Skip the Flowers! 5 Alternatives for Valentine's Day

By: Rockliffe Residences
- Published on: Feb 9 2018
Skip the Flowers! 5 Alternatives for Valentine's Day

Flowers are a great gift because they are easy to pick out, can be delivered and require very little planning.

But, if you really want to show how much you care, Rockliffe Residences has 5 alternative ways to show your love this Valentine's Day!

Treats for your Sweetheart

Who doesn't love candy? Skip the heart shaped box and purchase a decorative bowl or tin that matches the home decor and fill it with your valentine's favourite treats. Mix it up! Add cookies, candy, chocolate bars, chips, popcorn, or whatever your loved one enjoys. Then wrap it up with cellophane and don't forget the card with a personal message written by you!

The gift of relaxation

Show your loved one how much they are appreciated by giving them a massage, facial, or mani-pedi. If you're not much of a masseuse yourself, La Fleur De France Spa is a great place for a rejuvenating facial, or book a mani-pedi for your sweetheart at Fortelli Salon and Spa. Couples massages are a great way to connect with your spouse and at Epiphany Spa, they have special couples packages available.

A private dinner

Take care of the cooking this Valentine's day! Treat your loved one to a candlelit Italian dinner with live jazz music at Cucci or share a romantic meal at Bahn Thai. For a more intimate evening, surprise your loved one with a freshly cooked meal at home. Choose a recipe you know you can handle and prepare to wow your loved one. Don't forget to set the ambience! Low lighting, candles, easy listening music and a nicely set table with flowers is sure to impress. 

Say it with music

In love with a music lover? Give them something they would appreciate, like their favourite album on vinyl. PCV Records on Fourth Line has a large selection of both new and used vinyl records and some rare finds. Or surprise your music lover with a musical keepsake from Cosmo Music. Order online have it shipped right to your door! Nothing beats spending an evening at a concert together! Check out the Oakville Symphony Orchestra or the Performing Arts Centre for upcoming shows. 

A quiet night in

Skip gifts and focus on love! Create a quiet night in for your loved one with romantic music, candlelight, and aromatherapy. Start by spreading the soft scent of Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, or Lavender throughout your apartment. Then, pick up some body massage oil at Nuworld Botanicals and do a little research on massage techniques. When your loved one comes home, treat them to a night they won't soon forget!