By Marissa Yefsky //
Valentine’s Day looks much different this year than it has in the past. Whether you’re spending time with your significant other, friends, or family, there are plenty of ways to share and appreciate the love in your life. Below, I have made it a little easier to show your loved ones how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day.
- Make a home-cooked meal.
If you’re like me, the kitchen is not your best friend. I’m constantly avoiding making dinner for myself, as I tend to burn it every time. If your cooking skills are also subpar, I have found a few easy recipe ideas that will not only be easy enough to make but enjoyable for whoever it is being made for.
2. Make a playlist.
This one seems a little outdated, but it’s a classic way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. Whether you tailor it to be a way to let them know you miss them, love them, or want them to forget their ex; making a playlist is a guaranteed way to show someone dear that you care.
3. Send flowers.
Again, this one is a bit of a cliché, but there are many non-traditional flower shops that have made sending flowers a more unique experience. Online shops like UrbanStems, Bouqs, and FreshSends send original arrangements to allow your special someone feel extra special.
4. Surprise them with their favorite baked goods.
Almost everyone I know is a fan of sweets. No matter the dietary restrictions, bakeries and shops have found ways to create special treats for those who cannot have traditional baked goods. Try making your sweetheart peanut-free fudge, flourless chocolate cake, or even vegan chocolate chip cookies.
5. Send a meme.
Meme culture is a main form of communication for Gen Zers. Whether it be through a variety of apps, a text, or some other way to message your friend, memes are a great way to show someone you care, let them know you’re thinking of them, and make their day with a laugh.