A Few Easy Ways to Spoil Your Significant Other This Valentine's Day
I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Valentine's Day (and I know that I'm not the only one). On one hand, I can't quite get behind the commercialized aspect of the holiday. Between January 2nd and February 15th, it looks as though the color red threw up all over every single retail store. Furthermore, most of the mass-produced chocolate truffles make me sick to my stomach. And, guess what? I think that any bouquet of flowers that costs over $20 is a total sham, so there. On the other hand, though, I do like the idea of taking the time to appreciate those whom you love (family, friends, significant others, etc.). I'm not saying that you shouldn't do that year-round, but let's face it- it's oftentimes easier said than done. So, in honor of celebrating love in all of its forms, here are a few easy and wallet-friendly ways to show somebody that you really care:
#1: Make them dinner.
I avoid restaurants at all costs on Valentine's Day. They tend to be overcrowded and the food prices skyrocket for this notoriously restaurant-centric holiday. So, instead of blowing your entire paycheck on one measly meal, make your loved one(s) their favorite meal in the comfort of your own home. If preparing homemade mac & cheese or steak done medium-rare is new territory for you, be sure to look up one or two recipes in advance that look doable for you (and maybe even do a test run before the big day!).
#2: Write them a letter.
One of my very favorite gifts that I have ever received from my husband was a hand-written note (on printer paper, nonetheless) expressing how grateful he is to have me in his life. I won't go into the mushy details, but let's just say that coming from a man of few words, it was and will continue to be a very treasured gift. While some people are more adept at the written word than others, the act of taking the time to put your feelings for another person onto paper usually does not go unappreciated.
#3: Help them to relax with a chiropractic adjustment.
While a fancy massage complete with all sorts of flowery oils and relaxing music may scream Valentine's Day, giving your loved one the gift of a healthy spine is priceless. Consider springing for a chiropractic adjustment, and they will most likely be indebted to you forever. Not sure how to get started? Consider purchasing a gift card (in any amount from $20 - $500) or, with convenient walk-in hours and affordable prices, pop-in with your loved one and treat them to some romantic spinal adjustments!