January 16, 2017


Valentine`s Day is just around the corner! We believe every day should be like February 14th; it is always important to take a moment and celebrate the love you have for each other. Not only can you celebrate the love you share with your sweetheart, but showing appreciation to your friends and yourself is just as meaningful.

Let us play Cupid, and share our ideas of everything that is Valentine’s Day, whether it be practicing some self-love, your girls, or with your significant other. You can thank us later ;)

Valentine’s Day To Do
For
  • Singles
  • Long Distance
  • Best Friends
  • Couples
  • Valentine’s Day Ideas
  • To Wear
  • To Eat
  • To Gift
  • Top Movies
  • Best Quotes
  • Self Love: Valentine’s Day for Singles

    Loving yourself is the most important kind of love. You deserve a special day too!

    Treat and Pamper Yourself: spend the day doing your nails, enjoy a bath with candles, and make your skin glow by applying a hydrating face mask.

    Movie Night: Grab some popcorn and lounge, while watching your favourite chick flick.

    Enjoy a Good Book: Take the time to read a book that you've been longing to read.

    Write Yourself a Love Note: Every Valentine's day make it a tradition to write yourself a love note and open it the following year or read it when you're feeling down. It is always fun to open a letter and discover that it is full of all the good things about you.

    Buy a New Outfit: Self-love at its best. Treat yourself to a brand-new outfit that makes you feel the most confident. The next time you have somewhere important to go- dress up and show them what you got. ;)

    Prep a Three-course Meal: Who says you have to cook for someone else? Make a full course meal for yourself and it will taste even better because your hard work went into making something delicious. Find some romantic meal recipes.

    Go on a Day Trip: Head somewhere close to experience new surroundings. Or be a tourist and explore your own city.

    Try Something on Your Bucket List: Why not check something off your bucket list today? You will feel instantly accomplished and proud of yourself -that is the definition of self-love.

    Take a Nature Walk: Enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors and breathe in the fresh air. This will clear your mind and you can self-reflect about how incredible you are ☺

    Long Distance Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

    No one wants to be away from their sweetheart on this special day but sometimes we are separated by distance but not love!  Try these thoughtful dates and surprise them from afar.

    Enjoy an E-date: Create an e-date and enjoy a romantic dinner together. Set up the table just like you would if you were celebrating in person and enjoy some meaningful conversation over a home cooked meal.

    Watch the Same Movie Together: After the dishes are dry, relax and curl up in bed and watch the same movie together while skyping so you can hear and see each other`s reaction -it is just like having them in the same room as you. Keep reading to see our top 10 suggested Valentine’s Day Movies.

    Handwrite a Love Letter: Handwritten letters have not gone out of style -nor should they ever. Make your partner's heart race when they receive a love note from you in the mail. Sealed with a kiss and filled with words of love and reasons why you love them can make your honey feel cherished; plus a physical letter lasts longer than any short text message.

    Send a Valentine’s Day Care Package: Fill it with their favourite things, especially items that they will use daily to remind them of you. Some suggestions are a mug, t-shirt, recipe book, their favourite tea, or key chain ring.

    Send Them Flowers or Order in for Them: Lastly, cliché as it sounds, send them flowers. Since you are not there, it is a great reminder that you will go the extra mile to make them happy. A bonus tip is to call their favourite take out place and order in for them.

    Send a Sexy Panty Gram: This can be sent either way. By sending a sexy panty to him, it will make his heart flutter. But by sending it to her let the games begin…

    Learn Something New About Your Partner: Ask them 10 questions each about random things that you want to know about one another. Although you may think there is nothing left to know, it might surprise you.

    Play a Game: Make things fun with a game - like Ellen’s Heads Up or truth or dare ;)

    Private Online Space: Throughout the day post pictures and mini love messages to each other on a shared space -like Google + account.

    Surprise Them at Work: Send flowers, chocolates, or set up a Valentine Gram to sweetly embarrass them. This will show them that you love to surprise them!

    More Suggestions

    Happy Valentine’s Day Best Friend -Your Girls

    Your best friends provide just as much love and support as a love partner does -show them that it`s true.

    Spa Day: Gather your friends (send them a quirky Valentine's Day E-Card Invite) and head to the spa or bring it back to your home. Get crafty and make your own face masks, paint each other's nails, and have a full-out pamper day. It is not only relaxing, it is also tons of fun to bond and show appreciation for each other.

    Go to the Movies Together: Be each other’s date and head to the movie theaters. Choose a romantic comedy or whatever tickles your fancy.

    Dress up for High Tea: If you ladies are feeling more sophisticated, book a seating for high tea. Dress up, show up, and catch up on gossip while enjoying delectable treats!

    Indulge your Sweet Tooth: Either go out for dessert or bring it home from your favourite bakery. Your mouths will be watering just thinking about it.

    Go out for Appetizers and Drinks: Enjoy some light snacks and drinking -try a new cocktail. The combination will most likely end up with you pouring out the reasons why you love your girl.

    Write a Cute Poem or Message in a Card: We found free printable Valentine`s Day Cards that you can use.

    Shopping Spree: Hit up the boutiques and buy each other a present. You will be spending good quality girl time together and will come out of it with a gift they will surely love.

    Explore the Outdoors: Grab your girls and go on a nature hike. Your girls will encourage each other to reach the top!

    Slumber Party: Have a girl’s night and order in take-out, watch movies, and snuggle up. Let the gossiping, weird dance moves and karaoke begin.

    Host a Wine Tasting Party: Each of your girlfriends will bring a wine and taste each others. You will have the opportunity to try everything and trade funny or dates gone wrong stories.

    Host a Valentine’s Day Single Party: Feeling more social? Host a Valentine's Day single party…make sure you are ready to mingle! Keep it light and fun, with board games, drinks, and cheesy music playing in the background. Who knows, get ready to meet your new beau or sweetie.

    What to do on Valentine’s Day? For Couples

    Breakfast in Bed: To make their day special right from the start, surprise them with a traditional breakfast in bed. A bonus tip is to add their favourite flowers on the bedside table or their favourite breakfast treat from their favourite bakery.

    Couple’s Massage: Sometimes you just need to de-stress and not feel the pressure of planning anything except for showing up. By booking a relaxing couples massage, you both are sure to come out of it feeling refreshed and renewed of your love!

    Picnic at your Favourite Spot: Nothing is more romantic than preparing a picnic together and heading to your favourite spot. Make sure to pack the works to make it extra comfy - think blankets, plush pillows, and of course don't leave out the wine! Picking a private area with a fantastic view is sure to be a Valentine`s Day they won't forget.

    Recreate a Special Moment: By picking out details, such as the same wine, location, or dessert, as a previous special occasion, your honey will love the attention to detail. Think of moments that have resonated, like a first date, anniversary, honeymoon, or wedding night.

    Scavenger Hunt: If you are feeling extra creative, set up a mini scavenger hunt to delight your sweetie -they will not know what hit them. Think of inside joke clues that your partner will know and lead them to a special surprise- whether it be a gift or a fun activity.

    Keep it Casual with Drinks: You’ve both had a long day at work and you want to unwind. Make a toast to your love and drink up!

    Take a Dance Class: Moving your bodies together on the dance floor is an exciting way to create chemistry. Show your partner your best moves (on the dance floor and in the bedroom) and they will definitely swoon.

    Couples Training: It’s always a good idea to get the heart racing and stay in shape. Why not do it with your partner? Try a couple’s workout routine and together, you will be able to support and encourage each other, which is a great relationship building experience. Do this on a regular basis to stay healthy and fit. Get ready, set, move!

    Try a New Dinner Recipe: Get creative in the kitchen and make that recipe you’ve both been dying to try. You’ll not only enjoy the taste of your hard work, you’ll enjoy the time spent making it together.

    Valentine’s Day Movie and Cozy Up: After dinner, snuggle up and watch a classic Valentine Movie. The Notebook is just waiting to have tears shed over it…

    Plan a Weekend Getaway: Take a break from normal routine and escape to somewhere close by -think of a resort or camping trip and spend the time relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.

    What to wear on Valentine’s Day?

    FOR HER

    FOR HIM

    Outdoor Adventures: Go for the cute, yet practical look. If it’s a warm day go for a pair of relaxed shorts and a flowy blouse. If it’s on the brisk side, make sure you are bundled up so you can enjoy the fun-filled day with your sweetheart. We suggest warm tights, knee-high boots, A-line skirt and a graphic sweater. Don’t forget the chic jacket and scarf.

    Outdoor Adventures: Depending on how intense the activity is, a pair of comfortable jeans and a T-shirt with a lightweight jacket is sure to do the trick.

    Cozy Indoors: Since you are spending the day inside, keep the look relaxed and fun. Wear comfy black tights and an oversized sweater or t-shirt (if you can find a Valentine’s themed one even better!).

    Cozy Indoors: Keep it relaxed with comfy jeans, a plain white tee, and a cardigan. Chances are you’ll be doing some serious cuddling so you’ll want your partner to feel comfortable -make sure to wear fabrics that are cozy and soft.

    Casual Drinks: Whether you’ve been together for a long time or just started a new relationship, drinks can have the added benefit of not committing a whole day to the special event. Keep it simple with a dark pair of skinny jeans, sexy silk blouse, and a statement necklace to complete the night out look.

    Casual Drinks: Pair your “dress dark jeans” with a dress shirt and brown belt. Make sure your hair is styled to make a good impression.

    Semi-Formal:

    Head to Toe Red: Stick with the colours of the day. A little red dress with red heels is flirty and fun. Or keep it more low key with jeans and a red top, or a flowy red skirt paired with a white lace blouse.  

    Lacey and Feminine: Stick with sweet and simple. Pair a lace dress with flats or pumps.

    Semi-Formal:

    Whole Day Fun: Go with a pair of Chino Pants and sweater (or t-shirt if it’s warm). Keep it simple as your comfort is what’s important with an entire day ahead of you.

    Formal:

    Romantic Evening Plans: If there’s ever a time to pull off sexy and classy at the same time -this is it. Anything that hugs your curves in all the right places is sure to stun him. Add a pop of colour either with your dress, clutch, or heels. Make it your mission for him to not take his eyes off you.

    Valentine’s Day Party: Dress to impress. Since you are attending an event, make it an outfit that everyone will remember! Choose either an elegant cocktail dress or a dramatic long gown with a high slit -oh la la.

    Shimmy and Shimmery: If you are spending the night on the dance floor, wear something that will light up the night. Try a shimmery skirt, headband, or shiny jewelry.

    Sexy Mini-dress: Go in for the kill. Make your S.O. eyes pop with this sexy little number.

    Formal:

    Dinner with your Darling: Sleek and Classic says it all. Instead of the typical black suit, go with something more modern and try navy or grey. Add a pastel pink button up shirt (real men wear pink!) and brown accents (shoes, belt, and watch). If it’s extra fancy wear a tie that pops to complete the look.

    Swanky Valentine’s Day Party: Dress to impress. With your lady on one arm, you’ll want to make a good impression. A classic black or navy suit with a sleek tie will make your partner do a double take.

     

    Make sure you are wearing the right look for the event so you can show off your sharp style.

    For a more visual guide

    Intimate Moments: This one… well, we are the expert on finding the perfect lingerie piece (chat with us if you need assistance). The most important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable. Or maybe it’s time to try something more adventurous.

    Intimate Moments: This one is simple for men. All you need is a pair of boxers and you're ready to go. Try picking a style and pattern that matches your personality and be comfortable in your own skin.    

    What to Eat on Valentine’s Day

    Pull out all the stops and make it a scrumptious-filled day of treats!

    Brioche French Toast with Brown Sugar-Cranberry Sauce: Surprise them with breakfast in bed with a twist on French toast. Try this delightful recipe for Cranberry Bliss French Toast

    Oysters: Make it a steamy night by treating yourselves to oysters which are one of the most notorious aphrodisiacs. They trigger the production of sex hormones that is sure to make the night more interesting… How to Enjoy Oysters at Home.

    Sea bass: Try something different on Valentine’s day and keep your meal light so you can finish off with a more generous portion of chocolate lava cake. Be your own best chef.

    Roasted Duck: Crispy roasted duck with plum sauce is full of flavour and is a great alternative for something different other than beef. Check out this easy plum ginger roasted duck here.

    Linguine Carbonara: A classic dish that is easy to make and is the perfect dish to make at home to impress your sweetheart. Mouth-watering Linguine Carbonara with mushrooms and bacon.

    Classic Steak Dinner: Keeping it simple yet delicious with a steak dinner paired with vegetables and potatoes. Whether it is at a restaurant or made at home, your stomach will be fully satisfied and you will be ready for the night to commence. Treat yourself!

    Whipped Cream: There’s something sensual about this rich topping. Top any dessert or hot drink with whipped cream or anything else…

    Chocolate Desserts: It’s not a debate, it is a must to indulge in some chocolate goodness. Try chocolate tarts, cheesecakes, macaroons, or fondants. Your taste buds will thank you for this delectable recipe.

    Strawberries Dipped in Chocolates: Entice your taste buds and create some sensual moments with your honey while feeding them strawberries dipped in delicious warm chocolate sauce. Let the fun begin!

    Or try something different like stout beer chocolate truffles. Try this easy and delicious recipe!

    Chai Tea: This hot drink with spices and cinnamon is a relaxing alternative to coffee and won’t keep you up for hours (unless that’s your intent!) and you can drift off soundlessly to sleep. Impress them with the best chai tea!

    Valentine Gift Ideas

    Gift giving can be a daunting task -sometimes you feel like you've run out of ideas. It doesn't have to be hard -trust us!

    For Him and Her:

    Gift Basket Filled with Favourites: Treat them with a gift basket and fill it with everything they love. Add their favourite chocolate, candy, mug, cute pajamas or funny boxers, and a gift card to their favourite coffee shop and ta-da -you`re done!

    Handmade Love Coupons: A funny and cute idea are creating handmade love coupons that never expire, such as a coupon for 'One Homemade Dinner', 'One Movie Date', or 'One Back Massage'.

    LoveBook: If you want to take your creative genius to the next level LoveBook is the best-tailored way to create something that will last forever and have a lasting impact. By creating your own characters and telling whatever story you want -like 'reasons why I love you' is sure to melt your baby's heart.

    For Her:

    You know her better than most. That’s why any gift from you should show her that and will make her eyes light up because it is coming from someone special. Your girl will love to receive the following gift ideas:

    Candle: Delight her senses with a candle that fills the room. She can use it while taking a bubble bath or leave it on to help her relax at night. It is sure to set the mood… Our pick.

    Jewelry: Yes, it’s been done before but who seriously does not like something shiny? Her face will light up when she opens her present to find an infinity bracelet, sparkly earrings, or necklace. A special Infinity bracelet here.

    Jewelry Box: If you’re already buying her jewelry, she needs something to put it in. Personalize the gift by getting the name engraved on it to make it extra special.

    Perfume: Something that will always charm her. Pick a scent that will become her signature. Check out “How to Buy Perfume for Women. A Valentine’s Day Guide for Every Guy”

    Lingerie: we can't possibly provide a gift guide without mentioning lingerie. Something so intimate will make her swoon and is as much a gift to her as it is for you ;) A sheer baby doll is sure to create a can't keep-your-hands-to-yourself kind of mood. *Attention Men! Your Guide to Lingerie

    For Him:

    Classic: Get him something that is getting worn out. A watch, wallet, tie, or belt is something he will use on a regular basis. Updating his daily used items will always remind him of you when he uses it. Our watch pick for you.

    Grooming Set: Always make sure he looks his sharpest with a luxe grooming set -he will look handsome all day, every day. Keep him looking sharp.

    Cologne: A man’s cologne is part of his personality. If you pick it out he’s sure to wear it every day and you will bask in his sexy aroma.

    Tips on how to buy your man cologne.

    Satisfy his Cravings: Get food delivered to his place every two months. He will love the surprise and delicious snacks.

    Gift of Convenience: Give the gift of sophisticated leather and mix it with touch screen capabilities to make it the sleekest looking and useful accessory.

    Who says you need to come up with a never been done Valentine's Day date idea? Stick with the classics and add your personalized touch to it. Whatever you do, it is out of love, which means your partner will automatically appreciate and love you more for it.

    Top 10 Valentine's Day Movies

    Our top 10 Valentine Day Movie picks for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the unfolding love stories.

    Titanic (1997): The forbidden love story of Jack and Rose takes place on the Titanic echoes across the years into the present.

    The Notebook (2004): A poor man falls in love with a wealthy woman at a carnival. Their love brings them back together years later.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011): Carl, a middle-aged husband, is distraught over his divorce and meets a young bachelor who teaches him the art of picking up girls.

    Pride and Prejudice (2004): The classic story by Jane Austen follows Elizabeth Bennet as she explores the issues of upbringing, morality, education, and marriage.

    The Princess Bride (1987): Combine romance with sword fights, giants, and chases, and you have a fight for true love.

    Dirty Dancing (1987): Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love the Johnny Caste, the camp's dance instructor during summer camp.

    Romeo and Juliet (1996): The tragic love story of William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet stars heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

    Love Actually (2003): Nine intertwined stories show us the different types of love and how they all eventually connect.

    50 First Dates (2004): Henry Roth lives on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he is smitten by Lucy Whitmore, who after a serious car accident is left with anterograde amnesia.

    Pretty Woman (1990): A wealthy lawyer hires a female escort to accompany him and join him for a week of swanky parties and dinners.

    For more top movie picks

    Valentine Day Quotes

    If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day quote to include in your Valentine Day card, look no further. We searched for the top 10 quotes that will make your partner’s or friend’s heart grow five times larger.

    Trust us, if you pop one of these quotes in your Valentine’s Day card, it will melt their heart and earn you major brownie points.

    “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love”
    Maya Angelou

    “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.”
    William Shakespeare

    “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone -we find it with another”
    Thomas Merton

    “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others”
    Frank Morgan

    “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach”
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    “I feel you not only on Valentine’s day but with every breath of every day.”
    Debasish Mridha

    “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
    Paulo Coelho

    “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
    Mary Angelou

    “For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”
    Rosemonde Gerard

    “Love is a game that two can play and both win”
    Eva Gabor

     

    Help us spread the love by sharing this guide with your friends and family! We want to know what your plans are for Valentine’s Day.

    We’ll leave you with our favourite Valentine quote: “Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.” You capture our hearts, Lingerie Lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day!

     

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