How to Make Valentine’s Day Memorable

It’s that time of year when we men start scrambling to find something that shows our love for our special someone on Valentine’s Day. The most important thing to remember is we should be showing love to our special someone every day of the year. But on this one day, we go all out to make them feel that much more special. This can be accomplished by buying an extravagant gift, something small but meaningful, or a special outing. The point is to make her feel special and that you took the time to think about her. Below are some ideas that you can use on how to make Valentines Day memorable for her this year:

Valentine’s Day extravagant gift

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Jewelry is the obvious go-to gift for Valentine’s Day. Some may say you need to look no further to find the perfect gift for the lucky lady in your life. No matter if it’s your wife, family member, girlfriend, or a close friend. Jewelry lasts forever and serves as a statement of your love, friendship, and commitment. With Jewelry, you have many options; you can go with the classics such as earnings and diamond bracelets, or heart-shaped designs, all of which will be a big hit. You can’t go wrong with Jewelry, but there are other great options if this does not fit your budget.

Small but thoughtful Valentines gift

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If you’re planning on getting a small gift, you don’t need to plan something over the top to show your love. Turn that small gift into something big by adding a little extra pizzazz to the evening, wrap up a few small cute gifts and place them around the house to be discovered. Make a scavenger hunt out of it; every time one is found, have a stack of cards that can be pulled from for a sweet romantic gesture listed on each card.

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If you are in the market for a small unique gift than look no further this this great beef jerky Man Crates, is the meat for you.  I was amazed how lean and tender each piece was, I am still thinking about them.  My girlfriend was upset that she didn’t get to try one because I couldn’t stop talking about them. I am hoping she will surprise me with a box for valentine’s day. But as a backup plan I ordered two valentine’s heart boxes from Man Crates just in case. One for me and one for her.

 

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Here is another small gift you can get your loved one for Valentines Days.  This is a thin but functional Multi tool SwissCard by Victorinox.  This thing is packed with so many useful tools, makes for a great travel tool as it’s easy to carry and has all those small tools that are hard to find at work or on the road when you need them.  Hide this one good and give a special intimate card for finding this gift.

 

You can have a wonderful Valentine’s at home, one that will be remembered without buying that diamond necklace or going out in the crowds for dinner.

Special Valentines at home

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Get things ready before your significant other comes home, set the mood by dimming the lights, and lighting sweet smelling fragrances to spark that romantic feeling. Try candles, especially the aromatic ones, as your romantic focal point. Choose candles of different heights and colors to add some ambiance to your decor.

Since you are staying home for the occasion, buy her some sexy lingerie ahead of time. Then take a corner of your living room and dress it up to make it feel new and inviting. Create a love shack out of some sheets by placing the sheets on three sides, choose dark-colored soft pillows, and maybe a heart-shaped cushion to make your love shack cozy, comfortable, and romantic. This new creative spot will put the touch on the whole night.

Now for the meal and drinks. You can go with a home-cooked gourmet meal, or you can keep it simple with a cheese and veggie tray wine or cocktails. If you choose to go with cocktails, try something new and fun. Here are a couple of ideas for you.

Basil Hayden’s® Lemon-Rosemary Punch

If you like Bourbon with a sweet kick then try this delicious punch recipe from Basil Hayden's Bourbon
that's fresh, batchable and perfect for any special occasion.








Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 16 8
Cost: $35

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
  • 10 parts Simple Syrup
  • 10 parts Lemon Juice
  • 2 whole lemons
  • 30 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 sprig Rosemary (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a large container with 4 cups of ice.
    Slice lemons into wheels and add to container.
    Stir to chill and ladle into Collins glass with a rosemary sprig or other fruit of your choice.

Knob Creek® Red All Over

The Knob Creek Red All Over has a big fruit flavor; Cucumber, Strawberries, Lemon, and Mint. These sweet flavors of fruit contrast nicely with the smoky oak flavor of the bourbon in this refreshing cocktail recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 2
Cost: 3

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts Knob Creek® Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 2 slices fresh cucumber
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part Peychaud’s bitters  
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 2 leaves Mint

Instructions

  • Add Knob Creek® Straight Rye Whiskey, cucumbers, strawberries, lemon juice, Peychaud’s bitters and simple syrup to a shaker and muddle well
    Shake and double strain into a 9oz Collins glass.
    Pack glass with crushed ice.
    Garnish with cucumber slice and fresh mint.

Conclusion; How to Make Valentine’s Day Memorable

Try something new this year, yes you have the tried and true Valentine’s gift in Jewelry, but step out and surprise her this year with something unique and special. It’s not about how much you spend, but what you put into the gift itself, it’s all about how it makes her feel. Trust me; if you decorate a room in the house to make it romantic, provide some food and drinks, she will never forget the occasion.