February, the romantic month of love.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or any special occasion, these events can put a lot of stress on couples as partners struggle to find meaningful ways to celebrate one another. With rows of pink and red candy packages filling up aisles at every store and jewelry commercials pushing for gifts of diamonds and trinkets, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But stress no longer because showing your love for someone doesn’t necessarily have to leave you in debt. It’s not how much you spend on a gift, it really is the thought that goes behind it that really matters to a woman. She wants to know you care! Think the best gifts for her are diamonds, roses, and chocolates? Think again! These cliche and over-priced items are often the last thing on a woman’s list. If you want to do something really special for your lady this year, consider giving a more personal and unique gift:
- Plan a date to somewhere special –
Pick a location that’s significant to you, like the place you first met or the location of your first date. You can also choose a romantic destination like a beach or park for a picnic or even take your girl out to an amusement park. The key is to find something that matches both of your personalities and find a unique way to celebrate and show your love.
- Make a special night in –
If you’re skillful in the kitchen, consider making a special dinner for just you and your sweetheart. If you don’t know a soup pot from a frying pan, you can serve take-out from your favorite restaurant, dressed up with fine china and flatware. There are also plenty of very simple, elegant recipes to be found online if you feel like experimenting. You could also opt to spend the evening at home doing something that’s meaningful to both of you, like cuddling together and watching a favorite film.
- Make plans to pamper your sweetheart –
Nothing says “I love you” like being showered in attention, especially if your significant other rarely gets much time for herself. Schedule a spa day for her that includes a massage, facial, pedicure or other pampering services. You might even consider buying lash extensions for your girl. These luscious lashes are a hot trend right now, and many women adore the way they make their eyes look fabulous even without makeup. The results last for weeks, which makes this a much more valuable holiday investment than chocolate or balloons.