There can be a lot of pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day, whether it’s from the non-stop love songs on the radio or the sudden presence of hearts and Cupids in store windows. But there’s no need to worry about making the day perfect for your loved one. After all, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and that should be filled with romance, laughter, and of course, cuddles all around. So don’t overthink it when it comes to planning the perfect day for your sweetheart. Here are a few foolproof tips to make the holiday less stressful and more fun!
Sure, spontaneity can be fun, but the best dates are usually crafted ahead of time. Use the added time to your advantage by going the extra mile to make sure this date exceeds expectations. Make a reservation at your favorite romantic restaurant — and also check ahead to see if they have their preferred bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Check the weather forecast if you have any outdoor activities on the schedule, and have a back-up plan in case of rain. This attention to detail makes a huge difference, and planning ahead ensures that your sweetheart will know you’re making this Valentine’s Day count.
Make It Personal
You know your Valentine the best, so make sure to curate the day just for them! Do they have a sweet tooth? Have their favorite dessert sent to their office when they need a little afternoon pick-me-up. Do they love to be pampered? Book an appointment at their favorite spa and make sure all their favorite scents are included in the treatments. Grand gestures aren’t always necessary – even small acts can make them feel special. Leave a love note in the pocket of their coat or write a cheesy poem in the foggy mirror during their shower. Get creative!
Set the Mood
Valentine’s Day is a holiday for a reason, so make sure today stands out! Make a playlist with songs that are special to both of you, and make sure it’s queued up and ready to go as you go to and from all your date spots. At home, get the ambiance just right with candles and mood lighting. Again, tailor the experience to your sweetheart’s preference. Do they think normal romantic gestures are cliche? Then switch the candles and chocolates for something more their style, whether it’s a gorgeous bouquet or a low-key spread of their go-to snacks and their favorite movie.
Speak Their Love Language
Words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, receiving gifts: which of these speaks most to your significant other? There are online resources to find out for yourself, but you can always observe and ask your partner for yourself. Once you’ve got it down, use this Valentine’s Day to hone in on their love language, and shout it from the rooftops! Compliment their amazing fashion sense! Give them that scarf they’ve been eyeing from their favorite boutique! Take a cooking class together! What takes your partner’s smile from 0 to 100?
Step It Up!
Your Valentine deserves a hot date, so look the part! This is a day to break out of the winter doldrums and look your best. When it comes to grooming, pull out all the stops, from shampooing and conditioning your beard, to adding beard oil that will give you an intoxicating smell they can't resist. Check out Fresh Heritage’s Beard Grooming Kit for everything you need to pull off a killer look. The final touch? Top it all off with a dashing outfit, and this will be a Valentine’s Day for the record books!