Valentine’s Day 2019 is around the corner and as always, many people are scrambling to figure out what to do for the big day. Many times, people go for the ‘safe’ option of chocolates and flowers. While those are valid options, you can do countless things for Valentine’s Day that are just as special.
Some of these ideas range from going out to staying in but each can be tailored to suit you and your partner’s tastes. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day ideas, consider the following tips:
Stay-in date night
When Valentine’s Day rolls around, most people opt to go out for dinner or a movie. While these are good ideas, a majority of restaurants and live theaters will be filled to the brim on Valentine’s Day and as such, prices will be increased.
A good idea would be to have a stay-at-home date and make it as sentimental as possible. For food, you can cook yourself or have your meal delivered to you. Also, create a selection of you and your partner’s favorite love songs as a playlist. This, along with some nice decorations, can give your home a very intimate and romantic feel.
You can also exchange gifts. There are a number of Valentine’s gift bundles from retailers like theworks to give your partner.
A memory book
You might feel like you are at a loss for what to gift your partner. While you could go for a store-bought gift, it would be even more sentimental if you gave a homemade gift such as a memory book. A memory book is a scrapbook of some of the milestones in your relationship so far such as your first date, getting engaged, getting married, and so on.
If possible, collect keepsakes from each of these milestones and go through them with your partner along with the memory book. This will go a long way to show that you truly care for your partner and aren’t simply indulging in a commercial holiday.
A spa date
Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, many couples find themselves stressed out and tired. A good way to celebrate Valentine’s Day would be to go for a couple’s spa treatment at a local spa. This will help you and your partner feel refreshed and energized.
Many spas will find themselves booked around Valentine’s Day so you might want to consider making your reservation either far ahead in advance or for a day right after Valentine’s Day when the spas will be less congested.
This is an unconventional way to spend Valentine’s Day but can be an intimate and enjoyable one if you and your partner are very active. Consider taking a hike on Valentine’s Day, as most hiking spots will be less congested. For added measure, you can take a picnic basket and have a picnic at your hiking spot.
There is a whole world of ideas for spending Valentine’s Day. Consider some of the above to make Valentine’s Day memorable for you and your partner.