Last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for procastinators

Writing a romantic letter

Check your calendar right now. Is it close to the most romantic time of the year? Valentine’s Day has a way of sneaking up on all of us, but it seems like the procrastinators are the most surprised by this holiday. When you’ve waited too long to make ideal Valentine’s Day plans, check out this helpful guide to make the day a success anyway.

 Flowers. This step is a no-brainer, which is why it comes first. Even the most basic date plans feel a little more special when a nice bouquet is incorporated. Now, don’t expect to waltz into the flower shop and receive a custom arrangement on the big day. However, there might be a few options available right off the shelf. Check your local grocery for pre-made arrangements like these as well. There’s no need to stick with the reds and pinks associated with the season — choose a color and variety of flower that you know your date will enjoy. If you just can’t figure out what to pick, don’t be afraid to go with classic red roses, which are the right blend of elegance and romance.

Takeout by candlelight. So you weren’t able to get a table at that fancy restaurant. You might not even find a spot at your local bistro. But that doesn’t mean your V-Day is ruined. Instead of settling in for an ordinary evening, take care of dinner for your partner by order takeout ahead of time. When your special someone walks in to find their favorite burrito waiting for them at a candlelit table, they’ll forget all about the trendy eatery you didn’t get reservations for.

A “homemade” dessert. You don’t need to be a master baker or sweet treat expert to whip up a delicious dessert. Something from scratch might be too challenging to pull off in a pinch, so boxed cake or pudding mixes are your friends. Don’t be afraid to throw in a few extra chocolate chips, or add in your significant other’s favorite fruit preserves to give it a personal touch.

An experience. If you don’t have a gift by this point, it’s okay — you have the internet! While a physical item might not be able to ship in time, a certificate towards an experience, or tickets for an upcoming event, are printable and can be ready in an instant. Giving your honey an experience that they’ll love is a great way to show how much you care. Check out websites like Groupon, Yelp, or LivingSocial for excellent offers on things like massages, wine tastings, and meals.

Write a letter. If your partner is the type who loves words of affirmation, a heartfelt letter describing how much you love him or her could be something they treasure forever. Hand-write it, which is more personal than typing. Plain notepaper or white copy paper is fine, or you can dress up the presentation a little by writing out your feelings in a blank card. The words are what matter here!


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