The Poor Procrastinator’s Guide To Valentine’s Day
No matter how loving you are 364 days a year, the day that seems to count the most is Valentine’s Day. I won’t rant about how ridiculous of a notion that is because you’re a procrastinator, and you need help.
You don’t have time to reflect on how this is just another way for the man to keep you down. Oh no, you must find a romantic, inexpensive way to show your partner just how much you love them. Save the politics of Valentine’s Day for President’s Day, when you’ll really have time to ruminate.
Here are three inexpensive and romantic ways to show your partner you care, that don’t require hotel or dinner reservations you should have booked months ago.
1. That’s Amore – Make Your Romantic Scene.
Get a white tablecloth, red wine, and a CD of romantic Italian music (try your local record store or have one shipped to you–there’s still time). Depending on just how much of a procrastinator you are, you can get Italian carry-out or make your own feast. Use the good plates, light candles, and whisk your partner away to Sorrento or Milan or Rome. Italy is for lovers and since you can’t go to Italy, put Italy in your kitchen. Surprise your mate with some sweet Italian phrases like “Ti amo con tutta l’anima,” (I love you with all my heart) while the music plays and you enjoy a delicious Sangiovese or Chianti.
2. Get Dirty.
If romance isn’t your thing, there’s nothing wrong with playing up sexy instead. You’ve got lingerie and high heels, right? Men aren’t that complicated. If you’ve got those two pieces, put them on and walk around the house. Done deal.
3. Create Your Own Coupon Book.
I’m sure you’ve seen the coupon books they sell, so steal the idea and make your own. If you know your partner loves a certain dish you make that’s a pain, throw in a coupon for it. Does your partner love a foot massage? Make it a coupon. You can get as wild, imaginative, and crazy as you want. The important thing is that it is personalized. Your partner will appreciate the effort it took to do something homemade. Just remember that you have to deliver when your partner is ready to cash in.