Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Many people celebrate the day by showing appreciation for the ones they love. Some take loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.

But you might be coming up on your umpteenth Valentine’s Day together, and it’s very possible to run out of good ideas. Whether you are spending the day with a special someone, a long-time companion, or a new friend, finding the perfect romantic gift that shows your emotion and appreciation for the person you love can turn into a nightmare, instead of enjoying a day that is set aside for love. Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you.


First, let’s examine a few unique gifts for men. Do you have a man in your life who loves to putter around the house? Try Amazon’s gift idea (shown left $12.95) the Magnelex Magnetic Wristband. This is a great inexpensive gift idea for the husband who is always doing little projects, fixing things, or working with tools! Super strong magnets embedded in the wristband hold screws, nails, etc. and the band has adjustable Velcroto fit anyone’s wrist.

Or check out Mancrate’s gifts for men for their Caveman Crate: “Neanderthal Nutrition” at  $59.95. Mancrate’s manifesto is: “We believe men deserve better gifts that stir a primal craze of chest bumps and cheers, not polite half-smiles.” Their crates are sealed up tight and ship with a crow bar.

Or, simple and personal: After your best guy goes to bed, tape notes to his car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses or Valentine window clings. Or, hide little heart candies in his shoes, coat, car, etc.

On the other hand, gentlemen, women love it when you remember details from when you were still getting to know each other. Think back to your first date and take her to the same place, eat the same food, and do the same things that first sparked your romance. Or, give your special lady a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy. (For example, “Go to the theater”) If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.

And, above all, keep it simple. Remember, too much pressure takes the fun out of it. A carefully chosen gesture or two will mean the most.