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 The day of love as many would also put it is celebrated on the 14th day of February of every year. Valentine’s Day itself is cliché, or that’s what I personally think (Maybe I’m the kind of person who really loves to think outside the box when celebrating special occasions, because normal is boring anyway). You wouldn’t want to go out there on the 14th of February doing the same old cheesy things everyone does on Val’s. So here are some cool things you can do if you really want to ditch the clichés of Valentine’s Day.


  1. Don’t send or give out Valentine’s cards.

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 This has become a thing. Don’t do it. It’s so weird and way too cheesy. She would appreciate something written by you, not some old card made by some unknown dude somewhere out there in the world.  It doesn’t need to be fancy neither do you need a bunch of flowery language. Just a couple of simple, straightforward sentences that can make her feel how special she is. It doesn’t necessarily have to be given out on that very day. Post “Valentining” sounds pleasant and less cliché than the Valentine’s Day itself.


  1. Don’t you dare think of chocolates and Sweets

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 The only cliché that makes you fat as well as unimaginative is the chocolate and sweets idea. Val’s day shouldn’t always have to be about getting chocolates and sweets. The more picky and creative you are with your gifts, the more you catch your loved one off-guard and make this memory last! Break up with the chocolate and sweets combo gift. Rather you can turn your man’s favourite team’s jersey into a personalized one by including his name on it along with the message ‘My Vanilla’. You could get something she has been wanting for a while now and gift it to her instead of bars of chocolates and sweets. This is the beginning of new decade. Try something new and interesting. He or she would love and remember it forever.


  1. Don’t grab a generic frame and call it a day.

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Your significant other doesn’t need a generic picture frame on Valentine’s Day. A lack of specificity makes a cliché more cliché. Picture frame and cards are cliché because they’re overly generic. They speak to every partner, not your partner.

Also your partner doesn’t need to be posted publicly to feel loved by you. This act is way too annoying and outdating by the day. You don’t necessarily need to post them on your social media walls. They aren’t necessary since this wouldn’t have to be the reason your partner breaks up with you.


  1. Don’t book or take her out on a fancy dinner.

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I don’t think booking for a table at a classy restaurant or mall which may be way out of your budget is the best plan for a successful Valentine’s evening. Bust this Valentine’s Day cliché, because you will most probably not enjoy the atmosphere since the place will be just jammed. If you really want your evening to be more romantic which is the actual plan for the night, why not stay at home and order from a cool food delivery from https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ffeedmeegh&psig=AOvVaw22ztG31n8g4OYFCHzGg6se&ust=1581628992160000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCNC_mN_xzecCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ or get creative by cooking a special dinner together at home. Everyone loves a romantic dinner, but this is one of the lots of ways to have fun with this idea. You can even decide to take a cooking class together and learn to make something you both love.

  1. Teddy Bears and Flowers are totally impractical.

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The teddy bears and flowers idea are not just impractical but very inconvenient for storage-related reasons. “If music be the food of love, play on…” (Orsino in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’). I bet no one can argue with the most renowned English wordsmith that ever lived. Create the perfect play-list for you and your partner instead of troubling yourself getting a stuffed toy which would probably become a dust collector for her. Making a mix can communicate any feeling you want, without having to put anything into words.  Include your beloved’s favourite song, and songs that have meaning for you both.


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