, normalcy, and then our date night starts after the kids go to bed! ;)

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Kortney Nelson January 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Dinner and a movie! Then a romantic evening of cuddles and chocolate covered strawberries!

Casey Houghton January 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

IPA! My husband would be in heaven. I get my hubby fancy beer as gifts pretty regularly. He may even think I bought this :)

Robyn Norton January 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

We rent a movie we’d gone to see in the theatre :) It’s fun to think back on it, and laugh at our favorite moments

Teri January 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

We do not go out…too busy and unromantic. I fix a nice dinner and we spend a nice quiet evening at home together. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Valentines Day!

jeri January 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Beer on Valentine’s Day is totally our style.

Jenny January 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Breakfast Stout is my husband’s favorite beer! He would love this.

Nickie Wibirt January 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

We usually go out to eat somewhere then come back home, snuggle on the couch, and watch a movie while the kids are at my mom and dad’s home.

emilynhr January 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

we go to a fun local pizza place!

ellen casper January 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

We usually have a nice dinner at home – steak and lobster.

Meridith January 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

We stay in and avoid the crowds!

Dawn Kasarda January 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Thank you for offering a basket for the best 2014 Valentines day!

Dawn Cox January 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

normally my hubbs is working. he works in construction so we celebrate with dinner with the kiddo’s on the off chance that he is actually in town.

Dawn M January 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I usually just get my kids and grandkids candy but this blog hop gives me alot of ideas for my older kids and hubby.

Mujercita January 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

We normally have a quiet night at home and go out on a different, less crowded night.

Amanda C January 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

The hubs and I don’t ever do much. We usually wait and celebrate the following weekend because he’s usually working on Valentine’s Day.

Yuchen Zhang January 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

My best friend, whom I call Wifey, filled my room with electronic candles so it whole room glowed and flickered when I opened the door. She also scattered paper roses all over my room. It was super romantic.

My boyfriend, one year, sent me different sizes of flower arrangements ranging from smallest to largest for 3 days in a row leading up to Vday. It was very thoughtful and well planned! (Send this to her work place and everyone will be jealous!)

Sarah P January 16, 2014 at 11:11 pm

We usually get each other a lil something but hang with the family and plan a date night NEAR V-day but not on it. I much prefer eating at a restaurant when it isn’t crazy packed.

Maya (@MarfMom) January 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

we usually just go to dinner somewhere!

jodie January 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm

We exchange homemade valentines.

Chrissy January 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Valentine’s night is usually spent at home with the kids. We wait to go out so its not so crazy. Usually involves a sunset drink, dinner and a walk around the town.

Anne-Mary January 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Usually dinner with the kids either out somewhere or good take-out.

Audrey M. January 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm

My husband and I don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day (it falls between my birthday and our anniversary, followed shortly by his birthday). If we do make plans, it is very casual.

Heather January 17, 2014 at 12:09 am

Flowers and a homemade meal! Thanks for opportunity at the Michigan goodies, what a sweet reminder of home!

April January 17, 2014 at 12:15 am

We are lame and just go out to dinner. :-)

Jennifer January 17, 2014 at 2:07 am

I usually make some sort of red velvet dessert and eat way too many sweets

Elysa January 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

Valentine’s day is usually a family movie night, with a special dinner made for dad. I have to say this is my kind of basket :) I can’t drink wine so I am always in search of a great local brew beer, love the rest of the items as well. Funny I was just looking at hamburger presses last weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer January 17, 2014 at 6:55 am

Dinner at the Indian restaurant. It’s the one restaurant our daughter hates, so we don’t get to go that often.

Teresa January 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

We usually just have dinner and sometimes a movie but my favorite Vday was when we were stationed in Germany with the US Army and got to have dinner at an Italian restaurant in Italy!

Rachel B. January 17, 2014 at 8:04 am

I usually eat chocolate, lots of chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the great giveaway!

alisa January 17, 2014 at 8:19 am

we usually do a romantic dinner at home or out somewhere nice at a fine restaurant

Malissa W January 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

Typically valentines day includes take out and really good craft beer (we are beer snobs). Great giveaway!

Andrea January 17, 2014 at 9:29 am

We used to do all kinds of exciting things…dates, overnights, scavenger hunts. We have been slacking lately…we need to kick start Valentine’s Day again :)

Daniela January 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

We usually do dinner out and a movie in but occasionally we’ll get creative and do a scavenger hunt or write reasons why we love each other on various items around the house.

Rose Powell January 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

it’s not about what we do, its about how we do it, together, cuddled up, and in love!

Andrea January 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

If I am single during V-day, I just usually chill out. If I am seeing someone, I try to make a DIY project relating to the relationship. I also like to send my gal pals a card, whether single or spoken for. To me V-day is just about love. Friends, family, even pets are included. Wishing all of you reading this a memorable holiday and good luck with the chance to win!

Angela January 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

Nothing too fancy.. we have 2 small kids.. but we try to do something romantic. Even if it’s only staying in and enjoying dinner together after the kids go to sleep. As long as we are together…

Kelly @ The Moon and Me January 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Ha…we don’t usually do anything special. We sometimes go to dinner but not ON valentine’s day. It’s just not something we’ve ever made plans for.
K.

Donna January 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Sit home alone! This basket would give me something to look forward to!

Em Ma January 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

We usually cook a nice meal together and spend time chatting over the evening.

annie January 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

keep it simple – a coffee date and chocolates

Denise Wilson January 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Dinner at home

Chelsea January 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Haha, a beer basket. Sounds like a guys night in. Totally fresh idea though.

Emma Spicer January 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Any time spent with my sweetie is special! We have some crazy busy schedules!

Erin G. January 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Sometimes we have others (couples or singles) over for dinner and a low-key night in, other times we’ll go out with my sister and her hubby, but either way chocolate is key!

Jessica W January 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I normally just cook a nice dinner and I get flowers,but my husband would LOVE this beer basket

alyce poalillo January 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Nothing too fancy, just a nice dinner for two.

lak January 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Anything I want!!!

Rebecca @ Love at First Book January 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Normally we just go out to dinner or I make a meal for us at home :D

Thank you for the giveaway!

Erika January 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

My hubby and I actually keep it fairly simple for Valentines day because our Anniversary comes so closely after and we usually do a getaway for the anniversary. WE usually get one of those heart shaped pizzas and stay in to avoid the valentines day rush. I would, however like to do something a little different this year as we have a new little 2 week old newborn at home, and I want to make sure that we do something special… even if it is staying at home.

Melanie January 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

I like to slip a box of his favorite candy and a note in his car so he opens it before he goes to work.

LeAnn Matrazzo January 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

We go out to a romantic dinner to our favorite restaurant the Melting Pot. Then afterwards we go to the movies. And the romance continues once we get home and well into the night.

Michelle L. January 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

We usually celebrate with simple, silly things. Notes tucked in pockets, pink cupcakes, favorite candies and the like. One of my favorites was a small heart shaped stone that said I love you. I slipped it in a card one Valentine’s. A week later I found it hidden in a pocket of a sweater when I arrived at work. It brought a smile to my face and started a fun game of hiding the stone in unexpected places. I took it home and hid it in something of my husbands. Back and forth it has gone for several years. Sometimes we find it right away, other times we might not see it for a week or more. It always brings a smile to my face when I see it though.

carolyn January 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

We go out to a nice dinner

Lisa N January 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

We don’t really have any traditions. It really varies from year to year. Sometimes we celebrate early to avoid the crowds. :)

Melanie Johnson January 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

We are pretty boring…dinner and a movie.

Kellie January 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm

We usually make it a family affair and hang out with the kids. We try to remember all those we love on Valentine’s Day …. not just each other.

Ashley January 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm

my husband would love this getaway! thank you for putting it together! this will be our second valentines together as a married couple, we spent last valentines with our two day old daughter which was perfect :)

Sandra January 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

We usually go to a fancy restaurant or have fondue and wine at home, depending on our mood.

Breenah January 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

We just usually do dinner at a nicer-than-normal restaurant. One of these days, maybe we’ll do something extravagant.

Diane @ Vintage Zest January 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm

For Valentine’s Day we go to a restaurant special to us, but somewhere that isn’t fancy. Usually, a sandwich shop or something silly where we used to go in college. We keep the fancy time to our anniversary. :)

Shauna Knowlden January 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm

We usually go to a movie, dinner and sometimes a get away for just the 2 of us.

Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist January 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm

We keep it simple– a yummy dinner at home.

Kristi January 18, 2014 at 1:18 am

I think I’d let my brother have the beer (I don’t drink, myself) but he’d be THRILLED, as we grew up in MI and we no longer live there. Anyway, my hubby has been known to have Edible Arrangements deliver something yummy to me and we try to get away for a date night. With two kiddos and no family around, it proves difficult. Love your blog – just discovered it, and am happy to see a Michigan girl with such a great following. :) I miss my mitten state!

Erin January 18, 2014 at 2:20 am

My hubby makes me dinner every year for valentines day, and in my house that IS romantic!!

bekki tolman January 18, 2014 at 2:31 am

it’s my BIRTHDAY!

Anna Watson (@SoGaChick) January 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

Valentine’s day is our anniversary, so we always get up and go to breakfast somewhere and then head to Savannah Georgia to spend a couple of days, sans the kids.

Tiffany January 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

My husband’s birthday is Valentine’s Day, so we do two weekends of celebrations. In the two years we’ve been married I’ve been hospitalized 20 times, so it’s been hard to do much since I’m so sick and we have a 6 month old baby now. We usually stay in but I try to do something special for his birthday and muster the energy to take him to a fun restaurant or something.

Crystal January 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

My husband and I love microbrews! This would make for a great Valentine’s evening.

Trista January 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

Since V-day is also my B-day I usually end up going to dinner and spending time with loved ones. Would like to do something different and exciting this year with the mister just need to figure out what.

Nichole N January 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

We’ll go out for happy hour then come back and drink and play games by the fire.

Stephanie January 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I start with heart shaped pancakes for my little guy and heart shaped sandwiches in his lunch. Then I make him a goody bag and basket for my husband with some of his favorite things. We keep it simple with a nice dinner at home. Plus chocolate dessert! THIS would be so cool for him!

KAthy S January 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Sorry, no cool ideas. We usually just do a nice dinner in.

Jennifer S January 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

This will be the first time in years we’ve celebrated VDay. So, I’m loving reading all your ideas!

Susan Christy January 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Valentine’s day is usually pretty boring – dinner and a movie.

Nicole G January 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

My friends and I usually have a hilariously great anti-valentines party complete with anti-conversation hearts. This is the first year in a while that I’ll be celebrating with a significant other (my wonderful fiance!) so the sky is the limit!

jo January 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm

We have a 9-year old son, and little resources in terms of childcare…so ours is a family tradition. We have a messy pasta-oriented dinner and good manners are not permitted. The goal is to demonstrate extreme rude behavior. It is fun and way out of my comfort zone.

Brittani January 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

On Valentines Day we like to write each other love notes that we can open at every hour while we are at work. So much fun!

Amanda January 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

We make dinner together after the kids go to bed, then watch a movie. LOVE your basket, as we are former Michiganders (and beer and burger aficionados).

Susan Chester January 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

We usually go out for dinner and give each other a romantic card.

Suzanne T. January 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Sometimes it’s out on the town for dinner and a movie, sometimes it’s relaxing at home with dinner and movies.

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang January 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I usually cook a wonderful meal and we watch a movie together as a family.

Danyelle January 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

My birthday is the day before, so we usually stay in on Valentine’s and have a romantic dinner ;)

robin avidor January 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

cheese fondue for dinner and chocolate fondue for dessert!

Michaela January 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

we tend not to have a babysitter, so normally just fun dessert after the kiddo is in bed!

jennifer triplett January 18, 2014 at 8:18 pm

When my children were young I often found it impossible to secure a sitter on this national date night so I came up with my own special way of celebrating the love for everyone in my family. I prepared a fancy dinner of heart shaped foods, my husband took the kids out of the house for a kid centered movie–often in an empty theater as most children were home with their babysitters. While they were out I decorated the house in true Pinterest style–even though this was years before Pinterest! They came home to our own special night with fine china, crystal glasses filled with sparkling apple cider, and chocolate covered strawberries. As adults, they all still claim those were the best nights of their childhood. I think is was because I worked so hard just for them.

Julie D January 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

My husband usually makes me dinner

Bree Tinch January 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

It usually depends on the day it falls on. It also happens to be my birthday. My favorite is when we all hang out as a family and have dinner.

Susan Smith January 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

We usually go out to dinner on Valentines Day.

T.J. Wallace January 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

We don’t do too much to celebrate V-Day…maybe go out to dinner or maybe just a date at home!

Linda Barringer January 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm

We usually don’t do much. Dinner and chocolate.

Wendy January 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

My husband and I do a romantic dinner for just us after the kids are in bed – “grown up” food and drink, fancy dishes, wine, the whole thing!

Lora W. January 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm

We have dinner at home, it’s too crowded in restaurants on Valentine’s Day.

Natasha January 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

We usually pick up dinner and bring it home so we can have a date night in!

Erica Z January 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Usually we just order dinner, with this my husband you be in beer bliss and BBQ in the snow

April was in CT now CA January 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm

We exchange cards and have a nice dinner.

Beth Wolfe January 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

I typically have to work, more importantly close. Retail sucks!!! We will celebrate the day after with dinner and a movie at home.

Kelly S January 19, 2014 at 1:13 am

We don’t really do anything on Valentine’s day, we will probably just have dinner at home. My husband would love this basket, thanks for the chance to win!!

Cindy S Tanner January 19, 2014 at 1:21 am

What a wonderful prize!

Jeanine January 19, 2014 at 2:45 am

I’m going to be out of town with my family, so I’ve already picked their cards and I’ll give them out over breakfast. Bet I’m the only one who has them!

Starla Bates January 19, 2014 at 4:40 am

Nothing really exciting usually, just the normal movie and dinner. Maybe hotel rental in the city.

heather L January 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

Since having our girls our valentines day has been pretty much all about the kids. We haven’t celebrated a valentines day alone for 8 yrs. We just have dinner at home and a yummy desert.

CTBaker January 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

Our 3 boys are our Valentines. We usually let them pick their favorite dinner and set the table nicely. Then after they head to bed my hubby and I order sushi and have a date night in!

Anne January 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

For a long time (going back to college days), my husband and I would order Chinese and rent a movie. With kids now we have started to do a Valentine’s breakfast with heart-shaped pancakes.

Julie S January 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

We usually stay in – and go out for dinner a week later when the restaurants aren’t so crowded.

Jessica howell January 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

We like to just be together. We don’t get much one on one time together so whenever we can we take advantage of it

Lisa January 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

This looks yummy!!! What a great idea!

Zaidy January 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Living in San Antonio, we do the Rodeo!

Megan January 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Aaah! My husband would die if I surprised him with this for Valentine’s Day! We’re Michigan natives that had to move to Arizona for our jobs and Michigan brews are high on our list of things we miss!

Kimi January 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Valentines day is a super fun day around here, James and I try to do a lot of stuff for each other without spending tons of money.

KaySue January 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

We like to stay in, eat fondue and watch a movie.

Michael January 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I like to do some version of the 14 days of Valentines day…The fiancee loves the little surprises and the final big one…thank goodness pinterest has lots of ideas

Ayla January 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

We make dinner together the night of and spend a night before making goodie bags for our my students.

melle e January 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

we usually wait until the weekend after valentine’s, but he brings me flowers and a card home that day… one year he bought me a box of chocolates, and under each piece was a little note telling me something he loved about me. i usually spend the two weeks leading up leaving him little notes in his lunch when I pack it, taped to his steering wheel, under his windshield wipers, at work on his desk, emails and sexy text messages… :)

my husband is WAY more romantic than me… :D

shay January 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

It seems to me that on most blogs there is not a way to comment via Mobil it tablet. Shame.. movies are nice

Emily January 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

This basket would make my Valentine’s Day!

Shawn B! January 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

It took dh and I years to find each other and be able to start a family of our own… They are the loves of our lives, and we love to spend the day with them!

Devon January 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

We don’t do much just family time.

Ute January 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

We spend the day together and have a fun dinner at home. Everyone helps make a portion of the meal so it really is a labor of love.

Melinda January 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

We usually do a special dinner at home…not wanting to fight the crowds at restaurants!

heather January 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Great idea!!!

Crystal January 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

We just usually go to dinner and then share our favorite See’s chocolates. This year I hope to get a couples day spa getaway.

Faith Dew January 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm

mmmm, looks good!

Kassy January 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Just stay at home and relax!

Tiffany K. January 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Unusually like to go to dinner at a favorite restaurant, then go get drinks and dessert at a newer, funky, or different bar to mix things up.

Jessica V January 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

This looks perfect for my husband!

Jenny January 19, 2014 at 8:10 pm

It’s my fella’s turn to plan Valentine’s day– but I have a few tricks up my sleeve, going to get our favorite movie that we havent seen in AGES, and hopefully some romance once our babies are down!

DESIREE H January 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

WE usually do dinner and a movie! :)
Its nice spending time together.

Susanne Haring January 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

This looks like a fun prize. We usually have candlelight dinner.

Cortney January 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

This v-day is going to be the first one as a married woman– can’t wait to make some traditions without my hubby!

EA Fritz January 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm

It is our anniversary so we normally make dinner at home. :)

Cynthia Harvey January 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Hey, I live in Mi too! we usually just stay home and relax.

alli January 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

nothing says romance more to me than beer and burgers. this is perfect.

Kimberly January 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

We don’t have traditions yet. Being from Michigan, it would be so awesome to get some home flavor out here in Colorado! Thanks for the chance to win and your generosity!

Tyi January 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Would love to win…

Lisa H. January 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

I’m very boring…don’t usually do anything special!

April J January 20, 2014 at 1:09 am

I usually just go out to dinner with my husband!

Melissa January 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

We don’t do anything fancy. We usually go out to dinner and then watch a movie together once we go home.

Judie K. January 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

Such a sweet idea! :)

Sarah S January 20, 2014 at 7:36 am

We usually do dinner out and then come home to spend time just us.

Kaleena January 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

What we do changes every year. Since we have been together, each year we take turns planning Valentine’s Day so it is always something new and exciting.

Holley January 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

We usually do dinner with the kids, then dessert later after the kids are in bed…

Stephanie Grant January 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

We usually go to Olive Garden or Red Lobster that night and then watch a movie…nothing to crazy LOL!

Elizabeth Smith January 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

A dinner out!

Katie H January 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm

We shower friends & family with anonymous Valentines! Makes their day a little bit happier, knowing someone loves them (but they don’t know who). :)

Angela L January 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm

new man- new valentines memories I hope!

Brittany Hand January 20, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I’m a fan of dressing up and going out to a special place we either haven’t been to in a while or trying a new place that has been on our list.
If money is tight then I like to make an extra special dinner for my man. Steak, twice baked potatoes and dessert :)

Erica January 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I don’t usually do anything tbh. This is my first year with my SO, I am planning an inexpensive but romantic dinner at home.

KJ Skib January 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

We haven’t really done much on Valentine’s Day but this year we are doing a Wildfire Dinner and country line dancing at Toby Keith’s bar.

alyssa p January 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

We’re pretty casual, so we usual just stay in. Though now that we have a kid in the house, we might have to get more creative.

Donna January 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Nothing out of the ordinary really! Since we usually are on a business trip a few days before V-day!

Jaye L. January 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Valentines Day for me is usually focused on my kids. I like to surprise them with hidden treats throughout the house!

Traci January 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Now this will be a great Valentine’s gift for my husband and me to enjoy!!!!!

Sharon January 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Don’t have any plans yet, but use to go out to dinner when I was married

Elizabeth January 20, 2014 at 4:21 pm

dinner, sometimes at home, sometimes out, depending on what day it falls on.

nancy d January 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

We just stay in. I usually make some yummy homemade treats and we enjoy those.

heather r January 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I’m a bit boring, I’m afraid – I prefer to snuggle up with my sweetie and stay indoors! I typically stick with some kind of theme for the presents and activities. some years are sweet and romantic, and some are less PG rated!

Stephanie Martinez January 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Unfortunately we are boring….. nothing great, but this year i’m hoping to try something new.

Laurie January 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

We don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s day, but I do celebrate chocolate on sale the next day!

Brianna January 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

For the past 3 years we haven’t been able to celebrate for various reasons. I would love to win so we have an excuse TO celebrate.

Adriana Delgado January 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I usually do a whole week of LOVE! I fill his pant pockets full of hearts that tell him how much I love him. I make him his favorite foods for that entire week as well. I make a point to make him his favorite deserts throughout the week. All around, I think I make him feel like he’s really loved :)

Cassidy Liljenquist January 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

My husband and I are separated, but this would be a great Vday gift that my boys could give their daddy.

Julie Solberg January 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I usually help make crafts/gifts with the kids, play some basketball or head outside, cook a fun dessert & meal, & later play games or watch a movie…

Michelle K January 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Small presents, Heart shaped brownie or pizza.

victoria January 20, 2014 at 9:38 pm

picnics in different places!

liliana dang January 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

this year nothing but hang out with my puppy since my boyfriend is in afghanistan, but ususally a nice home cooked dinner and a walk down by the beach

Debbie Bennett January 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Nothing special; but, this year I may become a beer drinker… just saying.

Alice S. January 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I usually go out to dinner with my hubby, or make a special dinner for the family. Oh and who can forget heart shaped pancakes before school. :)

Gabrielle January 21, 2014 at 4:00 am

On Valentine’s day my babe makes me breakfast, he’s an amazing cook. Then me and my spouse usually go out to a nice dinner. Most likely italian because he knows it’s my favorite. We go out to the movies and come home to a bottle of wine and spend the night with our best friend :]

Su January 21, 2014 at 6:14 am

We try to travel somewhere new for valentine’s day!

Raina DelRio January 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

Since Hubby works late normally, we postpone our “date” until his off day (Sunday). We normally go to a nice dinner that evening, or he spends his day with me in the fabric store letting me have a mini shopping spree (and helping me “coordinate” prints and patterns).

Linda S January 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

We cook a fun valentines dinner with the family and make pink drinks for the kids

kelsey January 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

We usually go on a ski weekend!

Ashley W January 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

My husband and I like to keep it low key. I usually cook a nice dinner and then we cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie together. I don’t need anything super fancy as long as we are together.

meredith January 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

we’re low key and have nice dinner at home

Brandy L. January 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

This year I am making a gift basket for my man with little things that highlight what I love about him. I found the idea on Pintrest (can’t remember which awesome blogger posted this idea). I’m hoping he loves it. Best part is that I am spending less than $20 on the whole thing (including a Hallmark card).

Emily Hoffman January 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I love writing little notes about what I love about him!

Carrie Jo January 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm

We usually don’t have the opportunity to do much for V-Day, but this basket would help. We’re both HUGE craft beer lovers. In fact, we met because we worked together at a local Milwaukee craft brewery. :) I’d love, love, love to surprise my husband with this gift.

KeriAnn January 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Unfortunately we have been unable to do anything for Valentine’s Day in a few years. First due to my back surgery and unable to do much due to pain. And then finances haven’t been great. So lately it has just turned into any other day for us. Which is sad I wish I could do something for my husband who works so hard since I had to leave my job due to nerve damage in my lower left region of my back down to my left foot.

Tammy Horn January 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

We normally take a trip to the mountains and stay at the lodge there. Awesome giveaway. Love how you put this together and yes this will appeal to my hubby too!

Andrea Byrne January 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I’m going through a divorce this year so it’s the anti-valentines day that I’m celebrating with friends!

Kim W. January 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

We always leave a candy trial from the kids’ rooms to the living room with a prize at the end…usually a movie that we all watch together as a family that night with pizza and popcorn. Not romantic but fun!

Karen T January 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Usually stay in!

Nichole Spencer January 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I’ve been single every v-day. So the usual – watch chick flicks, eat take out, drink tons of wine and eat chocolate or ice cream for dessert! This basket would have me drinking beer and making delicious burgers, and I’d be down with that!

Laura Martin January 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Spending time with my family!

Mari January 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

I usually buy my husband a gift tailored to his interests–this year he’s into gin, so I bought him a round ice cube maker and a make your own bitters set.

jenn January 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Since having kiddos, we usually do a family picnic in the living room with a valentine’s day movie (last year’s was Lady and the Tramp) with heart shaped pizza and fun dessert. Then the hubs and I try to have alone time after the kids have an early bed time with another romance movie and or spa night at home for the 2 of us.

Kristin January 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I love this basket since it’s not completely girly and both parties can enjoy the burgers and beer! Valentines day is my man & my anniversary so we always exchange our gifts, but lately we’ve been staying home on Valentines day & will usually go out to a nice dinner either the weekend before or after to avoid the craziness. I have no idea what I’m gifting him or what we’re going to do this year so I need to get that figured out, haha!

Kim Ross January 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

We’re doing Operation Valentine from The Dating Divas. So I actually don’t know what we’re doing for the date! I’m kind of excited, I love surprises.

Jyna January 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Usually we just eat as much chocolate and fruit as possible. haha

Jamesa January 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

We try and go out to dinner together, even if it isn’t on Valentine’s Day itself. We have a teenager and a toddler, so we also love treating them to something fun too.

Kristy C January 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Anything we do is always a surprise. We don’t have a “usual” :) We try to surprise each other a little.

Debbie (Accidently Delish) January 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

two hearted is one of my favorite beers! really anything by Bell’s is amazing. It is a goal to make it to that brewery! that being said, me and my fiance are HUGE beer drinkers, we actually tour breweries, so I think this Valentines Day we’re going to go to a new to us brewery. We like to do that on special occasions.

bg January 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

we are usually at home – something special but relaxing

Katherine January 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

We usually do some sort of special dinner, although not always on Valentine’s Day itself.

Susan January 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

We usually try and make a special dinner after our kids are in bed. And we talk about our favorite moments of the year.

Susan January 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

We usually have a special dinner after the kids are in bed.

Rebekah S. January 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I usually make him breakfast and we have a low key night snuggling and watching movies.

Kathi January 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A trip to the local brewery is our favorite time together. GR and Kalamazoo have so many outstanding ones that is always a great time.

Kat P. January 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I try to do something for the kids in my life every year. Romance for the sweetheart and I is usually sadly lacking. I’m looking for new inspirations that won’t end up in eaten flowers, burnt desserts, or rain soaked valentines with crying kids! :D

Lindsey Morris January 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

We have dinner and a romantic evening <3

heather tarver January 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Me and my husband rarely get time together alone, so we find a relative to stay with our daughter and have a date night. Movie, dinner, just spending time together!

Lauralee mcCool January 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Mine is usually more about the kids and me. :( This year I’ve picked up some great tips just doing this giveaway. I’m going to do a countdown starting on 02/01 for the kids and the hubs with little candies or paper gifts everyday leading up the 14th. I’m hoping for a beer basket as my big gift (not so subtle hint, hint.) :)

Emilie C January 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Usually I cook a special meal for us to enjoy together with a nice massage :) But I will be working this year :/

Shelby January 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

For Vday we usually rent a movie (hubby usually even lets me pick ;)) and have pizza. Nothing crazy exciting or anything but I love it anyway :)

Tina R. January 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm

It is usually dinner and a movie but one year my husband showed up at work with a red rose and a note detailing the night…………..I won’t say what was in the note but it was a very romantic and wonderful night!

Abbey January 21, 2014 at 8:14 pm

I always get the same ole flowers but I would love a spontaneous weekend getaway!!

Pauline January 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

go to a casino

Kellie January 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

We try to do an activity together. This year we plan on going to the movies.

Mindy January 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

We usually just try to go out to dinner, either the weekend before or the weekend after.

Julia January 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Dinner in on the actual day and a nice dinner later on. Valentines day is so hard to get reservation on that its less stressful for me to stay in.

Michelle Hagewood January 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Unfortunately Valentine’s Day is just another day in our house. We never have enough money or a sitter to be able to do anything.

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Leigh S. January 21, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I’m sad to say that we are the opposite of cool, but since you asked… we typically do a dinner at home and rotate who gets to cook. I do something fancy when it is my turn, he cuts frozen pizza into heart shapes. And if we are getting really crazy, we may use a red tablecloth. Your beer basket would take us over the top.

Nikki January 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm

My husband isn’t normally home on Valentine’s Day as he is in Alaska, so I normally do some sort of cute breakfast, lunch dinner and surprises for them. My husband will be home on the 16th of February this year so I have very excited!

Helen January 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

We usually pick up pizza (heart shaped from Papa Murphy’s) and watch a movie. We’ve done it for years now and it’s a lot of fun! Plus, we get to skip the crowds.

Shanny Gallagher January 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

We usually stay in, avoid the crowds, and spend some family time

Amy Kirchhoff January 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm

We’re staring the Dating Divas’ Year of Dates!

Katelyn Graves January 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm

We usually do a fancy dinner for the family (steaks) and then special dessert like fizzy sherbet pink drinks. Then its bed time for the littles and chocolate covered strawberries for the husband and I.

crafty girl January 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm

i’m usually holed up with some ice cream.

Jennifer Asher January 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

If we won this basket, I’m pretty sure this Valentine’s Day would be his favorite!

Stacey Turner January 22, 2014 at 12:28 am

My husband and I tried to go out to dinner on our very first Valentine’s Day back when we were dating. We had reservations, but still had a wait for our table and had our meal in an overcrowded restaurant which didn’t seem very romantic despite it being a nice place. Ever since then we have taken turns each year cooking dinner at home. This year is his turn and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for our meal!

Trish January 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

We spend quiet alone time together. A nice dinner, a movie, some scrabble and must have chocolate!!!

Tiffany More January 22, 2014 at 2:03 am

A different getaway every year short and sweet. Places we’ve never been before.

Cindy January 22, 2014 at 9:15 am

We usually do a movie and dinner. Would love to win your giveaway!

Julie January 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

we usually stay home. Though we do switch babysitter with my sister in law

Leah Warner January 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

We always make our own heartshaped pizzas. They never taste very good but they are super cute!

Mary January 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

Taking a ride in the woods and discussing our day :)

Valerie Guerrero January 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

ITS DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR BUT WE CARE MORE ABOUT IS BEIN WITH EACH OTHER NO MATTER WERE WE SPEND VALENTINES

Danielle January 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

Honestly, we just try to do things together and be romantic ALL year, so Valentine’s isn’t extremely different LOL

Angie January 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

A nice dinner together.

Lesl January 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

We do a Valentine’s breakfast with cinnamon sugar heart-shaped crescents, heart pancakes, heart sausages, etc. I bought some cheap Valentine’s goblets that the kids love to drink milk or juice out of all day on V-day!
Maybe not healthy as can be, but better than a bunch of candy all day!

Gwen January 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm

no real plans – sometimes we do a nice dinner

Megan January 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

We usually do something small, like take-out and a movie at home. But the hubby always makes me breakfast that morning and this year we will have a tiny newborn so I can’t really ask for more than that :)

Amber January 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

We celebrate Valentines twice. Once with the kids, lots of candy, cuddles and hot chocolate. And then later my husband and and I go out for a dinner date.

Julie Smith January 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Right now, I am committedly single (at least until my son finishes growing up, or sooner if I meet someone absolutely fantabulous), so I spend my Valentine’s Day by giving gifties to my children (including the oldest 3 daughters who are out on their own), and receiving gifties from the kids (usually they take me to dinner at one of my fave restaurants)

Sharon January 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Dinner out is pretty much it for us. Thanks for this opportunity! Love your blog!

Melissa January 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I usually do whatever my sweetie plans on V-Day. For once, it’s not me doing the planning!!

Sara S. January 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

We usually just spend it at home, eat a nice dinner and watch a movie.

Emillie January 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Well, Last Valentines is when my husband proposed so we get to set the groundwork this year.

Diane F January 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

We usually stay home and have a nice Italian dinner with the kids.

Lara January 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Usually dinner and a movie at home – and go out on a non-valentine’s night for a more relaxing experience!

Christine January 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

My hubby loves beer, so this couldn’t be any better for him!

naomif January 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

What an awesome idea! Something my husband would actually WANT on V-day!!

Alexandra Williams January 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

My man would love this.

Abbey January 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

No plans yet for this year, but last year we had a nice dinner together and then that weekend went to a comedy show together! It was so much fun and something I hadn’t done before! A month later we had a couples massage. :)

Minette January 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm

We do a fun family breakfast and then we either do dinner together again as a family or we go out just the two of us. We do notes and a movie with dessert after the kids go to bed if we stay in. The kids and I also like to do something fun for Daddy!

Minette January 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Oh, and we don’t drink so if I were to win, you could keep the beer but I would love the other stuff, especially the burger press! Thanks for doing this and sharing!

Taylor A. January 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Usually we go to the same Italian restaurant every year. It’s one of our traditions. Also we enjoy some chocolate and some sparking cider!

Amanda C January 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Awesome idea, love the guy-friendly basket.

Ami D January 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I usually fix a dinner and we watch a romantic movie at home

carolee c. January 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm

We usually have a nice surf and turf dinner with the kids!

Julia Magnusson (@notlikeacat) January 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

We are pretty lame and don’t do much.

ashley January 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm

enjoy home and dinner

Whitney January 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

This year going to make some nice Star Wars cookies and cook dinner.

LB January 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Nothing thrilling here… I make a special meal and dessert, and we snuggle on the couch and watch a movie after the kiddo goes to bed.

rebekah friesen January 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

we usually don’t do much. with little ones, there isn’t much time/energy

Tim Gibson January 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Usually just dinner together.

Kate January 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm

We usually do a dinner date, but usually a few days before Valentine’s day to avoid all the crowds. Much better. On the actual day I like to make hubby dinner. This year I’m hoping to have some alone time if we can get a babysitter! :)

Lovisa January 22, 2014 at 10:34 pm

We spend it at home and usually do something special the next weekend.

Ali January 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm

dinner!

Tara January 22, 2014 at 11:46 pm

We usually stay in and cook dinner together!

Megan January 23, 2014 at 12:50 am

Cook a really special dinner and make a handmade gift. :)

Jennifer January 23, 2014 at 6:14 am

We usually go out to eat with our family

Michelle Bowers January 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

We usually make dinner together and watch a movie

Kristy Reid January 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

It depends! 7 years ago I was in labor with my third child! ;) Usually we involve the kids in our celebration…making dinner and doing homework! LOL

Melinda January 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

Burgers and beers: my favorite kind of date night!

Heather January 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

We try to do something different each year. Doesn’t have to be anything big and extravagant, but just something that means something special to each of us or something that we have been wanting to do or try. As long as we are together we have so much fun and love every minute.

Nancy K January 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Dinner, sometimes a fav restaurant, others a night at home : )

Brook January 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

The hubby and I normally have a night in. We cook together and then cuddle up on the couch for a movie night! We normally have treats (ok lots of junk food) that we buy the days before and we completely veg out in front of the TV! Our life is so crazy, most of the time we just need a night in!

Ana K January 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Love this idea for a basket! Unless I win, I’m gonna run with this idea for Valentines night! We don’t have traditions. This is our first Valentines as a married couple.. it’s gonna be good :)

Megan S January 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm

We usually spend a night in and get some movies that we have been wanting to see. We usually make this elaborate dinner, mostly crab legs, and we just enjoy the company of each other.

Sarah January 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

This is the first valentines day that my husband and I are both either not working or out of town so I’ll let you know what we do when we plan it!

Kate January 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Usually a fancy dinner and we like to get each other sweet greeting cards and write a personal note in them.

Rachel B. January 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

We don’t usually do anything. This year, however, my husband may take my 3 yr old daughter to her first father/daughter dance. :)

chrissy@thePEARLblog January 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

we love ot order a heart pizza and just hang out. nothing fancy here!

Carmen January 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm

We really haven’t done anything the last few years – after our daughter was born. I need some inspiration!

Brooke January 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm

We avoid the crowds, rent a guilty pleasure movie or TV series (does “Star Trek: the Next Generation” count? <3 Patrick Stewart <3), and eat popcorn. It's fantastic.

Jade Sheldon-Burnsed January 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

My husband and I like to stay in a cook a meal together…

Katelyn January 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm

We normally go to the same restaurant every year. Funny story is my fiance will order some classy pasta or chicken dish…and I always get the burger. haha…it’s so good.

Christine M January 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

No new ideas, we order in.

Angie January 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I spend Valentines with my boys — the LOVES of my life!

kesha January 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Dinner and a movie with my sweet daughter and hubby

Shawna January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

We have been staying in and cooking a nice dinner – it’s so crazy to try and go out on V-Day, especially when it’s on a Friday night!

Sarah McKenna January 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

We always do Secret Cupids, my mom’s tradition.

Cherie January 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

We usually do something fun for the kids…last year we made heart shaped calzones & heart shaped whoopie pies. Then after the kids are in bed we usually have our quiet time…movie, a glass of wine and sweet treats.

Julie January 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm

we want to go away for the night :)

Michelle Tucker January 23, 2014 at 9:07 pm

We honestly usually do nothing, which is fine with us. We share our love all year, and really don’t always need the special love day. Although, I wouldn’t mind some flowers, heh.

Amy Perry January 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm

We go eat somewhere or just go watch a movie !!

Rebecca L January 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm

We usually just cook at hone to avoid the crowds.

Nikki January 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm

I usually go to dinner with friends.

Noelle January 24, 2014 at 2:00 am

Wow, a micro brewery experience at home!

Micky January 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

Probably the high school home team’s basketball game this year! Herman’s Boy products are so GOOD! What a fun give-away!!

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