It’s valentine’s Day and you forgot

Maybe you had a funny feeling when you woke up that somehow you had forgotten something. Perhaps you had remembered, but thought you would get to it later and later never came. Or maybe you always procrastinate when you feel unsure about how to handle something—and Valentine’s Day is something you never seem to get right.

Whatever the reason or excuse, unless you come up with something quickly that she/he will like, your relationship could suffer big time. There are last minute ideas that can be fun and even romantic. All that is needed is some imagination, willingness to go for it—and just a small amount of time/running around/hard cash. Consider some of the following ideas:

Some flowers accompanied with caviar, a favorite sweet treat, a very personalized card that tells them how you feel in a unique/funny/offbeat way, or my personal favorite, a little “book” of coupons that you make, each offering one service, surprise, dinner in or out, or whatever. Use your imagination here.

Tickets (will cost you) to hear live music, see their favorite team play, or to a new movie or live theatre performance. Before of after you could consider a light meal, perhaps in an out of the way, not well-known little bistro or fun bar.

A little gift that is exactly what your significant other has been saying they want to pick up for themselves. Maybe a new toy like an Echo Dot or a higher tech remote control; a bottle of their favorite spirits, a new set of glasses for their wine or liquor bar, and/or a gift certificate to a massage or a mani/pedi.

The key here is to not despair. Get up, move away from your keyboard or put your device down—and head out in search of a great last minute gift. Then send them a sexy and (mysterious) text asking them to wear a special something and show up at a certain time/ place for a little romance.

You can do it….

Author: Toni Coleman

Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC is an internationally recognized dating and relationship expert and founder of Her expertise is sought frequently by local and national publications and top ranked dating and relationship websites and she has been a guest on a number of radio and TV programs. She is the featured relationship coach in “The Business and Practice of Coaching,” (Norton, September 2005); the author of the forward for, “Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life, One Touchdown at a Time;” (Simon and Schuster, November 2005) - and her popular relationship articles can be found in several magazines and a number of self- help, personal growth and dating/relationship websites. Toni holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Virginia, and earned a certification in life coaching.

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