Let’s say you’re in a relationship. And let’s say you’ve been so focused on Presidents Day that you completely forgot that Valentine’s Day is coming up.
This is completely hypothetical, of course. But what would you do?
There are three basic approaches:
Run away. Whether you hide out in a remote cabin or just don’t answer your phone for a few days, this approach is apt to make you single – or at least get you in trouble.
Do the easiest thing possible. If getting a gift for your sweetheart involves swinging through a drive through or grabbing an impulse purchase next to the drug store checkout, you won’t be fooling anyone.
Get creative and show some love. This option might take a little effort, but the payoff will be worth it.
You don’t have to plan for months or spend a fortune to dazzle your darling. Here are some ideas for showing you care – even if you waited until the last minute.
Breakfast in bed – It’s a classic idea because it’s a good idea. Everyone loves to be pampered, and most people love breakfast. Sneak out early to get your sweetie a favorite coffee and donuts. Or, whip up a little French toast while your love is still snoozing.
Netflix – It’s not the most romantic gift ever. But if your honey doesn’t have this service, it will be a game-changer. If you’re going to share the account, load the queue with movies and shows you know your love wants to see.
The perfect embellishment – Every woman loves a little sparkle. And that sparkle doesn’t have to be jewelry! Maybe your love lusts after cowboy boots, or would be thrilled with a new scarf. Stop in a small boutique like Finishings for Her and find a gift that will delight. And if you don’t have a clue, a gift certificate is always a winner.
A good, old-fashioned love letter – Who doesn’t love to hear how much they are loved? Take a few minutes to put pen to paper. Describe a few things you love about your beloved, and talk about how your life has changed because of her. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long-winded – short and sweet can be incredibly powerful.
No matter how you acknowledge Valentine’s Day, remember the real goal of the holiday. Show your love!