If you're single, Valentine's Day can be a downer. The solution is simple: Treat yourself and celebrate the one you really love.

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For some, Valentine’s Day is a bit of a downer. If you’re a single, hearing all the stories of sweet gestures from friends and family can make it hard to get through Feb. 14 with a smile.

Or if your sweetheart is a standup guy, but lacks the “romance gene,” it might be time to take matters in your own capable hands.

The solution is simple: Treat yourself. Here are five ways to celebrate the day with the one you love.


For many, this time of year leads to stress, whether because of the after-holiday bills, a heavy workload or cabin fever. Relax for a few hours at a place that believes that a massage or a facial is good for body and soul. Spafinder allows you to buy a gift card and then use it at over 25,000 spa and wellness locations.


If your bed and a good book sounds like your idea of heaven, take it up a notch by first relaxing in a nice warm bath. The heat and a heavenly scent of almond and coconut will ease those tensions. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Honey Bath ($45 at Sephora).


The pairing of wine and chocolate is heavenly. Treat yourself to a taste sensation, and you’ll want to make this a Valentine’s tradition every year. This chocolate is specially made to pair with wine. BRIX Chocolate with Bordeaux and Pinot Noir Gift Set ($60 at wine.com).


Baby, it’s cold outside. So once you step out of that tub, you’ll want to slather on moisture while your skin is still damp. Cocoa butter will soften up those rough spots and improve your skin’s elasticity. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter ($21).


Your taste in jewelry is unique, so consider picking up a bracelet sure to send the message that you’re filled with love and joy. Alex and Ani has plenty of beautiful choices, but we love this heart wrap. Alex and Ani Heart Wrap ($48 at alexandani.com).