Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!! Today was a lovely day. My husband works on all holidays, one of the downsides to being married to a pastry chef, but Oliver and I got to spend some quality time together after a long work week. We began the day by going to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, a favorite place of Oliver’s and he had a great time. Then we had a quiet evening at home where we played games, made Ken a crafty Valentine, and snuggled a bunch. Ken and I will probably go out tomorrow night to celebrate his birthday and Valentine’s Day.
We aren’t big on getting Valentine’s Day gifts around here (although I wouldn’t complain if I did get one) but wanted to write a post about, if I were to receive a lovely gift from my one and only dearest, these are things that I think I or many other young cancer patients would like. Here are 10 ideas in no particular order.
- A beauty treatment like a massage, body scrub or facial. Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on our bodies. Doing something nice for it sounds incredible. I would personally love a nice massage and a facial for my newly dried out skin.
- A cozy, soft cashmere sweater. Like this one.
- A beautiful scarf to wear on the head. I’m going to reach for the stars here and go Hermes.
- These organic soaps are so pretty!!!
- Organic makeup. I still have to do research on this but this brand looks pretty good. Do you recommend any?
- Non-toxic nail polish.
- House cleaning. Because a clean house is a healthy house.
- Movie night with favorite movies and snacks.
- A lovely card or stationary, like these. So you can write those thank you notes for all of the wonderful gifts you have gotten.
- A delicious homemade meal. Because sometimes going out isn’t an option.