Originally published on 11th February 2020
Keep things light and you’ll stay bright!
As much as we think that Valentine’s Day is all about – chocolates, red roses, and love quotes – we forget that every relationship is unique. It’s a great time to express your feelings — and possibly impress them with your talent.
I will admit, it took some time for me to realize this, but growing older has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. As time pass, I have realized how indigenous pleasures made my relationship beautiful than I could have ever imagined; the pleasure of short neighborhood walks, the pleasure of sharing one chocolate, the pleasure of playing a game of chess and the pleasure of being completely opposite to each other.
“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Couples who laugh together stay together. So forgo red roses and box of chocolates and instead get something exciting that you both can enjoy together. All of these ideas are affordable ways to spread love and make them feel special…even if it’s last-minute quick and easy Valentine’s Day gift.
Don’t forget to have a night out while you’re at it. A meal at an Italian deli could be more than enough for this.
For new relationships
If you are in a new relationship and not sure what to give, it’s always a good idea to give a cute card or watch a movie together. Or a gamer power bank that can keep him/her entertained whilst the phone is on a charge.
For Best friends
Celebrate female friendships the day before the world becomes obsessed with lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day – Happy Galentine’s Day! You can exchange gifts like a hand-made card, inspiring feminist read or consider going for a spa.
“Ovaries before brovaries, you know?”
For Married with young kids
It’s always a good idea to present something to your better half to show how much you care – and you really don’t need to break a bank to do so. Forget flower deliveries; give them a fully grown air-purifying plant that will help you remove toxins and improve air quality like peace lily. A back massager to relax and rewind or a gift card as a customizable option.
For long-distance relationships
If you think about it, as advanced as technology is these days, there’s no reason you can’t be together on Valentine’s Day. Have a dinner date on skype or send your love a care package or a playlist.
For a couple who doesn’t plan Valentine’s Day
Rather than stressing out about choosing the perfect gift and planning a special dinner date. You can go shopping together or include your kids in the celebration.
Your Valentine loves you for what you are. So do not pretend to be someone else and treat them with things they truly love. Surprise and delight your loved ones with your creativity.
You can also read these 20 Rules of Love together and spend a memorable evening.
I hope you like this list and please share your unique style to enjoy Valentine’s Day.