Flowers? Candy? Get Creative for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so what do you have planned? Dinner? Flowers? Candy? Although these are all nice ideas, this year, get creative and give a unique gift or plan something memorable. Whether you are celebrating with your love, children, parents, or friends, try one of these fun ideas they are sure to remember. 

  1. Cook a meal together. You can be cute and cook heart-shaped pasta or opt for something fancy like a five-course meal. Decide on your menu well in advance so you can get all the ingredients ahead of time. Preparing together will be half the fun.
  2. Pamper yourselves. Plan some time at the spa to get a couples massage or grab your girlfriends and get mani/pedis. Unwind with the ones you care about.
  3. Plan a Netflix marathon. Put aside some time and watch your favorite movie or series together. Order some pizza or make some fun appetizers to eat while you watch. 
  4. Exchange an interesting gift. Perhaps a funky pair of earrings for her and a Squiddledee Tie for him. Kids might like some fun wall art or cool headphones. Send your parents a fruit basket or have the kids make a special craft.
  5. Go shopping. Head to your favorite mall, outdoor shopping center or antique mart and leisurely window shop, or buy something special for yourself.
  6. Read a book together or alone. Pull out your favorite love story and enjoy it again, or try something new. Pick up a cute Valentine's Day book to read with your kids, or find a few love poems and read them to your spouse. 

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be over-the-top, and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. If you get to spend time with the people you love, consider it a great day.