Celebrating a Valentine’s Day birthday

When your birthday falls on the same day as another special occasion like Christmas, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, it can feel like a bit of a disappointment. In most cases, the people around you will wish you for the occasion that everyone is celebrating and they could forget your birthday altogether. So, if you know somebody who is celebrating a Valentine’s Day birthday, you need to keep a few things in mind.

Which one to celebrate first?

The first thing that you should know is that your partner or spouse’s birthday should be far more important than any other occasion – even Valentine’s Day. So, as soon as they wake up, you should definitely wish them for their birthday first. Yes, you can follow this with a Valentine’s Day wish, but you want to make sure that they know you did not forget their birthday.

What type of gift should you buy?

You might think that a Valentine’s Day birthday is convenient since you only need to buy one gift – think again! This is a common mistake that people make on many occasions and it leaves the recipient feeling rather short-changed. Let’s face it, if their birthday was on any other day, you would buy two separate gifts. So, you should plan and budget separately for each. You can present her with some romantic flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day while saving an even more elaborate gift like jewellery for later. That said, if you are planning on buying something especially expensive and presenting it as a combined gift, your Valentine should surely not mind! Just don’t try to pass of a Valentine’s Day gift as a Valentine’s Day birthday gift all-in-one.

Should you make romantic plans?

Absolutely! This is an excellent chance to take your Valentine out and show them an amazing time. Make sure that you confirm your reservations a couple of days in advance, just to be sure. You can also let the restaurant know that you are celebrating to special occasions and, who knows, they might do something extra special just for you and your Valentine.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to go all out to make a Valentine’s Day birthday special. All you need to do is make sure that you recognise and celebrate each of these occasions individually to make your loved one feel extra special and pampered.