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Last updated on February 16th, 2023 at 02:57 pm
Ready for a Valentine’s Day date that’s NOT dinner and a box of chocolates—again? Do something different this year! Check out some of our favorite out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day ideas.
Are you tired of the same ol’ dates every Valentine’s Day? Has this heart-filled holiday lost all its luster for you and your Valentine? It just might be time to change things up!
There’s no rule book that says you have to go out to a fancy dinner with a box of chocolates and flowers in hand. Obviously, if that’s your cup of tea, then go for it! But if you’re ready for a change this year, keep reading.
Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Ideas
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Staying home can be romantic in itself, especially for those super busy couples. If you both are simply longing for a quiet night of Hulu or Netflix binging and snuggling, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse. We like the idea of watching old favorite TV shows or movies (maybe ones that remind you of when you first met).
Other activities you can enjoy at home together would be:
-Cooking a meal together (Order from Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, or try one of these other meal kits.)
-Playing your favorite board games
-Going through old photos of your time together and reminiscing
-Playing video games
-Dancing in the living room
-Staying in bed all day
-Reading (or writing) sappy poetry
-Giving each other massages
The key is to tune out the outside world, ignore the clock, and do pointless things together in your pjs… or in nothing at all…
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A simple walk hand-in-hand could do the trick. But if you’re looking for something more active, here are more out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day ideas to think about:
-The trampoline park
Sometimes doing something outside of your comfort zone lends to lots of romantic hand holding. Laughing with each other is fun, too.
Stay the night.
You don’t even have to leave town to enjoy the romance in getting away for the night. Book a B&B with a hot tub in the room or a hotel with a spa in your own city.
Live it up by ordering room service, or hit the town for some drinks and dessert. This is the perfect opportunity to be a tourist in your own town, checking out that museum you’ve never taken the time to see, or trying that quaint restaurant everyone is always talking about. Then gloriously indulge in sleeping as late as possible the following morning.
Did you ever get in on that coloring craze? [Check out this great selection of adult coloring books.] A couple of glasses of wine, a box of colored pencils, and “The Wedding Singer” on DVD can make for a low-key but highly romantic Valentine’s evening.
If you don’t want to stay in, try a wine and canvas place, or paint some pottery. Ready to go all out? Maybe this is the year you get matching tattoos. Or reel it in, and visit your local art gallery.
The options are truly endless when you think outside the box of chocolates. When it comes down to it, though, the whole point of a Valentine’s Date is to spend time together. Enjoy each other!
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these are some good idea for people who don’t have a lot of creativeness this year but want to do something nice
These are fantastic ideas for Valentine’s Day! I love the thought of doing something fun and memorable rather than just giving a gift. These memories will definitely last forever!
Love this because one size does NOT fit all!
Doing things together at home takes more than half of the day for me
These are great ideas! We do most of these anyways aside from Valentine’s Day. I think it’s important to do these things together on a regular basis!
These are great ideas! I have no idea what I am going to do for my boyfriend, so these are great!
Staying in is the last thing that we want to do. I think we’ll drive out to the coast and stay the night out there.
Thank you for these great ideas!! Valentine’s is a hard holiday to buy for!
Thanks for the great ideas. I am a stay at home mom to our 4 kids so i always try to do things to make him feel special without having to spend money.
These are all great ideas. I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!