Showing love is not always about buying a gift for your loved one. It’s important to keep in mind that love comes in many forms. You can express it with a huge range of nice gestures. We all love a little surprise every now and then, so be creative! Remember, sometimes it's the small things that really matter. We've put together some ideas for non-material Valentine's Day gifts you can give to your loved ones this year:
- Cook a meal
Cooking your partner's favorite meal is one of the easiest ways to make them feel special. It shows that you pay attention to what your partner likes. You don’t need to be a great cook.
After a long day at work, your partner may need someone to vent to and let off some steam. Being there for them is a great way to show them that you care. Being an active listener is showing your partner that you are really interested in how they feel.
- Give someone a hug
This is a simple act you can practice every day. Actions speak louder than words. Sometimes all you need is a hug. Moreover, physical touch brings a rush of feel-good hormones (dopamine, serotonin & oxytocin) to your body!
- Spend some quality time
Life can easily get busy. That’s why it’s important to make sure you set aside some time to spend alone with your partner. Plan a time to specifically spend quality time with your loved one(s), whether it's to go on a walk in the park together, play board games at home, go on a date night out or do any of the above, it’s a great way to bond and reconnect with your partner!
- Plan a day trip
There must be a place (it doesn't have to be a holiday, it could be somewhere locally or just in the country) where you and your special someone have been speaking about going to for ages. This is a great chance for you to make that trip happen! Create an itinerary and plan a day trip to go exploring and make memories together.
Written by: Camille Laccassagne