Have you spent the last 11 months working side by side at the kitchen table with your sweetie? Wondering how in the world you are going to going to make Valentine’s Day special when you’ve already had SO MUCH time together?
We understand. Normally, we are huge fans of the Netflix and chill Valentine’s Day date, but let’s be honest – haven’t we been doing that almost every single night for eons now?
Still, we enjoy the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day. So, we created a guide for those who have been around each other way more than normal this year. For those of you apart, we have this guide instead.
Create Your Own Spa Experience
Granted, this requires a buy in from both parties, but why not create a spa-like experience at home? After all, it just requires the right ingredients: candles, music, massage, and some extra pampering.
If your partner tends to skimp when it’s their turn to give a massage, go ahead and order a hand massager, like the one above from Relax The Back. We promise, it’s worth it!
Enjoy A Concert
One of the hardest things to give up over the past year has been live entertainment. Thankfully, musical artists are still hosting online concerts and events that we can participate in from home.
You can view Billboard’s livestream event lineup here. It may require some flexibility as your favorite option may not line up with Valentine’s Day…but hey, we’ve all learned to be flexible these days!
Since the cost of the evening will be far less than a live show, give your Valentine a new set of headphones as well. Though he or she may not use them for the livestream, it could help keep the peace when you’re both back at work on Zoom the next day.
Try Something New
A huge challenge of the pandemic is that all novelty seems gone. But it isn’t true! We promise, there are many things that you haven’t tried yet. You can try a new recipe, new cocktail, new movie, new dance move, new dessert, new Tik Tok trend.
Have you tried a scavenger hunt in your home? Watched the sunrise together? Done a blind taste test? The list is endless once you get started.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what it is, just go for it with gusto and with your partner. After all, it’s the novelty of the experience that will keep you close.
If all of this feels overwhelming, we understand that too. That’s why we also believe you can’t go wrong with chocolate, flowers, or jewelry this year either! Here are some of our best Valentine’s Day deals and coupons to help make it a little bit easier to buy something lovely without spending a fortune.