By Vicki Little
As much as we wish we could ignore Valentine’s Day sometimes, the explosion of pink hearts, red roses and dark chocolates in store aisles makes that nearly impossible. For many people, it can be a total downer. It can be especially difficult for hard-working single moms. Show your friend a little extra love this Valentine’s Day. Let her know that she doesn’t have to be part of a couple to feel appreciated or loved! Here are 5 Valentine ideas for single moms.
1. A new book or Barnes and Noble gift card — If you know of a book that she has been dying to read, get it for her. Otherwise, you might be better off with a gift card. Then she can choose her own. Amazon offers e-cards, so she can get a kindle book if she prefers. Then offer to watch her child/children for a couple hours so that she can get some peace and quiet to dig into her new read.
2. Plan some girlfriend time — Any girl — single or otherwise — would love to spend more time with her favorite friends. Plan a lunch date, wine date, or home cooked meal with all her favorite foods. Maybe plan a good old-fashioned “watching trashy TV and eating ice cream” date. Time together is always well spent.
3. A nice bottle of wine and her favorite movie — Adapt this to her liking. Maybe a bottle of vodka and some vermouth is more her style. Whatever it is, pair it with her favorite movie for a quiet night of relaxing. Bonus points if you can invite her kids over for a sleepover or playdate at your place so she can enjoy her wine in peace.
4. Sweet treats — That’s right, get the girl something delicious! Hit up your local bakery and get her a special treat that she wouldn’t normally splurge on for herself. And make sure she doesn’t share it. She deserves to enjoy something special without little hands grabbing at it.
5. Pampering — Whether she likes massages, facials, or a pedicure, set her up with an appointment to have someone pamper her. Who doesn’t love a good foot massage!? It’s likely that she feels the weight of the world on her shoulders from time to time and would appreciate someone massaging her cares away.
Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids. A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. When she isn’t writing or trying to keep up with her kids she can be found volunteering, reading, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.
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