This upcoming Valentine’s Day, perhaps more than any Valentine’s Day in the past, your partner, spouse, or significant other deserves a special and romantic day. Sometimes, however, planning a special day that is both romantic and creative can be difficult. The effort you put in creating a Valentine’s Day surprise for your special someone will be well worth it: they will feel loved, appreciated, and wanted. And, in turn, your relationship could be stronger and healthier as a result of this gesture. If you want to put together an amazing Valentine’s Day surprise for your loved one, here are some great ideas to consider.
Pull out all the traditional Valentine’s Day stops.
It simply isn’t a Valentine’s Day surprise without some Valentine’s Day flowers and chocolates. Though you may think of it as cliche, these traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are popular for a reason: everyone loves chocolate and flowers. When you’re choosing flowers, skip the gas station or grocery chain bouquets in favor of a service like Bouqs, which sources farm-direct flowers that stay fresher for longer. Bouqs works with flower farmers with a commitment to sustainable flower growing, too, so you can feel good about the flowers you buy.
Get them something you know they will like.
Pay attention to your partner’s hobbies and interests so that you can buy them a gift they’re sure to use and enjoy. This is especially important when you’re choosing jewelry for your significant other. Pay attention to what they actually wear, what their day to day life looks like, and what their overall style is. For a fashion-forward yet classically elegant partner, opt for Kendra Scott earrings. Earrings are functional and timeless pieces of jewelry that don’t have all the connotations that a ring on Valentine’s Day might have.
Plan a new experience for you to share.
One of the best ways to keep your relationship healthy and exciting is to plan experiences for you to have for the first time, together. For instance, if neither of you has ever been ice skating, it could bring you two closer together to share your first time ice skating with each other. You’ll always have the memory of trying something new with a person who is very important to you.
Put some effort into your own appearance.
If you really want to go all out with your Valentine’s Day surprise, make sure you’re putting effort into your appearance. A simple t-shirt and sweatpants may be fine on a weekday evening, but putting in the additional effort on your outfit and your grooming will show your partner that you truly care. Make sure you know your partner well so that you can choose an outfit that will surprise and excite them. For instance, when attracting older women, you may want to consider dressing in a more mature way than you would be if you trying to please a younger woman who may prefer a trendier way of dressing.
Turn off your phones.
This is a great date element, no matter what day it is. Turning off your cell phones means that neither of you will get distracted by social media, texts, calls from work, or other phone-related pastimes. If you and your partner mutually agree to shut off your smartphones, you will be able to spend your time together fully present and ready to listen to each other. This simple step in your Valentine’s Day plan can make your relationship much stronger.
Utilizing any of the above tips when planning out your Valentine’s Day itinerary is a surefire way to ensure you and your partner have a great time and you grow closer together. Gifts, experiences, and spending quality time together are some of the best things you can do for the health of your relationship.
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