#5: A Romantic Valentine’s Vacation with a Little Extra
London, Paris, Rome, Manhattan, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Fiji—
Whether your partner has a passion for cultural capitals of the world of the sun, surf and exoticism of the tropics, nothing gets the passion of a Valentine’s Day across quite as well as the announcement that you’re whisking your significant other off halfway across the world on a romantic getaway.
There are a few hidden factors to this otherwise-obvious gift which can really make it count and stand up as a romantic Valentine’s Day gift to remember.
First, remember that the essence of a great gift lies in its surprise, and while you don’t want to spring something as drastic as a vacation on your partner when they’re completely booked for weeks on end, or busy with a job, you’ll still want to do your best to keep this one under wraps, and present it with bonus gifts which really makes it resonate.
It may well be that you can’t stand the idea of traipsing around Gay Paris for a week on end, but if your partner is an absolute Francophile, a trip to the City of Lights (or, alternatively, Marseilles or even Montreal) might be just the thing.
Then there’s the question of when, in addition to where. Leaving immediately may seem more spontaneous and romantic, and to a certain degree, it is. That being said, remember how important it is not to spring this on your partner.
An elementary mistake is to do precisely that, thereby setting your departure for a date which is inconvenient, leading to rushed packing, a frantic trip to the airport, frayed nerves, and the total dissipation of any amorous feelings of excitement or arousal your partner may have had at the news.
Speaking of which, again, remember that this is a gift for them, and not you—you’re trying to make the man or woman you love happy, not make them happy with the expectation of something in return.
Follow these guidelines, and you’ll not only have the makings for a great romantic Valentine’s Day idea, but be ready to Go-Go on a fantastic Vacation!