the way young lovers do
The best ingredients to help set the mood for a romantic night in are the two that probably shouldn’t be mixed to begin with: booze and fire. Well, the nice people at Let’s Get Lit Candles are way ahead of you.
They use alcohol bottles and turn them into holders for scented (or unscented) gel candles, and for those of you in warmer climes, they even offer citronella. There are 12 scents (as well as an unscented option) to choose from and dozens of bottle varieties. Let’s Get Lit also has an option for special requests that can be ordered over the phone or by email. Now all you have to do is buy some actual booze…
If you happen to be one of those foolish people who agreed to give a ‘homemade’ Valentine’s gift and still have nothing, don’t panic yet (and those of you who're with someone who appreciates craft-y things should probably pay attention, too).
Etsy is sort of like an online craft fair. People sell handmade jewelry, cufflinks, toys, bags, art, plates, and...well you get the idea. The variety available is staggering and sheer volume of things available on the site can be pretty overwhelming so it’s best if you go in with an idea of what you’re looking for before you get lost sorting through the hundreds of pages of handsewn quilts. And if you’re ever questioned about the sudden and dramatic improvement in your artistic abilities: lie.
Last but not least, it’s important to remember that Valentine’s Day is a gift-giving holiday, which means that it can’t be celebrated unless there’s been some pretty massive pressure and possibly even some guilt involved in the gift-giving process (hey, this is America), so if you happen to show your loved one what life in The Doghouse is like…well who’s that gonna hurt?