We could all use the chance to celebrate love in our lives a little bit more and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let those little romantic gestures shine. There are many ways you can express your love that is more meaningful than a box of chocolates and a card. Here are some ideas to show you really care while celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Stay in bed
Who says that your Valentine’s Day date has to be at night? Depending on when the holiday falls, why not make an entire day out of it? You and your partner can spend the whole day lounging in bed, binge-watching your favorite TV shows and movies, and enjoying each other’s company. Take turns fixing your favorite snacks foods that you don’t usually get to eat! This is a good way to decompress from your normal day to day and focus on what truly matters- each other. Gifting your undivided attention to your spouse will count for more than a store-bought gift.
Gift something shiny
Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a nice shiny accessory on their arm, neck or finger? Surprising your spouse with a new piece of jewelry is a way to show you truly care. Sites like Blue Nile offer a bunch of diverse options ranging in price to fit any budget. Consider something sentimental like a bracelet with your partner’s birthstone or a bar necklace engraved with the date you first met. Going above and beyond with what you select will only prove to your significant other how much you love and appreciate them.
Cook a meal
Are you usually the one who sits back and waits for the meal to be served at the table? Sure, you’ve worked a long day and are probably tired, but taking the slack off your partner for one night and cooking a nice meal for the both of you won’t kill ya! Taking the reins on preparing a romantic meal will not only surprise your spouse, but show them how much you appreciate and care for them. To really plant a romantic vibe, set the table with the fine china, accompanied by a centerpiece of fresh roses. Use this time to catch up on how your days went and have some quality bonding time. After you have enjoyed dinner, go the extra mile and clean up to really wow your valentine!
Plan a surprise outing
This is a great way to be creative and take advantage of what your town has to offer! Start this date out with dinner at your partner’s favorite restaurant, then present tickets to a sports game or show. If they are on the creative side then surprise them with going to a local art exhibit or museum. Or maybe they have an adventurous side? In that case, consider rock climbing or go carts! Whatever you decide, make sure it is a spontaneous idea that your partner will be sure to remember forever.