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Valentine's Day Gifts for Married Couples: Keeping it Real

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Let me start off by saying I love my husband and we have a great marriage. But we don't get overly romantic on Valentine's Day. It seems that way with many of my married friends.

Plus, my anniversary, the holidays, my husband's birthday and Valentine's Day all occur within weeks of one another. My husband calls Valentine's Day a Hallmark holiday, but we still exchange cards. Sometimes, I get flowers.

For my kids, on the other hand, it's a week-long holiday, with parties, cards, treats, and gifts.

And, after 10 years of marriage, when we exchange gifts, these are the gifts I choose to give.

Note: As an Amazon affiliate, I may receive a small commission if you purchase through one of my links.

Keeping it Real on Valentine's Day for "Old" Married Couples

1. Cards

I Love You With All My Butt q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B011PQYLKC&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=mypurstr-20ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B011PQYLKC

I Love You So Much I Would Take A Bullet For You (not in the head . . . but maybe . . . like the leg) q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B01MU6KIWO&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=mypurstr-20ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B01MU6KIWO

2. Books

Us by Curtis Wiklund

In this sweet book, the author sketched the everyday moments of life with his wife.

Marriage Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick

This book will make you laugh, capturing the ups and downs of marriage.

ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li2&o=1&a=0143130897#Married Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book


3. Art Print

I Love You More than Coffee (But Please Don't Make Me Prove It)q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B015RXE0IM&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=mypurstr-20ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B015RXE0IM

4. Pillows

If You Really Love Me, You'll Let Me Sleep q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B072JGVQP2&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=mypurstr-20ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B072JGVQP2

Stay Weird q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B074XNK7XS&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=mypurstr-20ir?t=mypurstr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B074XNK7XS

5. Mugs

I'm biased towards the first mug listed here.

6. Stickers

Gratitude and appreciation are important components of any happy marriage.

These stickers recognize achievements like:

I shaved my legs today.

All my laundry is folded.

I got my oil changed today.

I didn't curse in front of the kids today.


Of course, I'd never decline a spa day, a chance to sleep in, or breakfast in bed. How do you celebrate?



Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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