Valentine's Day is fast approaching and it's time to start making plans. Here are a few romantic ways of celebrating Valentine's Day.

We are throwing out tradition!

Valentine's Day is only weeks away, and you may be wondering what to do for your special someone. With the net filled with so many ideas, it can be difficult to find ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. 

We say don't go for the ordinary "table for two" at the fanciest restaurant in town. This year, express your love extraordinarily.

How is that? We have a few ideas to make the perfect Valentine's gift for your girlfriend.

1. A Romantic Dinner for Two

Yes, we just scratched out the "dinner for two" idea. But only at a restaurant. 

Preparing dinner for you and your partner in the comfort of your home is still one of the best ways to express your love. 

If you are not sure what to prepare, play around with your girl's favorite dishes.

Should cooking not be your sharpest knife, try these easy dinner recipes. And play your ace with exceptional decor.

You can also make your dinner destination themed. Does your spouse dream of dinner in the heart of Paris? Or her heart longs for New York. Incorporate these into your romantic dinner.

And to spice things up a bit, you can cook something together. Both of you in the kitchen, tossing salad and stealing occasional kisses. This is sure to make for a memorable Valentine's Day.

2. Set Up a Waffle Bar

Brunch is a love language all on its own. We mean it is the matrimony of two very important meals. And nothing says brunch like a good waffle bar.

This is something both you and your partner can do and enjoy together. And what is the best part of a waffle bar? We say toppings.

Have a collection of toppings to play with, from blueberries to raspberries, chocolate chips, and Nutella drizzle. Then place your toppings in small white bowls laid on the table.

But for candy lovers, you can also include some gummy bears and jelly beans.

To make brunch the perfect romantic gift, create a DIY bar.

You can prepare your waffle batter the night before and then use an iron waffle maker in the morning to prepare your unique gift for your girl.

3. Play Games

Eva Gabor had it right when she said, "Love is a game that two can play and both win." And what better way to commemorate your victory than through a set of games?

There are several games that can guarantee a memorable Valentine's Day gift. And if you and your partner have kids, you can include them in this excursion.

If you and your partner enjoy trivia, you can engineer a Valentine's version.  Other games to try include:

- Crossword puzzles 

- Scrabble

- Maze

- Twister

But for something a little creative and fun, try Minute to Win it: Kisses Galore. All that goes into this is lipstick, a timer, and a whole lot of fun. 

Both you and your girlfriend must put some lipstick on, and start the timer. Whoever has planted the most kisses when the timer goes off is the winner.

4. Roses Never Fail

Now for the classic and timeless romantic gift for women, we say go for roses. Roses still reign supreme as the most romantic flower in the world. And that makes it the best way to say; "I love you."

Where the problem comes with the genus Rosa plant is longevity. Roses don't last long once they are cut from their shrub. And so in a few days, you will watch as your declaration of love begins to wither.

We advise you to go for the preserved rose.

This lasting red rose dipped in gold and encased in a velvet display box is an extraordinary way to celebrate your partner. This gift from The Eternity Rose is guaranteed to make an impression.

5. Try Your Hand at Crafts

Nothing matters to your girl like something that took your time and creativity to make. The combination of the two can produce the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

If you are handy, you can create a Birdhouse Valentine's Card. This is a little technical and will require a Cricut Maker machine. Our friend Heidi Kundin has an easy tutorial on how to archive this masterpiece.

But if crafting is not for you, you can try a simple Valentine's Day card. 

6. Write a Love Letter

To celebrate Valentine's Day, pen your thoughts about your partner and share them with her. Letters are a dying part of society. But they can be an art you and your partner can use to celebrate each other.

Every lady loves sentiment, and nothing says sentiment like a love letter.

Grab a piece of paper and pen, and write down what your significant other means to you.

If you are not sure where to start, here are a few ideas:

Tell Her What You Love About Her

Don't let it be generic like the color of her hair. Tell her something about her character or maybe a unique mannerism that she hasn't noticed. This will show your partner that you pay attention to her.

Express Your Gratitude

Tell your girlfriend or wife that you are glad she is in your life. Or how she has impacted your life and helped you grow. A little appreciation goes a long way.

Share a Sweet Memory

Another element you can include in your love letter is a memory. This can be something small you both cherish. 

7. Plan a Treasure Hunt

If you and your partner are adventurous and like things out of the ordinary, then plan a treasure hunt. 

It doesn't need to be in the great outdoors. You can do the perfect scavenger hunt in your backyard or even your house. The key is to keep it exciting and adventure-filled.

Hide your partner's gift and map her path with flower petals. You can leave some clues that will guide her to the hidden gift. Maybe something from Tiffany's or a more meaningful gift like a video compilation of your time together.

Celebrate Valentine's Day Your Way

When it comes to a unique gift for your girl, there are a lot of options to run through. But the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner is what matters to both of you. Bear in mind what she means to you and what she loves to do.

Valentine's Day is nothing but a day to celebrate your love for each other.