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Lord Alfred Tennyson once said, “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” Tennyson was onto something, as flowers are still one of the most popular gifts on Valentine’s Day. While professing love in the form of an entire garden is, most likely, not in the average romancer’s budget, there are many ways you can bundle love and gift it to your special someone. Here are a few of our favorites.

Satisfy Your Sweetheart’s Sweet Tooth

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Chocolate may not be a lasting treat – in fact, it isn’t rare for chocolate to be given and devoured in the same sitting – but the sweetness of the gesture is long-lasting. From dark to white, truffle to mousse, chocolate is a confection that comes in so many shapes, sizes, and styles. Like flair, you can’t have too many pieces or kinds. Choose a variety of cocoa-infused treats for your sweet. On Valentine’s Day the more the merrier!

Creativity in the Key of Love

Song is an often forgotten language of love. If you’re musical, song is a great way to romance your beloved. It’s also cost-effective for anyone on a budget, still wanting to make a big splash. Let your voice be your instrument, add melody and beat, or hum to the tune of C and present your song as a poem of words. Creativity can be just as sexy as a night on the town.

Pay Attention to Detail for a Memorable Night

This isn’t to say a night out isn’t a lovely thing. If you’ve set your sights on dinner and a movie, be sure to book your reservations well in advance. To take the night up a notch, include an elegant treat: perhaps the clutch she’s been eyeing, or a pre-dinner manicure. Thoughtful gestures are like secrets; they may be tucked away, but they are never forgotten.

A Great Time for a Romantic Getaway

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Valentine’s Day is always a great time to celebrate with a mini-vacation. The weekend getaway promises relaxation, seduction, and adventure. Whether you’re looking to travel far, or simply hop over a few county lines, separation from the ordinary grind is a great way to shake off tension and welcome romance.

Diamonds Are Forever, Like Your Love

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then a Valentine’s Day ring is her fairy godmother.  Jane Austen said it best in Pride and Prejudice: “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” When love comes calling, marriage is often the silent third party on the other line, and what better time to clue matrimony in, than on the day of amour?

Whether you’re singing love from the rooftops, secreting your better half to a decadent getaway, or seducing by chocolate, there is a plethora of ways to say I adore you. Take a chance this Valentine’s Day. Love is vulnerability wearing a smile. You never know how wide you can grin, or how infectious laughter is, until you try.