When you think of Valentine’s Day, does your brain conjure up images of giant Valentine day bears, Valentine day best gifts, heart chocolates, a bunch of flowers, and over-priced fancy restaurants? If yes, then we hate to break it to you but friend, you are what’s called Valentine’s Day cliché.
There there, we didn’t want to confuse you. Of course, you put so much effort, time, and money to impress your partner but think about it this way. There’s a possibility that all the red hearts revolving around your head on this day might be making your partner cringe, just a little bit.
We’ll help you understand exactly how you can thread the needle. Here’s what you can do to avoid having an over-the-top, cliché Valentine’s Day.
Say No To Restaurants
There couldn’t be a worse idea than going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Not only do they double the cost but the atmosphere is also not pleasant. There will be hundreds of married couples who only go out on dates once a year, and not to forget making a reservation would be brutal.
Instead, it’s better if you just stay home and cook a delicious meal for your partner. You can create a relaxing ambience, put some music on, dim the lights, and have a nice glass of champagne, while the chicken is in the oven. Let’s not forget about all the money you’ll be saving.
Don’t Ignore It
If you think that Valentine’s Day is such a cliché and you’re so much cooler than that, then you’re a whole different kind of cliché. You can’t just ignore the holiday completely, that’s not an option.
Even if your partner says, “Uhh no, I hate Valentine’s Day, it’s such a stupid holiday, not a big deal at all.” Don’t believe them; it’s a big deal. What you can do is celebrate it subtly, so neither you nor your partner feels uncomfortable.
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Personalize the Gift
There are many go-to gifts that you might be tempted to get for your partner, but stop right there! Cliché Valentine’s Day gifts are the worst. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears, perfumes, and watches are off the list.
Get them a personalized gift such as a framed picture of the two of you, or a pair of tickets to a concert they want to go to and if you can’t do that, then a hand-made card with a customized message would be a great idea. And if you want to pair these present up with chocolates and flowers, then go ahead by all means.
This Valentine’s Day does the exact opposite of what every politician does, under-promise but over-deliver. Sorry, if that was totally unromantic. But you need to know that by lowering your partner’s expectations, you can make them that much happier. They’ll see you lazy-ing around and not doing anything while you’ll be working on a great surprise under the wraps. When you finally surprise your partner, they’ll be jumping up and down with happiness.
Be Mine Valentine – No Romantic Movies
You can have a quiet movie night any day of the year, Valentine’s Day is when you should be watching a romantic movie on your couch. It’s better to look for alternatives. Is there a drive-in theatre in town? Maybe someone’s hosting a burlesque show. Find out some exciting shows happening near you on Valentine’s Day and take your partner out for the night.
Happy Love Day – An Adventure
Plan a romantic adventure for the two of you on 14th February. Your options are limitless. You can go camping, do rooftop stargazing, or go on a secluded hike to have a sexy Valentine’s Day. It’s going to so much fun. You’ll also get a chance to spend some alone time with your partner that hasn’t been possible in so long.
Make your partner feel special by expressing your love and showing affection but do follow these suggestions on how to avoid having a cliché Valentine’s Day. You don’t want them to be cringing when all they should be feeling is happiness and love.
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