You know what's not fun? Spending an hour waiting for a table at a crowded restaurant just for some overpriced fondue and cocktails you could've made at home. Why not spend Valentine's Day relaxing and enjoying your time with loved ones? Forget about going out into the frigid February weather and dealing with the crowds - whether you're with your significant other, friends, family, pets, or solo, spend this Valentine’s Day in bed instead.
Whether you love to cuddle constantly or you like to keep your personal space, cuddling has some proven health benefits. Being cuddled releases a hormone called oxytocin, which makes you feel good and connected to other people. It boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and stress, and even lowers the risk of heart disease. All these benefits lead to a healthier body and mind.
2. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Bed
What’s better than breakfast in bed? Breakfast, Lunch, AND Dinner. Go big and stay home. Grocery shop before the big day and make breakfast for your SO or bond by cooking together. Not so great in the kitchen? Order as much takeout as you want with no judgement!
3. Plan a Trip
Plan a trip without leaving the comfort of your bed by using just your phone, tablet, or laptop. With sites like Airbnb and Tripadvisor, you can book a mountain house, tropical vacation, or city getaway right from under the blankets. Pick a flight, make dinner reservations, rent a car, and find all of the best local spots. You can put the money you’ll save from not going to an overpriced dinner on Valentine’s Day toward your dream vacation instead.
4. Start a New Show Together
Nothing says commitment like a binge-watching Netflix session together. Revisit your childhood favorites with A Series of Unfortunate Events or see what all the hype is about with Stranger Things or The OA.
5. Make the Bed Together
Even if you don’t want to spend a day in bed, you should definitely make it. Making your bed makes your room appear clean, even if it's not really. Let’s be honest. Putting on a fitted sheet by yourself is difficult. Most times, a second hand is helpful, if not completely necessary.