Because it is a day celebrating close friendships, relationships and romance, Valentine's Day is normally associated with cards and gifts for women rather than for men. However, this is a perfect time for parents and other family members to let their sons, nephews and grandsons know how much they are loved and appreciated. Trying to get a hug and kiss from a boy over 10 is nearly impossible, but you just may get a smile and a small peck on the cheek by giving him a special present on this special holiday.
What boy does not love candy? Throughout the year, boys are told over and over again to brush their teeth, not to eat sweets, and to finish all their vegetables. Therefore on this special day, they will be overjoyed to wake up in the morning and see candy hearts, chocolate bars and marshmallow treats waiting for them on the breakfast table. Every year the drugstores get a larger variety of special Valentine's Day candy, which are often packaged in toys, musical stuffed animals, and sports items. You can say "I love you" with both a fun gift and candy.
Surpise Box--Elementary School Students
Boys under the age of 10 still enjoy a package of small surprise items. Unwrapping each individual prize is half the fun. Individually wrap a good number of items from the dollar store, such as stickers, pencils, balls, puzzles and small toys that are decorated with Valentine's Day hearts. Buy a card that includes a fun activity or plays music and a couple of helium balloons to tie to the package.
Head down to your local discount store and look for several DVDs of recent movies on the sales or used table. Although many of the films that boys like are quite costly the first time they are released, they are normally reasonably priced several months later. Tie the DVDs together with a big red ribbon and put them in a box with a box of microwave popcorn, a favorite type of candy bar, and an "IOU" for a large glass of soda.
Wishes Come True--Teens
Adolescents usually have a long list of items they are desperate to have but cannot afford. They are saving up enough money from their part-time job or weekly chores or hoping to get one of their "wished for" items on the next big holiday. Give your teen one of the more reasonably priced items on the list, and he will be thrilled for at least 30 minutes.
Hobby or Special Interest
Valentine's Day is a perfect time to remember a boy's favorite activity. It is another way to say, "I love everything about you." Whether he likes Transformers, collecting baseball cards, or is an avid reader, you can always find something that is of special interest. If you are not sure which collectibles he already has, give him a gift certificate especially for this unique item.
End the Valentine's Day celebration by cooking a favorite meal for your special boy, whether it is nutritionally balanced or not. For dessert have a Valentine's Day ice cream cake, heart cupcakes or chocolate-dipped strawberries.
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