Aside from individual birthdays, Valentine’s Day is the one holiday where virtually every “significant other” wants to feel special. However, aside from chocolates, flowers, and dinner at a nice restaurant, coming up with celebration ideas isn’t always as easy as it may seem.
If you’re looking for some unique gift ideas for her, something perfectly-suited for your man, or you just want to make the date extra special, we’ve got a few ideas that you should definitely consider.
Along with the staples mentioned above, almost everyone gives/gets Valentine’s cards and some sort of cute stuffed animal. While your other half may love those traditions and you’ll be in the dog house if you forego the chocolate-covered Valentine’s bonbons or cherries, consider going outside the box if you really want to make them feel special. There are tons of unique gift options that will go beyond the traditional chocolates and flowers. An extra special gift this year could be something that will last a long time and offer sentimental value.
With a Valentine’s canvas, you can show them how special they are to you every day of the year. With an array of styles to choose from and the ability to turn virtually any photo into a gorgeous canvass, your sweetheart is going to feel extra special.
Another great idea is to sit down and write them a letter. This personal touch is a great way to tell them what they mean to you and if you want to take it a little further, break out their favorite Valentine’s lingerie and surprise them with some candid “for their eyes only” home-printed photos.
A simple-yet-effective way to make your loved one feel special is to fill a cookie jar with notes telling them how much you love them, what you love most about them, and their best qualities. Pack it full with personalized note cards, folded pieces of paper, and a variety of messages and let them read a couple on the big day itself but have them save the majority to read one-by-one throughout the rest of the year.
Unplug & Focus on Them
If possible, plan in advance for you both to have the day off this year. Put away the phones, laptops, and tablets and spend the time actually with them and focusing on each other.
Make a simple and healthy meal and go for an afternoon picnic. Go see a romantic movie or stream a marathon of love stories while snuggling on the couch. Giving them your undivided attention is one of the best ways to make your loved one feel special.
Have You Been Paying Attention?
Has your significant other dropped hints about something they really want? Maybe something they didn’t get for Christmas or an event they’ve always wanted to attend? The greater the element of surprise, the more meaningful it is and the more special they’ll feel.
Surprise them with tickets to a concert. Get them that fishing pole they’ve been eyeballing. It can even be something as simple as flying her mom in for the weekend or having a full day at the spa with a massage, facial, manicure, and new acrylic nails. Showing that you not only listen but value their wants and needs is another great way to make them feel special.
Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year and you should definitely take the time to make your loved one feel special. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of money or even time planning. With the right idea, especially some of the ones mentioned above, you can easily make this Valentine’s Day extra special.