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Make your Valentine’s Day a great one with these tips

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, flowers, jewelry and more:

  • Visit Hazel Hill Chocolate for a unique chocolate treat, or contact Kan U Say Oh Yum 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 a 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 “U-da-man” 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



  • 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.


Serenade your sweetheart

Want to do something out of the ordinary for someone in your life? Why not enlist a Harmony Chorus or Barbershop Quartet to make someone’s day extra special with an extra special gift?  For $40 or less you can have your sweetheart serenaded with song, a rose and chocolates!

The Capital City Chorus is once again offering you a chance to give that someone special in your life a unique Valentine this year from a Barbershop Quartet. This package is offered only on Feb. 14th, and includes 2 songs, a red rose and box of chocolates. You can reach them at 273-9514.

The Madrigals from Cair Paravel Latin School will also be doing Singing Valentines February 14th. For only $25, a person receives a beautiful song and a special treat. For more information and to order yours by February 8, call the school office at 232-3878.