There should be no excuses when it comes to pampering your loved one on their special day. This year has been tough on us all, which should give you even greater incentive to make your partner feel relaxed and romanticized. You could have a birthday or anniversary coming up, or you may just want to relight the romance with your significant other.
There are countless reasons to make your loved one feel special. Being spontaneous in your relationship is a sure way to keep that spark alive. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars, or any at all, to make an impression on your partner. If you are stuck for ideas but want to make your partner feel appreciated, here are some of the best ways to pamper them.
Make Them Dinner
You may think this is a silly idea. You could already be making dinner for them most days. However, there are different ways you can approach this. Whipping up a quick pasta and grabbing them a soda isn’t the same as orchestrating a three-course meal with a beautifully decorated table.
Since many food places are closed and people are less willing to go out during the pandemic, why not bring the restaurant to your living room? Grab a bottle of good wine and pair it with a three-course meal to really blow your partner’s socks off.
You don’t have to be a Michelin starred chef to create a great home-cooked meal. You could start the evening off with some smoked salmon appetizers, followed by a great cut of steak, topped off with some chocolate covered strawberries.
Don’t forget the little details to set the mood and create a romantic atmosphere. Think soothing music, candles, and if you are feeling extra romantic, add some rose petals to the table. If you have good weather and outside space, you can turn this into a beautiful setting for a date.
Gifts are a great way to let that special someone know you are thinking about them. The best thing about gifts is that there is one for every budget. You could gift your loved one a bouquet of flowers or even a box of chocolates.
If your partner has been feeling stressed, be it at work or in life more generally, why not give them a self care gift basket? One of the great things about gift baskets is that you can include all of their favorite items and make it personalized.
You could also gift them an experience to make memories together. For example, a gift certificate for a spa day. You could even make this a ‘stay at home spa day’ and pamper your loved one with a relaxing massage or foot rub. If your partner is an adventure seeker you could book to go skydiving together. That would definitely be a date they would never forget.
There are many ways you can express your love to your partner. This is a time in which you can really get creative and let them know how they make you feel. You could decide to make a scrapbook with your personal memories, including funny stories about your first dates and little treasures (like concert tickets) that you may have kept along the way.
Another way to express your creativity is by creating a playlist on Spotify with meaningful songs that remind you of them. Find an old mason jar and fill it with little notes explaining what it is that you love about them.
If you are really feeling inspired why not give poetry a go? This technique has been around for centuries and although it may not be the most modern way to woo your partner, it could knock them off their feet. Similarly, if you are a musical person why not compose a song for them which they can keep and treasure forever.
Any of these ideas are surely a great way to remind your significant other that you care for them and, most importantly, love pampering them. You could pick one idea and run with it, or even better, combine all three.
Let them come home from a hard day at work and surprise them with a romantic home-cooked meal accompanied by the music of your own personalized soundtrack. Make them a beautiful self care basket and treat them to a stay-at-home spa day. Whatever it is that you choose to do, just remember to tell them that you love them.