Rom-Coms, Gifts and Restaurants: Your Top 3 Guide to Valentine's Day

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Not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day? This is your guide. After asking students around campus what their favorite romantic comedies, restaurants and gift ideas are, here are the top three answers for each category.


Photo courtesy of Megan McDaniel.
Photo courtesy of Megan McDaniel.


“What else is there to do on Valentine’s Day than watch a rom-com? I love ‘Clueless’ because it’s on Netflix and I don’t have to leave my house,” Rendeh Abusaid, senior, said.

All three of these romantic comedies are on Netflix, so they are Maryville-student approved.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles

Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes

Ratings from Maryville Students: 8/10

Click here to watch the trailer.


Clueless (1995)

Stars: Paul Rudd, Alicia Silverstone

Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes

Ratings from Maryville Students: 9/10

Click here to watch the trailer.


Leap Year (2010)

Stars: Amy Adams, Adam Scott, Matthew Goode

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ratings from Maryville Students: 9.5/10

Click here to watch the trailer.


Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be over the top. This is the time to give a small gift to those special people in our lives.

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Photo Books/Framed Photos

A photo book with all of your favorite photos of you and your significant other is a special way to show how much you care about them. Another option, instead of a whole book, could be a framed photo. Shutterfly has great deals for customized frames and books.


Bath Bombs

Photo courtesy of Megan McDaniel
Photo courtesy of Megan McDaniel.


Bath bombs make a great gift for a special someone. Lush has a wide variety of bath bombs and they have a special Valentine’s Day collection. These are small gifts with prices ranging from $4-$8, but will be greatly appreciated by those receiving them. 



Meaningful Gifts

This can be something that is meaningful to you and your significant other. Something that wouldn’t make sense to other people, but is perfect for you. Maybe it brings back memories from time spent together, or it is an inside joke. Either way, a thought out gift like this will be a hit for Valentine’s Day.

“Meaningful gifts are more personal. They put thought into it. My boyfriend and I have this thing where we talk about having a pet dragon. He said, ‘I can’t give you a real dragon, so here’s one on a necklace,’” Melody Koenegstein, freshman, said.



Valentine’s Day is one of the few days out of the year that it is expected to splurge on a nice dinner. Whether you want to go out, or cook a nice meal at home, these are the top three choices from Maryville students.


The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot in Town and Country is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for the whole month of February. The cost is $65 and includes a four-course meal, consisting of cheese fondue, salad, an entree and a chocolate fondue.


Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s is another good option if you’re looking for an intimate setting. For Valentine’s Day they are offering a meal for two for $79. This special menu is available February 10-16.

“Maggiano’s has the perfect ambiance for Valentine’s Day. I love the cheese ravioli and chocolate cake. The cake is really big, so you can’t eat it all in one sitting,” Hannah Corner, junior, said.


Homemade Meals/Cooking Together

If you’re looking to enjoy a quiet night in on Valentine’s Day, making a homemade meal with your significant other is the way to go. You can save money and not have to worry about waiting in line at a crowded restaurant.

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