Have you been looking high and low for creative Valentine’s gifts? Well, your search is over. How about gigantic fortune cookies? You’ll be remembered in a big way!
Are you in a brand new relationship? Then forget the traditional box of chocolate candy, bouquet of flowers or schmaltzy greeting card. Instead, make a big impression with a big fortune cookie. You can compose your own message to tuck inside. Make it romantic if you want to heat things up to the next level. Make it funny if you don’t want to get too serious too fast.
Are you in a long-term, comfortable relationship? Give a gift that’s not predictable. No one ever expects to get a giant fortune cookie on Valentine’s Day… but they’re always delighted to receive one. A classy white box, tied with elegant ribbon, arrives at the front door or at the office. Untie the ribbon, open the box and there, wrapped in festive French cellophane, is the biggest fortune cookie they’ve ever seen!
You can add to the surprise when you write your custom message. Include a line from your wedding vows. Recall a romantic interlude that you shared during your honeymoon (it doesn’t matter if it happened 2 days ago or 2 decades ago). Or create a custom gift certificate for a sensual massage to be delivered in person by you. Make your message something unexpected to show that you cherish all of the memorable moments that you have shared.
Are you on your own on Valentine’s Day, with no relationship? Send a gigantic fortune cookie to yourself at the office. Make a big fuss about wondering who could have sent it. Make a big production about opening it, and act surprised at the secret admirer’s cryptic message (that you wrote to yourself) hidden inside. As long as you keep your sense of humor about it, it can keep your spirits afloat when you’re surrounded by a sea of people who are dating, engaged or married.
Remember, the point is to think of creative Valentine’s gifts. If you don’t want to pretend that you have a secret admirer, how about becoming a secret admirer to someone else who could use a little cheering up?
Do you have a friend or neighbor who has been feeling a little down lately? Send a gigantic fortune cookie their way. Write something uplifting and inspirational. If you don’t want to sign your name, sign it from “your secret admirer” or leave the signature off altogether.
Do you have friends you don’t see as often as you’d like? Send a big fortune cookie their way. Instead of a “fortune” message, select a date and include an invitation to get together for dinner or lunch in the near future. It’s a great way to stay in touch and express appreciation for their friendship.
Once you start thinking of ways to be creative on Valentine’s Day, ideas start springing up everywhere. You don’t necessarily have to be in love to enjoy the day. Just appreciating the friends you have is a good reason to celebrate, too.