Valentine To-Do List

The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re in a relationship or single, it’s important to show your love for one another but on this special occasion it requires you to  show out.

Have you thought about what you’re doing for it yet? If not, I definitely have some ideas for you! I definitely understand the frustration or indecisiveness on what will be the perfect gift for that special person in your life. However, if you’re in need of a list of gift/activity ideas for your significant other in general, I’ll be giving recommendations below. Also, the best part about this is that all these ideas are less than $20 or FREE! They just rely on your creativity!


(A) Flowers (B) Make a romantic playlist for Her (C) Make her favorite dinner or your best dish

Guys, all of these ideas are on the cheaper side and are very thoughtful. If you want to tap more into your romantic side for your favorite girl or someone you’re interested in, I promise that these will make her see you in a new light. You can purchase a bouquet of flowers for under $20 at your nearest local market. Making a romantic playlist with songs that make you think of her is heartfelt and something she’ll cherish. If you’re a chef or learning how to cook while staying on a budget, show off your cooking skills with a tasty meal!


(A) Love Letters (B) V-Day Basket (C) Gift Card to Favorite Restaurant

Ladies, it’s important to let your boyfriend, or the guy you care about, know exactly how much he means to you, so grab some nice stationary and get to writing! Even though men might act like they’re not super emotional or need reassurance, I guarantee that they do. Also, I guarantee that they’ll always appreciate and love to hear how much you adore them. I love being crafty and making special things for my boyfriend, so a V-Day gift basket can definitely go a long way with some of their favorite candy and items. Lastly, if your boyfriend or significant other isn’t too big on items but likes to eat, a gift card to their favorite place is perfect!


(A) Galentine’s Day (B) V-Day Game Night

“Galentine’s Day” with your closest girlfriends is a fun way to spend time with each other for this special holiday or even have a party. It’s important to share this day of love with all the people you find special. A V-Day game night is also another activity that can be done to make the holiday fun and not think about being single, LOL!


By Kori Barnes, University of Southern California

Insta: @korixnicole


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