It’s nearly here. Valentine’s Day. Loved by some and hated by many. However, I’d like to think that Valentines Day isn’t so much feared as it used to be. In a time where we’re now focusing more on ourselves, giving and receiving self-care, this once segregated day can now be enjoyed by everyone.
So I thought I’d compile a list of 30 things that you can do for Valentines Day. This is a combination list so some for those happily loved up and those who happily love themselves and don’t need no man/woman to be happy.
- Buy some flowers
- Run yourself a hot bath with all of the bath fizzes and oils.
- Cook a meal together.
- Have breakfast in bed. I’m thinking bagels, strawberries dipped in Nutella – the works!
- Pick a movie and grab your duvet for a cosy night in.
- Write a love letter for your other half. Be sure to make it as cheesy as possible.
- Throw a party if you want to celebrate with other single pringles or love sick couples.
- Printable love coupons that have various tasks or activities on them.
- Give out a handmade card to all those you love to make their day extra special.
- Order a takeout and just pig out.
- Do a ‘Who knows the other person better?‘ and hopefully it won’t end in tears because you didn’t know your partner’s nan’s original birth surname…
- Go for a romantic walk nearby.
- Buy foods that are known to be an aphrodisiac and then get FREAKY.
- Go to the cinema and smooch at the back like a couple of teens.
- Go to the cinema if you’re single and throw popcorn at smoochy couples.
- Have a bottomless brunch and get trollied.
- Reach new level of craziness and do that climb up the O2.
- Take a lazy day off (or two) and treat yourself to a Spa break.
- Throw caution to the wind and book a holiday.
- Explore a new place that you’ve always wanted to visit nearby.
- Go to an ice bar in all of the layers and look hella sexy.
- Go retro with an evening of bowling down your local bowling alley.
- Buy some new clothes to wow your partner or potential partners.
- Turn your electronics off and just spend the day relaxing and chatting.
- Bake a cake…or several.
- Find a local quiz night at the pub and get involved.
- Re-create your first date.
- Workout together. There’s nothing like some cheeky squats to tease your partner. Bend and snap!
- Release your inner child and make a blanket fort.
- Have a date with Netflix because we all know, that one likes to get around.
This year it’s my turn to do Valentine’s Day, especially as Sam has been doing it for nearly six years on the trot. I can’t say what we’re doing as it will of course give it away to Sam but it’s going to be a big one.
What do you normally do on Valentines’s Day? Has anything from this list inspired you? Let me know in the comments below.