Unique Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day (and every day)
If you have a soft spot for someone special, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make it known. It’s time to pull out the heart-shaped chocolates, red roses, and show cupid who’s boss!
Whether you’re revealing your affection for the first time or reminding your significant other just how much you love them, you want your gesture to really stand out. That’s why we’ve found five unique date ideas that put a fresh spin on romance.
Romantic Gestures to Win Their Heart
There is no better feeling than love. Well, except for sharing it that is!
Unabashedly declaring your affection with a romantic gesture amplifies the feels. After all, who doesn’t want to be showered with love?
Our date-night ideas for him and her are super effective —and easy to do. So much so that you need not wait once a year for Valentine’s day to sweep your sweetheart off their feet.
A Romantic Night Out – At Home
This date idea is a great way to enjoy an intimate meal for two, avoiding overcrowded restaurants or the need to cook!
It also adds an air of mystery with the element of surprise, which is key to romancing the apple of your eye.
Send your unsuspecting sweetheart out on an errand. Set up a picnic spot outside under the stars. Create a pathway to your garden hideaway with candles and turn out all the lights.
When they return, they’ll be greeted by a cosy spot for two with a delicious spread of cheese and wine that pair as well as the two of you. The beauty of snacking on finger foods is that it relaxes the mood and allows for natural conversation (no awkward pauses between slurps of spaghetti).
Dance the Night Away
Here’s a date idea that will leave a lasting impression. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Change up your routine and learn a new skill with your special someone. Find a studio and learn a dance that neither one of you can do.
This is a date that includes laughter, fun, and loads of romance with close personal contact.
One up Richard Gere and announce the night’s events with a whole bouquet of beautiful roses.
Insider-info: It’s no secret that prices for flowers (especially roses) skyrocket on the 14th of February. Buying your flowers a few days before will save you money and give them time to bloom as roses typically arrive in bud.
Food for Your Soul(mate)
Like the idea of learning a new skill, but dancing is not quite your thing? Try a cooking class instead!
Take your honey to a cooking class as a fun, shared activity. You’ll learn a new skill and a tonne about each other.
This date idea is a clever way to ensure that there’s a second one.
Follow-up your awesome first date by inviting your bae to recreate your new-learned recipes, or try your hand at something new.
Send him or her a taste-full gift hamper as a hint towards the next romantic night together.
Thanks for a relishing evening!
I can’t keep this bottled any longer
Can we spice things up?
The Pleasure of Pampering
This date idea is perfect for those who want to dote on someone needing rest and relaxation.
Spend some time pampering each other and chatting. Here’s a tip, a shoulder rub usually makes a person feel quite loved.
Knock Their Socks Off
This is the big one to really take their breath away, the one to make you the Romance Master!
A gift a day to keeps boredom at bay. Build up anticipation -send a gift each day for the seven days leading up to Valentine’s.
The presents can vary from tiny and thoughtful to large and extravagant. Either way, you’ll bowl your beloved over each time a new hamper arrives.
If you really want to up the ante, use each gift as a prelude to what you will be doing that night. Use the other date ideas to create a week full of whimsical romance.
Preparation is Everything
The perfect date night takes careful planning. The longer you have, the better. Get a head start on your dreamy evening now.