That time of year again…AGAIN…ALREADY!!
So what are you doing for valentine’s day? This can be a tricky question to answer.With so many options available, things can easily get a little confusing and somewhat overwhelming.There’s so much you want to do and so much you can do.
But what is realistic, and relevant to you?
Here are some quick tips to help make your valentine’s day a success:
1. Don’t over do it – less is more!
By buying or doing too much you can come across as insecure (and somewhat smothering if you’re in a new relationship).
You want your loved one to be happy and satisfied, however leaving them wanting a little more is still ok. Think of it like chocolate cake, you’re always going to want a little more no matter what 😉.
2. Don’t be stingy though!
It will look like you don’t care.
3. One gift is enough
And two gifts is fine if you want to do a little spoiling without going over the top. Something simple like flowers, chocolates or perhaps more personalized like jewelry or an aged bottle of whisky.
Cater the gift to your loved ones tastes, what would they like? Remember the gift itself doesn’t need to be romantic.
4. Cards are nice and meaningful for Valentine’s Day
Just put some thought and effort into, don’t just write to xxxx from xxxx, at the very least put a sentence or two and give it along with the gift.
5. Cards last forever as a keepsake
Many presents don’t, flowers wilt, chocolates are eaten, whereas the trusty old card stands the test of time. Keep this in mind before deciding to skip on the card.
6. Dinner or movies is a great date idea for Valentine’s Day
A small gift is nice to include, and giving it towards the middle or end of the evening makes it more of a surprise (unless of course it’s so big you can’t hide it).
Oh and a fine bottle or two will go down a treat!
7. It’s the thought that counts
Time is free, picking a rose is free, love is free. You don’t need to spend big money, or any at all. The importance of valentine’s day is showing how you feel.
8. Hand make a gift
It will be treasured and meaningful.
9. You know them best
Put yourself in their shoes and think what you would like to do or receive.
10. If you’re both busy on Valentine’s Day
Call or text to make plans for the next best time, maybe the weekend is a better option.
If you have no idea where to even start with your planning you could bring it up playfully before the date, for example :
- Valentine’s Day ads come on TV all the time, when you see one you could say something like “have you thought about valentine’s day?” or “would you like to do something or is there anything you want?”You may not get a straight answer but you’ll be able to tell the level of enthusiasm from the reply, and maybe even get your answer if you’re lucky.
- Go to a shopping mall, there will be Valentine’s Day reminder signs EVERYWHERE. You could perhaps “forget” that it was coming up and “remember” when you see the adverts.Window shop and ask opinions on potential gifts, you can point out things you like too!
Remember, February 14th is about making your loved one feel loved, special and happy.Click To Tweet
You’ll do fine, just believe in yourself, make sure to have an awesome time and enjoy celebrating your relationship.
We’d love to hear from you how your day went, so don’t be shy to pop in and let us know how you went.