Valentine's Day is days away and if you're reading this... its actually not too late. Last minute gifts doesn't have to be as blatantly cliche, as that teddy bear from your local drug store or flowers from the gas station. If you play your cards right, your Valentine will never know you were one of those people combing through the internet, days before, searching for a Valentine's Day clue.
Whether flowers, edible arrangement or lunch, sending a special delivery to your Valentine at work or home is always a hit. It's a subtle way to show that they matter and they're on your mind, even in their absence.
Bonus: add a note, maybe an inside joke or a moment that you two shared that will only make sense to the romantic recipient
Social media can be tricky, when it comes to balancing privacy and public displays of affection. However, if you have no reservations about displaying your love for the cyber world to see, this idea is up your alley. Stay with me. This idea requires you to be a little slick and a lot of covert planning. Set up a nice date that your Valentine knows nothing about and reveal it in a Valentine's day post.
Here's what I mean: Tag your Valentine in your post and tell them about that outfit you mysteriously left hanging in their closet. Tell them its for dinner tonight (make sure you already made dinner plans), but before dinner, you have something else planned...and they'll have to check the top draw in the kitchen to find out what. Oh, and be ready in an hour.
If you rather do this without an audience, that's fine, do it via text message.
I hope you've been paying attention to what your Valentine likes. You have, right? Good. Buy copious amounts of whatever it is. Buy enough to last the rest of the month. Buy enough that they'll laugh at how ridiculous and generous you are. If it's a specific candy, or popcorn, or bag of chips, or whatever, go to a wholesaler and rack up. Make it look presentable, of course, put it in a basket and add a bow, if you can. Two things are for sure: 1) The gesture will not go unnoticed. 2) You obviously listen when your Valentine speaks
Cook a meal, or order from your favorite restaurant and have an indoor picnic. No cellphones, no TV, a little music, and a lot of wine. And make it look nice, get some pillows, candles and flower petals. Add some pizzazz, for the sake of love day.
If you REALLY want to score big this year, do all of the above.