Valentine’s Day is a special day set aside for you to show your partner how much you love and appreciate her. While there are the regular gifts like flowers, chocolate and lingerie, sometimes surprising your Valentine with a unique gift is a much-appreciated gesture of love and devotion.
Order a maid service.
There’s no better way to show that you appreciate the love of your life than by taking off some pressure around the house. Many maid services offer a one-time deep cleaning service in hopes that you will become a repeat customer. If your partner is the one who does much of the cleaning up around the house, having a maid service do the chores can make the day truly special.
If you’re looking for a handmade present, but you aren’t very artistic or crafty, then Etsy is one great place to check out. The site features all kinds of unique items made by resellers from around the world. Many items are one-of-a-kind and there is such a variety that there’s sure to be something that will appeal to your Valentine’s tastes.
Buy a romantic book or movie.
If your Valentine is a big reader, buy a romantic book to set a mood for the special day and for days to come. The book does not have to be a romance book per se, since there are many books that incorporate romantic elements in their storylines and yet are of other genres. For partners who are not big readers, find a nice romantic movie, maybe even an old flick that is nostalgic for your partner.
Get some poetry magnets.
Bookstores, gift shops and online retailers all sell magnetic word art, which can be a fun way to leave romantic messages for your partner on your fridge or other metal surface around the house. Some poetry magnets are geared at lovers, complete with heart magnets and a more romantically geared selection of words.
Personalize a diary.
What better way to let your lover express her love for you than with a diary? While there are many ready-made diaries for sale all over, it’s always best to leave a personal touch on one. If the diary has a plain cover, attach different fabrics, photos, artwork and other embellishments that remind you of your Valentine. Write a personal note on the first page of the diary, or even scatter little love notes throughout the pages so your partner is reminded on a regular basis of your love.
Cook a meal at home.
Sure, you can go out on the town for Valentine’s Day, but you’ll be out there with half the city, which can make for a less-than-intimate environment. Staying in for dinner can be a special treat, especially if you cook for a partner that usually manages the meals. Cook something you know how to prepare properly but that is also not your usual cuisine. Add in some nice decorations like rose petals on the table and play some romantic music in the background to complete the romantic ambiance.
Treat your Valentine to luxury.
Nothing says you appreciate your partner quite like treating him to a luxury not normally enjoyed. What luxury you choose depends on your partner’s lifestyle and needs. Maybe he really needs a new computer but has been holding back. It could be a set of sheets with a high thread count, since your partner tries to save money with more budget-friendly sheets. If it’s within your budget, you could even consider purchasing a car to replace the ailing one your partner takes to work every day.