Can you believe it, Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away! If you’re one of the many Long Islanders still drawing a blank on what to get your sweetheart for one of the biggest “couple days” of the year, then now is the time to start coming up with a plan! When it comes to Valentine’s Day the biggest thing you want to focus on is making sure your loved one feels special and commemorated. Make it unique and personalized! Get them a gift, or present them with a gesture, that fits their personality, likes and hobbies!
Check out these ideas and suggestions of different things to do, and get, for your Valentine!
East End Adventure - Share a special day with your special someone exploring the East End of Long Island! There are so many great walk-around towns to explore, like Greenport on the North Fork and Sag Harbor on the South Fork! Simply spend the day checking out the local dives, boutiques, museums, independent restaurants and historic landmarks!
Scratch-Off Bouquet - Flowers are nice, but scratch-offs are nice too! If your sweetie isn’t big on chocolates and flowers, create a handmade bouquet out of scratch-offs for them! They’ll have a blast scratching them off one by one to see if they won!
Mailbox With Handwritten Notes - Show your significant other how much you care them by picking up a cute miniature mailbox, (available at stores like Target & Michael’s Craft Stores) decorating it, and leaving a note in there for them everyday leading up to Valentine’s Day!
Tickets for an Islanders Game - Next season the NY Islanders will be moving over to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn which means this is the last Valentine’s Day you’ll have a chance to see them play at Nassau Coliseum!
DIY Coupon Book - What are the chores your loved one hates the most? Surprise them this Valentine’s Day by offering to do those chores for them with a personalized coupon book! A coupon book is not only a great idea for couples, its a great idea for children looking for something nice to do for their parents on Valentine’s Day!
Cook a Romantic Dinner - Find a recipe for your Valentine’s favorite meal, cook it at home, grab a bottle of wine, light some candles and create a romantic atmosphere like no other! Your sweetie will be swooning with a stomach full of their favorite dish! Don’t forget to get a babysitter if you have to!
Vineyard Hopping - Spend your Valentine’s Day exploring the various vineyards on Long Island! A ton of vineyards and wineries are located down the North Fork of Long Island heading towards Orient. You can even rent a car service to get you to and from each vineyard!