Doing something romantic for your loved one on Valentine’s Day is sweet. Doing something sweet for your loved one on any other day is romantic. Here are some tips on how to bring some Valentine’s Day magic to any time of day on any day of the week, without busting your wallet or schedule.

7AM or before they wake up:

Romantic tunes:

Surprise them by pre-loading a playlist onto their Ipod (or getting a mix onto whatever device they use to listen to music) with whatever songs are significant to you two. You’ll be on their mind throughout their morning run, commute, etc.

8AM or before they rise: Fail-Proof Breakfast in Bed (in 5 Minutes or Less).

While breakfast in bed on a Saturday is lovely, breakfast in bed on a weekday is completely unexpected, and truly special. We’ve listed some super-simple recipes for even the most culinarily-challenged that can be prepared in five minutes or less to bring some unexpected romance to an otherwise normal day.

Berry Yogurt Parfait
The presentation of this parfait fools your loved one into thinking you’ve toiled for her/his pleasure when it fact the preparation is about as simple as pouring a bowl of cereal. Click for here for recipe.

Easy, Cheesy Omelette
One of the simplest things to make, this easy, cheesy omelette is great for breakfast and satisfying any time of day. Click here for recipe.


Set an alarm on their phone to go off at this time that tells them to check their 1. pant pocket 2. wallet pocket 3. purse pocket, or whatever place you think they would not have naturally checked by now. In this pocket, you have placed either a love note, tickets to a play/movie/event that evening, a gift card to their favorite store, or an address and time of where and when they should meet you for a surprise evening activity of your choice.

3PM: Flowers

Maybe these arrive via delivery. Maybe you deliver?

6PM: Simple Dinner

One of the simplest and best, pleasures in life has to be coming home to a warm plate of food, especially when it’s been with the person you fancy the most!

10PM: Later… (over 18’s only!)