Valentine’s Day is the day of love, and what better way to express love than through books? Here is a list of some ways you can make this year’s Valentine’s Day special and unique through books. As we have mentioned how to celebrate a bookish valentine’s day with your significant other.
How to Celebrate a Bookish Valentine’s Day With Your Significant Other:
- Gift your significant other annotated books
- Have a library date with your Partner
- Take your Partner out on a bookshop café date
- Spend some time reading a favourite book
- Gift him/her a book that reminds you of them
- Make a collage of their favourite romance quotes from books for your Partner
- Compile a romance special TBR for your significant other, like you would a playlist
Gift your significant other annotated books
Books make for the best gifts, but annotated books add a whole new level of intimacy to the gifting process. Basically, you buy a book you think you both will like, read it, and mark your thoughts, feelings and ideas about it. Then you gift this book to your significant other, so that when they read it, they know what you were thinking of when you read it. This allows you to know the person better and have more fruitful, meaningful discussions as well.
Have a library date with your Partner
Everyone goes on fancy candlelight dinners on Valentine’s Day – do something different by going on a library date! You can go to a local library or explore one you’ve never been to before. And then you can help each other select books and read together in the cutesy cozy vibe of a library! Most fiction libraries have sofas and comfy chairs to cuddle up while reading too.
Take your Partner out on a bookshop café date
Bookshop cafes are perhaps the most atmospheric places on the planet. You can carry a big, fat book with you that you can read with your partner, or you can choose from a selection of books already available. If you’re not in the mood, you could just take in the vibe and converse for hours on end, sipping coffee. Books, coffee and the perfect person – what else could you need in life?
Spend some time reading a favourite book
Quality time doesn’t necessarily mean always talking or doing something fun. Just being in in someone’s presence can be fulfilling, and doing something you both love while in their presence can be a blast with the right person. So fish out your favourite books, exchange them and get to reading. By swapping books and reading your significant other’s favourites, you’ll get to know them so much better than by just talking. Their favourite books will speak a lot more about them than they can.
Gift him/her a book that reminds you of them
Another special gift that shows you’ve put in thought rather than just buying something expensive is a book that reminds you of them. This could be a cheesy, sappy romance or a book with a character that resembles them, or just a book that matches their vibe and aesthetic. Either way, knowing you think of them when you’re doing other things is a huge compliment to them. They’re sure to love it.
Make a collage of their favourite romance quotes from books for your Partner
If you and your significant other are both bibliophiles, or if they’re bibliophiles, this is a perfect side gift to give. Making a scrapbook or collage of their favourite romance quotes is thoughtful, economical and easy! All you need to do is compile romance quotes, from books as varied as classics like Anna Karenina to contemporary romances like John Green’s books. Either way, they’re sure to appreciate it – and authors might just put into words what you feel about your significant other than you can !
Compile a romance special TBR for your significant other, like you would a playlist
Everyone loves a good playlist crafted specially for them. But you can make this unique by adding a bookish spin to it. Make a TBR (to-be-read) list for your significant other by compiling all books you think they’ll love. This will also remind them how intimately you know them. You can either make a definite list and buy them physical copies (or a kindle) or merely make a very aesthetic looking list with resources to find the book.