Valentine’s Day is the time of the year when you show someone important in your life just how much they’re valued. You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to let them know your feelings and – student or not – there are some interesting and original ways to make it a success. Here are some useful ideas to help you plan the perfect day.
A Valentine’s message
Check if your local British Heart Foundation shop is planning any special activities this year. They’ve done some inventive things in the past – such as putting handwritten Post-it notes in their front window in exchange for a donation so you can leave a message for your loved one. Then, should you happen to pass by, point it out and wait for their reaction.
A path of petals
Roses are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift. Why not add a romantic twist by leaving a trail of rose petals that lead to the actual bunch of flowers (you can also ask the florist if they have any damaged, inexpensive blooms you can purchase)?
A romantic dinner
You can go out to a fancy restaurant or to your favourite place to eat but why not try something different? Cook their favourite meal at home or, if you’re not a culinary expert, set the table for a formal dinner with candles, stemmed glasses and your best cutlery, pour chilled sparkling wine and then serve up takeaway fish and chips still wrapped in newspaper.
It’s simple to post a heartfelt message on social media. Instead, write a Valentine’s message in the snow or sand or make one out of sticks and stones. Photograph it, apply an appropriate Instagram filter and then tag your loved one to ensure they see it before posting online.
Do something they love
Show you really care by setting aside the day – or a part of it – to do an activity they adore, even if you don’t. So whether it’s fishing or football, massage or meditation, plan a day they won’t forget and enjoy the experience together.