Valentine’s day is right around the corner and lovebirds have already started to think of things to make each other happy. There are a lot of things you would have seen in the gift shops that you can give to your partner. But would those gifts be meaningful? Might even kill the romance altogether!
Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love and companionship. Let’s not make it dull with meaningless gifts. Here are some Valentine’s day surprise ideas for your beloved that are meaningful and would leave a mark on your valentine.
1. Make a Personalized Caricature
If you and your partner are a fun-loving couple then a personalized caricature could be a great gift for valentines. It feels personal as it can be customized according to your wish and also has a humorous touch to it. It can showcase your witty personality and would be a nice addition to their showpieces.
2. Plan a romantic getaway
Routine life keeps everyone pretty busy in their lives. A romantic getaway would be a perfect way to go out of the way and celebrate togetherness. You can choose a romantic vacation spot and take a trip you both will remember forever. A romantic getaway is a grand gesture and would surely surprise your valentine.
3. Prepare self-made gifts
Self-made gifts are an intimate way to show your love. It would mean so much to your partner that they will cherish it for a lifetime. You don’t need to be highly creative for making self-made gifts. You just need to pour your heart into whatever you make It can be as simple as a valentines card. You can also surprise them with a self-made photo frame, a crafty explosion box, a box full of your memories, etc. The tip here is to think of something special for both of you.
4. Create a customized gift box
A customized gift box goes a long way. It has a huge element of surprise in it as it can include so many things. You can create a customized gift box using the favorite items of your partner like chocolates, perfume, food delicacies, bath and body products, stationery, and whatnot. Bring all the things they love and arrange them aesthetically by adding some personal notes and confetti.
You can also make a customized flower box. Buy a black box and get your partner’s name printed on the top of the box in silver or golden color. Buy their favorite flowers and arrange them in the shape you like. You can also buy white and red roses and arrange them in a way that white roses create a canvas in the box and make a heart using the red roses. This would surprise your partner the moment they open the box.
5. Write letters to your valentine
Let’s go a little traditional here. We have moved on to the world of online texting but even today nothing is more romantic than hand-written love letters. It just has a different feel to it. Surprise your valentines with a series of letters and pour out your emotions. You could give them these letters during a dinner date or a Netflix and chill at home.
6. Go for an outdoor garden date
The gardens have a happy vibe due to their natural beauty and vibrant colors. Nothing is merrier than a garden date on a sunny day. Plan an outdoor garden date. Spread a white sheet on the grass and arrange food baskets, flowers, and a bottle of wine on it. Clink your glasses of wine as you share your feelings with your partner. This garden date will surely bring a wide smile to your partner’s face
7. Relive your first date
If you have been dating for a long time now, it’s time to relive your first date. You can do the exact same things that you did on your first date and even so wear the same clothes if you’ve still got them. It would have you and your partner go down memory lane and feel those tickles all over again.
8. Arrange a Treasure hunt
If you want to go big then go for a treasure hunt. In this, you can include so many surprises together. You can buy her favorite luxury items or make self-made gifts. Hide all these gifts in her favorite places or memorable places that mean something to both of you. Prepare riddles and love notes for her to figure out and do the treasure hunt. You can tag along with her wherever she goes and have conversations and capture those moments. A treasure hunt is really surprising and special.
9. Bring your cooking skills to action
It is a saying that “the way to one’s heart starts from the stomach”. You can bring your cooking skills to action and surprise your valentines by cooking their favorite food. Set the table up with plates, wine glasses and arrange some flowers in the vase. Don’t forget to arrange some scented candles on the tables. This is the best home date you and your partner can have together.
10. Plan a virtual movie date
The Covid-19 pandemic might have brought restrictions into your life but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating valentines day with your better half. If you are isolated or in a long-distance relationship then this is the best way to surprise your valentines. You can plan a virtual movie date. Ask your partner the movie that is on the top of their “To-Watch” list and plan to watch that movie together. You can order food for them online and bring some for yourself as well. Use the platforms like zoom where you can watch a movie, video chat, and eat your favorite food. It would lift up the mood of your partner when they are missing you.
11. Be the secret helper
If your partner has a lot on their plate, then this is the most thoughtful surprise. You don’t have to do any grand gesture to make them happy. Even a small gesture like this can make them really happy. You can be the secret helper to your partner and do the house chores for them and complete the To-Do tasks on their list. Do all these secret help without them knowing and just look at the surprise on their face when they realize it.