It’s that time of the year again – when all the shops are filled with heart shaped balloons and cute teddy bears, whilst shopping malls are packed with those looking to buy the perfect flowers and card for that special someone – yes, you guessed correctly… its Valentine’s Day! ♥♥♥
For some men and women, Valentine’s Day sparks thoughts of love, being spoilt by their other half, receiving heart shaped chocolates and dining in their favourite restaurant. However, not everyone is in a relationship and not everyone gets to enjoy these treats.
Whether you are single or taken, there are many fun and exciting ways to spend Valentine’s Day. Let’s take a look at a few ways to spoil your loved ones, friends and of course yourself this Valentine’s Day.
Guys, there are so many things you can do to treat your lady to a day or night she will not soon forget. A nice romantic gesture would be to get a stuffed animal, chocolates or flowers delivered to her work. This will surely put a smile on her face, and let her know you are thinking of her. Make her breakfast in bed or recreate your first date by having a ‘second first date’ – take her to the same restaurant (hopefully you remember what it was!), order the same meal and reminisce about that special evening.
If you want to be a little more extravagant, buy her perfume or jewellery. Alternatively, take her away for a little getaway or a romantic spa day where she will be pampered and constantly reminded how special she is.
For those of you who like to think a little outside the box, find your nearest karaoke bar and sing a romantic duet together, take her to a live music show, try a salsa dance class or go ice-skating.
As we know, guys don’t always like the same type of gifts that girls do, so why not spoil your man and plan something that he would also enjoy and probably not expect. Buy him a new computer game that you can play together, cook him his favourite meal, create a playlist of his favourite songs or set up a private cinema in your lounge and watch his favourite movie. Recent research shows that an important aspect of happy marriages and relationships is the time that couples spend enjoying activities together – so why not try one of these great ideas!
For those single ladies and gentlemen, there are plenty of fun ways that you can spend your evening too. Valentine’s Day could be the perfect day to find your ‘soulmate’. There are usually many social events taking place such as singles parties and speed dating events. Find out which events are taking place in your area, get all your single friends together, go out and have fun!
If searching for love is not on your agenda, this is a good opportunity to host a dinner party or go to a new trendy restaurant with your single friends and celebrate your friendship.
Treat yourself to something that will make you feel special, it could be a new dress or a watch, take yourself to a movie or out for dinner. This can help build your confidence. It is so important to love yourself and know your worth.
Use this day to do whatever you want to do and if that includes going to gym, sleeping a few extra hours or catching up with family then that is the perfect activity for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! No matter if you’re celebrating with a partner, friends or on your own, remember that you are special and you deserve to feel that way. Use some of these ideas and make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable!