Ahhh, February … the month of love and hearts and flowers. And it’s not just cupid’s arrow flying this month – lots of cash will be flying too. According to the National Retail Federation, those who purchase gifts for their Valentine this year will spend an average of $160 and the holiday itself will generate a whopping $20 billion in spending.

But you don’t have to lay out a big chunk of change to show your loved one you care. Here are a few ideas from Klinke Cleaners for gifts that keep on giving and show your appreciation.

  • Gift cards. We all know how often gift cards go unused, but if your Valentine has frequent dry cleaning needs you can rest assured a Klinke Cleaners gift card will be useful.
  • The gift of time. Time is a precious resource, but, more importantly, you can show your #1 how much you care by taking an errand off their plate. Offer to do all the dry cleaning drop off and pick up for the month of February … or maybe even the rest of the year!
  • Spruce up a room. Surprise your mate – or a beloved family member or friend – by bringing in one of their hard to clean household items. Klinke’s helps keep rugs, comforters, tablecloths and throw pillows looking their best!
  • Continue the season of giving. Often it is in the giving that we receive, and we think this holds true across our community and all throughout the year. Chocolates get gobbled up and flowers eventually die, so if you want to make a lasting impact why not give a charitable donation in your Valentine’s name? We are longtime supporters of the Community Action Coalition, our Koats for Kids partner. We’d also suggest supporting any organization that helps keep people warm in winter. For a few ideas, check out this recent story from Madison’s Channel 3000.

And, if your Valentine gets a spot of chocolate or a drip of red wine on their clothing while you’re celebrating your love this month – well, we’ve got your back and you know where to find us! Just remember the sooner a stain makes it to Klinke’s the better chance there is for us to get it out.

From all of us at Klinke Cleaners to all of you, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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