By Darla Dilbert
From ancient times, love has been one of the most thought of and talked about emotions. Valentine’s Day is a beautiful occasion that speaks of love and romance. This day calls for quality time spent with your special someone. It is a day when many want to do something different and special for those dearest to them to show our love.
Flowers, chocolates, fragrances and jewellery are all common Valentine’s Day gifts, but what if you’re really looking for “something different”? When the occasion itself speaks of love and romance, your gift should, too. Here are a few tips on how to get ready for Valentine’s Day:
Plan ahead — It is important to have an idea of what you’d like to do and how much you’d like to spend. Do your homework ahead of time. If your activity includes dinner out, book reservations in advance because Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year.
Think intimate — If you’re not into cooking and plan to eat out, choose a restaurant that has a romantic atmosphere and not one that is loud, bright and busy. If you don’t have children at home, a romantic candlelight dinner prepared by you (or delivered by Fine Dine-In) and perhaps paired with a bottle of Champagne can make for a special Valentine’s Day.
Gift basket — Gift baskets are super popular around Christmas, so why not put one together for Valentine’s Day? Fill it with your loved one’s favourite treats, a spa gift certificate, a nice bottle of wine, a fragrance and maybe even something sexy.
Get away — Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, which makes it a perfect time for a weekend getaway for just the two of you. If you don’t want to travel to another country, consider Cayman Brac, Little Cayman or even a hotel or guest house on Grand Cayman.
Pamper your love — Whether you’re giving for him or her, everyone enjoys being pampered. A spa package or service is an excellent gift and you can even book couples massages at some spas. If you’re choosing a spa package, think about where your special someone gets his or her regular hair or beauty services done and what non-usual services he or she might enjoy. Packages can be confusing, with words like “rejuvenating,” “calming,” “soothing” and “hydrating,” so make sure you understand what you’re buying before finalising the purchase. If you’re not sure and can’t find the information online, call the front desk coordinator of the business to help you to make your choice.
Darla Dilbert is the owner of Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa and is a qualified cosmetologist and certified trichologist.
This article first appeared in the February 2020 print edition of Camana Bay Times.