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special days special

To make your day special, you need to make it memorable. The most important thing is to show up when it comes to events. That's why it's so vital that you dress up for the occasion and behave in a way that reflects who you are. A well-dressed man is always noticed because he has an air of confidence and elegance. The best way to look great is to invest in quality clothing and accessories that fit your personality and style.

Sometimes you want to do something that's a little different. Maybe you want to take your girlfriend out on a "date" and play dress up as a pirate, or maybe you want to take her on a surprise trip to Paris for the weekend. You can do these things and make them special for the both of you, but if you don't go about it with the right attitude, it can backfire.

Here are some tips for making special occasions extraordinary:

Be creative

When going on a surprise date in disguise or taking your significant other on an exotic vacation, remember that you're sharing this adventure with someone who loves you dearly. That person doesn't have to love what you're doing, so don't over-analyze every step of the way.

Get her something you know she likes. If she loves cooking, get something she needs (like a kitchen knife or baking mat) or something for entertaining (special wine glass or entertaining book). If you're buying for her mother, give her something she would like or something for your parents to share. Get your girlfriend something she needs. You can even consider getting her a pedicure kit or new lingerie.

Impress your significant other

That means coming up with thoughtful, romantic gifts that show you know her well and are sensitive to her needs. Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for any occasion. Women have always appreciated the gesture and showed that they remembered the occasion. Try something different and unexpected — like a beautifully wrapped chocolate bar (you won't have to share it with anyone!), then do a flower delivery for her. However, for any gift you buy, it's a good idea to shop at a store that allows returns and exchanges, in case you get it wrong. If you have the guts, you could even ask her directly. Whatever you do, try to personalize the celebration as much as possible by showing her that you took the time to think about what would make her happy.

Cook up something yummy

If she takes pleasure in a good meal, prepare one at home instead of going out to eat. Put on some music, light candles, and use her good dishes (sitting in the cabinet). If you don't know how to cook, there are plenty of quick and easy recipes online that will help you pull off this spectacular evening for two! Just promise me you won't burn down the house! If you want to surprise her with a particular dish, do your research ahead of time and practice preparing it without her knowledge. (She'll be even more impressed if she's been helping you plan the menu.)If she has a favorite dessert, surprise her with it at an unexpected time.

Light up some candles

One of the best ways to impress her is by making your home feel like a spa. Take her on tour and show her how much you've done on the home front. The right decor can make all the difference in your relationship. Make sure you always have some candles burning inside a vase when you meet up with your girlfriend. You've probably seen candles used as a romantic gesture in movies and TV shows. It's a great idea to bring the candle into the bedroom, but it can be enhanced by positioning it well-lit around the room. The candles will be her favorite part of the date because she can light them up and create a romantic atmosphere that makes her feel like she's in heaven.