Love is in the Air at Goodwill

February 14th is one of the days set aside each year exclusively for couples as a way to express appreciation for one another. However, the longer you’re together the ultimate task becomes how to keep things new and fresh as opposed to continuing to year after year do the same old’ same old’ box of candy, perfume and or flowers. This year, surprise your sweetie with one or all of these three out of the box Valentine’s Day celebrations of love:


Wine tasting/touring Break ties with the idea of a traditional sit-down dinner and liven things up by going on a wine tasting tour. Hop from place to place sipping on an assortment of wine and get lost in enjoying each other’s company. Of course, you’ll want to look fabulous so try complimenting the date by wearing a bright red show-stopping off the shoulder or V-neck dress which guarantees he won’t be able to take his eyes off you! Don’t forget to snag a bottle of wine for later.

Backyard Bonfire What could be more out of the box than grabbing a few marshmallows, and chocolates and heading outside to make s’mores snuggled up by a great backyard Bonfire? Put together a nice and easy playlist and add your favorite adult beverages to the mix and romance is most certainly in the air. Before you and your sweetie take on the brisk night air, head over to Goodwill and load up on cozy sweaters, scarves, and gloves. If by chance the weather is too cold and you’re forced to move the party inside by the fireplace, add some playful fun by wearing matching animal print PJ’s for the evening. Whether inside or outside for your Valentine’s Day Bonfire, start with Goodwill where you’re sure to shop more and spend a whole lot less for the best Valentine’s Day EVER!

Couples Spa Day – Take advantage of the abundance of specials many Spas will offer during this time of year and play “hooky” from work with your significant other and chill out all day at an ultra-plush Spa. And after the day of relaxation, dress up in a great outfit from Goodwill and hit the town for a night of Karaoke or take in your favorite comedian at a comedy show. You’ll rack up plenty of cool points with your loved one this Valentine’s Day when you think outside the box and of course shop Goodwill.

Bonus Tip – For an even more out of the box idea, try shopping Goodwill’s ‘As-Is’ auction for an abundance of shoes for the avid shoe lover, clothing for the Fashionista in your life, or even for the tech-savvy partner near and dear to your heart. Whatever appeals to your Valentine, you’re sure to find it at Goodwill’s ‘As-Is’ auction. Open to the public, the ‘As-Is’ auction takes place twice a week (Tuesday and Friday) and supports Goodwill’s long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. Visit for more information.

Alisha Tyler
Fashion Advisor