3 Tips for Planning a Memorable Valentine's Day with Evernote

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3 Tips for Planning a Memorable Valentine’s Day with Evernote

Posted by Ron Toledo on 12 Feb 2013

Posted by Ron Toledo on 12 Feb 2013

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Valentines Day provides the perfect opportunity to show a loved one how much you care. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, pull it all together and make it look effortless with some help from Evernote.

Here are 3 tips to make it a day that special person in your life won’t soon forget.

Pick a Spectacular Restaurant

Before you make the reservations, do some research and collect it all in Evernote.

Ask for recommendations from friends, consult review sites, and check out menus, then save your favorites to your Evernote account with the Evernote Web Clipper. You can also use Evernote Food to discover new restaurants. The built in location-based restaurant and cuisine search makes it easy to select a restaurant close to you or find one that serves they type of food you’re looking for. Once you make those reservations, email your confirmation into your Evernote account, so that it’s accessible on your mobile device in case you need to pull it up once you arrive at the restaurant.

Plan a Getaway

If your plans involve a romantic weekend trip or a getaway to a special location, use Evernote to keep all the details straight. Research hotels ahead of time and clip them with Evernote so that when it comes time to book you’ll know exactly where to choose. Save Web Clips of maps, guides or any other important information you might need, then annotate them right in Skitch to easily remember detailed information you’ll need once you arrive at your destination.

Pro tip: Make a to-do list of things to pack. You can check things off as you go to be sure all the details are accounted for and a forgotten corkscrew or umbrella doesn’t derail your day.

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Find the Perfect Gift

Hopefully you’ve been paying attention and taking note of the hints your significant other has been dropping throughout the year and saving them in Evernote. If not, it’s still not too late to look online for gift ideas from their favorite stores or websites. Another great trick is to keep your eye out for gift guides from your favorite retailers and blogs; these can be useful when you need some inspiration or guidance.

Pro tip: If you’re out shopping with your significant other and come across something, snap a photo in Evernote so you can go back and get it later. Add it to a specific “gift” notebook or use a tag so you can search for it later. You can even use Evernote to search for text in the image, so finding it is never hard.

Cook a Special Meal

Show them how much you care by creating a special meal at home. Even if you’re not an expert chef, you can use Evernote Food to make it look like you are. Browse through recipes right inside Evernote Food or clip them from websites, then make a shopping list of ingredients in Evernote and check them off on your phone. When it comes time to actually cook the meal, pull up the recipe on your phone or tablet and follow the directions.

Looking for more ways to use Evernote this Valentine’s Day? Check out our 8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks.

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