It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’ll admit, I’m a romantic at heart, so it’s one of my favorite holidays. When you find “the one” ? and you will know when you find “the one” ? Valentine’s Day no longer feels like a fake, consumer holiday. In fact, on this day of romance, the powerful words “I love you” barely feel like enough to describe your all-consuming devotion to your one-and-only. Let’s talk about some meaningful ways to say I love you on Valentine’s Day, to keep the love alive for years to come.
These gifts and actions are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face and passion to his or her heart.
Chocolate – No, Really, Chocolate!
The heart-shaped box filled with assorted truffles might seem trite, but that doesn’t mean all chocolate gifts are bereft of meaning. Everyone has a favorite chocolate, be it extra dark or exotically flavored, and offering an especially personal treat on a special day shows you care. Plus, chocolate has been shown to have several positive health effects, including reducing risk of heart disease and easing symptoms of pre-menstrual disorders, so in truth you are giving your honey the gift of life, as well as love. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love chocolate? 😀
If you love spending time with your love ? and you should ? taking a weekend trip can revitalize your relationship, especially if you have kids. Any destination can be exciting and romantic as long as you plan ahead with appropriate activities. For example, a cozy cabin in the woods is incredibly intimate, but an adventure-filled trip to Las Vegas is just as effective at sparking romance if you schedule time for your sweetheart’s favorite vacation events, like performances, high-class dining, and a Valentine’s visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World. See, it always goes back to chocolate. 😉
Your significant other may enjoy some sexy little lingerie. Hopefully you know if that type of thing will excite their romantic genes. Then again, it can be hard to walk the line between romantic and sleazy, especially when it comes to purchasing underthings for your special someone. Ultra-sexy lingerie may be stimulating, but it sends a clear message in many ways contrary to love and tenderness. Instead, you can prove your love for your partner with more comfortable underclothes, including socks and sweatpants that will keep him or her warm in the waning days of winter. Everyone loves feeling cozy!
A Subscription Box
The gift that keeps on giving, a subscription box allows for a new surprise every month. Because there are literally hundreds of varieties of subscription box, providing everything from makeup to fitness equipment to snacks to pet toys, you can find one that relates precisely to your loved one’s interests. For example, here are some amazing subscription ideas for Valentine’s Day:
- Julep Maven: nail polish, beauty tools, and other make up gear
- Whimsy Box: art supplies, DIY instructions, and other creative tools
- Club W: three fine wines every month
- Taste Trunk: gourmet foods with a theme
To many, shiny cuff links or glittering earrings seems like a Valentine’s standby, but few people give jewelry with the right intentions. Jewelry is intensely personal, so finding a bauble your significant other will love is challenging. However, when he or she opens that small velvet box and gasps, you will know you’ve won their heart.
A Spa Day
The world is a stressful place, but your partner allows you to relax and let go. This Valentine’s Day, you can return the favor with a day devoted to stress release. If your partner isn’t partial to any particular spa, you can make the present even more personal with home massage tools and doting attention. Or better yet, discover a spa together and enjoy a couples massage or romantic treatment. It’s the ultimate in sexy relaxation!
Whether you have loved your partner for seven days or seven years, you likely have some endearing memories together. Sharing and reliving the memories with your partner can make a wonderfully romantic gift. Consider making a photo book of pictures or create a slideshow with a digital picture frame. Alternatively, on February 14, you can take your love around to all of the most important locations from your past, including the restaurant of your first date, the park bench where you first felt love, and more.
Valentine’s Day is not necessarily the best time to get down on one knee, but the holiday of love does provide the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with more intense commitments your partner will cherish. For example, though you both may lead busy lives, a Valentine’s vow to go on one date every week could mean the world. You might also pledge to complete certain daily chores. However, a promise is not enough to show your true emotions; you must actually perform your guarantee for your partner to see and feel your love.
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