Not to be a Debbie downer, but I hate Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a relationship or if I’m single. To me, it’s an insincere and over-the-top holiday that creates unnecessary pressure for couples and people who are single (I know, I know, that seems harsh). And to make it worse, it seems like each year Valentine’s Day comes earlier and earlier. One minute I’m humming along to “Last Christmas” as I’m grocery shopping and, the next minute, Cupid’s arrow is aimed right for me as I peruse the produce section. Cupid’s annual reappearance may or may not give me the urge to roll my eyes, unless, of course, he is planning on introducing me to the incredibly attractive man across the way in the deli section. Otherwise, fly away pesky cherub.
Now, if you’re lucky in love this year, you’re probably expecting your SO to shower you with chocolates, flowers, or a saccharine Valentine’s Day card. While those gifts are fine and dandy, they aren’t very original or ornate. It’s 2017 people! It’s time to think outside of the box and go against the grain. I may not be a fan of Valentine’s Day but if I’m going to participate in the festivities, I want to do something unexpected and original. Chocolate, flowers and cards are great. But on Valentine’s Day, originality and a little extravagance, is even better. Take a look at these five ideas that are sure to create unforgettable experiences for you and your SO this Valentine’s Day.
- A tropical getaway: For most of the United States, February is cold and gray. So you’ll appreciate the sound of the waves, the warm sand beneath your feet and the blue skies of your island oasis even more than normal.
- VIP tickets to a concert: Is Beyoncé in town? Or maybe Mumford & Sons are coming in March. Either way, these are concerts you just can’t miss. Spend the extra money and purchase the VIP package. Front row seats, backstage passes and SWAG will ensure your night will be a night neither of you will ever forget.
- A Broadway show: No, I’m not talking when a Broadway show comes to your local theater. I’m talking the latest Broadway show on Broadway. Yes, the Broadway in NYC. I don’t care if you live in Boise, Idaho. A weekend trip to the Big Apple is always worth it.
- Rooftop picnic: Valentine’s Day restaurant crowds are brutal. So create your own little romantic hideaway on the nearest rooftop. It can even be the top level of a parking garage (as long as you’re not trespassing, of course). Grab a cozy blanket, a few throw pillows, candles, chocolate dipped strawberries and you might as well splurge on that bottle of Dom Perignon. I’d pick a romantic rooftop picnic over a fancy restaurant any day.
- Helicopter ride: Yes, incorporating helicopters in your dating life is very much like an episode of The Bachelor. However, seeing your city from a different perspective is breathtaking. And what better way to catch a view like that than with your favorite person? Seems pretty romantic to me.
Well, there you have it! Five original (and semi-extravagant) ideas for a memorable Valentine’s Day. I hope my disdain for this lovey-dovey holiday didn’t wear off on you. To ensure it didn’t, I’m pleased to remind you to take advantage of our 15% off site-wide Valentine’s Day sale. All you have to do is enter code TL15 at checkout. To make our offer even sweeter, we’re gifting our customers who purchase a cotton sheet set or duvet cover with a complimentary box of chocolates. Everyone here at Thomas LeeSheets appreciates your patronage. We hope everyone, even the Valentine’s Day haters like myself, has a wonderful holiday.