Remember back in the good old days of grade school when you would hand out paper Valentines? And how exciting it was when you got one from the boy or girl you were secretly crushing on? Maybe you even had a note or carnation taped to your locker from a secret admirer - swoon!
Oh how the expectations have changed as you've grown older, paper Valentines and conversation hearts will no longer cut it! Now you stress out about finding that perfect, unique gift to wow your sweetheart - to show them how much you really love them. The thing is, it's not about the money you spend, but rather it truly is the thought that counts.
Plan a romantic evening at your favorite restaurant (don't forget to make reservations!), re-create your first date, or break out the candles, throw on some Barry White and cook something special at home.
Date night not your style? There are tons of cute and witty DIY Valentine ideas on Pinterest - everything from personalized photos and love letters to tasty treats and candy packaged with clever sayings like 'I chews you'! Here are a few of our favorite boards:
If crafts aren't your thing, there are some really cool and unique items you can buy for your sweetie. Huffington Post has an entire section dedicated to Valentine's Day gift ideas - including the worst Valentine's gifts ever, so be sure to steer clear of those.