How To Celebrate Valentine's Day while in a Long-Distance Relationship

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us, and boy, didn’t the last couple of years just sprint by like they were in a hurry? Thanks, pandemic! But hey, we’re still on the hook for the most romantic day of the year, and considering the whirlwind of 2020 and 2021, there’s some extra pressure to make 2022’s Valentine’s Day truly spectacular. For couples in long-distance relationships, it’s like a challenge accepted. Time to turn up the romance and make it one for the books.

Here are some fantastic activities to do on Valentine’s Day to make it extra special!

Be The First Person They Hear In The Morning And The Last Person They Hear Before Going To Bed.

A good morning text might seem like a little thing, but it’s got some serious magic in it. Why, you ask? Well, it’s like a little reminder that you’re the first thing on their mind when they wake up. Who doesn’t absolutely adore the feeling of knowing their special someone is thinking about them right from the crack of dawn? It’s like a warm, cozy hug through your phone screen, and I bet it’s gonna light up their whole day like a thousand-watt smile.

Good night text messages can be incredibly romantic, and they can make someone feel loved and cared for.

If you’re both comfortable, call them. Whenever my partner asks me to wake him up, especially if he has an early morning appointment, I happily agreed since I love hearing his sleepy voice.

Virtual Dinner Date

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you’re probably already an expert at staying in touch when you can’t be in the same place at the same time (or even the same time zone). However, even long-distance couples may find themselves in a rut, so it may be time to shake things up with new date night activities especially on Valentine’s Day.

Things to Prepare:

  • Time and Date – Agree on what time and date, it’d be awesome if both have enough free time.
  • Food – We both agreed that I would grab our meal. I asked him what he liked and ordered more items I thought he’d enjoy.
  • Location – Choose a quiet and private place where you won’t be interrupted — and switch off your phone and other gadgets to prevent distractions. Save for the laptop/phone you’ll be using to video call your significant other. It’s also important that your internet connection is solid, since it’d be a bummer if the video call dropped in the middle of your date. Set it up to seem like you’re at a restaurant (if that’s your vibe).
  • Activities – Have a virtual date but aren’t sure what to do? Of course, there’s the obvious—talking and getting to know each other. However, if you’re past that stage and want to add some fun activity to the date, here are my recommendation:
    • Going on a virtual museum tour whilst sharing your screen
    • Online board game
    • Taking an online class together
    • Doing virtual karaoke
    • Go for a walk together
    • Watch a movie or a comedy special on Netflix
    • Play a trivia game
  • Outfit: On any regular day, I’m all about those cozy pajamas and laid-back casual vibes around him. But this date night, I’ve got a little style secret up my sleeve. I managed to track down this killer dress, and it magically showed up at my doorstep in record time, making me feel like a fashion wizard. Paired it with those long-neglected nude heels that are getting a second chance to shine. Oh, and let’s not forget the ace up my sleeve – that ruby necklace he sweetly gifted me on my birthday. As for what he’s got planned in the wardrobe department, it’s a bit of a mystery, but I’m secretly hoping those cufflinks I gave him will make a dapper appearance.

Use Delivery Services To Surprise Them With Their Favorite Meal

You won’t believe how my mind was blown when I discovered the French food delivery scene. I mean, gourmet cuisine delivered to your door? Ooh la la!

My boyfriend’s sister dropped some knowledge bombs, and it turns out that they’re all about Uber Eats too, and it’s a total game-changer. All you need is that handy app on your phone and your trusty debit/credit card (just give your bank a ring to make sure they’re down with international merchants – no one wants a foodie fiasco at checkout).

So, my boyfriend resides in the picturesque city of Marseille, France. And let me tell you, ordering food for them from afar is a bit of an adventure. But hey, thanks to Google Maps, it’s a doable mission!

I’ve been using Google Maps to meticulously locate each restaurant I intend to order from. Now, here’s where it gets a tad tricky – some of these restaurants have branches nearby, so it’s like navigating a culinary maze.

But here’s the cool part: most of these places have active Facebook pages! So, I shot them a message about a week ago, and guess what? I was able to place my order and make my payment. It’s like having a personal food concierge right at your fingertips.

Just remember to keep those time zones in mind. In France, some businesses like to take it easy on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. So, plan your feasting accordingly! Bon appétit, and may your foodie adventures be full of flavor and free of time zone surprises!

Details to Give the Restaurants:

  • Food to order and quantity
  • Time and date to be delivered
  • Recipient’s name, address and mobile number
  • Packaging instructions

I’ve given it a try a few times, and let me tell you, it was like a gust of fresh air on a hot summer’s day. The service I got was not just good, but it was absolutely, positively, above and beyond.

And you know what’s the icing on the cake? It earned me some serious brownie points with his mother. So, not only did my taste buds do a happy dance, but I also scored some extra cool points with the family. It’s a win-win, guys!

Mail Them A Care Package Of Their Favorite Things

Putting together a personalized care package for that special someone is like sending a message straight from the heart.

Your better half will totally get that you’re head over heels for them, and there won’t be a doubt in their mind about how you feel.

Here’s the secret sauce: tailor the package to fit their groove, their jam, their whole vibe. Show them that you’ve got your radar tuned in to their interests and that you’re all about showing you care. It’s like sending a love letter without saying a word!

How I Pulled It Off: So, I lucked out big time by becoming BFFs with his siblings, and they were my undercover partners in this whole setup operation.

Last year, some of the stuff I snagged online got shipped right to their doorstep. But for the rest, I went old-school and hit up shops just a stone’s throw away from them. And get this, his awesome siblings did a superhero move by hand-delivering the package.

Now, here’s the master plan – give yourself a few weeks’ head start. That way, the love-filled package lands right on their doorstep, right on the nose for Valentine’s Day. Timing, my friends, is the name of the game in the world of love!

Grayson’s Surprise: Apple Watch Hermes
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Valentine’s Day gifts for Grayson

Make Them a Spotify Playlist

Music is almost always a fantastic way to spice up a date night. A wonderful love song can make any occasion more memorable, whether you’re making a romantic dinner together, playing a board game, or simply resting while looking at the stars.

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Exchange Fragrances

It’s crazy how in a world filled with video calls, we’ve started craving each other’s scents. My partner has this knack for details, and he immediately spotted my collection of perfume bottles, nailing down my absolute favorite.

To satisfy our curiosity, Grayson and I decided to get a little creative and crafty. Since we couldn’t use our perfumes, we went with essential oils that were locally available, and it turned out to be a fantastic idea.

Grayson’s go-to scent, Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford, channels the vibes of whiskey, tobacco, sandalwood, vanilla, and cedarwood. We found these gems at Young Living. My signature scent, Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs, is a burst of floral delight – it smells just like its namesake, daisies. You can snag that one on Amazon.

And guess what? If you’re up for some DIY magic, we’ve got a handy video guide that’ll teach you the ropes. Time to get creative and make those scents come alive!

Take Them Around The Neighborhood.

Being a travel enthusiast, I’ve always had this insatiable curiosity about new destinations, and I’m all about soaking up the local culture. So, imagine my delight when I found out my partner shares the same wanderlust vibes! It’s a total win-win because not only can I explore new places, but now he’s all up for it too, asking for personal tours of the spots I venture to. It’s like our little adventure club, and I’m loving every bit of it.

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Some pictures Grayson took while visiting Aix-en-Provence, France. Bibliothèque Méjanes.

Watch A Sporting Event Together.

If you and your sweetheart are sports enthusiasts, watching games together can be an absolute blast. But here’s the kicker: your favorite team might not be on the field, or worse, you might find yourselves cheering for rival teams! The good news is that there’s always the trusty ESPN App or the DVR to catch those replays and relive the game day excitement. It’s all part of the sports-loving adventure, and hey, a little rivalry can make it even more fun, right?

Or Stream A Concert Together.

If you and your music-loving partner are looking for a fantastic date idea, streaming a virtual concert is the way to go! It’s like bringing the concert to your doorstep. Just invite your significant other over, get comfy and cozy, and immerse yourselves in the magic of your favorite band. With a ton of concerts available online, you’ll be spoiled for choice. So, dim the lights, turn up the volume, and let the music take you on a date night journey like no other.

Make A Music Video.

When it comes to spicing up your love life, romantic date night ideas should be all about fun and excitement, right? One thing we gave a whirl was making our very own music video from a beloved song. Grayson went all out, crafting and belting out a Beatles medley, while I strummed the ukulele to add that extra charm. It’s a creative adventure that’s not only heartwarming but also a fantastic way to have some quality one-on-one time.

Take A Matching Photo In Various Places.

We’re both wanderlusters at heart and have explored different corners of the globe. What’s even more thrilling is that we’ve shared some of the same spots, like throwing coins at Rome’s Trevi Fountain, striking a pose with Nice’s Apollo Statue, floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, and soaking in the beauty of Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor. We’ve snapped photos at these places too, and I’ve been bugging him for copies to create a cool collage.

But it doesn’t stop there. I’ve got this little habit of pestering him with “couple selfies” through video chats, whether we’re both getting our Covid-19 booster shots, hitting the gym, or just whipping up dinner in our matching pajamas. All those moments have been printed, wrapped up, and are ready to unveil on Valentine’s Day. I’m bubbling with excitement – it’s going to be an epic surprise.

Plan Your Next Date/Staycation. Or Vacation.

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, Grayson and I found ourselves constantly on the brink of work-mode, even in our cozy flats. It was tough to hit the relaxation button when there was that nagging temptation to just dive back into the work whirlwind.

So, we declared a truce during our staycations – a pact to keep work at bay. No more checking emails, nope, not even a quick peek. We’re all about setting those notifications on snooze and shooing away any potential distractions. It’s all about being present in the moment, and we even have a little note to remind us not to let work crash the staycation party. After all, relaxation time is sacred!

In conclusion, Valentine’s Day is more than just chocolates and roses; it’s a day to celebrate love in all its forms. Whether you’re in a long-distance relationship, planning a surprise date night, or simply sending a heartfelt text, the essence of Valentine’s Day lies in the thought, effort, and affection you put into it. It’s a reminder that love knows no boundaries, and it can be expressed in countless creative ways.

So, as the world gears up for another Valentine’s Day, remember that the most special moments are the ones you create with genuine love and thoughtfulness. Whether you’re sharing a virtual concert, making memories through DIY projects, or simply sending a good morning text, this day is a chance to cherish the connections that light up our lives. Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers, near and far!

Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the señorita behind GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. A corporate warrior by day, and a perpetual explorer by heart. She is a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw her anywhere, and she'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of her weaknesses.

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