Roses are red. Violets are blue. Don’t want to spend money on flowers. And got a business to run, too.
Take a good look at your options and see how you can make the most out of Valentine’s Day this 2018. We’ve even thrown in a few suggestions for you to choose from.
Planning ahead of time
One of the best Valentine’s Day gifts you can give to your loved ones is a surprise getaway or experience. Go for an event that even requires prior reservation that can be viewed as additional effort in making things extra special. A food lover would die on the spot for a reservation at his/her favorite restaurant. A book fanatic would be in awe over a book signing of an author he/she recently got hooked on, and maybe even learning a new skill with him/her like pottery, calligraphy or crochet.
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Got time for a quick getaway? Stellar Entertainment can help you get the best luxury vacation choices for less. Quality time spent together with your loved ones results in the most valuable and memorable experiences that you will all surely treasure forever.
And if your special someone isn’t fond of traveling and on a tight schedule, you can also indulge in a 60 minute session at Intuitive Touch Healing, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the positive vibes from getting pampered to perfection.
Add a personal flair to your present
For a more memorable and affordable option, why not consider making something you know you’d both love? We highly recommend a home-cooked dinner, a handpicked gift basket filled with his/her favorite treats or an adorable potted plant that would last way longer than a regular bouquet.
Not the biggest fan of DIY ideas? There are plenty of online retailers like Z. Cioccolato that puts a romantic yet nostalgic twist on sweets like fudge, chocolate confections, ice cream, salt water taffy and other candies you have not seen since you were a kid!
If you think your special someone is more on the functional side. A cute new oven or a nice waffle maker may do the trick, but Valentine’s Day may not be the best time to get one. Nothing wrong with seeking a second opinion. You could ask out of the blue and see how he/she reacts before making the purchase.
Think twice to make things right
Remember, whatever you plan on giving, you must always keep in mind that a gift from the heart has a bigger impact than the price you pay. A pair of diamond earrings or a snazzy new watch can make his/her eyes sparkle yet the utility bills on the side will say otherwise.
Store bought flowers and chocolates aren’t the most glamorous of presents but showering them with a bit of affection is better than not celebrating it at all. Non-monetary gifts, like poems, songs and short stories, significantly show you remembered this romantic holiday, too.
Plus, you might want to consider getting things ready in advance or notifying them on time to consider celebrating the weekend after Valentine’s Day, since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year. And as we all know, prices on gifts like candy, flowers and lingerie often rise above the heavens during the holidays and drop drastically later.
Don’t forget your consumers
Now that you’re all set with what you feel your loved ones shall enjoy, you have to get your business out there even during the holiday. Audience retention is key to keeping your site busy. If you build around loyalty to your brand and have a lot of satisfied customers, it can definitely have a positive impact on your revenue in the long run. From sending out memorable greetings to setting up exclusive deals for Valentine’s Day, a little goes a long way. And a bit of online redecorating won’t hurt anybody.
This also means that you have to be active online and be able interact with your visitors. You gotta make sure you have a strong presence in social media, while putting together your email lists, taking note of their comments and opinions, and so on.
Wanting to spend as much time as you can with your loved ones? Looking for a team to lend a helping hand? Look no further, we’ve got you covered even after Valentine’s Day ends. Let’s talk about what you guys have in mind and we’ll handle the rest.