Rather than do all the mushy stuff like giving gifts of chocolate, flowers and jewellery, my son and I instead wrote lengthy letters to my wife for Valentines Day, telling her how much she is appreciated and why. Sometimes, nothing says 'it' better than words.
My wife and I laughed aloud at the ending of my son's letter:
"I love you, Mom.
... your greatest achievement."
Pretty cheeky, eh?
The rest of his letter was charming and funny, and had all the right ingredients to both please his mother and make his Daddy proud.
Maybe there's hope for him.