Ah, the power of love! It’s not that you don’t get to express your love to your dearest through the year, but Valentine’s Day is like the Birthday of Love. Like any birthday party held on one’s birthday, Valentine’s Day too holds parties and enjoyment routine for a couple. And Valentine’s Day enjoyment doesn’t just have to be for a couple, it may include families and the ones you hold very dear.
But yes, the general idea of spending the Valentine’s Day is with your girlfriend or boyfriend. So, have you got any ideas about the fast-approaching day? Maybe you could do something or get something that’s dear to him/her, arrange a meet with his/her old-long time friend, or just spend time together! Still confused? Well, here are some pointers, which might help you get this Valentine’s Day over, in a well-fashioned way.
Planning A Valentine Gift
It is not just about the present you give to your loved one; it’s about the effort you spend on it. It’s how creative you can be in making the day special, how much thought spend over the subject. So even if you’re planning a simple handmade gift, try and be original and creative. That’s what counts; of course, bought presents are fine too.
When coming to the matter of Valentine’s Day gifts, they can be very cute. For example: Send flowers at his/her workplace (not roses, but maybe lilies or bird’s of paradise, etc); or you can present her with something she said, she desired to have, with your personally made mix tape, or personal favorite book, or CD, etc. But if you want to make the day special for the loved one, and arrange something special, here are some pointers for you.
Make A Video
A video might not be very lengthy, just enough (of about 60 seconds or so). Make the video with a camera phone, for that extra shaky-reality effect. Speak in the video of how you feel, and your gratitude, about your loved one. You can kick it up a notch by doing different part of the video in different places. For example, do a part of about 10-15 seconds in the streets, almost same at home, then some at a coffee shop, etc. and then compile the whole thing into one single video. Now you may upload the video in a social site, or Youtube, or keep it personal and send the video (via mobile) only to your loved one.
Paper roses also can be made into a great gift. Make a few roses with paper, give one to him/her, then go and hide the others at various places in a park, or the city, or neighborhood; attach with the roses, the direction to get to the next rose. At the end of this quest, you would be standing with a bouquet of roses in hand, and some other gift, maybe.
Cook for your loved one if you know how to cook. If you are very much apt in cooking dishes, surprise him/her with a new one; if you are not very talented in this, go for the numerous recipes given online.
These are very personal gifts, and have a nice charm over your partner; just don’t print out the letters. Write down a love letter, saying what he/she means to you, and how much you love him/her.
Mix Collection Of Songs
Mix Tape is one of the more recent types of Valentine Day gifts. Compile some of his/her, and your, most liked romantic songs in one cassette or CD, and present it to her. Even better would be if you invited him/her over at your place for dinner, and then play the recording, as you are chatting.
Gift Flowers In The Classroom
If you’re bold enough, then sneak into his/her classroom, and gift him/her flowers.Got to watch out for the teacher though; or you’d be spending the rest of the Valentine’s Day in detention.
Find A Photo Booth
Find a photo booth, you know the likes of which is found at the airports, malls, etc. and take your lover inside. Click photos with a romantic backdrop, and without telling him/her, kiss him/her.
Use Shower Steam
If you’re living together, when you go for a shower, write on the glass, (when the steam is on it) how much you love her. When your lover goes to bath, he/she shall find the message on the mirror.
Make A List
Write down on a long paper, the list of reasons, you love him/her for. After you’re done, frame the whole thing and gift it to him/her.
Invite him/her for a Romantic Dinner; decorate the room with Valentine’s Day decorations (heart-shaped paper cut-outs on the fans, hanging at the windows, etc). You can also buy some glow-in-the-dark stars/ hearts, and paste them on the ceiling, saying you love him/her.
Gift him/her a bouquet of roses, and a fake one in the middle. Write down on a paper, that you’ll love him/her, until the last rose dies, and keep it on top of the pile.
Red Rose Every Hour
Send him/her one red rose for every hour of the Valentine Day, preferably through some colleague of him/her. At the special dinner, present her with a big bouquet of roses.
Plan a mystery trip for both of you. Mystery trips are trips where, the traveler doesn’t know where he/she’s going until they land.
Plan A Picnic
Book, or find some distant and calm place, away from the shrieks and shout of the city, and have a nice day with your loved one. Prepare a food basket, which may be filled with cupcakes, shaped like hearts, chocolate dripped strawberries, etc.
Prepare A Collage
Make a collage of his/her most favorite things, likes, photos and some special events of your relationship and present it to him/her, coupled with a rose.
If you’re in a very stable position in your relationship, and want to take it further, you may also opt for candle-lit dinners. If this preparation is done outside your home, you may also go for a romantic movie before. Book a table for two, in a restaurant with romantic theme (or you can arrange for the same preparation at home). You can also have jazz musicians play your valentine special songs, dedicated from you to him/her.
If you don’t have a girlfriend/boyfriend to share the Valentine day to share with, you can always share the day with your family and friends or your loved ones. The idea of spending the Valentine’s Day is to spend the day with your loved ones. So, take a leave, and sit with your family. You can also arrange for a short trip or picnic nearby and visit with the whole family.