Valentine’s day isn’t that far away and since you have someone to spend it with (time to turn off Bumble subscription then?), we will give you some ideas on how to make this day really special.
Here are some non-traditional ideas to help stimulate your imagination.
A vacation? Why not!
Have you ever taken your loved one on the road? Oftentimes, the best vacations still feature some level of drama at some point. However, this really brings you closer together.
Also, it’s notable that you can sometimes find some surprising travel deals around Valentine’s day. Booking in advance is wise, but you might look into non-traditional travel as well—like a cross-country train ride, or a trip to a tropical island and a hot air balloon ride to some hidden park.
Because of the internet of things and expanding global trade, it’s possible to easily go all sorts of places that would have been very difficult or expensive to reach even just a few years ago. Here are a few cost-effective romantic ideas to get your imagination going. Whether you’re playing in the sand on some secluded beach in Manzanita, Oregon, or shopping in a famous, chic district, you’ll be with your loved one. Plus, you’ll have the memories.
Flowers – always a classic
Flowers will never go out of fashion. Though, to be sure, new floral presentations come into being every day. Certainly, a traditional bouquet of roses will be properly romantic and affecting, but you might want to mix it up. Giving your loved one a bouquet of rare flowers only attainable through modern technological advances definitely puts a unique spin on the whole thing.
There are also some interesting modifications of traditional floral arrangements. If you go to a craft shop or a toy shop, you might find a crystal rose. Glass roses can be incredibly beautiful, and they will certainly last longer than traditional ones. Gold and jewels worked into roses can also be a breathtaking gift that’s unique, relatively affordable, and more available today.
If you want a truly unique gift for 2020, you might want to look into portraits. Modern technology is making it a lot easier to get a stylistic, artistic, lifelike portrait. Pet portraits are inexpensive and perfect for Valentine’s Day. You could give your special someone a picture of themselves, yourself, or a family member close to them.
However, pet portraits are really something else. This is something they’ll cherish, and which is romantic without being too suggestive, or self-serving. Pick whatever portrait type most appeals to you and you’re likely to make the right choice.
Finding the perfect gift
A variation on a theme is always something worth considering on Valentine’s Day. Your lady wants to feel special. She wants to feel like she’s one of a kind to you. Buy her a package filled with “basic” gifts, and don’t be surprised if she isn’t too enthusiastic. But you don’t have to totally break the mold. Improvise!
Here’s a great idea: buy a box of chocolates, carefully open it, and put an inexpensive-but-gorgeous little necklace inside. Then rewrap the box so it doesn’t appear opened and give it to her nonchalantly, so she doesn’t see what the gift is until she opens the box. Be sure to get her favorite chocolate so she can’t resist.
Just think outside the box a little, and never give the same gift twice. That’ll get you the dead stare and “I’m fine” treatment, for sure. Vacations, flowers, and portraits are some gifts for 2020 that can, with some effort, be turned into slight but romantic variations on traditional gift-giving themes. Just put time and consideration into it. That will shine through.