Whether you have been together for years or just a few weeks, every couple wants to have a special Valentine’s Day celebration. The problem is, too often, Valentine’s day sneaks up on us, leaving us grasping for heart-shaped boxes and flowers as a last minute gift. More often than not, this leaves your partner underwhelmed. Let’s face it, it is hard to live up to the spectacle that is Valentine’s Day. With all of the decorations, cards, candies, not to mention the romantic comedies and TV specials, it’s easy to get swept up with the idea and have no clue how to follow through. This Valentine’s Day, let your partner know just how special you think they are. Here are 8 great ways to entertain your lover, in and out of the bedroom.
1. Fulfill a Fantasy
If your partner has told you something they have always wanted to do, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to explore new areas of your relationship. If you have thought it through and are comfortable with what they are asking, why not surprise then with one of their wildest dreams. Literally.
2. Make Reservations at a Nice Restaurant
If cooking is not your forte, take the time to plan your restaurant visit on Valentine’s Day way in advanced. Anyone who has ever tried to get a reservation on Valentine’s Day knows that it is next to impossible. Take the time to plan the evening out in detail. Be sure to make time for travel as well.
3. Make Life Easier
If Valentine’s Day is midweek, it can be hard to have a big eventful evening. One gift that you can give your partner is the gift of less work. Take the time to complete some tasks around the house that have been piling up. Do that thing that you have been putting off for a few weeks. While this works better if it’s combined with one or two other things, the gift of a job well done is always appreciated.
4. Surprise Them at Work
Sometimes it is impossible to avoid working on Valentine’s Day. Surprising your partner with a special gift during the work day is always a treat. Send them flowers, or candy, or any sort of gift during the day and they’ll be sure to thank you when you get home. There is nothing better than getting a gift at work, especially because everyone else sees you getting it. Even if it’s just bringing lunch, a little can go a long way.
5. Cook for Them
Cooking is a fun, sexy way to show your partner just how much you care. Nothing says “I love you” like a hot meal. If your partner is feeling overworked and underappreciated, this is the perfect way to help them relax and unwind this Valentine’s Day. The best part is that you won’t have to deal with the crowds!
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6. Role Play
One of the best ways to spice things up for your lover is to introduce a bit of theatrics. As long as everyone is comfortable with the idea, it can be a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Pretend you’ve never met or that you’re still in high school. Pretend you’re somewhere else or in a different time. Really, it can be anything and everything. Just get out of your own heads and have a great time doing it. Bonus points if it includes dressing up.
There is nothing better than a good massage. Before Valentine’s Day, look up techniques for massaging and prepare any necessary materials. Massage oils and melts can be very helpful for setting the mood and making it feel even better. Tell your partner that this is all about them, and don’t expect anything in return. Of course, you can still be open to the idea.
8. Lingerie and Toys
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, and you think your partner is too, investing in new lingerie or toys can add another level to your sex life. Whether you buy lingerie for yourself or your partner, it is a great way to help each other look and feel great, which can help with confidence. If you look great, you feel great. Toys are another way to spice things up between you. Take the time to do some online shopping together a couple weeks before Valentine’s Day and enjoy your purchases on February 14th. A great time will be had by all.
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