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Valentine’s Day Celebrate the single life Newspaper Toolbox Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet found your soul mate, this is the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself with a special treat. Here are a few ways to show yourself some TLC. Relax and unwind Plan a cozy evening in the comfort of your own home. Sip on a glass of wine, watch your favorite television series or have a long, luxurious bubble bath. It’s all about you and doing the things that make you feel amazing. Treat your taste buds Not having a date means you get to eat whatever you like, so get cooking and whip up a feast. If you prefer to avoid the kitchen, call in a caterer or reserve a seat at your favorite restaurant. Newspaper Toolbox On Valentine’s Day, some people like to surprise their loved ones with something totally original, such as organizing a personalized treasure hunt or composing a sweet song. And others are ready to shell out huge amounts of money to please their sweethearts, perhaps on a romantic trip for two or a piece of designer clothing. And then there are those who, year after year, are filled with anxiety about what to give their beloved when February 14 rolls around yet again. From you to you Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates, a piece of jewelry, a new outfit, a massage, or any other present that’ll put a smile on your face. The best part? You know you won’t be disappointed. Get together Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to remind your loved ones of how much you care. Invite friends or family members over for dinner and enjoy spending quality time together. If you have a few unattached friends, you can even plan a party to celebrate the single life together. Hit the dance floor When was the last time you busted a move on the dance floor? Round up some friends and There’s no need to panic. You can show your love for your partner without going to a lot of trouble, or even to a lot of expense. Some gifts are always appropriate. Here are 10 classics that have proven themselves as worthy over the years. 1. A bouquet of her favorite flowers. 2. Some good quality chocolates (resist the temptation of sampling some and enjoy them together!). 3. A piece of jewelry that you’ll know she’ll like and that suits her lifestyle. 4. The perfume she loves so much (or give her some samples, then buy her the one she likes best). hit the clubs. Salsa, swing or freestyle, it doesn’t matter—it’s all about letting loose and having fun. 5. A romantic dinner at home or at a restaurant, but without the children. 6. A special outing together to a musical, play, comedy, dance, or opera. 7. A relaxing day for two at a spa. 8. Lingerie (shop together so she can choose lingerie she feels good in). 9. A basket containing everything you need for a loving interlude together: massage oil, romantic music, aphrodisiac foods, and candles. 10. A glamour session with a professional photographer. For maximum effect (and romance), feel free to personalize your gift by attaching a heartfelt note. Happy Valentine’s Day!