It’s the most romantic day of the year…until you end up basically sitting in the lap of the couple next to you at an exorbitantly expensive Valentine’s Day dinner, wondering if the gift you got your boyfriend was too much or not enough. We've all fallen prey to Valentine’s Day snafus (don’t even get us started on Valentine’s Day 2011), from lingerie mishaps to dining disasters. This year, to keep you embracing candy hearts and Cupids, Her Campus has compiled 17 cute things you can do with or for your boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. What are the most unique and romantic ways to celebrate? What does your boyfriend really want? How can you spice up the day without stressing out? We have you covered.
1. Be a snow bunny
We know, we know—we’re all tired of freezing every time we step outside and slipping on ice when we walk to class. But few things are as romantic as playing in the snow with your boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. Channel your inner 10-year-old and head outside for a snowball fight and snow angels—we're sure your man will be happy to keep you warm.
2. Dress the part
The easiest way to spread Valentine’s cheer is to go elementary school and wear pink and red. Meet your boyfriend for a day date in skinny jeans and a pink top or sport a red mini dress for your night together.
3. Give a gift that keeps giving
As we searched for the perfect gift for our boyfriends last Valentine’s Day, we knew that guys love two things: beer, and lots of beer. If beer is too pricey, you can also order coffee, BBQ sauce or ice cream.