Today is Valentine’s Day. Social spaces like grocery stores, malls, restaurants, clubs, bars as well as personal spaces are crammed with Valentine’s Day specific merchandise and décor. If you really think about it, over the years the flamboyance and commercialization of this holiday has actually conditioned the very definition of love. Love has actually become the lines of the generic cards this holiday is known for—predetermined and conjured up by someone else getting paid for telling us what love is.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now is not the time to get caught up in the commercial approach, but it is the perfect time to show your loved one how much you care. Especially in a world where lives are hectic, and that perpetual “but” that never leaves us alone—but the children, but that extra assignment at work, but ailing parents . . . something or the other always comes in the way. If you’re short on cash, if you don’t have a significant other, or if you actually forgot Valentine’s Day, these simple but meaningful ideas are for you.
Order a Pizza
It’s a simple gesture, but there are few people in the world who don’t enjoy eating pizza. Not only are there a variety of toppings that can make anyone happy, but the food comes delivered right to your door—meaning near-instant gratification. And nothing says love more than sharing a pizza (or eating one all by yourself), while watching your favorite movie or TV show.
Speaking of entertainment, now is the chance to binge watch that new Netflix Original Series, or watch an old favorite. On the other hand, Pornhub announced today that it’s premium service is free all day today. So whether you’re alone or celebrating the holiday with someone else, now’s the time to make some intimate plans. Don’t forget to utilize some cannabis-infused lubricants to spice things up.
Draw a Bath
The power of a bath is often overlooked. If you draw a bath for a loved one, it becomes an endearing act of affection (the term “draw a bath” isn’t used so often anymore). Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to relax, perhaps utilize some cannabis-infused bath bombs, body wash or other topicals, and enjoy some spa time. Top it off with a healthy amount of infused massage oil to really kick things off.
Create Food Together
Much like love, food can create a certain harmony when combined. Either work together as a couple to master a beautiful, fancy dish at home, or treat yourself to something extra special. Think elevated dishes such as beef wellington, broiled venison steak or molten lava cakes.