Never have I pressured a man to buy me anything, and yet every year, I have to smile at snide comments from male friends, family members and coworkers who want to know if the person I'm dating is "in the doghouse" this year or not.
Now's the time to starting thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day. Flowers and chocolates are always nice but giving is more fun when you get creative. Below are some ideas that are guaranteed to delight any of the loves in your life!
Here are some gifts created by momtrepreneurs or mother-owned businesses, because what better way to gift yourself or others than by giving back to hard-working mamas?
Give yourself the gift of following your dreams, your heart and your mind. Give your desires the merit they deserve and go after them wholeheartedly and unbiasedly. Who cares what other people think?
Sometimes we are so focused on our own beliefs that we forget that the only reason we are in business is because of other people. This is a humble reminder to take the time to get to know the people who are your customers and employees.
Whether it's an enjoyable excuse to go out, an anticipated opportunity to do something over the top or really, truly just another day, Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.
When my mother was well along in years, she entreated her family please not to send her any more items of the sort that required dusting. "I've got enough things already," I remember her saying. "Enough that need to be cleaned."
As travelers, we strive to collect more moments than things, but sometimes it's those things we carry with us that make the moments even richer. These 15 Valentine's Day gift ideas are sure to do just that.
How do you properly buy a Valentine's Day gift for a Millennial boyfriend? Creatively, using your outside-of-the-box thinking cap and taking some advice from guru's in the Millennial men's commerce space.
I never wanted to become that grandmother. The one who always says yes to her sweet, funny granddaughter. No matter what she asks. But finds it so easy to say no to the rambunctious grandson who moves too quickly from place to place. Whose energy is exhausting. But exactly as it should be.
I feel like a broken record when I say that guys are impossible to shop for, but it's true! And, Valentine's Day might just be the hardest occasion of all because men plus romantic gifts equals awkward most of the time.
These little guys come in tight little balls and over time expand into big beautiful layers of color and complexity. Peonies are a way of showing your layers -- and a way to say that you're really ready to learn more about your partner.
How is it that we expect people to read our minds. Why do we subject ourselves year in and year out to this game? Why do gifts represent so much, and trigger so many emotions? Why do we seem to feel ashamed for being disappointed? What's wrong with wanting something?
While war veterans have their moments to reflect back and share, what about the rank and file in the business world? What are they proud of? What are their stories within the organization's history?
Now that I'm freed from the chains of this holiday, I can finally say exactly what I would want, as a parent, dad, whatever, provided that it comes from my significant other.
Beautiful gift-wrapping is kinda like fashion's first impression: a well-dressed box gets noticed, while a funky-monkey number can be shortchanged no matter how cool the contents.