10 ways to make Valentine memorable for your lover
It’s the time of the year when more attention is paid to romance and intimacy in a relationship. That time of the year where there is a big increase in the sales of love-gift items to appreciate your lover. Those gifts, however, have become normal and predictable which has somehow exposed the suspense and excitement that come with it. Keeping a relationship fresh and alive is vital to lasting marriage. Below are some ways you can make this valentine memorable for your loved ones.
Reaffirm your love for your partner
Relationships can really get boring as you spend more together with your partner. There is much familiarity and ‘I love you’ word readily comes out of your mouth to your partner because there this natural feeling that there are more important things in a relationship to pay attention to. Bring those old memories to your partner by letting out the magic word, ‘I love you.’
It might be small but coming out from your mouth really does mean a lot to him or her. You could also openly declare your love on the social media. You can put your partner’s picture on your Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp display picture. All these little details matter a lot because they didn’t see it coming.
Cook a romantic meal
Cook something special for your partner. If you are the man, go to the kitchen and surprise your spouse with a simple mouth-watering dish. As a woman, you can cook something different from the regular, take extra effort to prepare something nice for your partner and dress it up! Make it look fancy. Put the food on your special occasions-only. Maybe you’re not the best cook, but there are many supermarkets that have fully prepared tasty meals. Whatever you are spending on groceries for the week, forego a few items to accommodate the payment for this ready-to-eat meal.
Take your date down memory lane
There’s no better day to reflect on what makes you so happy with your partner in the first place. A great way to celebrate your relationship is to make a scrapbook—look through old pictures, find cute stickers and paper and then channel your inner Warhol. If making a full scrapbook is too time-consuming, you could use cardboards colourfully.
Make a gift basket
Like you do with the Christmas tree you could get a gift basket in the house. Fill the baskets with things that your partner likes from eatables to items of clothing, underwear, deodorant, then don’t forget to add some beautiful love notes to it. Then cover the basket with some coloured cellophane paper and slap a bow on the top.
Make statements about why you love your partner
The big things are not what really makes a relationship beautiful, the small ones help to rejuvenate relationships. Get coloured papers, more like cardboards and state reasons why you love your partner on each and watch them read it. The expression while reading each of the notes says it all.
Beyond all the other things that you do for your spouse to make the day special for your partner, buying a valuable gift that you can afford isn’t really a bad idea.
Lifehack.org suggests that whether you decide to choose jewellery, clothes or others you need to make it special. For instance, if you decide to surprise your partner with jewelry, you can make it special by customising a message on the jewellery. What could be better than surprising your partner (f you are still dating) with an engagement ring on Valentine’s Day with a custom message “I will be yours forever.” The gifts you buy your partner on Valentine’s Days should be special and different from the ones you buy him/her on a day-to-day basis.
You don’t want to buy her the usual love card with an obvious message, do you? On the contrary, you can actually customise a romantic card and write in it a romantic message that is deep from your heart. This will make your significant other feel that your love for him/her is genuine.
Again, don’t just buy some chocolate. How about you ordering a chocolate in the shape of the love symbol with a breathtaking message written on it? The goal is to make Valentine’s Day special and different from what you two do on the other days.
Everyone can buy expensive gifts with custom messages; your partner will appreciate your presence more. Try to connect with each other, smile, laugh and cuddle. Let your actions communicate louder.
Try and get physical. This got your attention, right? The kind of physical involves going for walks in a park, taking a 10-minute jog or even a pillow fight. Engage in anything physical activity that will make the day memorable and bring joy to both of you. Organise a romantic dinner for you and your partner which both of you would cook together. This would make the dinner more creative and more fun with both of you engaged in all the activities. You both decide on what you want to cook and then take individual responsibilities for each action. Cooking together has a way of strengthening the emotional bond between lovers. The looks, the corporation, and the feeding each other, that’s something that can’t be forgotten in a hurry. For the ladies, they would want it repeated always.
Set the mood
The last thing you would want is to have an argument on Valentine’s Day. This is not the day to review all the wrongs you have done to each other. This is a special day for you and your partner to celebrate the love you feel for each other. The setting of the place needs to be romantic. You can have candles, flowers and a playlist of the songs you and your significant other likes.
“You can also try watching the sunset together or even lying on the grass and count the stars as you cuddle. Try as much as possible to set a joyful and cheerful mood. Let the tears shed on Valentine’s Day be the tears of joy and not of sorrow,” lifehacks.org added.
Do dinner in bed
Going out for Valentine dinner is the traditional thing couples do on Valentine ’s Day but what about spending the night relaxing over good food and cozy company, instead of cramped with strangers.
End the day with good sex
Sex is an excellent way to celebrate the season of love or whatever it is that’s happening for you around February 14. According to cosmopolitan.com, you need to get super close with your partner and at the same time share a dose of intimacy. It recommends the Ying Yang sex style for couples. Maintain an eye contact by having your partner sit on the edge of the bed, with you straddling their lap and drawing them in with one leg wrapped around their torso, the other on the ground for stability. Hold each other’s gaze as you rock against each other with sweet, slow thrusts. Don’t even speak—just moan.