Closeness Through the Miles (Basketball Themed Valentines Day Basket)

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Today is my anniversary. (I think). I really think my husband married me because I frequently forget his birthday, don’t complain the years that he forgets my birthday (heck, I GAVE him a free pass to forget my birthday after I turned 30) and our anniversary? Most of the time I can’t remember if we got married the 2nd, the 3rd, or the 4th. We got married the day before the Big Game. That is the most important thing, right? A honeymoon snuggled in bed watching the Big Game. Sure beats that year I spent the Big Game in the ER with him. I had to squint to see the score on the ten inch screen. I guess I didn’t realize back then when I thought I had picked an easy way to remember our anniversary I didn’t remember that the Big Game could fall on the 1st or the 7th of February–but that my anniversary date never changed.

sports valentines day gift basket

Since we are sports lovers this year I’m going with a sports themed gift basket for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day. With my husband on the road four days a week our relationship has changed. Closeness in our relationship is hard. Often, feeling connected comes in the form of text messages thanking each other for the sacrifices each of us is making–him having to be away from his family, and me holding down the house here at home. The weekends have also become hard too. He often just wants to relax at home and have a good home cooked meal after being on the road and staying in hotels, and I’m ready to eat out and get away from the kids and house. Developing a closer relationship through the miles and days requires a lot more work and an effort to devoting time to each other.

This basket will be waiting for him when he returns home on Friday.

basketball valentines day gift basket

This year our basketball themed Valentine’s Day gift basket included: K-Y® Love K-Y® Love Passion & K-Y® Love Sensuality) , Fresh Popcorn Container, Over the Door Basketball Set, Peanut Butter Cups in Heart Shaped Tin, Soda

  ky jelly

Making this basket is simple and easy.

Purchase K-Y® Love (Enjoy a 10% off Cartwheel good at Target on K-Y® Love products 2/1-2/14 http://cartwheel.target.com/offer/26571). You can find K-Y® Love at your local Target retailer in the feminine care aisle.

fresh popcorn

Purchase Filler Items: Chocolates, soda, beer, nuts or trail mix, popcorn, popcorn container (we found ours in the One Spot) or a basketball hoop.

blank basketball ticket

Print and Purchase a BIG Gift Item to place in your basket: College or professional basketball tickets, or print this game for an intimate night in. You can also include your favorite teams apparel.

Place all your items in your basket and then give to your loved one.

This Valentine’s Day gift is simple and easy to make and to give this holiday whether you are heading out on the town or staying in.

As a member of #collectivebias I was given product and compensation for participation in the #loveourvday campaign. My opinions of the product and basket ideas are my own. 

 

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