That big day of love is upon us once again! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for us ladies. It’s time to show your partner just how much they mean to you.

This year, ditch the chocolates, fancy dinners or lingerie and try something a bit different. The extra effort will make it a special day you both remember for some time to come.

1. Go Old School!

Remember how thrilling and exciting it was back in High School when you used to go parking at lover’s lane? How about making out at the movies? Plan a special date night to bring on those exhilarating moments. And, now that you are parents, you probably really do have a curfew of 10 or 11 pm to relieve that babysitter.

2. Get Out the Skates!

Ice skating is such a simple activity but can be so romantic. Take turns showing each other your best moves and then glide around the rink arm in arm. Make sure to bring some hot chocolate and a special treat to share.

3. Create a One of a Kind Keepsake!

After being together for a while, we tend to lose sight of all those reasons we fell in love with our spouse in the first place. Make him a special book listing all of his assets (Lord knows we focus on his shortcomings often enough). You could also include a re-cap of your first date, the moment you knew you wanted to spend your life with him, how you felt when you found out you were pregnant, etc. Just make him feel good about being him. It will also remind you of what a lucky lady you are!



4. Play Truth or Dare!

Think you know everything there is to know about your partner? I bet he is holding out a few secrets. Find out everything (or laugh at him completing hilarious dares). But, remember, you will be vulnerable too! Make the truths sexy and the dares funny. Truth questions could include: “What is the most off-limits place you would ever consider making love?” or “What is the body part about your mate that turns you on the most?” Dares could include: Put a pair of your partner’s underwear on your head and dirty dance for 3 minutes or Apply lipstick to your partner without using your hands. Get lustful, get silly, have fun.

5. Create Your Own Tradition!

You know each other best. Maybe it’s breakfast in bed, a picnic in the park or attending a sporting event. Whatever you two enjoy doing as a couple, go out and do it. Plan to make it a yearly tradition every Valentine’s Day.

And remember, showing each other how much you care is for every day, not just February 14th.

What is your favourite thing to do on Valentine’s Day? Do you have any suggestions to add to the list above? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • I would love to have someone in my life that would indulge me a little for Valentines day.


  • Our tradition is a cup of tea in bed, lots of cuddles and kisses and a lovely card for each other.


  • HAHAHA…. started a new tradition this year – I buy presents but get nothing…. I’ll give him the fact that he was unwell though


  • This year we only saw each other for an hour. He’d gone to work before I finished and I was asleep when he finished. We had a short time just to say Happy Valentine’s Day and then I had to leave for work. After being together for 47 years and married for 40 of those we still love this time together, just wish it was a bit longer. Always used to do a romantic dinner for 2 but not possible these days


  • We’ve been together for 32 years and married for 27 years so we have cut back on our Valentine’s Day celebrations. A card is always a must, but I got chocolate from hubby and gave chocolate. I love the recognition of the Day still, but with a wedding anniversary the next month also, it gets a bit much.


  • Happy Valentine’s Day !! I got a $450 speeding ticket (too much rushing) and my husband came home after I’ve gone to bed this Valentine’s day !


  • We love to always love to enjoy the day.


  • Lol Very creative indeed. Thanks for the tips.


  • Lovely ideas for Valentine’s Day – and away from the commercialism in the shops.


  • We give each other a wee present and a card and it can be nice to go out going out together for a picnic or so, including kids. But actually I think Valentines Day doesn’t have to be celebrated …


  • I love these ideas – much more meaningful than overtly commercial presents/dinners.


  • I think I would break a leg if I went out on skates! Which wouldn’t be romantic at all!


  • looks great


  • Go out for lunch or dinner . Something simple


  • SOme great ideas but I think I’ll give the skating a miss!


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