For some, February 14 is the most awaited lovers’ day to revel in the romance. Those who aren’t in relationships may dread this day as it perpetuates the idea that happiness is exclusively linked to romantic companionship. However, Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be all about that. Celebrate love whichever way you please, whether by spending the day with a special someone, getting together with your girlfriends or simply relishing in some quality “me time”. If you ever decide to define Valentine’s Day as an occasion for self-love, here are five romantic ideas and activities that you can do for yourself – for a change.
Change up your look
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Pamper and treat yourself
Take advantage of all the “me-time” you’ll be getting by indulging in something luxurious and pleasurable. This can be as simple as a ten-minute walk, allowing yourself to devour your guilty food cravings or detoxing your skin with a Handmade Heroes Clay Mask for an evening of ultimate luxury.
Do what makes you happy, and only you
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If you’ve been finding a reason, an occasion or simply an excuse to purchase that bunch of flowers that’s just for you to enjoy and has been nestling in your cart for days, just do it! Remember that such treats and flowers are not just reserved for a partner to give you as gifts. Self-love is the best form of love and making an effort to keep yourself happy is something you should take pride in. Besides, you deserve that treat!
Do a Valentine’s exchange
If any of our products catch your fancy, it doesn’t hurt to also spread the joy of self-love with your other single friends! Reach out to important people around you that have enriched your life in varied ways. Put everyone’s name into a hat and have dinner planned, fresh flowers delivered or gift boxes bought for your pick! While you’re at it, add a more personalised touch with a handwritten XOXO greeting card!
Simply take the day to unplug and unwind
Find yourself getting annoyed by all the happy couples on Valentine’s Day? Feel free to take the day off from social media and engage in a meaningful activity.
If nothing beats curling up with a good book, here are some books to read while you’re living your best life solo:
- The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Educated by Tara Westover
- Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise And Surprising Appeal Of Living Alone By Eric Klinenberg
- Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
While you’re at it, tune in to our curated Spotify playlist to pump you up all day long and celebrate the single life!
Browse through our full Valentine’s Day collection and Valentine’s Day gift guides for more gifting ideas!