It is that time of year again; some dread it and some have been planning for it for weeks.
If you have not already made plans for the special day—and hopefully the thought has a least crossed your mind—here are some few ideas of things to buy or do for your special someone.
If you want to go out to eat, believe it or not you don’t have to make the drive up to Indianapolis to find a good restaurant.
La Scala, located on Main Street in Lafayette, is the perfect destination for Italian lovers.
Although their prices are higher than most high school budgets allow, their food most divine and you won’t leave dissatisfied.
Puccini’s Smiling Teeth, located on Brown Street by Wabash Landing, is similar to La Scala in menu, but is quite cheaper.
It offers a more relaxed atmosphere while still serving delicious meals sure to win you brownie points.
If you have more than one event planned for the night and want a quick bite to eat rather than a sit down dining, Noodles and Company, located on North Chauncey Avenue, is a good choice.
It is low cost, and does offer more than noodles (despite the name) that you’re sure to enjoy.
Haven’t purchased a one-of-a-kind gift yet? Do not fret, the options are endless.
Homemade gifts are sure to surprise and delight your special someone, but let’s be honest, not everyone was born with a creative touch.
Chocolates are always an easy option, and one you’ll know you can dig into as well—nobody likes every single chocolate in those arrangement boxes.
Other common gifts include teddy bears or other stuffed animals, most of which display a quick and cute message of affection such as “I Love You” or “Be My Valentine”, or gift cards to their lover’s favorite place.
If you want to shock your special someone with a gift not of the norm, here are a few awesome ideas that are sure to impress:
The Love is Art Kit, which can be ordered from uncommongoods.com, makes artwork into a masterpiece you both can enjoy.
The best part about this kit, is that the ending result is a large piece of artwork that one of you can display and always remember your special day!
If you aren’t sure what exactly you want to buy and want a one-stop-shop that has it all, Von’s, located on Chauncey Hill on Purdue’s campus is the ultimate choice.
Ranging from clothing, books, comics, vinyl, jewelry, stones, and even that perfect Valentine’s Day card you still haven’t bought, it’s hard not to walk out of Von’s with a handful of unique goods for your loved one.
Sometimes Valentine’s Day can be made into a whole day’s worth of activities. Here’s a few to keep in mind:
Going ice-skating. Yes, you will be cold and you may fall, but what better way can lead you into a cute hot chocolate date afterwards to warm up?
Going to a movie. Chances are, there is at least one movie both of you have secretly been dying to see and now is your perfect excuse.
Painting pottery. All Fired Up, located on State Street next to Wabash Landing 9, is the perfect way to spend time together while releasing some creative energy.
Not to mention they are always having killer Valentine’s Day deals sure not to break the budget.
Staying in. It is never a bad idea to stay in for Valentine’s Day and order some pizza or make some popcorn and binge watch your favorite Netflix show.
Hopefully your Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love and happiness.