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How to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day!

Updated on November 22, 2011
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In the following article I will show you how you can surprise your partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband for Valentine’s Day. You could also use this idea to surprise you partner for their birthday or any other day that you want to make them feel special.

My method to surprise your boyfriend or girlfriend is not what to buy them as a gift and it isn’t concerned with how you wrap your gift. My method on how to surprise you girlfriend or boyfriend is to do with how you deliver your gift.

…it’s not the size of the gift but its how you deliver it that matters…

The method by which you deliver you gift to your loved one can be a truly romantic and thoughtful experience for them. So please read on if you would like to know how to surprise your loved one on Valentine’s Day.

So what do you mean “delivery”?

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When I am talking about the delivery of the gift that you have chosen, I am not talking about FedEx Express or Australia Post, I am talking about a treasure hunt.

This treasure hunt will be in the form or finding notes which give instructions or clues to find the next note or gift. Your partner will have to read the clues in order to progress to the next clue until finally you reveal your gift to them.

So how do I set one up?

Firstly you need to take a look at your surroundings and work out how many clues your partner should try to find. Don’t make the treasure hunt an all day event as your partner will grow tired and cranky. You don’t want to make the treasure hunt an epic event. So consider four or five clues before they reach the main treasure, the gift.

Now if you have four of five clues in mind then you will need four or five main features/ things of your house or locations to use as hiding spots. For example these hiding spots could be a tree, your bed, a table and a television. You want to make the locations easy to find and quite generic.

Decide on your gift’s final hiding spot, let’s say behind the television. Now you will want to create clues starting from where you give your partner his or her first clue that lead to the final hiding spot of behind the television.

The clues that you write should be in the form of a four line poem. This poem should describe one thing that you love about your partner and also give the location to the next clue. I’ll show you how this could play out in the following example.

Your first hiding spot is at a tree in your backyard. Make this tree easy to find so for example it could be the only fruit tree that you have, it could be an Orange Tree (citrus fruit) therefore your first clue to the treasure hunt could read:

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From the moment I met you I fell in love,

How could something so special happen to me,

Could your Valentine’s Day gift,

Be tied to our old Orange Tree?


Now your partner has his or her first clue and they will start off on their treasure hunt.

When they get to the Orange Tree in your backyard they will find the next clue hanging from one of the branches. The next clue to the treasure hunt could read:

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Your body is like heaven,

I couldn’t believe my head,

Could your Valentine’s Day gift,

Be under our bed?


Next your partner will be racing to your bedroom to look under your bed, and lo and behold they will find the next clue to the treasure hunt. Then the next clue to the treasure hunt could read:

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Your love is amazing,

I’ll spoil you if I am able,

Could your Valentine’s Day gift,

Be under the dining table?



Now your partner is heading to the dining table to find your next and final clue to where there gift could be. So the final clue to the treasure hunt could read:


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I love you my (name of partner),

You’re the best thing for me,

I want you to have this Valentine’s Day gift,

And it is behind our living room TV.


Your partner will be overwhelmed by all the personal poems and thought that you have put into giving them their gift. This will be a moment that they should never forget.

Final Notes: 

The size of your gift will most likely determine where you can hide it. If it is a diamond ring than you could easily fit it behind your living room TV, however if your gift was a new car, then that would be difficult. So tailor your hiding spots to suit your gift and surroundings.

Also try to keep the hiding locations close and indoors because if it rains then your clues might get ruined and you also want to keep your treasure hunt private. You probably don’t want your neighbors sticking their head over the fence or the local newspaper making it their front page article.

Lastly the clues could be typed and printed from a computer, rolled into a scroll and tied with his or her favorite coloured ribbon. This will make it more personal and feel like a treasure hunt.

Happy Valentine's Day hope you and your partner both enjoy it! 


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      Reshma Khamkar 

      6 years ago

      Hey Thanks for sharing very very nice and uncommon idea....

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Anamika S, treasure hunts are a fun idea, and with the personal poems it makes this treasure hunt unforgettable.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      A treasure hunt is a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks raddox_08 glad it was good enough for you.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks FarmTipsnTricks, glad you enjoyed.

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      8 years ago

      good enough

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      8 years ago from

      This was really good.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thank you ateenyi, I am glad you liked this hub. You also don't have to limit this idea to Valentine's Day as you could use it for birthdays or even just as a surprise for a loved one to to let them know that you are thinking of them.

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      8 years ago from Chicago

      Good Hub!!!!!

      The hub is going to strengthen the relationship of love at great extent. The kind of technique suggested to present the gift is immensely useful. The slogan and their presentation are really touching. Thanks for providing so nice and wonderful hub.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for your kind comment Mr Nice, I like your quote as well!

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      Mr Nice 

      8 years ago from North America

      Very interesting hub, I love the way you linked the quotes with gifts.

      ~ If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks lovelypaper!

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      Renee S 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      How romantic and a sweet idea.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Artin2010, glad you liked this idea, hope you can use it one day!

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      8 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Very nice hub you've written. Thanks, I'm thinking now!

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Sounds like a good idea floating mind, hope your daughter gets a hoot out of it!

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      floating mind 

      8 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Very nice idea. I think I will also use this idea for my daughter's next birthday party. Thanks.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks akirchner, glad you enjoyed this idea. Yeah a new car is probably out of most peoples price range for gift ideas on Valentine's Day!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Really cute idea - I don't think I'll be hiding a new car but something smaller - good thoughts!


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