Need some quick ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day when you’re separated from your significant other? The Internet has you covered. Consider creatively upgrading some of the traditional sweet, romantic, and idyllic Valentine’s Day tropes with the help of the World Wide Web.
1. Send Personalized Chocolates, Flowers, Gifts, and More!
The recent Teleflora commercial, aired during the Super Bowl, makes the benefits of gifts clear when it says, “Guys, Valentine’s Day is easy. Give and you shall receive.” But why buy the same gifts that every girl sees in the shopping malls and supermarkets when you can send personalized gifts? Consider some of the following retailers to find the perfect personalized gift for your loved one:
- http://www.wrappedhersheys.com – Offers personalized wrappers for Hershey’s chocolates, including unique tins, boxes, and buckets full of chocolate.
- http://www.mymms.com – Choose custom colors, messages, and art to appear on M&Ms.
- http://www.teleflora.com – Send flowers, stuffed animals, and boxes of chocolate to your loved one.
E-cards have been around for a decade or more, but only recently have so many unique and diverse styles become available. Try searching for something your significant other likes, or something that fits their personality, like “digital greeting cards for artists” or “star trek digital greeting cards.”
If you’re willing to go the extra mile and have the skills in Photoshop or InDesign, you can download dozens of greeting card templates from places like Graphic River and customize a card on your own, have it printed by a local printer, stick it in an envelope, and send it traditionally, via snail mail. Try to get it in the mail by Saturday to ensure that it arrives before the 14th.
3. Have Dinner While Video Chatting
Don’t forget that the Internet allows for face-to-face conversation, too. Consider inviting your significant other to a Skype video call or a Facebook video chat and sharing a takeout dinner with them. Sites like GrubHub allow you to order takeout from restaurants in major cities, and many offer delivery. Having a surprise dinner delivered and sharing it over a video chat can be an exciting and unexpected gift for your love.
Remember, the goal of Valentine’s Day is to show appreciation for the significant other in your life. There’s no better way to do this than by spending the day thinking of each other. With these helpful Valentine’s Day tips, you can be sure your significant other will think of you all day long.