Valentine’s is usually for couples. Side guys and mistresses, stay away from this for a moment. Your day is the next day after valentines, the national rebound day. The day of defiance towards love, or maybe the 13th, can also work perfectly for people in illicit affairs. If you are a couple struggling to make something meaningful out of your valentines, here is a list of some creative things you can do.
Watch the sunset from a hotel balcony, then grab dinner together. This is very romantic and simple.
Get your partner a gift that they desperately need. It can be a phone, a power bank, a cologne or perfume, a piece of jewellery, an artwork if they are into arts or a clothing item they ought to have or even pads for playing PS if they like video games (I don’t). These gifts can come with a written message like a poem. Gifts don’t have to be expensive. I haven’t put things like laptops and car tyres there because they are darn expensive.
It is a love affair, not a transaction. If your partner’s love language is gifts, then sure, do something nice. Does your gal smoke? Buy her a vape pen. Just be creative.
Buy her some lingerie, or buy him a new pair of quality boxers.
You can also pay for 6 months gym membership or yoga class membership for your partner if they are trying to get in shape this year.
A well-cooked meal can do, or just book a reservation at an Italian or West African restaurant or a Mexican restaurant for the two of you. Pick a restaurant with a live band and come with flowers.
You can get a membership for your gal to a golf club if she is in business. She can network there.
I once went out on valentines’ with a chic friend, and she gave me a flower. I was smiling sheepishly like a little gal.
Material things out of the way, you can go for horse racing at the race course. Great idea if you like the adrenaline rush.
Massage parlours across town have valentine’s offers for couples. You can book a package with scrubbing, manicure, pedicure, and anything else. It is a good treat.
A bottle of ice wine, good food and Netflix and chill. This is for couples who have valentine’s err day!
Send a video message wishing your gal or man happy valentines if you are far away from them. This is more impactful than a text or a call.
Now, let’s get into the big boy’s league. That part was for hustlers.
A helicopter ride to Diani if you got the means, have it your way.
A candle-lit dinner at a five-star. Here in Kenya, that means Villa Rosa Kempinski or a Four Seasons Hotel breakfast.
A one-week trip to Maasai Mara, went there with my dad in 2005, nowadays I can’t even afford to leave the city for a road trip.
Uber rides to work the whole week for the love of your life on your tab. I work from home, so this is out for me. I don’t need it.
A bouquet with a love message. You can leave her car notes, too if you want. Don’t forget dark chocolates.
Book a trip to the Caribbean or Spain for your loved one later in the year.
Buy them a tesla.
Renew your vows as a couple and aim to be a better partner this year, do an audit of your relationship and commit to becoming the best partner you can.
That would be all, fellas. Whatever you do, ensure it is within your budget and in line with your lover’s love language. I usually don’t like gifts, it is not my thing, but I like good food, so I enjoy a dinner or lunch for valentines. Travelling is the last thing I would do on a valentine, especially a valentines’ that pops up on a mid-week.
Celebrating valentines is never cliché; it doesn’t go out of style, it is like Christmas or any other lovely holiday. There is no gal in a relationship that doesn’t care about valentines, some gals would tell you as a man they don’t care about it, but it is a test, fail to do something, and she will take it in bad faith. Don’t be fooled by gals who try to be tough about it.
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