Surprise her in the morning
An early morning surprise will really start her day on a good note and you won't need to put in a lot of effort either. Wake up early and try doing something out of the ordinary for her. Make her breakfast, or leave her a Valentine's Day note if you have to leave for work early. Ladies appreciate the effort rather than the results, so don't hesitate in doing what you can.
Go out of your way
Try to put in more effort, rather than spending money to show her that how much you love and appreciate her. Instead of asking your secretary or friend to pick up a present for her, try to do it yourself. The present might not be that expensive but your effort is what counts. She would want you to do little things, rather than spending money on things that are missing your personal touch. Besides, how hard could it possibly be to put in a little effort for someone you dearly love?
Give her something she wants
Valentine's Day is deemed to be incomplete without the inclusion of a present for your partner. Apart from the traditional gifts such as flowers, chocolates and heart shaped cards, you'll need to get her something she has actually been wanting and has a use for.
Plan a special dinner
A night out with your loved one, with the addition of a romantic dinner may sound stereotypical, but that's something that she will greatly appreciate. In order to make the night memorable for her you need to plan prior to the event, so that you have everything sorted out before time. A candle light dinner along with soothing violin music playing in the back can certainly maker her excited. You can either book a table at an expensive restaurant or plan it at your own place, but make sure that you add the element of surprise for her just to make your effort worthwhile.
Give her your undivided attention
Given how everyone is so busy these days, quality time together has become a rarity. If you really want to make your partner feel special on Valentine's Day, you should plan the day around her and make time to give her your undivided attention. She must also have her dreams, aspirations and plans she wants to share, so lend her an ear and let her do most of the talking. If possible, you can even work on some of her wishes and ideas and surprise her in the coming days.