Five Things You Need to Know Today: Valentine’s Edition

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Today is Monday, Feb. 14, also known as Valentine’s Day. Have you forgotten to buy a gift for your significant other (or just like to procrastinate), and you can’t get a dinner reservation anywhere? Here are five quick and easy solutions (note: many of these are geared toward guys, because, let's face it, they're not always on top of Valentine's Day giving. But some of these work for last-minute female shoppers as well):

  1. Say it with flowers: Need to get some flowers? Check out or the .
  2. Give her some alone time: A massage or spa treatment might not be the first thing a guy would think of for a gift to give, but there are plenty of options in North Reading. Give the lady in your life a gift certificate to a local spa such as or or treat her to a hair appointment at a local establishment such as or .
  3. Have a photographic memory: Scrapbooking is fun. Say it again, guys. Scrapbooking is fun. Download photos of you and your significant other onto a memory stick, take it down to , , or Advanced Photo, the latter of which allows you to upload photos directly from your computer to its website for one-hour or next-day service. Get the photos together and make a collage or a book and surprise your sweetheart.
  4. Reduce, reuse, recycle: DIYLife.com, an AOL publication, offers a unique idea that takes an old picture frame and turns it into a message board. Buy some fabric, attach it to the frame, and then tack on some photos and other nostalgic items and messages.
  5. Life is like a box of chocolates: This option is quick and easy, and who doesn’t like chocolate? Plus, stores such as Walgreens, CVS and carry plenty of heart-shaped boxes of candy and other assorted sweets.

To find more things to do today, other than buy Valentine’s Day gifts, check out our event listings


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