6 Steps for Valentine’s Day Success

Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Feature

Click your way to love and follow these six steps for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with your special someone.

Warning! The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner, and the countdown to picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is on. The good news is you can skip the mad dash to the mall and click your way to thoughtful tokens of your love. Capture your sweetie’s heart with these six steps for Valentine’s Day success.

Step 1: Send Love Notes


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Love Notes


Surprise the apple of your eye with a love note delivered to his or her phone or email throughout the day, starting in the A.M. Love Quotes by Skol Games is an Android app that gives you quick access to thousands of images with fun and flirty quotes. You can share the images in a quick “thinking of you” heartfelt message to ensure your sweetie feels special every moment of the day. Make your love note even more personal by browsing the LoveLetterBox.com quotes and poems. Once you land on one that encapsulates your feelings, you can also write it down on paper and pin it to the refrigerator so she sees it when she gets home or post it on your hubby’s Facebook page while you’re both apart at work.

Step 2: Surprise with Fresh Blooms


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Flowers


A bouquet of long-stemmed red roses is the ultimate declaration of love, especially when you unexpectedly surprise her with a beautiful bouquet in front of her co-workers at work. Admittedly, showing off romantic gestures from a gal’s endearing prince charming is all part of the enviable adoration on Valentine’s Day. If you’re a non-traditionalist, you can veer from the norm with a pretty mix of pink, lavender and red roses or boil her over with an arrangement of red and pink tulips in a heart-shaped, ruby-colored glass vase. You can’t go wrong with fresh flowers and FTD’s easy shopping options, including same-day flower delivery available in most areas, all just a click away.

Step 3: Regale at Home


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Regale at Home


After showering your loved one all day with sweet love notes and heartwarming flowers, it’s finally time to unite over a delicious candlelit dinner. Make it a quiet, intimate affair and cook a special meal right at home using the Epicurious cooking app from your smartphone or tablet. Search more than 30,000 food recipes and create a grocery list for quick post-work shopping.

Gourmet Grocery Online and Gourmet Station also deliver fine dining right to your doorstep ― no cooking (or grocery shopping) required. Order a succulent Surf & Turf Dinner (including two sweet Maine lobster tails and Filet Mignon Steaks) or sink your teeth into a Cajun four-course meal complete with lobster bisque and a gourmet entree like New Orleans Bourbon Pecan Salmon or Thai Duck Quarter. Don’t forget to order wine or champagne to top off the romantically lavish dinner at home.

Step 4: Get Cozy & Comfy in Snuggle Wear


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Snuggle


For the ladies, to get the evening festivities started, surprise your sweetheart with a seductive chemise.  If lacy lingerie is not your style, cuddle with them in a snug sleepwear set. For the gentleman, feel free to slip into something cozy too!

Step 5: Swoon Over a Mini Movie


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Movie


Show you care with a digital expression of your devotion. A personalized video is a visual reminder of your most endearing memories together. Gather your favorite digital photos and video clips, then hop on a website like Magisto or Animoto to bring your memories to life. Both sites offer pre-made themes and backdrops to create your personal mini movie. Polish off your production with a familiar or sentimental tune. Watch the film of your favorite moments as a pair snuggled up in bed or on the couch together. Afterward, share your creation on social media or in an email signed with a warm sentiment.

Step 6: Indulge in Sweet Treats


Steps for the Perfect Valentine's Day Sweet Treats


Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the obvious. A box of heavenly chocolates caters to your loved one’s sweet tooth and serves as an aphrodisiac to set the mood. As an after-movie special treat, spoil her with a gift of exquisite sweet treats or decadent baked goods. All online orders include a personalized gift message to send along with your sweet treat. Read aloud the sexy messages in bed as you both indulge in dessert and see where the night leads.