Valentine's Day 101: How to Plan the Perfect Day for Her

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, many people are already starting to make their plans for the day. For some, Valentine's Day brings with it a bit of pressure to create special memories and provide the perfect gifts for her. Depending on where you are at in your relationship, you might be hoping to use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to demonstrate just how much you really care for your significant other.

Valentine's Day 101: How to Plan the Perfect Day for Her

The fact of the matter is, however, that many Valentines' Day gestures and gifts have become so cliche that they are rather redundant. If your goal is to make this Valentine's Day more special than all the rest, you will need to go the extra mile in order to plan the perfect day for her.

If you are looking to do just that and plan the perfect Valentine's Day for the special lady in your life, here are a few tips that will help you to put together the best day for her.

Make Cliché Gifts More Special

The first thing that you will want to look into when you are attempting to put together the perfect Valentine's Day for her involves the gift or gifts that you are going to give. Even though Valentine's Day is about far more than just presents, the right gift can say a lot and set the tone for the perfect day.

And there are plenty of cliche gifts that you can choose from that will surely be appreciated. However, when your goal is to create the perfect Valentine's Day for her, you will want to make those classic gifts a bit more special.

For instance, instead of getting her a generic box of chocolates from the grocery store, take this gift to the next level by opting for handcrafted artisan chocolates. A Valentine's Day chocolate box chosen with love will make a great impression and make her feel special on Valentine's Day.

If you would rather get her a different sort of gift such as jewelry, don't just go for a simple necklace or bracelet. Rather, have the piece of jewelry you select engraved either with her name or with a significant date that holds value to your relationship. A necklace engraved with the date on which you met, for example, will definitely make her smile.

Rethink Dinner Out

Taking your date out for a Valentine's Day dinner definitely falls on the list of classic Valentine's Day activities. However, it is worth keeping in mind the fact that there will be a great many other couples with the same idea in mind.

In order to make this Valentine's Day truly special, rethink your dinner out. Instead, you might consider cooking a fancy meal at home for her. You can even couple this with a sweet gesture, such as doing the dishes or tidying up her kitchen. Little actions like this will go a long way and really show her how much you care for this Valentine's Day.


  1.'s been so long since I had any Valentine, I'm a widow. I love your tips though, for special Valentines. The best one is engraved jewelry. It make it so much more special, and will always remind the recipient of that special day. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  2. I quit trying to do anything more than a nice dinner at home with some streaming movie almost 20 years ago. The pressure around Valentine's Day used to just get to me!


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