Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is a day dedicated to all things love. While the exact origins of the day remain muddled, it is generally agreed that the day was named after a Christian saint named Valentinus who was imprisoned and executed for marrying those who were not permitted to marry under law due to religious beliefs or socio-economic standing.
Today, while not many people pay heed to the day’s namesake, Valentine’s Day is a notorious day in most countries around the world. Love it or hate it, February 14th has become synonymous with l’amour.
There are no shortages of Valentine’s Day ideas to sweep your sweetheart off their feet. According to studies, the most common and popular Valentine’s Day ideas are flowers, perfume and candy, respectfully.
Still, in their conventional forms, these picks won’t appeal to everyone, especially people who prefer to take the romance outside. Here are our top Valentine’s Day ideas for your nature and outdoor loving lady or gent.
Rather than giving your sweetie flowers plucked from the earth, why not take him or her somewhere they can see flora and fauna in its natural, stunning surroundings. A trip to a botanical garden, an active all-season greenhouse, or a reservation for a weekend getaway nestled in nature are all great Valentine’s Day ideas. There are many places you could go, but of course we are partial to the luxury a secluded cabin or cottage. Remember, you don`t have to enjoy your Valentine’s present on Valentine’s Day. You can make the plans, put a date aside, and enjoy a romantic getaway later on in the year.
Perfume The Outdoors
Let’s follow along with the same train of thought as point #1. Perfume is one of the top Valentine’s Day ideas, but you don’t have to drop a hundred bucks (or more!) on a bottle to cash in on the seduction of scent.
A person’s sense of smell is actually one of their most powerful senses when it comes to evoking memory, so why not pluck the heartstrings of your Valentine by appealing to their favourite smells. Sure, this is one of our most unconventional Valentine’s Day ideas, but you’d be surprised how well it works. Maybe the smell of fresh apple pie, hyacinths or a wood fire is enough to get your baby more bubbly than a bottle of champagne. If your Valentine truly loves the outdoors, take them outside for a hike, inhale the fresh air, and maybe even make a little fire and roast some marshmallows. Do whatever it takes to tickle your sweetie’s sense of smell. After all, the nose knows!
Okay, let’s face it: Almost everyone loves candy which is why it is rounds off our list as one of the top Valentine’s Day ideas. So how do you make Valentine’s candy even more appealing to nature loving lovers? A great way to do this is to make your own chocolates, using locally sourced ingredients. You could buy local fruit, dry it and then dip it in chocolate for a delicious, nutritious and lovingly created treat.
If you want to surprise your Valentine with a romantic getaway nestled in nature, think about a luxurious stay in one of our lakeside cottages or secluded cabins.