Oh my goodness, here comes another Valentine day disaster. In case you are anything like me, this is how you feel two weeks before February 14th. At least that’s the way I felt until the online market place came around.
Now, shopping on the net could be as daunting as the mall, particularly for the shopping challenged like me. Unless you have a specific idea of what you want, roaming malls can truly be easier than browsing an internet store. Even with high speed download clicking from page to page, trying to find presents just doesn’t work.
Let’s be honest. Our typical challenge is the lack of thought and preparation when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Roses, sweets, dinner out at the usual restaurant just does not cut it after the very first couple of years. (I will say that jewelry usually does work, but that does get pricey.)
So, here’s what I do. Usually, following the holidays my wife and I begin talking about where we might be interested in going for our vacation in the summer. We will talk about cruises or getting a beach home, or taking the youngsters to Disney World.
In some cases, we might even think about a drive to wherever to see the sights. The thing I’ve found is that no matter where you plan to visit, you could find hundreds of products and information on the internet pertaining to your trip.
The very first stop is Amazon.
Just search for your destination or your topic. If you’re considering a cruise for the first time, there are several books describing the do’s and don’ts when booking a cruise. The same is true for flights, or travel outside the country. You will find paperbacks for less than $15.
Next stop is Barnes & Noble.
Try the same search as you did on Amazon. You’ll find many of the same books and products, but they might have some others that will work.
Regardless of where you plan to go, search for your destination in Google. You will find free info on travel to just about any state in the union, and travel agencies will gladly send you more information on more exotic locations.
Now, combine your new books, videos and brochures together with the traditional card along with roses or chocolate and you have a gift that she’s going to remember all year. Usually, you can do all this for as little as 50 dollars. It’s a winner.