Your 10th Valentine’s Day together can be special with these ideas
if this is your first Valentine’s Day together or the tenth, it is always a day of red letters in the calendar of lovers. Some things in life just get better with age!
If the time has passed towards your tenth Valentine’s Day together, chances are the two of you have already exchanged your wedding vows, or are probably living together. The fact that they are still together is itself a great cause for celebration and what better day than Valentine’s Day to reinforce your love for each other?
On your 10th Valentine’s Day, surprise your better half with some quirky, spicy, and mushy gifts that will linger in their memory for a long, long time. And the best gifts don’t require you to break the bank, just your head! For creative and original ideas of course!
1. A romantic Valentine’s picnic, right at your house!
February is still quite cold in most of the world. And the perfect time to snuggle up by the fireplace. Place some comfortable rugs near a roaring fire, keep champagne flutes handy, and make a sparkling wine toast to each other. Chocolate dipped strawberries are a great accompaniment; they are also a well-known aphrodisiac. Snuggle up against each other and watch the flames leap fanning the fires of your own passion.
2. Turn your home into a love nest
Nothing like a romantic touch (or two) to turn an ordinary evening into a very hot one! If she’s at work, start early with the preparations, and if not, send her out on an errand. Once you have the place running, get down to business. Turn off all the lights in the house, leaving the one in the bedroom on. To create a truly sensual setting, consider dimming that light or replacing it with a path of candles. Leave a trail of rose petals from the front door to the bedroom. In the bedroom, focus on the bed. Sprinkle rose petals on the bed as well. Have lots of burning scented candles in the room and soft music playing in the background. Keep a bouquet of red roses on the bed and your gift ajar enticingly. And wait for the fireworks!
3. Get seriously romantic!
This means a no-expense Valentine’s Day she’ll look back on in amazement long after the day has become a memory. In plain language, this roughly translates to an elaborate candlelit dinner, complete with food for the tongue and soul. But, not in a boring restaurant. If the weather permits, enjoy a private candlelit dinner on the beach, in addition to the crashing waves.
If you have the money, splurge on a surprise romantic dinner at an undisclosed destination. Send him a cryptic message if he’s at work, simply saying, “Get dressed and ready at 7pm.” Arrange for a limousine to pick you up from her house and take her quickly to where she would be waiting for you. The moment she enters the private room he has reserved for her, let unseen musicians gently serenade her as a hundred candles light around her. Even as she is recovering from the surprise, she appears next to her and put your gift in her hands; It could be a diamond ring, a gold and diamond necklace, or a pair of ruby and diamond earrings. Just make sure it’s precious and rare, like her.
4. ‘Album of Memories’
Women are known to be sentimental creatures, but show her your sweeter side too with a priceless and special gift. Compile a scrapbook of sorts containing photos from the past nine Valentine’s Days. Dedicate a page to each. Paste memories of those moments, perhaps the wrapper from the first chocolate she gave you (you may feel silly, but we guarantee she won’t see it that way), or her lipstick-stained handkerchief you still have. Write your love messages under each photograph, praising and referring to some quality of yours. Wrap the book in soft velvet or satin and, for added impact, tie it with a necklace of freshwater pearls.
5. A Valentine’s gift that celebrates your passion.
Apart from you, what else turns her on? Is she crazy about collecting chinaware? Surprise her with a surprise visit to Tuscany, home of the famous glazed pottery. Delight in her delighted squeals as she hand-selects some truly exquisite pieces from famous Deruta, Gubbio or Montelupo ceramics to add to her collection. It could even turn your home into an Italian-themed paradise!
6. Recreate your first Valentine
The two share a special bond that time or proximity have failed to weaken. If anything, the two of you have only gotten closer over the years, marking milestone year after year (as far as you’re concerned, every year spent together is a milestone). They’ve often talked about the first Valentine’s Day, and those shared memories may well be the foundation for this year’s celebrations. Try to recreate your first Valentine’s date from scratch, right down to the dress you wore that day (if you remember and it still fits!). Visit that place/restaurant and enjoy the waves of nostalgia that engulf you. Then, do something special so you can recreate your 10th anniversary date ten years from now!
7. naughty and playful valentine’s day
Sure, the flames of passion rage just as brightly and fiercely as when they first met. The years have added more depth to their relationship. There’s still nothing like something naughty and spicy to add sizzle to your romance! Create a personal coupon book, to be “cashed” when you show up. Fill the pages with favors, ranging from gently romantic and cuddly to seriously erotic and sensual. It runs the gamut from ‘I’ll clean and bathe our dog for a whole week,’ to ‘One long, lingering kiss,’ to ‘Your feet just told me they need a massage!’ of emotions full of adrenaline like the first time.
8. Valentine’s Chocolates, but with a difference
There are chocolates and then there are designer gourmet chocolates. Ordinary chocolates bought at the corner store are an obvious no-no. There is no woman alive who can resist her delicious melt-in-your-mouth French chocolates. But, you are a smart man and always one step ahead of the pack. So what you need to do is replace a couple of center chocolates and replace them with a diamond anniversary ring or eternity pendant. Insert a love note and make him fall in love with you all over again.
9. Sensual and intimate gifts
Sexy lingerie is always a great gift, for both of you! Wow, even a pair of heart-covered red silk pajamas can be a big hit. Is there a particular deodorant you use that just drives her crazy? Now is the time to make liberal use of it. Spray it over form-fitting lingerie and wear it sexy. Keep a single red rose and the love note from her in the package and leave it for her to find when she comes out of the bathroom.
10 gourmet gift basket
The last place you want to be is a crowded place filled with overzealous couples, loud music, and non-stop chatter. Well, your house can be several levels higher in the romantic draw if you know how to do it! Prepare for a sizzling evening by giving her a gorgeously packaged gourmet gift basket. Fill it with your favorite wine, delicious snacks, scented candles, scented bath oils, and salts. Enjoy snacks and wine while watching a good romantic movie in bed. Later, offer your services as a masseuse, wearing all that exotic paraphernalia and then head for a long soak together in the tub later.
Being romantic can be that elusive quality that sometimes remains tantalizingly out of reach. But, once you figure it out, you’ll be pushing all the right buttons! This handy list is just to get you started!