With all the gift wrappers, Christmas decorations and holiday products just barely put away, stores are already preparing, if not already set for the next major holiday – Valentine’s Day! And though it might feel like it’s still far away, it’s never too early to plan something special for that day.
So, what’s the plan? Are you getting a gift? Selecting the right gift can be a delicate issue depending on what type of relationship you’re in – did you just start dating? Have you been together for a while? Are you married? – you can easily overthink this whole thing. Which is why, say experts, the most romantic day of the year tends to be anything but.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out some of the following ideas to get you started in planning the most romantic day of the year.
- Breakfast instead of dinner – Good luck getting dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, it requires planning months ahead of time. So, if you haven’t already done so, a brunch or breakfast can be just as lovely. Besides being more inexpensive, it allows for a full day of Valentine activities. Here are a few recipe ideas.
- Give attention to details – Whether you are fine dining or having an intimate dinner at home, candles and soft music and maybe a scented essential oil or incense can create not just a romantic mood but also a memorable ambiance. Create that perfect setting. Here are 10 irresistible Valentine’s playlists so you can have the perfect soundtrack on February 14.
- Make it yourself – Love doesn’t have to break the bank. Making this year the most memorable Valentine’s Day yet for your loved ones can cost next to nothing. Click this image to find a list of 24 DIY Valentine gifts that are romantic and from the heart.
- Don’t forget the chocolates – Chocolate symbolizes affection, attraction, deep love, luxury, passion, and sensuality. Some scientists say that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. It increases desire and energy levels. Endorphins are released. And “Endorphins make you happy!” said Elle Wood in Legally Blonde (2001). With all these benefits, why shouldn’t you give chocolates to someone you hold near and dear to your heart this Valentine’s Day? Check out our luscious Confection Perfection® Chocolates as a perfect way to express your love! Available in single flavors or mix & match. Sconza Chocolates are made to be savored and shared™!
Whatever it is you plan for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, the love & spirit of your gift will shine through. And, at the end of it all, the effort you put into making the day memorable, will be noticed and appreciated.