Are you looking for a less traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Forget flowers and chocolate and opt to create some fun memories together instead!
Overnight stay in a jacuzzi suite: Leave responsibility at home and focus on each other. Suites with in-room whirlpools can be found in most cities…and some are surprisingly affordable. Be sure to choose a hotel that offers continental breakfast and late checkout times!
Plan a day trip or weekend getaway: To your love’s favorite spot, or explore a new city together. Arrange transportation and accommodations in addition to organizing a tentative itinerary to make the most of your time. Don’t forget to pencil in romance!
Technology: An MP3 player can be loaded with songs by your lover’s favorite musician or a cell phone can be programmed with your phone numbers — even a laptop can be personalized with a mushy screensaver. While this might be overkill for newer couples, it’s a great modern idea for a longtime partner who has everything!
Foodie gifts: If your significant other is an aficionado of gourmet food, fine wine or organic beer, then this might be the route to go. Seek out a particular product they have mentioned wanting to try or put together a package with a few interesting choices. The way to the heart is through the stomach after all!
Scrapbook of memories: This is a fantastic way to give a very meaningful gift in today’s economic climate. The kicker is that you have to plan ahead, keeping mementos and photos of shared experiences. Putting them all together in a scrapbook to present to your love on Valentine’s Day will make a real impression. An alternative is to have a special photograph, drawing or painting framed as a gift, which is a personal gesture that will mean a great deal.