We’re only a few weeks into January, and already you’re 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 to ensure Valentine’s Day with your long-term partners go off without a hitch!
Plan Ahead ASAP
Although Valentine’s Day is a month away, early January is the perfect time to figure out precisely what you’d like to do with your significant other on that particular day.
Pay close attention to your mailbox because most local businesses will send promotional coupons for discounted services for the next month or so. Pre-booking appointments and dining reservations this early in the game will land you the best seats in the house and save you lots of 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 homes should NOT equal your 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 heartfelt meal or order their favorite takeout and have it delivered. Run them a big bubble filled bath or prep for a long steamy shower with all their favorite oils and soaps 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
Surprise your loved one by tackling a big pet peeve 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 such as this will feel much more meaningful than anything tangible. This type of gesture also provides benefits far into the immediate future than a cute little teddy bear that will no doubt wind up on a shelf to collect dust before its final journey to the local goodwill.
Hint, hint: fix the problems your partner typically does not want to do, such as electronic tech issues, doing all the laundry, organizing the garage, or anything requiring heavy lifting.
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 pink & red construction paper and cut them in half.
- Punch 2-3 holes along the margins, and use a black satin ribbon to connect the pages using the pre-punched holes.
- Decorate the book cover with hearts or a thoughtful poem, and fill the inner pages with tear-out coupons gifting personal services.
- Coupon ideas can be as loving and mild like, “10min foot massage” or hot and wild like, “a surprise parking lot rendezvous” in the middle of the day, but try to keep your partner’s limits in mind while still pushing the envelope a bit.
A little homemade gift that also brings you two closer is the perfect present on Valentine’s Day!
Spice Things Up In The Bedroom
You’ve been with your partner for a couple years now, and I know it can be challenging to get out of your normal sex-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 intercourse! 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 instead of jumping right into sex!
By incorporating one or more of these ideas into your Valentine’s Day plans, you’re sure to have an evening you and your partner won’t forget!