5 Ways You Can Have A Unique Valentines Day

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5 Ways You Can Have a Unique Valentine’s Day

Sarah Ribeiro for CupidsPulse.com

Written by: Sarah Ribeiro for CupidsPulse.com

Sarah Ribeiro for CupidsPulse.com

Sarah Ribeiro is with CupidsPulse.com, a first-of-its-kind relationship site that takes the latest celebrity news and repackages it to help singles and couples navigate their love lives. Editorial features include romantic movie reviews, author Q&A's, celebrity interviews, "Get the Look" fashion ideas and a weekly review column focusing on the current season of "The Bachelor."

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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If you’re a Valentine’s Day enthusiast, you’ve probably spent months deliberating about this year’s perfect V-Day date.

Of course, as an aficionado, you probably know how difficult it is to come up with a unique date idea.

Everything seems so cliche and overdone, and you want your Valentine’s Day to be special and memorable.

This year, skip the “traditional” Valentine’s Day date and plan your own kind of night.

Here are five ways you can have a unique Valentine’s Day:

1. No more boxes of chocolate.

Be honest — will you remember your $10 drugstore heart-shaped box a year from now?

Will you even remember it a month from now? This year, get creative with your gift ideas.

Bake some chocolate cupcakes with different fillings, like peanut butter, caramel, hazelnut spread and marshmallow creme.

Give them to your love in a heart-shaped cake tin this year instead of purchasing a Valentine’s Day chocolate candy box.

They’ll appreciate the unique twist on this traditional Valentine’s gift.

2. Give up on roses.

While it’s expected to receive flowers on a romantic day, sometimes they’re just too predictable.

This year, instead of a dozen red roses, ask for something else that comes in bunches.

A once-a-month manicure, a fruit of the month club, even a bouquet of “nips” of alcohol make some interesting gifts that add a nice spin to the classic roses — and your sweetheart can still throw in a few flowers without having to break the bank.

“Forget the traditions and remember

what makes your relationship special.”

3. Ditch dinner and a movie.

The “classic” Valentine’s Day date has been done so many times that it’s boring at this point.

Try having an adventure with your partner this year. Explore places, sights, tastes and things you have never experienced together.

Go on a scavenger hunt, learn a new skill like rock climbing or take a salsa dancing or sushi class for a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget.

4. Stop complaining.

There is nothing more cliche about Valentine’s Day than single women complaining they don’t have a date.

This year, take your singleness on V-Day as an opportunity to evaluate the things you love most about life, rather than wallowing in the fact you’re not in a relationship.

Love yourself and do something fun, like going to the spa or heading out for drinks with your single girlfriends.

5. Social media sharing.

Valentine’s Day may be a widespread holiday, but because of that, it is also one of the most popular days for “unfriending” on Facebook.

While you may love the flowers your boyfriend got you or he may appreciate the meal you two just had, cut back on the social media sharing. Those romantic moments should stay something sweet just between you two.

This day is all about the two of you in your relationship and doesn’t concern anyone else – keep the special night to yourself.

The important thing this year is to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your own unique, memorable way.

Forget the traditions and remember what makes your relationship special.