Have you ever celebrated the 14 Days of Valentine’s?
It’s one of my favorite little traditions!
If you’ve never heard of it before, the 14 Days of Valentine’s is pretty straightforward. Basically, from February 1st through the 14th, you come up with a gift of some kind for the special person or people in your life. It works for partners, children, or friends!
It’s a fun way to surprise others and show love in ways that are a little outside the ordinary. None of it needs to be expensive or over-the-top, and you can make it as inexpensive (like, free!) or extravagant as your budget and desire allow.
In order to make it even more special for those you love, I love to focus on each person's love language. Do you know what is your love one's love language? I personally believe there is no better way to make your significant other feel special this upcoming Valentine's Day than through their Love Languages. If you want to learn more about the 5 Love Languages, grab a copy of the book. Totally recommend it!
You can also take the 5 Love Languages Quiz here.
Once you know, or at list have an idea of what is the love language of those you love, try to
Love Notes + Words of Affirmation
A handmade, old-fashioned valentine.
A small container of “things I love about you” written on slips of paper (like a little jar filled with candy and little slips of paper)
A handwritten note of appreciation, praise, or love.
A love note on the bathroom mirror
A small book made with some of your favorite memories together
Special texts sent throughout the day
Notes in their lunch box, work bag, etc.
Hearts decorated with “I love you” in different languages posted all over
Homemade Valentine’s crossword puzzle
A date to get their favorite treat out (gelato, bakery treats, a fun drink, etc.)
Play a fun game together
Explore a new store, exhibit, or restaurant
Get out in nature together! Go on a hike, walk, bike ride, etc.
Go to a concert, show, or play
30 minutes (or 1 hour or 2 hours or a whole afternoon) to do WHATEVER the other person chooses. (Kids especially LOVE getting to pick!)
Take a class together
Go to a paint-your-own-pottery place
Visit a bookstore together. (Maybe choose a book for each other or each person chooses a book you like!)
Go get manicures or pedicures together.
A day trip or overnight trip together.
I bet your partner or kids wouldn’t turn down kisses, hugs, etc., but here are some other ideas to get the sensation of touch involved
Give a DIY massage or gift a massage at a spa
Bubble bath, bath salts, or bath oil.
Get a facial.
Go dancing or go PLAY somewhere (trampoline place, mini-golf, laser tag, etc.)
Try a weighted blanket. They’re awesome for snuggling or feeling calmer.
Go rock climbing or hiking together
Snuggle while you watch a favorite movie
Give a shoulder or foot rub
Try an at-home manicure or pedicure
Hold hands on a walk or hike
Acts of Service
Make them a cup of tea, hot cocoa, a smoothie, etc. for the morning
Making the bed
Clean out the Closet or another catch-all space in your home.
Run an annoying errand or take care of a nagging task.
Packing a special lunch (bonus points for heart-shaped things)
Cleaning up a bedroom, closet, or rooms around the house
Polish their shoes or drop off dry cleaning.
Take everyone out of the house so they can have some alone time.
Changing a habit (I know one friend who promised to turn the lights off when she left the room for a week–her husband was so grateful)
Get their car washed or detailed (check online for services that come to you!)
Gift a deep house cleaning or lawn service (or tackle it yourself)
Gifts or presents
A favorite Valentine’s candy or a special treat
Drop off something special at work (flowers, lunch, a favorite drink, etc.)
A framed picture of you or your family for their desk
A book or photo album – Chatbooks is easy since you can choose from your Instagram feed or upload your own photos from your phone or computer. (Get $10 off your first order here)
A book you think they’d like (This one makes us both laugh!)
Homemade coupon for something they need or want (Let’s go pick up ____ )
Fresh flowers or a new plant for the house or yard.
Free choice. Let the other person choose the movie, restaurant, dinner menu, etc. (my kids love this!)
Everything for a movie night in or out (popcorn, a DVD, tickets, movie treats)
A valentine’s playlist or a playlist of songs that remind you of memories together
Looking for move ideas? Here are some gift ideas for him & her to make their day the most special Valentine's Day.