Valentines Day Ideas

February 3, 2021

The word here is thoughtful. Retailers want you to buy that piece of fine jewelry, those long stem Red Roses in a box, that delectable meal at an expensive restaurant.

Don’t get me wrong, those are all good things to do and you should do, if you have the financial ability or if Covid shut downs haven’t hampered your plans.

Covid-19 has hurt many of us financially and emotionally. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything. Just make sure that it is thoughtful. A bit of effort goes a long way.

So may I suggest the following:

- Instead of giving flowers, give a “live” plant they can plant in their garden.

- Deliver one long stemmed, red rose everyday for a week. Labor intensive… but a great way to get your point across!

-Hide Valentines Day cards (hand made or store bought) in places where “he” or “she” will find them.

- Memorize a Shakespeare sonnet (118 is a good standard) and deliver it at an appropriate moment.

 - Create a romantic dinner at home. Cook up a special menu, set an appropriate dining table and play soft music. Dress for the occasion.

-Learn “I love you” in as many languages as you can. Write them down in personal notes and deliver them with gifts of scented soap, lotions and bath oils…

-Romantic coupon books filled with massages, star gazing, wine tasting and other romantic IOU’s.

- Go out for a picnic. Load up on delectable gourmet foods from Trader Joes, pick location with a view and easy social distancing.

The true art of romance is making your special someone feel special. It has nothing to do cost and has everything to do with making someone feel cared about. The little details, effort and thoughtfulness that go into your Valentine gift matter the most.