I don't know about you, but thinking of gifts for my husband – Christmas, birthday, Valentine's – always takes me a while. Maybe it's because men are more difficult to buy for, or maybe my husband is just awkward! Since it's that time of year again, I thought I'd mention some of my ideas in case any of you need inspiration.
I find gadgets make a better present for the man in my life – it's better if you get him something he really wants. So I've been looking at things like those little Bluetooth radios you can get for the car, or maybe a massage cushion.
There are lots of joke-type presents around at this time of year, but I personally don't think they mean the same, plus I'm sure my husband isn't interested in novelty key rings or funny mugs! The personalised t-shirts are pretty good as he can still use it and you can order your own messages or pictures.
Also, since my husband has always liked having loads of pictures of our daughter around the house and since we've had a digital camera, we haven't printed out as many. I'm thinking of getting him a digital photo frame, so then he can change the picture whenever he likes or play them all in a slideshow.
But seriously, if you ever get stuck for ideas, making his favourite dinner always does the trick. Likewise, I was thrilled when he got me a heart-shaped cake for our Valentine's three years ago. Nice things like that show you've made the effort, which is the most important thing about Valentine's Day.