Creating a Gift of Love for Valentine’s Day

The word love spelled out in red letters with white polka dots on a blurred background of red fabricLooking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one? Forget the chocolate and flowers. To let someone know how much you love them means only creating a memory. Do something out-of-the-ordinary this Valentine’s Day. Plan something so unexpected, so unique that remembering it together will be just as much fun as doing it. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  1. Create a romantic scavenger hunt for your loved one. Scout out photos, gifts, trinkets, maps, tokens, or anything that you have been saving that reminds you of a special/fun/romantic time the two of you spent together. Map out a route through your home/yard/neighborhood/town that will lead your honey to discover these items and leave a special note with each one that tells why it was so special for you. If you really want to get creative, use GPS coordinates for a “geo-caching” adventure.
  2. Plan a day at the spa together and get head-to-toe makeovers. Take before, during, and after pictures to remember the day.
  3. Take a cooking class together. Find a class that features your favorite region/style of cooking, then plan to cook a special dinner for each other once a month.
  4. Pack a champagne breakfast picnic and set the alarm to get up early and to watch the sunrise together.
  5. Give back to the community you live in, by volunteering together. Donate your time to feeding the homeless, caring for puppies at a local shelter or spending time with residents of a local nursing home.
  6. Go to the beach (weather permitting) and build a sand castle together. If you live far from the beach, get some playbox sand and build one in the garage, on your deck, or in the yard.
  7. Make a play list of your favorite love songs and put it on a CD (or add it to his/her iPod) for the commute to and from work.
  8. Make a top 10 list of reasons you love him/her. Put them in a special box and leave it on the pillow.
  9. Take a ballroom dancing class together, then plan a night on the town with dinner and dancing at least once a month.
  10. Plan a special romantic weekend getaway at the Whalewalk Inn and Spa for some time in the future. The anticipation is just as sexy as the getaway.

 

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