Men: Valentines Day is an Opportunity to Get it Right

By: Sam

Men: Valentine's Day is an Opportunity to Get it Right

Time and time again your words and actions fall short of what you truly want to say to the woman you adore. You are a busy man taking care of your responsibilities and perhaps your Valentine Day offerings in the past weren't all they could be. She, on the other hand, cares for you, supports you, fulfills your needs and deserves to feel like the beloved goddess she is. So check out these great tips and suggestions for getting this Valentine's Day just right.

Realize That Valentine's Day Is An Opportunity
It's sad to say but we are only given so many opportunities in this lifetime to celebrate Valentine's Day with our loved ones. Vow right here, right now to take advantage of your opportunity this Valentine's Day to make it special and repeat after me; "I will not stop by the card store or flower shop on the way home from work this year to pick up the same old, tired and too often used, Valentine's gift this year. I will take the time to plan something special and meaningful for her this Valentine's Day".

Ok, now that you've taken the vow, that doesn't mean that you have to spend a lot of money. It doesn't mean you have to go out and buy a diamond ring (unless this is already in your plans). It does mean that you will take the time to think of what would make Valentine's Day special to her! Here are some tips to help you live up to your vow.

Don't Hesitate - Valentine's Day Will Sneak Up On You!
Procrastination is the number one mistake a man can make concerning Valentine's Day. The right Valentine's Day brings the right moment and this requires planning. Don't wait until the week of or a couple of days before. Get to it right now. Request the day off from work, call a housekeeper, do whatever you have to do to be there for her and deliver the best Valentine's Day ever. You'll find that careful planning, even when its not perfect, will be very rewarding for the time you spend with her.

Listen To Her
Communication is very important to a healthy relationship. Both men and women need to be able to express themselves to one another and communicate their desires and dislikes. This, however, also requires the skill of listening. To help prepare for this Valentine's Day, take an extra dose of caffeine and pay close attention to the magazines she's sifting through and what she says while reading them. You can also pay close attention to what she says during the Valentine's Day ads that show on television. You'll find that women aren't usually silent about what they want for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Plan Of Action
There are some fundamental basics to providing an excellent Valentine's Day; location, activity and gift. In order to get it right, be sure to pay close attention to each detail, one at a time. Breaking your ideas down on paper and making yourself a Valentine to-do list is a good way to start. Keep the list handy as you head into Valentine's Day and jot down your thoughts and ideas. Finally re-write and prioritize your list with your plan of action as the day approaches.

Valentine's Day Location
To decide on the right location, think of where she expresses dismay over not having been. If her busy schedule interferes with what you have in mind, go for a one-day sure-fire excursion of the obvious nature, like a picnic in the park, theme park, mini golf, concert, zoo or carnival. If the weather keeps you indoors you can make a cozy love nest for two out of your living room. Does she have a favorite restaurant? If so, make your reservation early to ensure there won't be a wait when you arrive. When all else fails and you haven't thought of a place just asked her where she wants to go.

Valentine's Day Activity
The activity usually falls right in line once you've chosen your location. However, if you find yourself at a park, theme park, mini golf or zoo, a picnic would be an excellent touch on any day. Be sure to pack an attractive picnic basket with snacks, sandwiches and drinks. A portable cooler could also be a help as could a romantic wine & cheese basket filled with her favorite treats.

Valentine's Day Gift
Gifts are undeniably the grand finale on an excellent Valentine's Day. By February 1st, you should already have a good idea of what you are buying for your lovely lady. Be it jewelry, an iPod, a pet or a stationary set with flowers and a card attached, you want her to be impressed. The best course of action when deciding on a gift, is to ask way in advance. Ask her playfully to tell you three different things she would be happy to receive. If you prefer to surprise her and still need help, ask her best friend or her mother.

The Extras
Your creativity and special touch is all that is missing from the more simple and explanatory ways to create a great Valentine's Day. This is, by far, the most challenging and rewarding part of making Valentine's Day special for the woman you love. Dig deep into your vocabulary and plan on expressing your feelings openly this Valentine's Day. In case you still need a jump start, here are some simple hints:

  • Notes of love in her pockets or purse
  • A gift card to her shoe store taped to the mirror with a dry erase note of love
  • Slippers by her bedside with notes on them in the morning
  • A rose on her pillow and lingerie between her sheets
  • An array of lipsticks and blushes on her vanity (ask a cosmetics girl at a department store)
  • Her favorite perfume with a bow on her car seat

    With these ideas and tips, your Valentine's Day ideas will improve, making your Valentine's Day one that she'll treasure for the effort you put into it. For excellent picnic recipes and romantic picnic basket ideas visit www.Picnic-Basket.com. And don't forget to be her storm from the weather. She'll look to you for calm, peaceful moments during her Valentine's Day.
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