We’ll help you do this right: no supermarket flowers, no corny cards. Instead, surprise your mother with an unexpectedly gorgeous gift, help your best friend forget that breakup, or toast your one-and-only with a glass of good champagne. They’ll love you for it. After all, nothing beats the feeling of giving someone you love a heartfelt gift they’ll truly cherish – except for receiving one, of course…
Valentine’s Day is a great day to be a little nicer to everyone, including ourselves.
Here are ideas to show your love this year, from jewellery to gin, glassware, or a simple book of love poems. Whether you are single, married, or somewhere in between – it really doesn’t matter!
This year we are fully submitting to the holiday of love, with heartfelt gifts that count the way we love thee – with a red (or pink) leather jewellery case, a beautiful pyjama set, champagne glasses, or of course, a great pair of earrings. Love letters, they still matter. In today’s text-and-Tinder world, probably more than ever. Anything with literary leanings, too.
Or why not whisk your love away on a short (or long) jaunt. A night at a fancy city hotel or a country escape always works.
Whether you’re looking for something special for a new spouse, a loved one who is not a spouse, or a child you utterly adore, scroll our gallery for 50 ways to get it right, for the ones you love – even if it’s you!
Have the best, single Valentine’s Day. Book a memorable dinner, something indulgent, with a friend.
Use the day to take time to appreciate myself. Don’t ignore it. Embrace it. Pamper yourself, help others or otherwise embrace the day.
Be with someone you love. “You’ll want to end the day with a sense of connectedness and the remembrance of how much intimacy already exists in your life
Spread the love. Text and call the people you care about. Remember others who are single or alone. One Valentine’s Day. I leave long voice mail reminding everyone I adore how much they are loved – they often say they are the best messages they ever It is one of the best messages they ever receive. Do the same.
Embrace awe. A symphony. Art. Nature. Research shows that when we experience an emotional response to something vast, it takes us out of our own head and we feel better.
Help someone else. Volunteer for a favourite charity. Offer to babysit for a couple with children so they can go out to dinner. You’ll feel appreciated—and children, with their laughter and affection, make great Valentine’s surrogates. (Dogs do too.)