Mr. M & I have learned over the years that going out to dinner and fighting the crowds on Valentine's Day is not our idea of fun. I'm also not really into flowers or having someone spend money on me for things that I find unnecessary- so I specifically instructed my Mr. not to buy me anything this Valentine's.
Of course we still do something for one another, but it's always a more heart-felt and/ or handmade gift. This year I made him an army of little cards, each featuring a reason why I love him on the front & a coupon redeemable for things like "a beer run done by me," "a foot rub," and other niceties for him on the back.
With so many little cards I thought it would be great to write a clue on the back of each and organize a treasure hunt for the grand prize (a box full of more coupons!).
It was fun watching him scout about the house trying to figure out what I meant by each clue- gotta make it a bit challenging for your own entertainment, right?
In the end we had a blast, and now he's got a lot of little gifts to look forward to and space out as he likes:)