Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays celebrated all over the world. Traditionally, it commemorates romantic love between partners who express their emotions and affection toward each other through love messages, handmade cards, and sentimental presents.
However, as time goes by, people are slowly breaking away from this tradition and are adding a new meaning to the holiday by celebrating self-love and friendship instead. In other words, it doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a special someone to embrace you with love, chocolate and presents on Valentine’s Day, you shouldn’t indulge in fun activities to honor yourself.
The truth is being solo on February 14 can actually be quite amusing as you will have the freedom to celebrate love however you want, either by yourself or with your friends. There are plenty of things you can do to commemorate the holiday even without a Valentine by your side.
Here is our singles’ guide on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day – no S.O. required.
Host a singles’ only party
Who says you need a partner to shower you with love and affection when you have your friends by your side? Instead of going to a romantic dinner, you can host a party for all of your single friends to celebrate your friendship and the bond you share. All you need is some tasty food, good wine, and nice music to celebrate friendship.
Make your party more interesting by getting custom-made printed t-shirts for teams of singles with unique designs and sayings to keep up with the spirit of the holiday. Ask everyone to wear them and celebrate your singlehood together.
If you were waiting for the perfect day to express self-love, then Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to do that. You can take the day off and dedicate it completely to yourself by indulging in stress-relieving activities. This will help take some edge off of the holiday’s spirit and also improve your mental health.
Start by scheduling that spa appointment you have always wanted to get. Dress in something that makes you feel good, put on some makeup and honor yourself properly. Finish off the day with a glass of your favorite wine and a good book to wind down. Valentine’s Day is all about love, so make sure you love yourself a little extra on this special occasion.
Buy yourself a present
Another great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single is to treat yourself with a present. This doesn’t need to be anything fancy or lavish, but something that will celebrate self-love and bring a smile to your face on this holiday.
For example, jewelry is a great V-day gift idea you can consider getting. Whether it is a pendant necklace with your initials or a pearl matching set, take advantage of the holiday’s discounts and buy yourself that piece of jewelry you have been dreaming of for a while now.
Other great gift ideas you can consider are a designer bag, a pair of sunglasses, or maybe even new chic high heels.
Have a “Sex and the City” Marathon
While most couples spend their Valentine’s Day watching rom-com movies, you can have a “Sex and the City” marathon instead. The truth is there is nothing like the wisdom of Carrie Bradshaw to make you feel less depressed about dating. The show is romantic, funny and witty, which is all you need to commemorate the holiday the right way by yourself. Plus, you will get to see a lot of iconic fashion which you can try out yourself as well.
Just order pizza from your favorite place, pour yourself a glass of wine and binge-watch the show that celebrates single women everywhere.
Even if you don’t have a significant other to shower you with love and affection on Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the opportunity to show yourself some love. In fact, V-day can be a great opportunity to indulge in a variety of fun activities and treat yourself like you deserve.
From spoiling yourself with a new haircut, mani-pedi, or massage to spoiling yourself with a great gift, there are so many amazing things you can do to toast to your independence and still keep up with the holiday’s spirit.