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How to make Valentine’s Day special for your Sweetheart

Are you ready to make your love’s heart leap on Valentine’s Day? Our guide to a great Valentine’s Day will provide you with ideas and tips that will make your Valentine’s Day a success.

Tips for a smooth Valentine’s Day:

  • Tell your special someone how much you care about them
  • Be thankful – it’s always appreciated
  • Plan ahead – babysitters, reservations, and other things that need done
  • Turn off your cell phones – enjoy this time together


Gift Ideas:    

Candy and Flowers and Jewelry:

  • Visit Hazel Hill Chocolate for a unique chocolate treat, or contact a local bakery and order their favorite cookies or other treat.
  • Surprise your special someone with a bouquet of favorite flowers or balloons
  • Dazzle him/her with a piece of jewelry from David’s Jewelers or other local jeweler
  • Make a list of all the things you love about him/her

Gift basket for her:

  • Get a gift certificate for a massage or trip to a salon or spa.
  • Pick up a candle for a candle-lit bath.
  • Find her favorite book at one of Topeka’s bookshops for her to enjoy during her quiet time
  • Buy her a personalized gift from a local shop

Gift basket for him:

  • Buy his favorite candy bars and personalize it with “Udaman” wrappers
  • Include miniature bottles or cans of his favorite drink and personalize them with valentine’s day labels
  • Create a ticket book with tickets for him to use at his leisure
  • Include a new favorite movie, C.D., or video game he’s been wanting

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  • Avoid the Valentine’s Day rush – create a romantic meal at home
  • Go to a restaurant where you share special memories
  • Get dinner and a room, and enjoy the indoor pool or other activities



  • Laugh together at a comedy show.
  • Enjoy a romantic movie at home from Netflix, RedBox, or one you already own. While watching share your favorite treat and glass of wine or sparkling cider. Include a massage.
  • Enjoy a night of music and dancing before or after dinner at one of Topeka’s nightspots.
  • Spend uninterrupted time together with a romantic getaway at a local retreat spot.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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