With the price of Valentine's Day flowers rising by the minute, your procrastination might be a good reason to come up with something personal and from the heart. Don't be the one that chalks up the holiday to a Hallmark invention. Pessimism is a pretty reliable turn off. Like it or not, Valentine's Day is a part of our culture. It's time to embrace it.
Check out the list of ways to make your girlfriend feel special this Valentine's Day.
Leave her notes
Leave her notes in all the places she goes every morning. Maybe one on her pillow. Leave one by her toothbrush, even on her steering wheel. Make some cute and funny and write others from deep in your heart. Tell her you love her.
Sweets for your sweet
There are a number of websites that can personalize candy, but in case they can't overnight it to you, visit any local store - from department stores to convenience stores and pharmacies - and get her favorite candies. Make it something sweet, make it something that has a story, but overall, make it yummy.
Use your talents
Whether you're a great baker or a quick builder, make her something that took time to make and shows how much you care or listen. Decorate cookies and cupcakes with her favorite color, knit her a scarf, write her a poem, sing her a song. Make it from the heart.
Cholate never fails
Even if it's just a small piece of chocolate - or even a chocolate covered strawberry. A small indulgence is worth it on Valentine's Day - even one bite. Perhaps you can suggest a bite on the same piece of chocolate at the same time.
Jewelery can please her
Whether it's a high-end necklace or a cute bracelet that doesn't cost too much - channel your inner woman and pick out something she will love. Give her something you think she'll look great in or something she has had her eye on.
Walk around a store and see what speaks to you. Drive until you find a place that reminds you of her and get her something from there. Collect everything you can think of that tells her you love her. If you express your love in sentimental items, it might just bring a smile to her face.
Heat it up
Whether heating it up means getting her that thing she's had her eye on forever or something more physical, you can show her you love her in multiple ways. The more you do, the more memorable and meaningful it will be. Express your love.
Only you can really know what she will love. Make it selfless or sentimental or sincere. But whatever you do, make it count. Even if it's just a card that you made from a piece of paper, as long as you show her you care, you'll be sure to make an impression.