Valentine’s Day is this week. Yup! It’s practically here. Here are a few ideas from the dads just in case you haven’t nailed down a gameplan yet.

A Day of Self Care at Sapphire Salon

Sapphire Salon – 6374 Ten Oaks Rd, Clarksville, MD 21029

Last month they hosted our daddy-daughter hair lesson & we had a blast! Now they’re hooking us up with a deal for V-Day. Valentine special for Howard County moms and dads. Sapphire Salon $100 gift card for a hour facial and a 60 minute massage. Show your sweetheart how much you love them. Call Raquel +1 (410) 818-7363 to book an appointment. Can also book a group to make a fun night with friends. Wine is included.

Recreate Your First Date

This was a tip shared on the Howard County Dads Facebook group. But it came with a warning: don’t do this if your first date was at a fast food joint! Thanks for the idea. We’ll be trying this in the future.

Gifts from Sweet Suds Bath Boutique
Mention Howard County Dads and get 10% off. The best downtime is spent at home in an empty house. Bring the kids out to one of our events while the spouse gets to sit back and relax with some gifts from Sweet Suds. 
This boutique shop in Old Ellicott City offers an entertaining selection of confectionery-inspired soaps, bath bombs, lotions, scrubs, candles, gifts and more. 

Boutique Shop on Ellicott City’s Main Street

Lunch Date

This is a gem I’ve recently discovered. Leaving work for a couple hours is much better than a dinner date. You don’t have to pay for a sitter, there’s no long waits for a table, and lunch prices are cheaper! Let’s be real here, we’re can barely stay up past 10 anyway. By the time you get out to dinner, you just want to got to bed. At a lunch date, you’re much more interested in actually holding a conversation with another person. Try it out, especially of your kids are in school/child care!

Head to Old Ellicott City for deals on gifts

There’s nothing like shopping local especially for the businesses still recovering from the flood. For a full list of promotions check out the dedicated event page on the Visit Old Ellicott City website: