Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and I was reading that the average person will spend approximately $165 for the big day, according to WalletHub. I was like, huh?  $165 seemed a little steep for a gift but then I thought about all the things you do leading up to that gift.

You know, the flowers or chocolates plus dinner and maybe even an overnight stay to celebrate it with your honey. That alone will run you well over the $165 average, so that makes some sense, I guess.

Well, in the Soileau household, my wifey says she doesn't want the flowers and candy thing. She is a Cajun girl, and she would rather go eat some crawfish than get flowers. If I were to buy her a Valentine's gift, it would have to be like a pressure washer or a new drill, especially since ours was stolen after the hurricane.

Bass Fishing (Getty Images)

So that got me thinking, a real Cajun girl loves to be pampered from time to time. I get it, but most of the time they want practical gifts for Valentine's Day. You know, like a four-wheeler, a new shotgun to hunt with, a nice open face fishing reel and a nice rod to go rip some lips bass fishing, or some paint and stain to do their own crafts and DIY projects. You know, the essential things.

All the things I listed above are not to stereotype the Cajun ladies. Most on that list are things I know from personal experience from my Cajun aunts, mom, and especially things my Cajun wife would love to have.

So when you are heading out to buy your Cajun gal a gift for Valentine's Day, you may want to stop and think about it for a second and go buy a sack of crawfish to start boiling them for a Valentine's Day dinner. That way, you can sleep in your bed instead of the dog house.

You're welcome.

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