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The Perfect Last Minute Date or Romantic Gift

Valentine’s Day is upon us…but what if you forgot? What can you do last minute that salvages the day? Fret not. We have the answers.


As a writer I’ve had the pleasure of working for many online dating sites and online publications, writing about dating. As such, I’ve learnt a lot about the perfect date. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much. The main thing is to make it personal. So let’s have a look at what you can do to make Valentine’s great last minute.


Let us not forget the day begins with breakfast! If you live with the person you’re dating, this makes it easier for you. All you need to do is wake up fifteen minutes before your date, whip up their favorite cup of beverage (make sure to note beforehand what they prefer drinking — being served a cappuccino when you like it plain black is no hit, nor is coffee if you prefer green tea…) and serve it in bed with a note telling them you love them. If you’re a poet, make it poetic (or find a poem online). If not, a simple “I love you” will suffice.

If you have a flower handy, you can pop it on the tray too. A single red rose is easy enough.

If you have the time you can prepare a full on breakfast — waffles, an omelette, pancakes, heart shaped toast…whatever your date likes (really, it’s about what they like, not what you like…).


There’s nothing like receiving an unexpected gift. It can be a greeting card, it can be a poem, it can be a rose, or something much more elaborate. The trick here is to hire a courier and ship it to them during the day, as it’s something unexpected.

If you want, you can simply courier over the invite to the date in the evening…or the weekend if you’re busy on Valentine’s.

Can’t afford a courier? Send an email with a card. It’s something. And if it’s well written, it can mean the world to them.


Now it’s time to get creative.

There’s the dinner option. If you do go for this, make sure it’s a restaurant your date loves. If s/he loves Thai, you can find a Thai restaurant. If s/he loves the ocean, find an ocean themed restaurant. You get the gist.

Valentine’s means winter in the northern hemisphere. A packed picnic of mulled wine or hot chocolate and fancy sandwiches, taken to an ice skating rink, or sledge riding excursion is playful and easy enough to do.

In the Southern hemisphere, a picnic by the beach, or a lake, in the forest, or a park, a rooftop, or in the back of the truck…can work wonders for romance. Traditional picnic food would include a bottle of wine (at least where it’s legal to drink in public), cheese, cold chicken, baguette, grapes and possibly some pears and potato salad. Things that are easily eaten in the great outdoors. Chocolate for desert.

Raining? Have the picnic at home on a large rug that you toss the blanket over…or why not in bed?!

The home spa is another classic — toss rose petals and some essential oil blend in the bath, serve champagne and offer a massage.

The Gift

Want to buy a gift? The key thing is to make it personal.

If it’s jewelry, make it symbolic of something in your relationship, or something they love. Such as buying something representing their love of the ocean.

If you go for chocolate, or roses, then try to add a personal note. Something that shows your love for them, or why you like them, if it’s a new relationship. And make sure the chocolate is a kind you know they like (i.e. buying raspberry flavored chocolate makes sense if they love raspberries, you don’t have to know their favorite brand, it’s more the idea that you took enough time to figure out what they like!). If you opt for something other than red roses, make it a flower you know they love.

Any other gift — focus on what they love and what has meaning, like a memento for something you’ve experienced together.

Engravings are a great way of saying something too (like engravings on jewelry, watches, etc.), as are dedications (like writing a dedication in a book, or diary).

The main thing to remember is their personality (making it personal) as well as showing your love (making it symbolic, or adding a note of some kind). The same thing goes for dates — you want to show you cared enough to remember what they love. It’s not about making it big, but making it personal.

In Closing

Valentine’s, or any other date, doesn’t have to be a big deal. The main thing is that you show you care. That you show you want to do something special, or give something special, to the one you are dating. 

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When you’re near one or friend is not well, then we try everything to make him happy because sometimes, positive wishes are more effective than the medicines. Every person has different importance in our life, so if someone is not well or hospitalized, then it will be our duty to send him a get well soon gifts with a beautiful message that will motivate him to get well soon. If you are thinking about what can you write, then here are a guide to getting rite a message with get well gifts for an unhealthy person:

1. Family Members

When you write a message for any of your family member, who is unhealthy, then you must have to be precise, you can begin your message with a greeting to your loved one, then you can mention them that you are thinking about him and write something that will motivate him to get recover fast from the illness. After that, express your feelings with good wishes. Once you down with your wishes, then you can mention the help, like is there any way that you can help him in any manner. And you can sign off with a warm goodbye.

2. For Child

It's really hard to see the child feeling sick, if a child is not too ill, then you can do some low energy activity with him or if you want to send get well soon message to child, then you can choose some miss you toys, come home soon, get well soon, sending you lots of kisses and hugs, or there are many other things that you can write to him to motivate him to get well soon. You can also send get well flowers along with some toys.

3. Get Well Cards

You can choose the get well cards to send the message to an unhealthy person. A huge range of options available in the varieties of cards, you can choose the best one for a person whom you want to see healthy and happy. Every person has a different importance, so try to choose the card according to it. In some cards, there are some customized messages; you can read the message before buying it.

4. Message for Friend

Friends are always close to heart, so if any of your friends is sick or unhealthy, then you can send him to get well soon wishes. It will make him feel better, you can send a good message like get well NOW, sending healing thoughts your way, and you mean so much to me! I hope you feel better soon, sorry your sick day is due to actual sickness and more. Choose the message that brings a smile on his face.

5. Parents Get well message

When our parents become ill or suffer from health issues, then it is a really bad time for us. If you are not with them when they are not well, then you can send flowers, fruits along with a beautiful message of Get well soon. These days, most of the children are far from the house because of job or work, in another way you can take care of your parents.

6. Coworker`s Get Well Message

If your coworker is not well, then you can send him a message like an office feels empty without you, missing your partnership at lunch, missing our tea time with gossips, etc. There are many things that you can write in a message for your colleague and send him wishes of getting well soon with get well balloons.

Here is the best guide to writing a message with get well gifts for an unhealthy person. You can choose the guide as per a person.

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