When it comes to romance, there’s a long standing belief that bigger is better. We feel the need to create a grand experience to express our feelings to the one we love. Delivering engagement rings via drone. A fireworks display. Or, dare we say, another bouquet of roses.
It’s time we started thinking about romantic gestures in a different way. Foregoing the need to shock and awe, instead focusing our efforts on the little things. Embrace the unexpected and become familiar with the element of surprise. It doesn’t have to be big; this is an exercise in thoughtfulness. Buy her that pair of shoes you know she’s been eying. Give him that cologne you know would make a perfect signature scent. Cook your friends dinner and slip a box of truffles onto each plate for a sweet surprise.
Whatever you choose, know this: it really is the thought that counts.