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Last Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Still haven’t found the perfect gift for your sweetheart? Panicked because Valentine’s Day is on Monday? Don’t let the pressure get to you. There are lots of things you can still do to make it a memorable day.

Plan a special outing – Plan a night out on the town with your significant other. While most places require advance reservations, you can still get in on the fun with a last minute reservation. Check out what’s happening in DFW on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Flowers – Brighten your sweetheart’s day with a bouquet of flowers. Florists take orders up to 24 – 48 hours ahead of THE day in most cases. Call your favorite florist and let them help you choose a special arrangement for your special love. If you prefer to do your ordering online, 1800flowers.com, proflowers.com, FTD.com, and teleflora.com currently have discounts on Valentine’s Day arrangements.

The gift of relaxation – Who doesn’t love to be pampered with a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure? Book a spa day for your sweetheart or share the experience together (many places offer couples spa packages). Remember, the appointment does not have to be scheduled on or before February 14. Present a festively wrapped gift certificate to your Valentine and then plan (or let them plan) the appointment when it’s convenient. Sign up for amazing, limited time discounts and specials on spa days (and other services) in your city from Groupon.com, Livingsocial.com and kgbdeals.com.

Burn a CD of favorite songs – A personalized CD mix of your partner’s favorite tunes is not only romantic, it shows that you put a lot of thought into what appeals to your significant other. If you don’t have CD burning software on your computer, you can download FREE software from cnet.com. They do a good job providing virus free downloads. Ehow.com has some helpful tips on getting started with the CD burning process.

“Top 10 things I love about you” – Imagine how touched your sweetheart will be when he or she sees how much consideration and effort you put into creating a unique visual that outlines what you love about them. This exercise in appreciation is also a great “refresher” for those of us who have been together a long time. Do this periodically, not just for Valentine’s Day!

Write a love letter – Another great way to express your admiration to that special someone in your life! This doesn’t have to be a big production. Just keep it simple and speak from your heart. Tell your significant other how much you care about them and what you appreciate about having them in your life. This simple token of your affection will have a BIG impact!

It’s not too late to make your Valentine’s Day special. Hope you are inspired to celebrate your love in your own unique way!

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