My husband is a last-second shopper. He is out shopping on Christmas Eve every year. He waits until my actual birthday to buy me a present. And for Valentine's Day? There’d better be a person selling roses on the side of the road somewhere along the way home from work or I won’t be getting flowers. If you suffer from the same affliction, it isn’t too late to wow your loved one. Here are some last-minute ideas for a romantic Valentine's Day.
Step one: Plan a quiet dinner for two. It may be too late to try and get a reservation, so stop at the store and get the ingredients you’ll need to whip up a quick, easy meal. (Even if you can’t cook, the attempt will be much appreciated. Be sure to have plenty of wine – chocolate doesn’t hurt, either.)
Step two: No gift? No problem! Write a love letter (it doesn’t matter if you can write – this guide will help you) or make a batch of romantic coupons to be redeemed later.
Step three: Set the mood by lighting the fireplace or light a scented candle or two. Put on some music or find a romantic movie to play quietly in the background. Add a few decorative touches to your apartment, such as candy hearts in a glass bowl or heart-shaped garland draped over the window.
These three simple steps are guaranteed to wow your Valentine. And the fact that you planned it last-minute? No one ever has to know. Enjoy!