Valentine's Day is just around the corner providing the perfect opportunity to amp up the romance and remind that special someone just how much they mean to you. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture either, sometimes a small, thoughtful surprise can be just as effective.
Here are 5 thoughtful surprise ideas that will provide the perfect touch on Valentine's Day.
Write a poem
Shop bought cards are all well and good, however a poem that you have written is so much more personal and fun to do! Cute, comical lines that have an element of rhyme and rhythm will not only make someone feel super special, but will probably make them laugh a lot too; what better present? (Oh, and it's free.)
Breakfast in bed
Surprising your loved one with a delicious breakfast spread, delivered to them in bed, is going make them extra special. You may want to save this treat for the weekend when there's more time to do this properly. Make sure to stock up on a few of their favourite things, such as a particular type of coffee, or buy the newspaper/magazine they like to read to make it super thoughtful.
Create a personalised playlist
Music is a powerful way of speaking to the soul and bringing back memories. Why not spend time compiling the tracks that mean something to you and your partner. Is there a song that reminds you of when you first met, or a special holiday? You may choose to add a song that always reminds you of them, or for whom the lyrics ring true.
Cook their favourite dish
They say that food is the way to people's heart, so why not set aside the eve of Valentine's Day for preparing a feast especially for that special someone. You could make it into a fancy affair with a bottle of their favourite wine and a three course meal consisting of all their favourite dishes, or do something personal, such as a takeaway pizza and Netflix if it's something that you know they will love.
Surprise date somewhere special
Is there somewhere that you both love, or a place that reminds you of a time together? Try to keep an element of surprise about where you're going so as to make it romantic. If it's somewhere outdoors, a walk say, then bring along a bottle of wine or some snacks to enjoy at the location, or if it's somewhere that serves food and drink, order their favourite item off the menu.