While ads promote buying "things" for your love, may I suggest other options for celebrating Valentine's Day (or any special occasion) this year? You don't have to spend money -- or add clutter -- to show someone how you feel about them.
Play hooky from work together.
Go for a hike.
Walk the dog together.
Schedule a couples massage.
Indulge in a fancy dinner.
Book a getaway.
Book a nearby hotel.
Cook a meal together.
Bake a special dessert.
Light a fire and turn off your phones.
Order in from your favorite restaurant.
Break out the fine china for a meal at home.
Make arrangements for a sitter or a sleepover out for your kids.
Pick a card and pass it back and forth to each other each year.
Prioritize self-care with some downtime together.
Create a customized playlist
Slow dance to [your song].
Find a place to listen to live music
Request a recorded message from their favorite celebrity on cameo.com.
Wake up early, grab some coffee and watch the sunrise; or grab a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine and watch the sunset.
However you choose to spend the day, wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day...with your love, your family, or your friends!
Credit for #3 and #20 to my sister, inspiration for #12 from an article my mom sent me today; #14 from my uncle, #15 from @mavenofmoderation, and #19 from Stephanie. Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash.