With Valentine’s Day approaching, couples are in a hurry to spend this Sunday in a romantic, relaxing and enjoyable environment.
Valentines Day is the day in which too many men shoot themselves in the foot. For many men, buying a Valentines Day present is an exercise in futility, one that oftens ends in disappointment, apologies, and promised to do better next time. So, this year, why not suprise your significant other by buying them something special.
For most women, Valentine’s Day is a big deal, so whatever you have planned for February 14th this year, be sure to make it memorable. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be especially elaborate, but making her feel special is essential. Here are some suggestions for how to spend this day dedicated to love.
There’s a good chance that the beginning of your relationship was the time when you made the most effort to show her your romantic side, so why not turn back the clock and remind her how charming you were when you were first dating? Think back to your first date – make a reservation at the same place, eat the same food and reminisce about how you felt about her when you first met. Do the same things that first sparked your romance.
Going for a massage is a Valentine’s Day treat no woman in existence will oppose. Either book her a full-body massage at her favourite spa, or include yourself and book a couple’s massage. It’s the ultimate in pampering.
Anticipation is half the fun of a romantic surprise. Start the excitement when she walks in the door by leaving a trail of rose petals leading to the kitchen table, where a good bottle of wine and a freshly cooked meal is waiting. Feel free to go all out with the heart-shaped box of chocolates, red-and-white teddy bears and Lovehearts.
Changing up your surroundings can give an automatic boost to your love life. It doesn’t have to be complicated – booking a hotel room, for example, can be a nice change to the day-to-day and can make you both feel instantly relaxed. Nobody’s responsible for doing the dishes or cooking dinner; instead you get to focus solely on each other in a new environment.
Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give is a bit of time together doing absolutely nothing. You don’t need to leave the house to make Valentine’s Day special. Think of how great it could be to spend the entire day in bed together – without interruption. Turn off your phones, don’t answer the door and enjoy each other.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate when it comes as a present, so why not turn the entire day into one, long sweet taste test? After all, this is not the day to count calories. So plan a great meal with an extensive dessert menu that lasts – think of it as a pub crawl except instead of pints at pubs it’s dessert at various cafes. The returns on this relatively effortless Valentine’s Day idea are staggering because your partner will be reminded of your sweetness all day long.
If you’ve got the time, money and freedom, stretch your Valentine’s Day into a Valentine’s weekend away at a romantic resort or bed-and-breakfast out of town. Do some research a few weeks before and send her three options, so she won’t be completely thrown off guard and can book the time off if needed. This way you can combine the relaxation of a mini-holiday with time spent alone together. Who says no to a holiday?
Make a dinner reservation somewhere fancy and dress up in your finest. Better yet, tell her the night before that she needs to dress up (so she can prepare – she may need time) because you have a reservation. Dressing up always makes the occasion feel extra special, and she’ll love that you put thought and planning into making a reservation. If you’re a couple who enjoy getting the chance to get all dolled up, and you can both have fun looking your best while spending time together.
There’s nothing anyone loves more than being completely taken care of – so wherever you’re planning on spending the night of Valentine’s Day, give her a dozen roses and a nice card (where you tell her how much she means to you), light some candles, cook her a nice dinner, give her a mini-massage, and tell her not to get up from the couch (or bed) all night long because this is her night and you want her to completely relax. No woman will complain.
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