Valentine’s Day is a little more than a week away, and while some people are focused on buying the perfect gift for their loved one, Meghan Markle believes being your own Valentine is a great alternative.

The “Suits” star, who is engaged to Prince Harry, is no longer a single lady, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t experienced the holiday without having a special someone by her side.

In 2015, Markle discussed how she embraced her single status on her former lifestyle website The Tig. At the time, the starlet felt it was important to realize that it was ok to be alone on the day dedicated to love.

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Meghan Markle has tips about celebrating Valentine’s Day alone. The star is pictured inside the Drawing Room during a visit to Cardiff Castle on Jan. 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images

“It’s funny how a Hallmark holiday can bring up so many feelings for people – ebbing and flowing from the lovey dovey to the lonesome,” she wrote.

“But Valentine’s Day, with its tales of Cupid and swan song of chocolates and roses and saccharine sweetheart candies does just that. It’s a strangely divisive one. Where couples are cuddled up and singletons see their requisite froyo as a cup of lonely. But it doesn’t need to be. I think you need to be your own Valentine,” she continued.

Markle revealed she used the holiday to treat herself to an extravagant gift that she felt she deserved and was eager to buy on her own rather than having it gifted to her.

The actress explained she didn’t need anyone to make her feel special and her readers should put themselves on a pedestal during this particular holiday.

“Whether you have a special someone, you’ll be with friends, or you’ll be flying solo this [holiday] (or any other day for that matter), be good to yourself. Love yourself, treat yourself, honor yourself and celebrate you,” she wrote.

“Be your own beautiful, darling, cherished and funny Valentine. You deserve it,” the star added.

While Markle surely won’t have to be her own Valentine this year, her plans for the special day are a bit unclear seeing as she and Prince Harry will be taking a trip a day before the holiday.

On Tuesday, Kensington Palace announced the engaged couple will be making an appearance in Scotland.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will visit Edinburgh on 13th February, where they will attend engagements at @edinburghcastle, local social enterprise @SocialBite_, and a reception celebrating youth achievement to mark Scottish Year of Young People at the Palace of Holyroodhouse,” the tweet read.

Social Bite is dedicated to accommodating those in temporary living situations such as shelters and helping the individuals become independent members of society.

Although it is unclear whether the couple will be staying in Edinburgh for Feb. 14 or heading back to London, it is likely they will make the most out of this Valentine’s Day before they become husband and wife on May 19 at their royal wedding.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured visiting Reprezent 107.3FM on Jan. 9, 2018 in London, England. Jack Taylor/Getty Images