How To Have a Valentine's Day That Isn't Lame

I'm just gonna throw this out there. I'm not a HUGE fan of Valentine's Day. I think that all of the traditional things that people do are lame & boring. Sue me. Good thing Adam feels the same way (but I guess most guys do). We do celebrate it, but we like doing things our own way rather than taking the whole chocolate, flowers, dinner route.

Needless to say, I was pretty stoked to find out about Datevitation!

I've always wanted to make Adam a little love coupon book, but every time that I've tried, it turns out looking like a 5 year old had a mishap with scissors & glue. Not a pretty sight, I tell you.

That's where Datevitation comes in! Datevitation allows you to create a custom love coupon book. Unlike the pre-packaged love coupon books on the market, you pick the dates and can customize the text to your liking. Once you are done customizing the text in your book, Datevitation will print it out and ship it to you in a ready-to-gift-box. See...

The best part is that there is a date library with over 200 date ideas to choose from! The hardest part for me was choosing the dates, because the list is endless and all of the dates seem like SO much fun. I also had fun adding in some of me & Adam's inside jokes as the captions of the date illustrations. He got a kick out of that. Adam really loved getting this book (yes, I gave it to him before Valentine's Day, because I am a sucker)...we've always liked gifts with thought & creativity intertwined in them rather than expensive, extravagant gifts. So this was perfect!

Okay, I know you're probably DYING to hear which 5 dates I chose for his book, aren't you? Drum roll please...

1. Paint Balling
2. Camping
3. Shooting Range
4. Mixology Class
and his favorite:
5. Guess I'm a little obsessed with social media...

Datevitation wants to offer one of you lucky people a chance to win your own custom date coupon book! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. I'll announce the winner next Monday!

Oh, and because they're so awesome, they're also offering all of you $10 off of your order. All you have to do is use the promo code 'LITTLETHINGS' ...just in time for Valentine's Day y'all! So see, everyone wins!

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  1. Haha the last one is so funny :D
    I really like this post, great idea!

  2. How cute is that?! The dates you picked sound so awesome :)

    P.S. Happy Birthday - loved all your instagram pics :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Haha I love all the date ideas you chose...so similar to the ones I would pick for my husband!!

  4. what an amazing gift!! i just found your blog and i love it! so cute. xo

  5. I've seen this on another blog, and think it's super cute. That one, "just me"... yea... good luck on that one! I bet it's so worth it when you put your mind to it, esp for your man, but omg... no checking Instagram during a commercial?!?! Lemme know how that goes ;)

    Happy Birthday MONTH!! xoxo, Bev

  6. That looks like such a cute idea. And I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. BTW, I was definitely distracted by the vase of sunflowers full of coffee beans. Distracted in a good way!

  7. I love this! My birthday is on Valentines day so I have to agree.. Im not a fan of the holiday!

  8. I love the "New Restaurant" date idea. My bf & I tend to get stuck in rut and always go to our favorite places instead of trying something new!

  9. I love the "New Restaurant" date idea. My bf & I tend to get stuck in rut and always go to our favorite places instead of trying something new!

  10. I'd totally choose the video game one! I've tried to make one of these before and it did not turn out well... this would be perfect!

  11. I love the idea of "a new place"!

  12. I think a cooking class would be so fun! And then you could re create recipes together for more dates!

  13. Um totally liking the just me option! My hubs would love that for sure!

    Happy belated! Hope your birthday weekend was lots of fun!


  14. what a wonderful valentine's giveaway!

  15. I love the hour long non-stop makeout session!

  16. I found your blog on Erin's Living In Yellow sponsor page. New follower here :) I love the coupons and hope to win the giveaway! Can't wait to get to know you better!
    XO Brooke
    Come follow me over at wideospaces.blogspot.com

  17. I commented already but while entering the giveaway I realized I left this out. My favorite date is "No social media" I am hooked to the internet and I am sure the hubs would appreciate a night "unplugged"
    XO Brooke


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