5 Ways to Make Your Valentine Feel Special
Clever Valentine's Day Ideas to Make Any Important People in Your Life Feel Special
Valentine's Day is such a special day of the year. It is a day dedicated to love-mostly romantic- but also a day to make any important people in your life feel special. It always sweetens the pot when you can find valentines ideas for him or her on a budget that rank high in quality. Valentine's Day is the one day where you can take the extra time to express your appreciation, love and gratitude for your partner, beloved, or anyone who has a special place in your heart. There are so many things you can do to make these people know how much you value them. Use this blog as a springboard to help come up with clever valentines day ideas.
1. Do SOMETHING...Do ANYTHING
Make sure you give yourself a little time to plan in advance. Waiting till last minute means you are running the chances of being empty-handed and could have a high price to pay. The rewards of taking the extra time to make sure that you have prepared something for your partner on Valentines Day are much greater and worth your time and energy than the risks and stress that come from procrastination. You can buy your beloved his/her favorite treats to satisfy a sweet tooth, like chocolate covered nuts, pretzels or dried fruit with some flowers. The act of thinking about someone and taking the time to acknowledge them is worth more than you may know.
2. Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt
Get some of those Valentine day cards you used to buy when you were in elementary school and use them to create a scavenger hunt. Let the first card be an introduction to the hunt with clues leading them to the next, perhaps with a little sweet treat with each card. Let the ending be an invitation to evening plans, whether it's dinner at your favorite spot or a homecooked meal. This makes it fun for your partner and shows them that you took the time to make the day extra special for them.
3. Order in or Hire a Personal Chef
The ability to cook is somewhat of an art. If your culinary skills are not that great but you would prefer to avoid the potential chaos of eating out, create a special dinner for two at home. You can either pre-order the food or have it made right there in your kitchen by hiring a personal chef. The meal can now be tailored to you and your Valentine, while you also set the scene to be as romantic as you desire. Some elements to consider: candles, flowers, music, a lit fireplace, or maybe even loose rose petals around the dining table or by the entranceway. As you can see, none of these ideas are too complicated or difficult to do; however, the impact it will have on your Valentine will be enormous.
4. Create a Private Spa
This idea is sure to score you extra points. Is there a single person out there who would not feel special being pampered? There are several ways you can create a spa-like experience. Run a bubble bath for your Valentine with a glass of wine and then give them a long, sensual massage from head to toe. Some other thoughts: light some yummy smelling candles, arrange some chocolates and strawberries on a serving plate, add some loose rose petals to a bath or around the room, or play some of their favorite relaxing music. Set the ambiance and then pamper them like no other.
5. Weekend Get Away
Plan a weekend getaway for your partner. You can even build on the anticipation by suggesting what to pack while keeping the actual destination a secret. Depending on where you live, the location could be anywhere that has a romantic destination. You could go to wine country, the beach, the mountains, a lake or the dessert. Whether you are at a cute Bed & Breakfast or high end hotel, the most important thing throughout the trip is to share with your partner how special he or she is to you.
You are not limited to only using one of these ideas- after all, they are but a sample of all cute things to do for Valentines Day. Maybe several of them spoke to you and you would like to do a combination of them. And if you are seeking for Valentines ideas for her on a budget, combining two or or three ideas can be easily achieved without breaking the bank. The important thing is to take the time to be creative, plan and do the things you know that would make your Valentine feel special.
All these ideas are fairly simple to implement, even if you are on a budget. Each one of these ideas requires an investment of time and effort, which will be treasured deeply by your loved one. Thoughtful preparation is sure to make your Valentine feel special and cared for. Usually, when you make a person feel this way, their natural response will be to want to give back and make you feel special. That is the best thing about the gift of love and time: it often works like an investment, and in one way or another, you will be filled up well beyond what you gave.
About the Author
Lisa Saremi is health and wellness coach for Limitless-U and blogger for eatnuts.com. Lisa received training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program on dietary theories, practical lifestyle management and innovative coaching methods with top health and wellness experts.