Whether you’re snuggling up to a sweetheart, planning to celebrate with the gals, or want to give yourself a little love, I’ve got you covered with this guide. Scroll on for 3 tips to have the best V-Day ever!
Lots of folks these days dismiss Valentine’s Day as a commercial holiday designed to make single people feel bad about themselves. I won’t weigh in on that debate… However, I do think there are so many other relationships in our lives that deserve celebration! A holiday that honors love shouldn’t be limited to romance alone. With that in mind, I curated this list of outside-the-box ideas to have a great V-Day regardless of your relationship status.
1. Show Some Love to Your Gal-entines
Even if you’re single, chances are you’ve got at least one girlfriend who always has your back. What better day to show her how much you appreciate her friendship than on the holiday of love?
A few ideas to get your Galentine’s celebration started:
- Surprise her with flowers. Order an arrangement of her favorite blooms to be delivered to her workplace, or meet her for happy hour with flowers in hand. Bonus points for a thoughtful gift, like the universally-loved rose gold + druzy pendant necklace that matches practically any outfit.
- Plan an old school sleepover. Remember when you were young and would stay up late on a Friday night with your best girls, watching movies with your favorite junk food? Revive the beloved tradition with some grown-up adaptations. Maybe set up a champagne cocktail bar instead of sodas. Hire a mobile spa technician for pedicures & massages (no more DIY!) Spend the night in a swanky hotel together instead of sprawling out on couches. The sky’s the limit here!
- Go out dancing. That salsa bar you’ve always wanted to try out isn’t quite as intimidating when you’re with your squad. Get dressed up, take a lesson, and dance the night away together.
2. Make Your Mini’s Day
If there’s a young girl in your life, you can make V-Day just as special for her. With her parents’ permission, take your mini out for ice cream, invite her over for a girly movie night, or offer to host a makeover party for her and her friends. You’ll be a hero and she’ll always remember that V-Day is about more than romance.
A couple of gift ideas appropriate for a young girl are the Ivory Rosette Hairpins (pictured) from my collection and a coordinated Rosette Bracelet with custom sizing for a child-sized wrist.
3. Give Yourself a Break!
Have you been burning the candle at both ends? Maybe you just need a night off from your responsibilities? One of the best V-Day ideas I can think of is the gift of self care.
If you’re in a relationship, tell your S.O. ahead of time that you’d like a little “me time.” This will give him/her time to adjust expectations and maybe even get you an appropriate gift, like this custom gift box by Marigold & Grey.
If you have kids, this will likely take more coordination, but I’d encourage you to make it a priority anyway. We’re better equipped to love others when our own proverbial tank is full. And you deserve it!
If you’re flying solo, you’ve got carte blanche here. Set aside some time for a fulfilling activity and enjoy your evening. Treat yourself to that pair of earrings you’ve had your eye on. Turn off all your devices and check out for a few hours. I’ll toast your awesomeness from afar with a hefty glass of champagne!
However you spend February 14th, I hope it’s a day in which you know that you are loved.
Here’s to making this the best V-Day ever!
P.S. – I want to see how you’re celebrating your best V-Day ever! Tag your posts with the hashtag #JADORNYOURLOVE!
All photos by Madison Short