If you’re planning on celebrating with a special someone this February 14th, you’re going to have to do a little planning to make sure you have the essentials. No matter what she says, she’ll be expecting something, some sort of hint that reveals how much you care so don’t blow it! There’s no need to spend the entire contents of your wallet or try to pull a rabbit out of your hat to impress her if you strategize beforehand keeping in mind thoughtfulness and romance. Focus on her individual qualities, likes/dislikes and personality and you should have a good feel of what your holiday gifting should be. If you’re not sure where to begin, take a look at this checklist to keep you on track and ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
- Plan a special evening, whether it’s at her favorite restaurant or simply dining in at home. If you are going to head out for the night, make sure to make your reservations well in advance (at least three weeks) because bistros, cafes and fine dining locations will all be frantic since it is the busiest day of the season for them.
Top Five Boston Restaurants for Valentine’s Day:
b.) Sophia's Grotto
e.) Ruth's Chris
If you’re planning on staying in, be sure to buy your ingredients a couple of days in advance to avoid running out of the essentials because yes- you’ll be the one who does all of the cooking! Pick up a bottle of wine and select a menu that you know she’ll flip over. If you really want to romance her, DO THE DISHES!
- Grab a card. It’s the easiest and least expensive way to tell her you love her. Hallmark isn’t just a multi-billion dollar company for nothing-they know their stuff! Browse the stationary section of a CVS and read through the options to see whether a funny or lovey-dovey card is going to fit best for your relationship. If you really want to get creative, find an old photograph of the two of you and glue it to a piece of construction paper folding it in half. This is a sweet gesture of how your love has grown and will most likely remain in her keepsake box for years to come.
- Don’t be a bozo- ORDER FLOWERS! Gift with a box of chocolates and you’ve just made her holiday! Unsure of what variety to pick up? Here are some options but keep in mind her favorite blooms and preference of color. Again, don’t wait to the last minute to order a bouquet since this is like Super Bowl Sunday for Boston florists!
- Red Roses
- White Lilies
- Black Pearl Roses
- Mixed Floral Bouquet.