Valentine’s Day is literally around the corner, so it means that you need to choose a special gift to surprise your girlfriend. Store shelves are full of heart-shaped chocolate candy boxes, red flowers, and plush teddy bears. It’s true that Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show our love and appreciation to our beloved ones. But every relationship is different, so keep that in mind when picking a gift for your loved one. Whether you’re looking for a simple gift or something more extravagant, we’ve got some ideas here that will “wow” your girlfriend for sure.
Certainly, your girlfriend will be impressed if you plan her a special date on Valentine’s Day. There are lots of romantic date options, depending on her tastes.
Tip: Take your surprise to the next level. Blindfold her while you’re driving, so she won’t know what to expect.
Remember to make plans and reservations ahead, so you won’t miss the chance of going out on Valentine’s Day to your favorite restaurant. Leave her a note before she arrives home with the location and be there earlier to make arrangements. When the 14th of February comes around, do everything in your power to make your lady feel unique. Here are some thoughtful ideas that will definitely make her feel special on Valentine’s Day.
Plan a romantic outdoor date
There are many ways to celebrate your valentine’s day outside with your partner in crime. So, what do you have planned this weekend to amaze your lady? We can’t deny that the 14th of February is full of chocolate, teddy bears, nice dinners. There isn’t really a single way to celebrate it. Now, you could take your Valentine’s Day to a whole new level. Get rid of the normal routine for something more adventurous. Head outdoors for an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one.
If you love hiking, then surprise your girlfriend with tickets, and go where the weather is warm. Go somewhere where you can feel simple, comfortable, and enjoy the nice weather. Watch the sun go down from the top of a mountain. It’s a perfect way to just be around your soulmate. Pitch a tent in the middle of the wilderness and spend the night cuddling up together, celebrating this special day however you want.
Go to a retro-style date
For a more romantic Valentine’s Day, think about a retro-style date. What exactly is a retro date night? Just imagine you are 18 years old again, and you’re preparing to go for a date. If you consider the budget, your parents probably handed you $20 before you left the house. Adolescence is such a nice feeling! Well, you shouldn’t exactly expect to spend on your retro date night only $20, but you can use one of the many ideas and spend a perfect night together:
- Go bowling
- Take a walk somewhere you’ve never been
- Attend a city event
- Order ice cream from a local ice cream shop
- Grab fast-food and walk around a park
- Grab a blanket, some hot chocolate, and lay on your back. It’s a great opportunity to relax, talk, and stargaze.
- Walk around the city and take pictures together at spontaneous moments.
- Create a personalized gift for her, and look for a discount ribbon to pack it perfectly.
Change things and add in a touch of vintage love to your date.
Take her to a show
We know that many guys don’t have the slightest idea what to buy or where to take their girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, we’ve got some ideas for you on how to make the most out of your date. If there is an event happening in town or around Valentine’s Day, surprise your girlfriend with tickets. Of course, it’s up to you how you decide to plan your date. But the idea here is to show her that you care about her, so:
- Make it special
- Don’t go cheap (neither spend a fortune)
- Make it unique
Taking her to a show is a great destination, or just choose a meaningful place that the two of you like.
Go on a fun day trip
This year, many of you might decide to stick at home on Valentine’s Day. It’s not a bad idea – you can enjoy a cooking or romantic movie night together. But if you want to plan a trip, here are some small romantic cities to head on your romantic Valentine’s Day journey:
- Lucerne, Switzerland
- Paris, France
- Salzburg, Austria
- Seville, Spain
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Siena, Italy
- Barcelona, Spain
- San Francisco, California
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Rome, Italy
- Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
- Venice, Italy
Fly to a beautiful and romantic city, rent a chic car, and spend your days driving around. If you’re after something more stylish and intimate, choose one of the many luxury hotels out there. Plan an evening tour around the city, and enjoy a glass of champagne at a private dinner while watching the sunset.
Create a romantic scene at home
If you don’t want or can’t afford it, you don’t need to go too far with your gift. You can surprise your girlfriend with a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Keep it private and create the perfect date at home. You can enjoy some one-on-one time, away from the crowd. Let the surprise begin from the entrance: decorate the entryway with rose petals, so the moment she walks through the door, be special. Put sweet notes that lead her to the next surprise or to the bedroom. Don’t forget to set the tone with some dim lighting, scented candles, and romantic music. She will be totally impressed!
You could also surprise her with a spa at home. Start with a massage, so she can unwind from work, then take her to the bathtub. Toss inside the bathtub some scented bath bombs, and light up candles to create an even more romantic atmosphere. You can follow online tutorials on how to organize the perfect date for Valentine’s Day at home. Open the champagne and enjoy your date night with your loved one.
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