We’ve all been in a somewhat similar situation – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we haven’t got a clue what to present our significant other with. Roses and a box of chocolates may have worked perfectly when the two of you were just dating. Now that you’re married, things are quite different, and February 14th is the time when many married couples find themselves in a pretty pickle and don’t have an idea what their partner is expecting from them.
Since ensuring a romantic evening on what happens to be the most romantic day of the year is imperative, you want to come up with a thoughtful gift, one that will have your partner throwing their arms around you. If you want to find out some of the ways to achieve that, read on!
Book a spa day and get pampered together
Let’s be honest – who doesn’t like spending their day getting pampered like a king or a queen? Lazy days like these are perfect for those couples who work on a tight schedule and could use some relaxing and unwinding in the form of a couples’ massage, aromatherapy, pedicure, sauna, and facials.
Although men will probably act as if they wouldn’t enjoy spa all that much once you suggest it, they’ll most certainly change their mind after a couple of spa services. Want to take things to the next level and make your spa day even more special? Instead of staying in town, book a room in a hotel with a spa and spend the whole V-day away from home, just the two of you, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.
Ignite romance with sexy texts
With all that romance in the air, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to ignite passion in your partner. The simplest way to do it? Send some sexy texts to your spouse during the day and wait for their reply. Start sexting by sending a couple of cheeky texts. Then, try to gradually build up passion, revealing all sorts of sexy details they can expect later in the evening.
Talk about your desires, hint at what you’re going to wear, and let the steamy exchange kindle his or her passion throughout the day. After a day of anticipation, your partner will surely be curious about what you have in store for them, and as soon as you get together, there’s no doubt that sparks will fly.
Give that role-play thing a go
Many of us have fantasies they’d like to try out with their partner – no shame in admitting that. On the contrary, trying out new things is a great way to spice up your marriage, regardless of how long you two have been together. If you’ve always fantasized about engaging in role-playing, V-day is the perfect opportunity to find the courage and suggest this to your partner. If they’re into it, give it a go.
Get them and yourself something sexy to wear, book a hotel room where you’ll meet up, and check out some props you can use to ensure your and your partner’s pleasure. Of course, these are optional, and if you’d rather engage in some dirty talk without any extras, go for it. Your delivery doesn’t have to be Oscar-worthy to turn your partner on, and if they’re into role-playing, your options are pretty much endless.
Have some fun between the sheets
If role-playing isn’t exactly your thing or you’ve already tried it and are on the lookout for new ways to spice things up in the bedroom, why not get some ‘toys’ you can use to play with your partner? These days, there’s a plethora of options waiting to be discovered. With so many electronic bedmates to choose from, you’re bound to find something that is to your liking.
And if you dread the thought of having to enter a sex shop and pick something up in person, don’t sweat it! You can always order sex toys online and have them delivered to your doorstep discreetly. Ah, the beauty of living in the digital age, right?
Sing your heart out (literally)
If you’re a bit old-fashioned and would rather take a more traditional route to winning your spouse’s heart, serenading them is not only sure to win it but to melt it as well. Whether you choose to make it a solo act or gather your friends to help you out, singing your heart out is a heartfelt, genuine way to express your feelings, no matter how good you are at singing.
If you manage to select the right song, choose the right timing, and maybe throw some instrumentals into the mix as a bonus, your loved one will surely find your performance delightful.
Coming up with a Valentine’s Day surprise for your loved one is no easy task, especially if you tend to leave things to the last minute, which only makes it more difficult to put your ideas into action. Whether you choose to spend V-day having fun with your partner, spicing up your sex life, or simply relaxing and getting pampered, by being thoughtful and carefully planning every detail of your Valentine’s Day surprise, you’re sure to come up with a memorable gift that will sweep your spouse off their feet and ensure you have amazing time together on the most romantic of days.
Fiona Wood is a lifestyle blogger based in Melbourne, Australia. She is in love with good coffee, croissants and fashion magazines. In spare time she plays tennis and traveling around the world.