Is it a coincidence that February 14th falls on a Wednesday in 2018? Yes, Valentine’s Day this year aligns with your mid-week Hump Day, and to get you into the lovey-dovey spirit, we wanted to give you some ideas for Valentine gifts and dates around Red Bank. So, spritz some eau de toilette, iron your slacks, and plan for a dreamy evening with your special someone.
Best Valentine Gifts for Him & Her
Need something other than an “I Love You” card, bouquet of roses, or a tie clip? Here are a few unique or DIY Valentine’s gifts that might make your “person” weak in the knees.
Date Scrapbook – If you’ve kept all the cool date-night memorabilia over the years, such as concert ticket stubs, here’s your chance to show off your skills. Create a DIY scrapbook of all your best memories.
Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Foods – Don’t just buy overpriced chocolates when you can make them yourself. Here’s a recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberries that’ll produce an elegant, mood-setting treat this Valentine’s Day.
Tile Mate Key Trackers – Have a spouse that is constantly losing their keys or phone? Gift them a 4-pack of the Tile Mate trackers, and they’ll never again have an excuse to ask, “honey, have you seen my keys?”
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Nightstand Valet – Ladies, a nightstand valet is an exquisite Valentine gift for guy-friends who like everything neat. Many versions exist, and you can buy handcrafted nightstand organizer shelves on Etsy that will store smartphones, watches, keys, fitbits, and more.
Emergency Roadside Kit – Nothing is sexier than staying safe. Buy a premade car kit or make your own—either way, you’ll be showing your significant other how much you care about them.
Yoga Tote Bag – With the new year just beginning, many people are still in their “New Year Resolution” mode. A Yoga bag helps keep Yoga enthusiasts organized, allowing them to focus on sweating their pores clean and stretching their limbs to inhuman lengths. View some common Yoga totes here.
DIY Bath Bomb – Glittery, scented bath bombs have been all the rage in recent years. Some stores sell them at huge marked-up prices, but you can make them at home for pennies on the dollar. Check out this budget Bath Bomb recipe.
VR Headsets – Virtual Reality headsets have come a long way over the last few years. Designed not only for tech junkies anymore, VR sets can be a great way to tour the world without leaving home. If you can’t drive the Autobahn in reality, why not do it in a simulated world from the comfort of your own Red Bank home?
Nissan Rogue Sport Hatch Tent – If your Nissan-driving loved one is infatuated with the outdoors, treat them to an SUV tent for their Rogue Sport. It attaches right to the cargo area or can be used as a standalone tent on the ground. Need help finding the right one? Our Red Bank Nissan dealer can order this tent and show you how to operate it. Just give us a call!
Red Bank Valentine’s Day Events for Lovebirds
Although a visit to our local Nissan dealership might be romantic to some, we figured the majority of you would rather spend your Valentine’s Day in the throes of love, not a new car—even if that new car is spectacularly priced. Check out some of these local date ideas and Valentine’s Day events near Red Bank.
Valentine Cookie Date Night for Adults
When: Wed, Feb 14th @ 8 PM
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
You and your sweetie can nibble on some sweets at this year’s Cookie Date Night. Hosted by famed cookie artist Danie Boglivi-Fiori, this Red Bank Valentine’s event will teach you how to decorate special V-Day cookies like a pro. Registration ends February 2nd, so get a spot now! You’ll have a blast with your favorite honey by your side.
Ice Skating at Pier Village
When: Wed, Feb 14th
Where: Long Branch, NJ
Pier Village in Long Branch plays host to one of the area’s historic ice rinks. Grab your special someone and lace up some skates as Valentine’s Day also means a half-price discount on rentals. Just be sure to bundle up before you unleash your inner-Michelle Kwan.
A Valentine’s Doo-Wop
When: Sat, Feb 10 @ 7 PM
Where: Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ
Get caught up in the 50s-era dance craze at the 2018 Red Bank Valentine’s Doo-Wop party, which features popular artists like Herb Reed’s Platters and The Coasters, among others. You’ll dance cheek-to-cheek with your fling, dip and dive to swell grooves, and attempt some decent “Grease Lightning” choreography without breaking a hip. Tickets begin at $40.
But if you do happen to enjoy the company of experienced car dealers on Valentine’s Day, Nissan World of Red Bank won’t turn you down. Visit us at 120 Newman Springs Rd or call our sales team at (732) 704-7860 to get started. We have special offers on new Nissan models and plenty of deals on used cars in Red Bank, so you’ll never be without money-saving options.
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