Ah... love is in the air, and one of the most universally celebrated days across the globe - Valentine’s Day - is almost here once more. Good luck finding a restaurant or hotel for the big day if you haven’t already booked. It’s also the biggest day of the year for florists and chocolate shops do a roaring trade too.
Some of us may be planning to go all out, buying expensive Valentine’s Day gifts such as jewellery or travel for our sweethearts to show just how much we love our partner.
If you’re reading this, odds are you’re also planning to make this day a day to remember for you and your sweetheart too. We suggest you step out of your comfort zone instead of celebrating in the traditional way, and try some of these awesome ideas to really surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage
Okay, we get it, you may not want to miss out on the traditional romantic candlelight dinner for two on Valentine’s Day, but your sweetheart will definitely be surprised if you take him or her for an hour or two of complete relaxation with a couple’s massage, before you head to your favourite restaurant. That’s a whole lot of additional brownie points for you – and all without even lifting a finger (you can leave that to the masseuse).
Book an adrenaline rush experience
Does your sweetheart love adventure? Then surprise them with an adventure that is jam packed full of guaranteed adrenaline rush. Think sailing, sky diving, bungee jumping, or even diving with sharks perhaps. If you want to keep the budget under control, how about something a little less physical such as watching a scary movie together (always a great opportunity for a comforting cuddle!). Whatever adventure you choose, nothing gets you closer than sharing a surge of adrenaline (or terror!) on Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy the simple beauty of nature
Sometimes we need to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that are surrounded by technologies and noise - and a great way to simply chill out with your loved one is to head back to nature by going on a hike or taking a scenic walk. Australia has so many wonderful places to hike - here are our top 10 places to go to enjoy some of that serenity:
Show your love from the sky
This one’s for the drone lovers out there. To show your partner how much you love them, how about delivering a gift literally from the sky! Attach your Valentine’s Day present to your drone then pilot it to your loved one. Don’t forget to attach a camera to it to capture that sweet moment.
Send them on a treasure hunt
Treasure hunts aren’t just for the kids! Send your significant other on a romantic scavenger hunt that’s strewn with rose petals and handwritten love notes with clues to find that special Valentine’s Day gift.
Time to get moving
Life can be so busy that we sometimes forget to show our appreciation to those who really matter, and Valentine’s Day is a great day to rekindle the love and show your partner how special they really are. Whichever way you want to surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s through the traditional method of dinner and wine, or a more out-of-the-box idea from our suggestions above, now’s the time to get it organised.
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