Love is in the air – especially when you start seeing candied hearts, flowers, and chocolates popping up everywhere. Though some have come to brush this Hallmark holiday aside – there’s no denying that pronouncing your love to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day fills both of you with joy.
Celebrating your love is no less important than spending time with family during the holidays. The truth is, there are lots of things you can do for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day that doesn’t cost much, or anything at all. The most important part is to express and feel loved so you know how much you mean to each other.
If you’re having trouble coming up with some ideas on your own, here are some ways you can celebrate the upcoming holiday.
Have a Picnic
This one may sound cheesy but there’s a reason why it’s become so popular. Pack up some tasty new treats or an old trusty favorite. Bring some blankets to snuggle and lay your heads down on the ground and look up at the sky.
There’s just something about being outdoors without any distractions that make for a genuine connection.
Leave Love Notes Around
There’s nothing better than going about your daily routine and having it interrupted with some sweet declarations of love from your significant other.
Make the notes specific and focus on them personally for a deeper emotional reaction.
i.e. I love the way you [this] when you’re [doing this].
Run a Bath
Who says you can only get pampered at a spa? Try lighting some scented candles around the tub and throw in some relaxing bubbles to give your sweetie a soak they’ll remember. It helps to turn down the lights and put on some soft tunes too.
Do An Activity You’ve Never Done Before
If you live in a larger city, find an experience neither one of you has done before. Think – a kitten or puppy cafe, wine and paint night, or rock wall climbing for the more adventurous. Even if the idea is not immediately appealing to you, new experiences are great for bonding.
And who knows? You might even like it!
Go Somewhere New
Going somewhere different doesn’t have to mean flying off in an airplane or hitting the road for a long drive. It could mean discovering a new hiking trail or trying a restaurant you’ve never been to before.
Finding new places is stimulating for both of you and stepping outside of your regular routine helps to mark the occasion.
Throwing a fun, new activity from home is an excellent option too. Maybe your partner has always wanted to sing karaoke but you’re too embarrassed. Simply host your own karaoke party at home with YouTube and a mic!
Buy fresh ingredients and cook a delicious meal you’ve never tried before. Make a date out of choosing a new indoor plant. Even something as simple as dressing up and sitting down to eat over candlelight lets your sweetie know the day is special.
Do One of Their Chores For Them
For a Valentine’s Day treat, surprise your sweetheart by doing some of the chores he/she normally does. Maybe it’s the dishes, mowing the lawn, or sweeping the floor. If your beloved usually takes the garbage out, surprise them by getting your trash cans cleaned and sanitized by Clean Cans. They’ll notice these small gestures from you and feel appreciated.
In the end, getting lavish gifts for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day may be wonderful. But the best things to do for your dearest should come from the heart and contain an element of newness or unexpectedness.
We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the love you share. Happy Valentine’s Day from Clean Cans!