Love. It's hard to define, but easy to take for granted. With hectic work schedules, daycare drop-offs and trips to the grocery store, it's easy to fill your calendar with a daily grind to-do list. While work and errands are necessary, it's also important to take a moment and celebrate the love in your life.

There are so many ways to say, "I care." Whether you opt for a romantic dinner date or surprise your mom with a shopping day, there are plenty of love-centered gift ideas. If you need a little "show the love" gift inspiration, look no further. Here are a few gift ideas that are guaranteed to please:

A day at the spa
Any loved one or dear friend could use a little pampering and a day at the spa will offer just that. A gift certificate to your local spa, or a shared day at the spa would do wonders for alleviating stress levels and strengthening your bond. Relaxation the spa way relaxes, unwinds, and sets the stage for high quality shared time!

Book a massage
If an entire spa day isn't up your alley, your loved one will always welcome a lovely massage. Just make an appointment and then tell your loved one to clear their schedule for that day and time. And to make it a complete gift that presents no stress, arrange to take care of any childcare or car pool responsibilities!

Book a night at a hotel
Sometimes all that's needed to say 'I love you' is a change of scenery. Whether you book a hotel room at a nearby destination spot or stay in your hometown, the idea here is to spend some quality time together. This is especially perfect for parents. Have the grandparents watch the kids, power down the cell phones and spend 24-hours rediscovering your relationship.

A 'just because' dinner
Are you not the primary culinary artist in your partnership? Then this is a biggie. You don't have to make an extravagant gesture to show your loved one that you care. Leave work a few hours early, pick up a few ingredients on your way home, and make dinner for that special someone. You don't have to be Bobby Flay, just make something simple. The fact that you took the time to make dinner is more important than the actual dish you create. Not willing to take on the creation of a meal on your own? Many local restaurants or caterers would love to provide a ready-for-prime-time culinary delight. Regardless whether you slave over a hot stove or support a local chef, the outcome of a lovely meal is the same!

A night at the game
Does your dear friend or loved one love the sports? Excellent, then buy tickets to a local sporting event! Pick up a few tickets for the local nine and encourage a night out on the town. Being in tune with and supporting your special someone's interests means you
get that a little time off the hamster wheel is important to their overall well being.

While these are a few ways to give the gift of love, the list doesn't end here. All it takes is a little time and creativity to come with a kind gesture. These come in many flavors and colors and sizes, and are as individual as the interests of your intended recipient. They mean you're paying attention to your special someone, have listened to them as they've described their favorite activity, lotion, potion or special avocation.

While you can always buy a gift, you can create a gift too. The whole point is to make your loved one feel cherished. It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate, it just has to be a gift from the heart

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