You may be feeling the pressure to wow your partner with extravagant, tangible expressions of love on Valentine’s Day. You’d love to knock their knickers off but maybe your funds are low or you haven’t a clue what to do, so what should you do? These six simple suggestions ensure Valentine’s Day with your long-term partner(s) goes off without a hitch!
Figure out precisely what you’d like to do with your significant other, ASAP.
Pay close attention to your inbox because most local businesses will send promotional coupons for discounted services in advance of the holiday. Pre-booking appointments and dining reservations early in the game will land you the best seats in the house and could save you some dough.
Do the Unexpected
This Valentine’s Day, opt for unexpected locations. Tickets to see a live performance at the theater, romantic nighttime train rides, and an overnight stay at a charming bed & breakfast would be way more memorable than dining at an expensive chain restaurant.
Companies like these go out of their way to make special occasion events feel unique because of the smaller attending audience numbers as opposed to overcrowded restaurants.
Valentine’s night at home should NOT equal the usual “Netflix and chill” scenario, but snuggling up at home on V-Day can be very romantic!
Cook your significant other a simple yet tasty meal or order their favorite takeout. Run them a big bubble filled bath or prep for a long steamy shower with all their favorite soaps and scrubs at the ready.
Once they’re done, escort them to the bedroom – lit by candlelight of course – and initiate a deep tissue sensual massage (don’t forget the massage oils) while the two of you are in the buff. I’m sure you can figure out the rest from there.
Give From the Heart
If you’re cohabiting, surprise your loved one by tackling a big chore around the house that you’ve been putting off for ages. Sure, physical labor doesn’t seem nearly as sexy as gifting your partner lingerie, but a selfless act will be much more meaningful than anything tangible.
Coupon Love Book
A tried and true, perfect Valentine’s Day gift for long-term partners is a self-made “Coupon Love Book.”
DIY Love Book How-To:
- Take 5-10 pages of your favorite color construction paper and cut them in half.
- Punch 2-3 holes along the margins, and use a black satin ribbon to connect the pages.
- Decorate the book cover with hearts, write a thoughtful poem, and fill the inner pages with tear-out coupons for personal services.
- Coupon ideas can be loving and mild like, “10-minute foot massage” or hot and wild like, “a surprise parking lot rendezvous,” but keep your partner’s limits and desires in mind.
Spice Things up in the Bedroom
If you’ve been with your partner for a couple years now, I know it can be challenging to get out of your routine, but this Valentine’s Day is a great time to try to spice things up a bit!
You could try new sexy lingerie that you know will turn your partner on, or try a new sex toy made to be worn during sexy time! You could even try taking a step back from touching each other, and try some mutual masturbation techniques that will really get things hot and steamy! Or even try to take foreplay slower and more deliberately than ever before.
Originally published in 2018; updated February 4, 2019.
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