Feb 14th, Valentine’s Day…
…aka “Show You’re Not Single” Day.
Why take it seriously? She knows how you feel…
The truth? That day is about HER, not you.
Think about it – a year has 365 days…
…how many do you spend making her feel special?
Give her that one romantic day…
…and maybe she’ll make YOU feel special later.
So while you still have the time, here are 5 awesome gift ideas for you to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.
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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #1 – Flowers (And How You Give Them)
We can hate the tradition.
We can call it shallow or consumer-driven.
But let’s put aside those thoughts once a year and remember how we want our partner to feel. The last thing you want is for her to feel bad seeing her friends and colleagues get their own bouquet, while she didn’t.
She will appreciate the flowers – but what she’ll really love is YOU for making the effort, for making her day, and for simply remembering it’s Valentine’s Day.
The early bird catches the worm, guys. Ordering ahead means you can select from the best kinds. The later you do it, the harder it will be to have multiple choices – as well as other factors like delivery times. And since many stores these days make it easy to order online, there’s no reason for you to delay.
Plan the delivery well.
If you want flowers delivered at a certain time and place, be sure to give clear instructions to the florist. Deliveries are usually arranged geographically, which means the store gathers all orders for the day before delivering them through the most efficient route.
Understand who your date is.
No woman is the same – even when it comes to flowers. Red roses bring out a lot of passion and romance, but they’re not the only option. Besides – aren’t they getting a bit unoriginal?
Is your date outgoing and confident? Maybe you’ll want to give her orange roses – they evoke feelings of enthusiasm and excitement. Is she someone you met just a couple of months ago? Lavender roses are a sign of new love (or love at first sight).
Other flowers might be a better reflection of your date’s personality – orchids, tulips, daisies, etc. – so choose wisely. But if you’re undecided, you can also defer to the florist or designer. They’re the experts.
It’s time we acknowledge the truth about pedicures and foot care products.
We probably don’t pay close attention to our partner’s feet, but foot care does matter to women. So really, the best solution here is to buy her something that can help her have smooth, beautiful feet that will make her feel great.
The Amopé Pedi Perfect makes a great present. It’s developed by foot care experts who believe that beauty shouldn’t stop at the ankles. The product has all the tools to remove calluses and scaly skin on a regular basis.
Specifically, Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File is designed with a roller device that can take off any hard skin at the smallest, inaccessible places.
This is the perfect way to undergo “foot maintenance” without damaging the healthy skin. It’s also simpler and easier to use than a conventional manual rasp or file. It’s definitely one gift she’ll love all year long – and you’ll be rewarded the next time you see her barefoot.
Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #3 – Couples Massage
Here’s a different experience you might want to try. Schedule a professional massage for both you and your date. Women normally do this with their friends for a day at the spa, but you’ll be surprised by how much it benefits men as well.
Research shows there are many positive effects to getting a couples massage:
- It detoxifies the entire body
- It regulates blood flow & keeps the heart healthy
- It elevates your mood & reduces levels of anxiety/stress
- It releases hormones such as serotonin to combat mild forms of depression
- It relaxes the muscles & strengthens the body
- It increases levels of intimacy, libido & sexual function in both sexes
We shouldn’t downgrade that last point because it’s the part of a healthy relationship. You and your partner need to feel like you can enjoy each other’s company on a more intimate level. If you’re constantly worn out and not physically prepared for intimacy, it can take a toll on your relationship in the long run.
Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #4 – A Special Dinner
You might’ve guessed this would come up. But let’s make it perfectly clear – this has to be a SPECIAL dinner, something in a different league from all your dinners together over the past year. If you can make every Valentine’s Day dinner better than the last one, that’s even better!
The goal is to pleasantly surprise your date. That doesn’t have to mean spending more money – it’s really about a change of scene and experience.
Do your research.
Check out where you’re planning to eat before the day itself. You can drop by the actual place and browse the menu, or maybe you’ll find everything on their website. Ask about the best sellers, special courses (especially those good for 2) – whatever is fit for the occasion.
At this point, you should already have an idea of what food your date likes and doesn’t like. And the #1 rule is to never forget about her dietary concerns & allergies!
I can’t stress this one enough. February 14th is as much Valentine’s Day as it is an “excuse for everyone to flood the nicest restaurants in town” day. So call ahead of time NOW and make a reservation. Tomorrow is risky.
Since Valentine’s Day is just 1 week away, you might think you’re screwed if you still haven’t planned out your dinner. But I’ll tell you now – it’s not too late! The reality is almost 50% of all Valentine’s Day bookings are made during the week leading up to February 14th. But to figure out the best option quickly – you’ll need a little help.
One easy and efficient tool you can try out is OpenTable. It’s basically a mobile app that does all the searching work for you – hooking you up with the best dining spots and deals in your area. It finds restaurants for an average of 19+ million people every month.
Their service covers the whole US and different parts the world (spanning 4 continents). In North America alone, half of all reservations are made using the OpenTable app. So do check out their website to learn more about it.
Make specific requests.
Don’t be afraid to call or email the restaurant about extra-special requests. On the big day, your partner is the star. She deserves to be treated like a queen – but only to an extent (nothing too showy or gimmicky).
Maybe you can ask for some rose petals to be scattered on the table, or have her favorite Champagne ready once you’re both seated. It’s about going slightly above and beyond the usual dining experience. As long your date sees the extra effort, she’ll have even stronger feelings for you.
It’s important to give concrete, descriptive requests. Something like “I’d love a great table” isn’t enough – what exactly does “great” mean to you? Are you thinking of a booth or some dimly lit table by the window? Name any details that suit your partner’s tastes.
Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #5 – A Fun Day
Yes, love is a serious feeling. So is romance. If we’re strictly speaking about the 2 concepts, there’s nothing laughable about them.
But love and romance can only exist in relationships – and is any good relationship limited to strong, heavy emotions? No. Couples also need to laugh together.
Laughter isn’t just known to help hospital patients heal faster. It’s also how romantic partners keep their lovey-dovey feelings intact, based on a study that was published in the journal Personal Relationships. Social psychologist Laura Kurtz shares the same point of view – “In general, couples who laugh more together tend to have higher-quality relationships.”
So where exactly can you take your date out for a laugh? If she’s perfectly fine with a movie, go ahead and watch a romantic comedy or light-hearted film. But chances are that’s something you both do often. Perhaps you can enjoy a fun day at the theme park instead.
Take goofy pictures at the photo booth. Scare yourselves at the haunted house. Get wet and wild at the Jungle Cruise or a similar type of ride. Battle each other in the carnival games. Joke around and poke fun at yourselves. Feel like young kids again. Smile and embrace the less serious side of life.
It sounds counterintuitive but at the end of the day – all those happy vibes will only strengthen your romantic feelings for one another. And guess what? The night is young.