Valentine's Day is a time to show your special someone how much you love them, but for many of us, it can also be a stressful time of year. From finding the perfect gift to planning a romantic evening, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To help you make sure you have the best Valentine's Day possible, here are some tips and tricks to keep things fun and relaxed.
1. Get Ahead of the Game
Don’t wait until the last minute to start thinking about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day. Start early and shop around for the perfect gift. You’ll have plenty of time to find something that your special someone will love without having to rush or settle.
2. Make it Personal
Nothing says “I love you” like a personalized gift. You can create meaningful keepsakes such as custom mugs or t-shirts with your partner’s name, or surprise them with a personalized photo frame or scrapbook. Showing someone how much they mean to you doesn’t necessarily require spending money on expensive presents; making something special like a scrapbook that captures your memories together can be an extra special gesture and one that costs nothing more than the effort put into it! Another personal and creative take would be to take the time to decorate your home for Valentines day with garlands, streamers, hearts, and other decorations.
3. Think Out of the Box
Don’t just do the same things you do every year. If you usually go out to dinner and a movie, consider taking a trip somewhere special or finding a unique activity you haven’t done before. Or take things up a notch by planning activities like a scavenger hunt or a themed night such as a burlesque show or mystery dinner theater. Some smart gifts that are appreciated this time of year are wellness and self care focused. If you're still on the lookout for the right gift, we highly recommend the versatile VPod. This wireless TENS/EMS Unit is a lightweight, portable device that will provide natural pain relief for all chronic pain and/or muscle soreness. For more info on the VPod, visit massagetherapyconcepts.com.
Make an effort to think outside of the box this year so your Valentine’s Day stands out from all the other holidays. Doing something unexpected and adventurous will create a special memory that will last much longer than flowers or chocolates.
Something to keep in mind:
Keep lines of communication open with your partner throughout Valentine’s Day. Even if your date is planned ahead of time, check in during it to make sure they are having a good time. The more relaxed both partners feel in the situation, the better chance of having an enjoyable day together.
Happy Valentine's Day from the MTC Team!