With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many are scrambling to find unique gifts and reserving the nearest fine dining experience. Sometimes it’s the simplest gestures that make the most significant impact. If you really want to give your partner something straight from the heart, here are some of our favorite romantic and unexpected ways to let your one and only know just how special they are.
Give Them a Different Type of Ring
Today’s world is saturated with technology. People find themselves diving into social media to wish someone happy birthday, or creating viral videos to announce an engagement. Sometimes keeping the romantic gestures between just the two of you can be the most intimate. That’s why we recommend bypassing the text messages and picking up the phone this Valentine’s Day. The simple act of “I called just to say I love you” can be unexpected and remind someone that they are on the top of your mind.
Overcome a Fear Together
Has your other half been dying to go skydiving, but you can’t fathom how people would jump out of a plane voluntarily? This might be the perfect time to face your fear and try something new. By tackling an obstacle, you’ll feel a stronger bond with your partner and show them you’ve put your trust in them. Skydiving a bit too extreme? Start with something simple like learning how to snowboard or hitting a note on the karaoke stage.
Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures
The world is a beautiful and awe-inducing place, but many of us find ourselves so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to stop and truly appreciate it. Invite your partner to slow down with you and take advantage of life’s simple marvels. Write them a handmade note inviting them to watch the sunset. Go berry picking at a local farm and make an easy dessert with all your spoils. Go for a hike and have a picnic near a waterfall. By going into nature, you’ll remind each other how nice it is to spend time together disconnected from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Book a Room and Never Leave
When booking a weekend trip, it can become overwhelming to try to pack everything in your itinerary. Instead, we challenge you to book a beautiful suite and enjoy the hotel’s amenities for the weekend, without worrying about seeing all the sights. At Westchester’s Doral Arrowwood, you can take advantage of large, upscale suites with panoramic views of their 214-acre landscape of trees and ponds. Order room service by day and at night have a romantic dinner at their Atrium restaurant and enjoy a glass of wine at one of their outdoor fire pits.