“I love you. These words need no interpretation.” – Unknown
February is the most important month after January. Why you may ask? It’s the month of love, thanks to St. Valentine.
Here we are at that time of year again with lots of romance in the air. Valentine’s Day discounts on gifts and cards have got the online world buzzing and organisations are using this opportunity to make huge sales.
Couples want to use this time to show their feelings in a way that will impress their loved ones and melt their hearts. Most of the time some need help with what to do.
Waiting until you only have a day or two until Valentine’s Day and then start frantically throwing together some sort of gift and trying to find a restaurant that isn’t booked out will turn out stressful.
So IBIENE is giving you options to consider. Starting now can make the difference between a pretty good date and a heart-melting super-date.
Here are some ideas you could try.
Make it a whole-day, multi-tiered experience rather than just a dinner:
Start off the romantic experience by meeting up a bit earlier in the day—for couples living together, this could mean starting the day with a nice breakfast in bed, then planning a set of fun, romantic activities before eventually heading off to dinner and ending the day in the romantically decorated bedroom. No one treated in this manner will forget it in a hurry.
Dress to impress:
Whether you are a young couple just starting out your relationship or mature lovers who have gone through the beautiful and the ugly, being presentable is a major part of showing that you care about another person. The smile that will light up your partners face when (s)he hears “I had to dress up for you” will get you both talking about it for a long time.
Buy your partner tickets to a game:
This has never gone wrong. Tickets to your date’s favourite sporting event is a proven way to show that you love what he/she loves. Not only will you make his/her night, you’ll also get to share something special together. What’s better than that?
Take your date down memory lane:
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the moment yet there’s no better day to reflect on what makes you so happy with your partner in the first place. A great way to celebrate your relationship is to make a scrapbook. Look through old pictures and do chronological storytelling of memories that will last.
When was the last time you both danced? For the ultimate romantic night, try your hand at ballroom dancing. If you’re newbies, there are dance classes you can sign up for, as well as groups that meet to show you the ropes. You’ll both burn calories and get fit. What else is a perfect gift?
You both can learn something new:
Not everyone is cut out for attending dinners and getaways. What about signing up to learn something new such as pottery, winemaking, a new recipe, caring for animals and so on. Nothing beats knowledge.
Get a spa session:
After a tiresome year, petting your body can be a lifesaver. Those nerves and muscles that are already tightened would need some good hands softening them. Book a session for you and your loved one or get one if your partner is far from you. You both won’t forget it in a hurry.
A special home-cooked meal can be so much more romantic than going out to eat at a pretty busy restaurant. Even if one of you doesn’t have chef-worthy skills, you can still make a memorable dinner you’ll both enjoy, laugh and talk about for years.
Pen down a love letter:
Now is the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them. Your grandchildren might get to read that letter someday.
Give, Give, Give:
If you’ve done all the outings and dinners and cooking and it looks like routine, it’s time to try something different – give. You both can give your resources, time, energy knowledge to the less privileged, students, orphans or volunteers towards a worthy cause like saving animals, the environment or historic sites. You’ll feel fulfilled.
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