Purchasing Valentines Day gifts, flowers and chocolates just because everybody does it is not a good idea. Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to make the most of February 14th celebrating it out of pure obligation, not romance. Want a Valentine’s Day 2012 date with a difference? Check the tips mentioned below to celebrate the occasion a bit more creatively and romantically.
Plan in advance. Think over the scenario of the perfect Valentines Day celebration in advance. If you are going to celebrate at home alone together with your significant other, set the mood with aroma candles, romantic music, delicious wine and desserts. Opt for a personalised bottle of red wine or champagne and prepare crystal glasses or flutes engraved with a romantic message of up to 70 characters. Make your sweetheart feel special by showing how much time and attention you invested in preparing for the date. If you are planning a romantic getaway, order a luxury hotel break for just the two of you. A weekend in the country, picnic boat cruise or lunch in Paris may all be in good taste.
Make a booking. If you are planning a romantic dinner at a restaurant or a hotel break, book in advance as most restaurants and hotels tend to be packed on Valentines Day and the nearest weekend. Buy a gift experience for two Select the right gift. While millions of gift givers opt for traditional teddy bears, chocolates, roses and cards, Valentines Day is a perfect time to be creative, so look out for something unique that can speak volumes. Specialised websites have vast selections of unusual romantic presents for the occasion including personalised calendars, engraved jewellery sets, glamorous bath boxes with bath bombs and essential oils and so on. A personalised message in a bottle is a really thoughtful gift, an epitome of creativity and romance. Come up with a personal message to print on high quality parchment paper that will be tied with red ribbon and sealed in an elegant bottle with sand and sea shells. Present the gift in a vintage wood style box padded with matching gold tissue paper.
Find the words. A simple “I love you” can set a romantic mood on Valentines Day, but you can also think of something more sophisticated. Use a few lines by someone famous as an example, but be yourself. Remember that a personalised gift is a great place to put a romantic saying. Texting and instant messaging as well as romantic toasts are wonderful ways to express your feelings and break the ice.
Joyce Cary once said, “Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.” Valentines Day
2012 is a wonderful opportunity to use your imagination for making someone you love happy.