Valentine’s Day Date Night Gift Basket for Him

by Alli

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I always look forward to Valentine’s Day. Over the years, my husband has showered me with roses, candy and beautiful gifts and surprised me with romantic weekend getaways. He always says that Valentine’s Day is all about me. I could go on and on about how sweet, kind, compassionate and romantic he is, but you get it, right?

I usually cook my husband a delicious, gourmet Valentine’s Day dinner and hand him the least cheesy card I could find.  B O R I N G!

This Valentine’s Day I decided to heat things up a bit by creating an unforgettable, romantic Valentine’s Day date night gift basket for him (and me).  That’s the beauty of this gift basket;  it’s a his-and-hers kind of thing.

Sure, dinner and a movie are always fun, but SO predictable. Yawn.  I’m going all out and surprising my husband with a Valentine’s Day spa date night at home.  I’ve included subtle hints in his gift basket.

Valentine's Day Date Night Gift Basket for HimLet’s face it, a romantic gift basket for a man can be tricky. Good thing my local Target has date night goodies to surprise my husband with.

Here are some tips to help you create your masterpiece!

Pick out a cool container.

I’m in love with this blue, rustic wire basket.  You could also go a completely different route and use a dop kit, messenger bag or backpack.  Let your imagination run wild!

Valentine's Day Gift Basket for Him

Decide on a theme.

Since this is a Valentine’s Day gift, my theme is a sweet & spicy spa/date night at home, so I looked for ways I could pamper my husband.  I found the coolest, manliest towel (on sale) at Target and grabbed it.  I added other bath accessories including a loofah, a natural-bristle back brush, and his favorite shower soap.  Don’t forget to include a card or, better yet, a handwritten love letter!

Valentine's Day Gift Basket

Helpful Hint: One of the ways my husband and I have kept the passion in our marriage for 30+ years is by having frequent date nights, so I added a few items to promote intimacy.  Oh, stop blushing! Keep reading and you’ll be thanking me later.

After perusing Valentine’s Day displays and the beauty/bath area in Target, I wandered down the feminine care aisle and found a new product by K-Y®.

K-Y® Love Passion and K-Y® Love Sensuality is exclusive to Target for Valentine’s Day and is the perfect, intimate gift to add to my husband’s gift basket.  I decided to live life on the wild side and grab one of each!

Valentine's Gift Basket for Him

Valentine's Day Gift Basket

Use tissue paper as a filler AND to wrap some of the gifts.

I always like to include a couple of wrapped gifts in a basket.  I added a box of chocolates since it is a Valentine’s Day gift.  Chocolate is also an aphrodisiac.  Wink.   I used twine, tissue paper and added a button.

Valentine's Day Gift Basket

3.  Arrange the gifts in the basket.

Place taller items in the center or towards the back and add medium items in the front.  Place smaller items to fill up empty spaces.  Remember to wrap breakables.  The varying heights of the gifts are so much more appealing to the eye.

Valentine's Day Gift Basket

I also added a mug filled with single-serve pods of my husband’s favorite coffee.  It will be the perfect ending to a spa date night filled with chocolate, romance, and a whole lot of love.

Valentine's Day Gift Basket for Him

Yes, he is the best guy ever!

What are you giving your guy for Valentine’s Day?  Your secret’s safe with me.

 

 

 

26 comments

Shirley Wood February 4, 2015 - 8:17 am

I do love shopping at Target and especially using my Cartwheel discounts! Isn’t it just the truth that Valentine’s Day is typically focused on men making ladies happy. Why not turn the tables? Great thinking!

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Alli February 4, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Yes, we are turning the tables this year!

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Michelle February 4, 2015 - 10:13 am

Oh your husband is a lucky man! What a fun date night and Valentine’s Day you’ll have. I wish I could see his face when he sees what you’ve put together. Gorgeous! #client

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Alli February 4, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Looking forward to it! 🙂

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Louida February 4, 2015 - 10:28 am

Ooo la la your husband will really enjoy his Valentine’s Day gift!

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Alli February 4, 2015 - 3:20 pm

He’s in for a surprise this year!

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Erin February 4, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Awesome ideas! Thanks for the post

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Reginia Cordell February 4, 2015 - 2:56 pm

I’m blushing just a bit at the gifts. 🙂

However, yes, my love would absolutely love if I included those contents in the gift basket along with my birthday suit. Umm, may not happen like that. I’ll opt for skiing instead.

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Alli February 4, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Stop that blushing and get to Target! 🙂

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Zan February 4, 2015 - 6:57 pm

What an awesome romantic basket! I could never figure out what to buy hubby at times, so great idea. And LOL!!! at the K.Y – we know what you will be doing on Valentines night!!LOL

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Alli February 5, 2015 - 4:46 pm

Thanks, Zan, I think! I’ve been blushing for a few days. 🙂

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Tiffany February 5, 2015 - 8:09 am

Cute basket and great ideas! Gotta love Target!

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Kim February 5, 2015 - 9:23 am

These are gifts that my man would most definitely enjoy!

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Tianna February 5, 2015 - 11:21 am

not a fan of any of those strange pleasure gel products, but they are really prettily packaged and anything you can do to increase intimacy and bonding between partners is always a good thing, right? 🙂 lovely post!

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Alli February 5, 2015 - 4:45 pm

That’s true! I just hope he shares the chocolate! 🙂

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai February 5, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Ooh, sexy lady! You have a fun night planned…enjoy. 😉

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Alli February 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm

I’m blushing a little bit and a few of those old Marvin Gaye songs are working their way into my head. 🙂

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Jamie February 6, 2015 - 3:56 pm

How fun – much better than just candy! 😉

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Alli February 7, 2015 - 8:46 am

So true! 🙂

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Brittany February 6, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Great idea! I think I will fill a jar with date night ideas for the rest of the year. Then we can draw one out each month. 🙂

Thanks for linking up to the #HomeMattersParty! We hope to see you next week. 🙂

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Alli February 7, 2015 - 8:45 am

That sounds like an idea, Brittany!

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Mary February 8, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Well, well …. Have a great date night!

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Alli February 10, 2015 - 9:35 am

HaHa! My husband just surprised me with a weekend getaway to the beach for Valentine’s Day so I guess the gift basket will be going with us. Wink. 🙂

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Raewyn February 10, 2015 - 10:08 am

The gift basket idea is PERFECT! I will need to whip up something similar for my husband! Thank you for linking up for Pinworthy Wednesday!

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Alli February 10, 2015 - 10:13 am

Thanks for hosting, Raewyn!

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