It’s not too early to think about planning the perfect Valentine’s day surprise for your spouse, partner, or other loved one. Following these 5 steps will ensure that it’s thoughtful and memorable.
Step 1: Plan ahead. Yes, holidays often sneak up on us and before we know it, we’re scrambling to make the day special or to find the perfect gift. January is not too early to begin thinking about and making plans for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration. Would your spouse enjoy dining out at a favorite restaurant or would he prefer a quiet evening at home? Does your partner enjoy cut flowers or plants, jewelry, chocolates or would she rather receive an experience like dance or cooking lessons or, possible, no gift at all? Make a plan for the celebration and the gift as well as a timeline to accomplish it.
Step 2: Make or buy a card to announce the date & plan and deliver it to your loved one at least 3 weeks in advance of the date. Work or other life commitments often preclude a Valentine’s Day celebration taking place on February 14, however choosing a day or weekend before or after will be perfect as well if this fits better into his or your work schedule or family commitments. Will time off from work be needed? A babysitter planned? Letting your loved one know the date in advance is a thoughtful gesture that will be much appreciated.
Step 3: Make reservations now, including ordering food for the day if your plan includes dinner at home. If you’re going out on Valentine’s day, make the reservation at least a month in advance to get the perfect table at his favorite restaurant. If you know that your spouse would enjoy a casual, quiet dinner at home, rather than going out, why not contact us at Gersky’s to order a complete meal so that both of you can relax and enjoy the evening with no prep and limited clean up. We’re here to help you chose from a simple entree to a full-coursed meal with a decadent dessert.
Step 4: Send or deliver a small token of your affection in advance to tell your partner that you’re looking forward to celebrating with him. If this is flowers, be sure you know your partner’s preference. Although roses are often seen as the preferred flowers on Valentine’s Day’s, perhaps she’s more fond of calla lilies or tulips. If he’s a gardener, give a potted plant that can be transferred to his garden in the spring to be enjoyed year after year.
Step 5: Relax and enjoy the celebration knowing that you’ve had the time to plan it all in advance!