With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to give you some ideas on how to spend the day of love.
Not let me first say that if you are single and resentful of the idea of Valentine’s Day - I get it and I have a challenge for you.
Imagine that this was your LAST Valentine’s Day single - ever. How would you treat yourself? What would you do for yourself to show yourself such a deep and profound sense of love.
It can be easy to focus on how you are alone, or you aren’t getting the love that you desire yet - but when you shift your focus to how this is the last time that you will have to be alone on Valentine’s Day it really shifts the energy of the day. Then it becomes exciting to think about how you will spend the day.
So here are my top Valentine’s Day ideas - that go beyond chocolate and flowers.
1. In home massage! You know I am a self care queen and last year I was turned on to the idea of massage services that come into your home. I have used Zeel and never had a bad experience. I always request a woman and it feels so luxurious having someone come to me, to have my massage and then be able to just hop in the bath! The do couples massages as well! Click here to get $20 off! * note using this code will also send me $20 off.
2. Look at an experience together like a cooking class or alcohol tasting.
In just about every major city you can find some kind of cooking class, or even tasting event. This is a great way to spend time together, and do something different. Figure out your significant other’s favorite kind of food or beverage and look for an event centered around it.
Or you can create your own! Want to know more about wine or beer? Go to your local store and pick up a few and do your own tasting event at home! And if you are single invite your friends over and tell them that they all have to bring a wine and cheese or food combo and then have a little tasting part.
Another way to find unique experiences around you is to look at Air B and B experiences. While this is geared towards tourist – it is a great way to find cool things in your area.
3. Subscription boxes (this is also a great gift for yourself).
There are so many different subscription boxes these days, and you ususally do not have to commit to a full year of the subscription. You can find anything from skin care to wine. And the best part is that it is a gift that keeps on giving because you get the item every month!
Two of my favorite subscription boxes for myself are Ipsy and Blessbox. They are both make up focused (go figure). But I just saw today that a local distillery does a monthly membership - the possibilities are really endless!
4. Take out/cooking in and a movie.
Let’s take this up a notch! I for one LOVE to stay in and cook a delicious meal and snuggle up on the couch. And if this is your Valentine’s Day of choice I would say take it up a notch. Get a more expensive bottle of wine, or even just get out the nicer plates. Make the experience feel more luxurious than your normal night in.
You can even pick a theme night – pretend you are heading to Italy and get delicious pasta, wine and watch an Italian Romance film.
5. Create a Love Scavenger hunt.
This could be around your city or even your apartment. Create clues for your partner to find and then put their gift (or even yourself ;) ;) ) at the end of it.
And if you are single – think about your favorite food or beverage and do a “crawl” around the city. Invite other friends to join you on your hunt for the best ……whatever is your favorite thing.
There are so many things that you can do to show your love for your partner or for yourself. But remember you do not have to keep it all designated to February 14th. In face take these ideas and incorporate them weekly into your life and watch how your relationship blossoms.
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