Think Outside the Chocolate Box for Gifts
February is the sweetest month of the year! Singles and couples everywhere are thinking about next week’s Valentine’s Day, and how they should or should not celebrate the big day.
If you are in a new relationship, this day can be very exciting as your significant other surprises you yet again with a new gift or date idea. But what about those of those who have been with the same person for years? You can only be surprised so many times until you can predict your partner’s next move, or the holiday itself just becomes dull.
Well to that I say: Break the habit! You are obviously in a funk where you love each other, but the same old same old has lost its spark. Chocolates and flowers have become expected and don’t bring the wow they used to. All those kind gestures are still great, but think outside the heart-shaped box.
Try one of these gift giving ideas this Valentine’s Day, and see if your partner is romantically thrown off guard in the best way possible:
Don’t give into the box of chocolates, instead buy your partner some freedom. Offer to babysit for the night and tell your partner to go out with the girls for Galentine’s Day. She will argue that you need to be together on this day, but the reality is that you are together EVERY day, and a night off comes few and far between. If she absolutely does not want to go out by herself, encourage her to stay home only if shy relaxes and lets herself be pampered. Pull out all the romantic stops: Run a nice bath accompanied by champagne, chocolate and a massage. And of course, join in if you are invited.
Do it live
Forget restaurant reservations and be your own chef for the night. Buy all the ingredients beforehand and surprise your partner by cooking together. But spice it up by recording the whole thing. That is right, record it live on either Facebook or Instagram to turn up the heat. It will capture raw footage of the two of you working together and can be something fun to watch later on. Or it can be completely hilarious if things end up a disaster, but then at least it is a good laugh together.
The more the merrier
While one-on-one dates are great, they are so typical. Make this Valentine’s Day a group date to set a new mood. Invite your favorite couples, and plan something you can all do together outside the house. Think beyond a group dinner. Maybe you all do an escape room or book an Airbnb and get away for a weekend. Two is fun, but more is a party, so turn it up and try something new as a group.
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