Ahhh, autumn. That perfect time of the year that comes loaded with seasonal favorites. Crisp air. Football games. Apple-picking and cider. Flannel. Pumpkin carving. Trendy boots. Haunted houses. A kaleidoscope of colorful trees. Snuggly scarves. Bonfires. Crunchy leaves. Pumpkin spice lattes. And of course Sweetest Day on October 17!
It was established in 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Kingston and others distributed candy and small gifts to orphans, people confined to their homes and others to show them that someone cared.
So why not take the chance to provide your sweetie with a little something special just for him/her, showing your love and romantic feelings? Meetville will help you not to get lost in all these ‘Do something together’, making Saturday’s afternoon or evening out the ultimate Sweetest Day gift for your special someone.
HOMEMADE MUNCHES: If your boyfriend or husband swoons over your chocolate-chip cookies, bake up a batch just for him. Offer your homemade cookies, candies or spiced nuts in a gift-wrapped box so he isn’t sure what is inside. Just be sure to prepare the treats when he isn’t around so the scent doesn’t spoil the surprise. If you are a guy and baking isn’t your style, prepare a delicious meal for her while she is away, surprising her as she enters your home. If you don’t have time to cook or bake, order food or purchase her favorite chocolates in advance and surprise her with the tasty treats.
TERRIFIC TICKETS: If your sweetie is a sports fan, purchase a couple of tickets to his favorite sporting event. Or tickets to an upcoming concert by one of his/her favorite bands is another way to surprise your sweetie with something he/she may not have bought yet. If the event is out of town, go big: throw in a night at a hotel and plane tickets and make it a fun adventure.
A TREAT FOR TWO: Here are some ideas for when you want to spice up your Sweetest Day gift: Treat him\her to a dinner at a romantic restaurant, followed by an evening at a local hotel or at home, just the two of you. Compose coupons good for a massage or an activity that he/she enjoys doing with you. Hire a babysitter or send the kids to a relative’s home so the two of you can share a special night together, uninterrupted. Surprise him/her with a card early in the day, enclosing two tickets for an evening show or movie. Or hire a limo or private car to pick him/her up at work at dinnertime, or at home, carting the two of you off to a restaurant or locale the two of you enjoyed together early in your dating history.
BEVERAGE BLISS: If your man or woman enjoys having a relaxing drink, gift him/her with mixing up specialty drinks such as a Manhattan or Cosmopolitan. If he/she doesn’t drink alcohol, offer a gift basket of his/her favorite coffee and espresso blends, organic juice drinks or even herbal teas, depending on his/her own personal preferences.
LOVE NOTE: Write your sweet couple a love note, a thank you note, or any kind of note. Put your feelings into words. It really doesn’t matter how much you write, all that matters is that it’s YOU who writes. Now you can expect an emotional response. And here’s another tip: buy some breath mints—you’ll need them!
We hope you got inspired by our useful tips and your beloved one will remember this day as one of the most special ones in your couple’s life!
Meetville wishes you a charming Sweetest Day! Love, be loved and share it with the Universe!