Attention Hockey Dads: Valentine’s ideas that will score you big points with your hockey lover!

Just when you’ve finally recovered from the spend-a-thon that is Christmas, it’s time to open up your wallet again to shell out the big bucks for Valentine’s Day. It also means having to come up with some original gift ideas — a daunting task for many men.

Yes, there are the old go-to gifts like chocolates, roses or lingerie, but you aren’t likely to score any creativity points with your hockey honey. For those buckling under the pressure to think of some V-Day presents, One Million Skates has listed the following suggestions — a roundup of ideas sure to keep you off thin ice.

Goal-worthy gift basket

Does the special lady in your life spend countless hours watching you or your child chase the puck around the rink? A basket filled with thoughtful goodies intended to make her more comfortable while she sits in the stands is sure to be a winning hit. Since it’s always chilly in the arena, toss in a soft scarf in her favourite colour with a pair of matching gloves or a cozy blanket. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but that also rings true for most women. To keep her nourished, toss in some gourmet goodies, hot chocolate mix and maybe a gift card to her favourite local coffee shop. The possibilities are endless!

Personalized goodies

Speaking of goodies, did you know that you can express your heart’s desire with personalized chocolate M&M’s? Simply upload your romantic message or a cute photo of the two of you and choose the colours you desire. If she is an avid hockey fan like yourself, she’s sure to feel sweet and special when you present her with M&M’s that sport her favourite team’s logo.

Something to snuggle

Is your goal is to thrill your favourite hockey-lover? This hockey bear — complete with uniform, skates and a stick — is the coolest thing on ice. Personalize his jersey with your own (or your child’s) name and team number on the back. It’s the perfect companion to join her in cheering either of you on at the next game!

Ice, ice baby

Let’s face it, ladies LOVE to receive jewelry. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a small fortune on bling that will make her heart sing. As long as you put some thought into choosing the right piece, she’ll appreciate the sentiment. This JU-Team Spirit hockey bracelet is a perfect gift for any hockey player, hockey mom or fan. These 7″ adjustable bracelets — perfect for showing team spirit — are made of Czech glass beads and can be personalized by adding any of the silver-plated or resin hockey charms.

Tickets to a game

Hockey lovers would be thrilled to get tickets to a hockey game for Valentine’s Day. Even if the event isn’t for months, it won’t truly matter. An added bonus — you’ll also get to benefit by being her date and score some cuddle time in the stands! Just keep an eye out for that Jumbotron!

Couple’s date

You don’t have to break the bank to sweep your sweetie off her feet. Something as simple as going ice skating — just the two of you — will likely rekindle the old flame out on the ice. Yes, the two of you have likely racked up countless hours at the arena already, but when is the last time you’ve skated hand-in-hand amongst all the other lovey-dovey youngsters? Heck, you’ll probably even feel like a teen again.

About The Author

Kristyl Clark is a woman of many hats and the proud wearer of several pairs of sky-high heels. After the maternity leave of her second daughter ended last spring, the journalism graduate decided to resign from her reporting job at Peace Arch News to stay at home with her two little women, Molly and Zoe..CONTINUE.

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