Do not be that boring cookie cutter person who brings roses and plans a reservation for two (unless that’s what they asked for or really enjoy). Try being different, think a little out of the Hallmark holiday. Even swinging by Starbucks or Jamba Juice to pick up their drink of choice on a random day shows love. Show interest in their hobby: buy tickets to a show (not a movie), dart painting, rock climbing, race car driving, archery, horseback riding, dancing, music or have a photoshoot. Do not focus on what you both love, focus on them only. It’s one day, a moment to give them that will last forever as a beautiful memory of selflessness.
With that said always remember not to put too much pressure on yourself as it is only one day. There are still 364 more days to show love. Perfection does not equal love. Try to enjoy the day even if everything seems to go wrong. Take the high road that it may be a funny memory later.
Personally, I do not have an elaborate Valentine’s day plans, since it is a school day. Since my day will end at around 5:30-6:00 pm (depending on traffic) it leaves a small window to spend time together especially since it is an early day Thursday (6:00 am). Here are some ideas for people who are also on a time crunch.
- Make/Order Dinner together
- Dress up for each other
- Order Dessert to go
- Ask/ Draw Questions
- Surprise Him with a Package
- Play Games, Mario Kart/ Others