Your Valentine’s Day guide

Valentine’s Day, February 14. Whether you like it or loathe it, the annual day of love and grand romantic gestures is just around the corner.

SHOW YOU CARE: Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to tell or show the special someone in your life how much they mean to you.

SHOW YOU CARE: Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to tell or show the special someone in your life how much they mean to you.

Shelves are already stocking plush soft toys bearing ‘I love you’ messages, sweet and sugary confectionery and blooms bursting with colour and promise.

Valentines Day can sometimes seem corny or commercial but there is an important message behind the date – love.

Valentine’s Day – also called Saint Valentine’s Day – is a day that many Australians celebrate with the one they love.

It is a wonderful opportunity to tell or show that special someone how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them. It’s the perfect chance to put in a little extra effort with a little more attention to detail.

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Organise a picnic in the park complete with your loved one’s favourite food and drink. Perhaps book a special meal at your favourite restaurant and surprise them with a night away from cooking and washing the dishes.

If you’re an active couple with a love for the outdoors, plan a bike ride, stroll around the lake, boat cruise or even a personal training session together. You will be spoilt for choice of traditional gifts – a bunch of their favourite flowers, a single stemmed red rose, fine jewellery or a box of chocolates.

Whatever you have planned, make sure you include something money can’t buy – you. Quality time together is often the very best present of all. Make time to spend time with the people you love.