10 Valentine's Day Ideas to Pamper Yourself Or Your Partner
Valentine’s Day — two words that can make people either cringe or smile. No matter which category you fall under, we’re here to show you how to make this day more memorable, regardless of your relationship status. From stay-in activities to venturing outside with precaution, we’ve got a couple of ideas that are perfect for this day of love. The best part — it is not limited to only those in relationships. While Valentine’s Day is generally promoted towards couples, we’re changing the narrative by making it suitable for everyone. So, grab a pen and paper or get ready to screenshot your favourite activities which you can try out on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Singles
For all those who are single, it’s time to change V-Day to ME-Day. If you don’t have a partner, don’t fret! Use this day to pamper yourself and get on-board the self-love train. Focus on yourself and show your body some TLC rather than bloating yourself up on ice cream and wine. Check out these activities that will make you feel like a #queen.
Dry brushing is all the rage right now and if you haven’t tried it, then it’s high time you do. Not only does it feel relaxing but it also helps stimulate blood flow through the entire body. Before getting into the shower, pamper your skin by brushing from the feet up, going all the way to your hands and finally brushing towards the heart. Do this for about 15-20 minutes before jumping into the shower. Later, treat your skin to some moisturising lotion tailored to your skin type. You can take the relaxation level up a notch by lighting some scented candles while brushing and adding essential oils to your bath water or use a body wash that’s soothing like the Shankara De-Stressing Body Wash to calm your senses.
Dance It Out
Have you ever turned up the music and danced alone in the bedroom? If the answer is no, well, you’ve been missing out. Even though this might sound strange, after about 15 – 30 minutes of dancing, you tend to feel happier and calmer.
Get A Massage
A massage — The ultimate form of relaxation. Since most places have re-opened for business, you can now plan a special spa day for yourself or even make it a girls’ day out with your bestie.
This past year has been crazy and stressful and there’s no doubt that we all need a break. If you’re tired of the hustles of life, use this day to do absolutely nothing. Yes, you read that right. Wake up late, savour every sip of your coffee, sheet mask and chill, go for a walk or just sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing! Make this Valentine’s Day your ‘No-Stress Day’.
Do A Yoga Session
If you want to calm your mind, body and soul, then invest in a yoga session. Clearly, yoga shouldn’t be a one-day thing but what better way to show yourself a little extra love than by a calming yoga session. On Valentine’s Day, take out 30 minutes in the day for some simple seated meditation and yoga poses.
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Couples
Still stuck on what to do for your partner on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered! We’ve listed down some fun, easy to do activities that are sure to make him/her fall in love with you all over again. Some of these are even suited for this pandemic-riddled world.
Breakfast In Bed
Start the day with a romantic gesture by surprising your partner with breakfast in bed. This is one of the easiest ways to win a person’s heart and best of all, it’s breakfast, so it’s doable for even those who aren’t good chefs.
Go On A Road Trip
Road trips are a fun way to get away from the craziness of your everyday life. This will also give you the much needed time to connect with your partner. It can be a day trip to a local farmhouse or a couple of the days out of the state — any place that’s peaceful, quiet and free from any materialistic distractions.
Book A Couple’s Massage
It’s Valentine’s Day, so it won’t be difficult to find a couple’s massage at a spa near you. From chakra healing massages to facials, to deep-tissue massage – the choices for de-stressing are endless.
Set A Romantic Scene
If you don’t want to step out or are on a budget, why not set the mood at home. Flowers, scented candles, slow music and dim lights create the perfect romantic setting for Valentine’s Day, whether it is on a terrace or even within the four walls of your house.
Give Him/Her A Spa Treatment
Don’t want to go to a spa ‘coz of the on-going pandemic? No worries, you can bring the spa to you. All you need are a few essential body oils like Juicy Chemistry‘s 100% Organic Lavender Essential Oil and your steady hands to give your partner a massage.
No matter if you’re single, dating, or married; you’re bound to find a specific Valentine’s Day activity that will float your (love) boat.