Every year, Americans spend upwards of $20 billion on Valentine’s Day. They pay for everything from red roses and chocolates to fancy dinners and trips to the movies.
Do you want to do something a little bit more out of the ordinary on February 14? Rather than giving the love of your life something like flowers or candies, think outside the box and come up with an idea that’s more creative.
There are all kinds of romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that you can put to good use to make your significant other fall in love with you all over again. Check out 10 great ideas below.
1. Serve Breakfast in Bed
There are people who, unfortunately, forget Valentine’s Day every year. Despite all the hubbub that surrounds it, they manage to let the day come and go without telling their significant other that they love them.
Don’t let this happen to you!
Commit to remembering the day by planning to serve your partner breakfast in bed on the early side. Whether you choose to make them eggs, French toast, pancakes, or something else entirely, they’ll appreciate you being on top of Valentine’s Day this year.
2. Book a One-Day Getaway
When is the last time you and your significant other snuck away for a trip together?
Planning a surprise trip on a whim might not work with both of your schedules. But surely, you can both afford to miss one day of work, right?
Play hooky and take your partner on a one-day getaway. Choose somewhere that’s within driving distance but far enough away that you feel like you’re on vacation for a few hours. Top it off with a delicious meal before heading back home to reality.
3. Take a Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Do you want to take your love for your significant other to new heights? Do it from the comfort of a hot-air balloon.
You can see all the gorgeous sights in your area and spend some quality time together while standing in the center of a basket high above the earth. It’ll be an experience that you’ll both remember for a long, long time.
4. Taste Fine Wine Together
In a perfect world, you would hop a flight to Napa Valley on Valentine’s Day to taste some of the best wine on the planet with your love.
But if that’s not possible, there are probably a few wineries located right near your home that would love to have you. Book a private tour at a vineyard and then taste some wines before heading off to dinner at night.
5. Relax at a Spa
Are you and your significant other stressed out almost all the time? This is a problem plaguing millions of Americans every year. About 30 percent of people report seeing a doctor once annually due to stress.
You and your partner can both bust your stress levels on Valentine’s Day with a romantic spa visit. From a couples massage to a facial, treat your love to the works and help them get as relaxed as possible.
6. Binge Watch a Netflix Show
You don’t have to leave home to have a great time with your love if you don’t want to. If both of you love nothing more than spending an entire day vegging out on the couch while watching Netflix shows, spend your time doing that!
Pick a show that you both think you’ll like and press play. Don’t stop watching until February 15. It might go down as one of your most memorable Valentine’s Days ever depending on what you end up watching.
7. Exchange Love Letters
When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy for you to lose sight of why you love someone so much. Show them how much you care by putting together a love letter for them and slipping it into their briefcase or bag before they leave for work.
You can also make a deal with your partner to exchange love letters on February 14 if you want. It’ll build up the anticipation around it and give both of you a chance to see what the other thinks.
8. Create a Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? They’re so much fun, and yet, so many adults don’t get to take part in them.
Change that by creating a fun scavenger hunt for your significant other to take part in. Give them their first clue inside of a Valentine’s Day card and then send them on a wild goose chase to find some kind of gift at the end.
Learn more here about some great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.
9. Sing Karaoke
If you and your significant other both like to sing, hit up a karaoke bar on Valentine’s Day to belt out some of the classics. Choose your favorite love songs and serenade one another in front of an audience.
Here are some good songs to start with:
- “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
- “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
- “One and Only” by Adele
- “My Girl” by the Temptations
- “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
You’ll have the time of your life when you’re up on stage with your loved one.
10. Revisit the Scene of Your First Date
There are some couples who like to revisit the scene of their first date every year on the anniversary of the date.
If you already do that, it might not be worth doing the same thing on Valentine’s Day. But it could be a special surprise if it’s been a while since you and your loved one visited the scene of the date.
Make a reservation in advance and try to recreate the date as best you can.
Try One of These Valentine’s Day Ideas
All of these Valentine’s Day ideas will allow you and your significant other to enjoy the day. It’s up to you to decide which one your partner will like the most.
You’ll make the day extra special when you choose any of the ideas. They’ll go over a lot better than flowers and candies ever would.
Read our blog for more great date ideas that would work well on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.