1. Hearts: There are so many different hearts on the market in February. Why not give a gift twice? Once to your friend or loved one, and once to charity? You can give these gorgeous heart rocks that are hand-carved in Haiti and the proceeds will help earthquake survivors re-build their country. Plus, you know you will be the only one giving a rock at the party.
2. Presidential Memorabilia: A quick search of eBay may be the trick for this birthday present. Look for anything dated prior to 1971, the year the U.S. changed around a few national holidays and started celebrating President’s Day (the third Monday in February) in memory and honor of all the presidents.
3. Books: Check out your local bookstore or head over to Amazon. There is a plethora of books on the subject of Valentine’s Day lore, biographies on President Washington and even collections of stories about the dream President Lincoln had days before his assassination. Interesting stuff.
4. Anything Red: Red works for Valentine’s Day, but it also represents the American Heart Association. February, National Heart month, would be a great time to give a donation to honor the Birthday Girl or Boy, in lieu of a gift.