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Let’s get creative, honey!

Think beyond run-of-the-mill ideas to make Valentine’s Day memorable for your lover.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2010 02:17 IST
Aroma Sah

There are things that money can buy, but for Valentine’s Day, think out-of-the-box. Chalk out a plan for the day that will not only impress your lover but make
him or her fall in love with you all over again. HT City suggests some innovative and pocket-friendly ideas that’ll work wonders for your love life.

Do it yourself
Even the simplest of gifts, like chocolate, can be turned into something unique with a bit of effort. Visit your nearest stationary shop and buy wrapping paper in striking colours and patterns. Rewrap store-bought chocolate in this and include a handwritten love note on the inside.

You can put together a scrapbook of pictures of the two of you, chronicling your relationship from the time you met. Write notes beside the pictures or detail the special moments.

You could also leave some thoughtful love messages all over the house, in both noticeable and hidden-away places. This gift is bound to surprise your lover for several weeks.

Guitarist on his way Some florists deliver bouquets to your loved one with a guitarist in tow. The Guitar Monks, donning cowboy hats, go a step further to help you communicate how much you love your partner. Decide on your favourite love song, pack a gift and fix a location where it has to be delivered. The guitarist will sing the song to him/her and hand over the gift along with some more goodies! They can be reached at 9999807771-3 .

Sing out loud
Delhi/NCR has a number of karaoke bars and restaurants where you can sing aloud to your lover the romantic song that represents your story. So, serenade the special someone in your own voice. Some places like Harrys, a lounge bar, in Ansal Plaza, allows you to even carry home the recording of what you sang. What better way to declare your love than with a song!

Chocolate body art
Everybody eats chocolates. How about licking it off your lovers’ body? Chocolate wax always comes handy for this purpose. Arm yourself with an application brush that has been dressed up for the occasion. Use it to paint something special, funny or quirky on your lovers’ body. Later, add to the fun by licking it off. In case you are short of time, a gift hamper available at Cocoa World, GK I, has it all, along with mouthwatering strawberries.

Spa retreat
Valentine’s Day falls on a long weekend. Make full use of it by planning a romantic trip to the spa. If your partner has been stressed out at work, a gift voucher from any one of the leading spas in the city would be a refreshing retreat. You can even book a couple spa for the two of you, or plan a spa at home by picking up some sweet-smelling lotions, bath salts, candles, bathrobes and slippers. Clean your bathroom and bathtub thoroughly and give him/her the spa surprise of a lifetime.

Bitten by the photo bug
If you like seeing your photo with your beloved everywhere and have already tried conventional photo frames, mugs, calenders, diaries and more, it’s time to try cushions. Get yourself clicked and keep the memorabilia on the bed for a dramatic effect. Also, surprise him/her by buying a Valentine cake that has your photo on it. Bite into the sweet cake and an equally sweet memory.