Valentine Engagement Night Ideas
Valentine, valentine, valentine!!! Yes, I’m screaming. I mean, don’t you love Love?
Tell me, who isn’t excited to hear this? Absolutely everyone is, except for a few who think they do not have or actually do not have a special someone to shower them with petals and scented flowers or candles, beautifully littered on walkways and getting gift boxes from a lover or a loved one.
Some people (like me) *sneezes*, who are emotionally stable enough to not let their single states cloud their sense of judgements totally enjoy the videos of lovers expressing the warmth in their hearts all over the internet. You definitely want to enjoy that entertainment too, do grab some popcorn.
Valentine is here, and it seems to be upon us even earlier than we imagined. Business owners and marketers won’t stop putting their products in our faces until their goods are all sold out, more like until we’re convinced to prove we love someone by patronizing them.
This is one of the times in the year people low-key look forward to. People who are in love find every opportunity to express their love for the ones they cherish the most. However, valentine’s is also a time when people who are not in romantic relationships feel left out; you certainly do not want to be in that gang, find a boo and hold one. *winks.
Valentine 2023 Engagements
Over the years, especially in the past year, 2022, cute couples have had to either tie the knot or just get hooked. Young and handsome men want to show their commitment to the women in their lives and what better time to tell your woman how much you want to be with her than the season of love?
Engagements on Valentine’s day can be fascinating and romantic. Not because people are hooking up but because people are in the euphoria and atmosphere of love and romance. Amazingly, men tend to come up with the most creative, mind-blowing yet romantic engagement ideas one can ever think of.
Sometimes, depending on preference, a man can surprise his woman with an engagement and a wedding on the same day (what’s going on in your mind right now? It’s not possible?). Some engagements are loud while others are quiet with a selected number of friends and family.
These also depend largely on whether or not a bride to be likes crowd or is a very reserved fellow. Sometimes, men go as far as proposing in the air, making use of fireworks to pop the big question.
Other times, he might just choose to propose to his lady in a private jet with the words “will you marry me?” written in bold letters somewhere on the sand or letters flying in the air. There are a whole lot of amazing and stunning engagement ideas for valentine 2023 engagement. Be prepared to be awed.
Examples of Valentine’s 2023 engagement night ideas
Guys, you might just be wondering “what spectacular thing can I possibly do to pop the question and that will also be a true reflection of what I feel for this pretty woman?” Worry less. We’ve got you covered in this post.
1. Proposal in the sky:
Like the example above, you could choose to go skydiving and actually propose while on it or pop the question while on a plane.
These are one of the most uncommon yet intriguing ways to pop the question. Another way to propose using the sky is actually being on the ground, better in an open space like a beach, have a chopper fly pass with the letters in a balloon form saying “will you marry me?” While doing this, you want to be sure you have everything all set.
You also want to use the colours your woman would love. Skywriters are in the perfect position to make this happen.
2. Remarkable destinations:
Some ladies always wish to be engaged in certain notable landmarks or famous locations around the globe and I love how they do not fail to voice it out during their dating days.
Some ladies are amazing, they choose to be asked the big question in a pool or on a poolside that can be a tourist location, the Eiffel tower in France, someplace in Italy, Dubai, name it. This suggests one thing, at intervals, ask your lady in different subtle ways “what kind of engagement would you like?” “what’s your idea of a perfect engagement?,
How would you like your engagement night to play out?” Your ability to pay attention to those tiny details will make her love you, even more, it’s the little things, you know? *winks*
3. Choir/Brass band:
If your woman loves good music (who wouldn’t though?), getting a choir to sing a favourite song and popping the question is absolutely an amazing idea. This way, you get to have her enjoy good music and dance with smiles on.
4. Radio Station:
This is also a good way to ask her hand in marriage. This way, you do not have to call in a number of people for a surprise, just call in on a radio station, have them call her up while you ask the question.
This is one of the least expected ways to make a proposal. After this is done, depending on the choice, you could set up a private dinner or one with close friends and family to celebrate.
5. A Treasure hunt:
This is certainly one fun way to pop a proposal question. You can cook up a treasure hunt somewhere, maybe at home or at a fun park with cues which lead to the actual engagement question.
6. A Picnic:
If you happen to have a really reserved and quiet partner, a private picnic is certainly your go-to plan. You might just decide to pack up your significant other’s favourite meals, drinks, snacks and your ring of course, somewhere in your pocket.
If your partner loves to have her friends and family share in her moments, you might just want to fix them in the plan.
7. A walk:
This is equally for a partner who doesn’t like things done extravagantly. You might just want to seize the opportunity to take a walk on a cool evening, while conversing, with zero or little attention from people around, pop the question and, there you go.
8. Recreate a Date Night:
Recreating a date can make an engagement even more romantic. Maybe your most memorable date night or your first meet.
9. On a Rooftop:
An engagement on a rooftop with beautiful lights in the cool of the evening and maybe some good music, wine and exquisite meal can make a perfect engagement(Oh, how beautiful! I already see someone doing this). You might want to try this out.
You could make it large by bringing friends to the table or just a private one for you and your queen.
10. A Pre-proposal shoot:
This is surely a good one. Just act as it came as a random thought to take pictures and the moment she least expects it, you throw it out.
11. Plan a Flower Delivery:
Yep, planning an engagement can leave you with a thousand and one options, you can do simply classy. Have flowers delivered to her with a note?
You might just be with her and wonder, pretend to not know who the sender is. She will definitely be awed. The smallest things sweep ladies, bro.
Whatever you do guys, do not forget to have an exceptional photographer in your plan. A lady might claim to not love pictures but this is a memorable moment, you’d always want to look back at, smile and be proud of your master plan.
In planning an engagement, you also want to be sure that your woman really wants to spend the rest of her life with you. Some guys have had to face the embarrassment that comes with asking a lady’s hand in marriage and getting a big no for an answer.
The problem isn’t the refusal or rejection but the fact that it was done in an open space with lots of people witnessing the event. You definitely do not want that to be your case. Be sure you two have talked about happily ever after together and are on the same page.
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In the meantime, Happy Valentine’s day, cook up that plan, get every hand you need on deck, go fetch her most desired engagement ring and congratulations!!!
Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him or Her
One of the most recognised ways of showing or expressing your heartfelt love to a special person in your life is by giving gifts. After all, in the book, The Five Love Languages, the author clearly states that giving gifts is actually a love language and he went further to explain how people respond to it.
You certainly do not want to skip giving gifts to someone whose primary or first love language is Gifts. The other love Language as written by Garry Chapman and is recommended for everyone who has a relationship with people to read is; Words of Affirmation, Touch, Acts of service and Quality time.
When it comes to giving gifts in relationships, the author clearly states that people who have this as their primary love language hardly ever bother about the cost or quality of a gift given to them, they are most concerned with the fact that one considers them important enough to get them a gift.
The thought that a person they love gets them a gift, no matter how little, means the world to them. This does not mean that you shouldn’t go out of your way when you can to get a loved one gift. It just means they will appreciate what you get for them from the depths of their heart.
Getting gifts for a partner or someone you admire and want to get their attention a valentine’s gift is a little tasking, honestly. The thought that you have to gift them on their birthdays, for Christmas, phew! But this is just so much easier if you can get creative.
The only time this won’t be a task is when and if you can’t tell the items exactly your significant other needs. If you look closely and can tell that some items are lacking, then you can find the most romantic ways to pack up these items.
If your partner seems to lack almost nothing, then you might want to settle for a mini-vacation or, better still, a dinner date or some other kind of date, but you want to be sure it’s something that expresses your love for that person.
Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her
It is quite easy to get gifts for ladies, though a lot of ladies are picky, which can make things even more difficult but then, isn’t that what makes us special?
Apart from having an exact idea of what your lady might be needing for Valentine’s, you might just want to ask outrightly, “Is there something you’ve always wanted for Valentine’s as a gift?, Hey babe, what would you want me to get for Valentine’s for you?
These are really cool ways to ask that question and spare yourself that brain racking exercise of what gifts to get her. Notwithstanding, we’ve come up with a list of reasonable Valentine’s gift ideas to get your woman or lady.
Growing up as a girl child in an average Nigerian home, I always saw my father give my mother treats on Valentine’s day, especially whenever he had just enough to spare.
Wherever they went to have their time was none of my business, but he always came back home with a box set of earrings for the other girls in the house. I never cared what Valentine’s all about as a kid, but the fact that I was getting some new fancy earrings was enough to wait for Valentine’s day.
So, if you’re out of ideas, you could get her some really beautiful pieces of accessories. Maybe just a neckpiece, an earring, a bracelet, or an entire set of jewellery and a wristwatch. If you want to make it extra special, a custom-made neckpiece will be more than appreciated. Thank me later!
2. A dress:
No matter how financially independent a lady is, there is always one piece of clothing she “wishes” is in her collection. Yep, ladies always require clothing, and I’m sure she must have mentioned this once or twice; you did not pay attention.
Isn’t Valentine’s a perfect time to gift her that dress if you can afford it? Keep your ears open or go ahead and ask her.
3. Box of Love:
Yes, you read that, and you might be wondering what exactly that is. Hold on. At the start of this post, we got to see how business owners are trying so hard to sell off their goods, especially because it’s Valentine’s.
Business owners all over social media have found creative ways that will show their partners just how much they love them only for a token. Some of these packages have purses, chocolates, perfumes, accessories, a love note, most times what you want to be spelt or written out, an exquisite wine, a wristwatch, etc.
Sometimes on request, you can decide to have specific items in these packages. All you need to do is place that order. Also important is that you’d be supporting a local business if you do.
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4. A Make-Up Kit:
This gift will speak so much without you saying a word to her. It will mean you care so much about her looks and appreciate all she does to look good. It also means you want to contribute to the efforts she puts into looking beautiful for you every day. A mak-up kit is something every lady who loves to make up will appreciate.
5. Skin Care Routine:
This is equally another essential item every lady needs and will definitely appreciate. You might want to try taking her to a Spar and give her a treat. Then ask that a skincare routine is recommended for her skin type. This will be a memorable and appreciated act to do.
6. Set of Panties:
Most guys find it difficult to do this but believe me; it’s worth it. Get her some Victoria Secrets, and this year valentine’s will be one of the best for both of you. If she is yet to say YES!, then this might be the time to show her you care.
Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him
Gifting a man is one of the most difficult tasks in the world, but I trust the ladies; ladies are the most sensitive beings on earth, which means they pay close attention to the itsy-bitsy details of your life. You’d be shocked at how your woman can gift you an item you alone know you need.
If picking a gift for your man is that difficult, you might as well ask him what he wants and save yourself the stress. However, here is a list of a few items your man will appreciate if you present them to him.
1. A Pair of Shoes:
That’s right. The guys are definitely excited about this one; they’d love it. You might say, “he doesn’t wear shoes so much”, well if YOU get one for him, I bet he’d love it and wear it like it’s the only pair he has.
You might also say, “he has all the shoes” there might just be one he doesn’t have, and it will become his favourite pair, maybe a different colour of a suede shoe or a new trend of sneakers. Just look again.
2. Apple Wristwatch:
If he happens to be a tech person, getting something like an Apple wristwatch will make a lot of sense and will be very much appreciated.
3. Leather Jacket:
Stylish and fashionable men will always tell you that finding a jacket that can fit perfectly is like going on a treasure hunt, it’s almost always impossible.
Surely, you can always find one on an online store, but you want to be sure it’s exactly something he’d like. Handpicking a leather jacket of a rare colour like brown, beige or even maroon for his Valentine’s gift is a perfect idea.
4. Wireless Earphones or Headsets:
For men who love music and love to play games a lot, this is absolutely a great gift idea. Rest assured that your man will love you for life if you happen to get him any of these.
5. A Shirt:
I know the men are always saying they’re tired of getting clothing items as gifts from their women, but a custom-made shirt with something that represents him will definitely speak a lot to him. Maybe a photo of him on the shirt or something he loves to say, do, or even believes in. He’ll love that gift.
6. Card or Board Games:
If he likes to spend time with his friends playing games, something different from PS4 and PS5 won’t bite. Board games like Chess, Monopoly, etc. It could even be an avenue for you to spend more time bonding.
Too often, we can always catch the male folk saying they hardly ever get gifts from anyone. You do not want your man to be in that category this time. You want to gift him something for Valentine’s and have him see that someone loves him deeply, whether or not he has everything in the world to offer.
Women, on the other hand, appreciate the little acts of kindness and are completely blown away whenever the men go the extra mile.
A gift for Valentine’s is certainly a way of expressing your love towards your significant other, and you do not want to lose this chance. While we make your gift search easier, plan to enjoy Valentine’s day. Happy Valentine!!!
Now your turn!
What Valentine engagement idea are we missing out here? Please use the comment box to let us know what you think.