How to Plan a Romantic Surprise

How to Plan a Romantic Surprise

What better way to show that special someone in your life how much you care, than with a romantic gesture? Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, whatever the special occasion, planning a romantic surprise can be a daunting task. Depending on how long you have been with your partner, the surprise can differ.

Maybe you’re looking to impress someone for your first date or you’ve been dating for years and want to re-kindle the flame, regardless, here are some tips for channeling that inner romantic that’s in all of us.

Shower them love with their favorite things.

Surprising your sweetheart with a thoughtful gift is a romantic way to show how you feel about them. For an engagement, get them a diamond that will leave them speechless. But not just any shiny rock, choose from an array of lab grown diamonds and ensure your jewelry is ethically sourced.

Even though lab-grown diamonds are commonly referred to as synthetic, they have the same chemical and physical properties as mined diamonds in addition to being, on average, less expensive without all the extra manufacturing costs. Custom design your ring or choose from a selection of different cuts, grades, and carats to give your future fiancée the engagement ring of their dreams.

Lab-grown diamonds have the same sparkle and clarity as a natural diamond and you can rest easy knowing you are supporting a diamond company that ethically sources its pieces. You can find all the best romantic ideas for surprising your girlfriend for a proposal from an assortment of online resources, and don’t forget to accompany the big question with flowers and a personal love letter that will be sure to bring them to tears. If it is an anniversary surprise, get them a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a watch they can accessorize with every day.

Another great romantic gift idea is a scrapbook of all of your favorite memories together as a couple. This way your partner will always have something to look back on fondly from the best snapshots of your relationship.

Take them out on a date.

Pamper your partner with some good-ole fashion quality time. Take them out on the town for a romantic meal by the candlelight at their favorite restaurant or surprise them with a home-cooked meal. You don’t even have to leave your house to pull off your romantic gesture. You also don’t even need to leave your house to feel like you are in the honeymoon suite on a romantic getaway trip. You can easily transform your home into a love nest with rose petals, a quality bottle of wine, and a good movie to snuggle up to on the couch with.

Sometimes the most thoughtful gestures are the small things. Bring your partner breakfast in bed one morning with a spread of pancakes and mimosas. Maybe you have been dating for years. Make it feel like the first date and take them to a place that has a special meaning for you both as a couple or set the mood for your romantic night-in with a curated playlist of music you both enjoy. Even just by getting out of your usual shared environment and surprising your loved one with a room at a hotel down the street, you will spark that romantic flame instantly.

Try something new.

Surprise your partner by embarking on an experience you can try for the first time together. There are a lot of couples activities to choose from in your area that will get you out of your comfort zones and strengthen your bonds such as wine tasting, salsa classes, or cooking lessons, to name a few. You can also treat your partner to a relaxing spa day, the perfect surprise after a long day of work where you can get a couples massage and facial. You could also explore a new neighborhood in your area and take your partner on a romantic picnic with all their favorite foods. There is always a slew of possibilities right outside your front door.