Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start planning romantic activities to do with your significant other. If you're stuck on ideas, don't worry, we've got you covered. From fun, unique date ideas to sweet and sentimental things to do for your loved one, we have everything you need to make this Valentine's Day one they will never forget. So what are you waiting for? Start planning now!
Relive Your First Date.
The grinning lady, the stupid jokes he told, and the red-handed spying stares. Oh, and that dimly lit diner with strange food that has somehow become a cherished haunt in your thoughts.
Would you two like to go back in time and recreate that moment? Dress up, make sure you're wearing the same candy gloss and black vest, and meet at 9 pm. This year's Valentine's Day will be one to remember!
Recreating the first date is also highly popular for marriage proposals—just a thought. If you cannot visit the same hotel or destination, be creative and prepare dinner at home. Playing tourist around your neighborhood is also a fun way to pass the time.
Is there a tourist attraction that you've always wished to visit? Or perhaps a zoo you've never visited? This might be the perfect time to indulge in some wanderlust. Don’t forget to take lots of pics while doing it.
Breakfast in Bed, Maybe?
Why not express your love by making a hearty breakfast for your partner and serving them in bed? Having breakfast brought to you in bed by your significant other may seem plain but trust me, it can turn out romantic, especially if special ingredients are added to the breakfast meal.
Special ingredients could be anything from whipped cream on top of pancakes to fruit slices placed delicately on top of toast with melted butter over them, so they lightly glisten when sunlight hits them just right. Position the cuisine on the bed tray with some flowers and a sweet little love message to knock the ball out of the park.
Skip the Shower, Soak in the Tub Instead!
Imagine soaking in a bubble bath with your partner on Valentine’s morning. This is not only sensual but also therapeutic. Start out this romantic day by exercising the calm that follows a well-timed, nicely set up bath with your significant other.
If you're pressed for time in the morning, let it precede your romantic evening together. Set the tone by turning on the heated water, adding a few drops of your preferred essential oil or a bath bomb, and taking the dive in.
Also, don't forget about the scented candles; turn off the lights, turn on some soothing music, sprinkle some crystals and fruity scents, and jump in! With some berries and a champagne bottle, this is a must-have on your Valentine's Day itinerary.
The One They’ll Never See Coming!
While you are probably thinking about what to buy your loved one for Valentine's Day, have you thought about how to make their work-life easier? Perhaps consider gifting them some ergonomic furniture. Improving their comfort and helping them stay healthy in the process! Plus, you can't go wrong with something that's both practical and romantic. So why not browse our selection of ergonomic furniture and surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day? You won't regret it!
Stay Up Till Sunrise
Do you recall when you and your partner were first dating and would make phone calls till the early hours of the morning? Plan an all-nighter that includes conversing, drinking, laughing, or enjoying a late-night walk to recreate that teenage-like excitement of ‘first dates.’ You might also like to go stargazing. A stargazing date does not necessitate the use of a telescope. Bring a lovely outdoor duvet to your garden and use a stargazing app that allows you to spot stars.
Have a Pajama Party
Who says it has to be an actual party with people there? The "party" part can happen in your own home by having a pajama party together. This means wearing the coziest and most comfortable clothes you have. You could spend time watching movies, playing games, dancing in your living room, and doing whatever else couples do for intimacy behind closed doors.
Book a Room in a Suite or a Cottage.
Pack a suitcase and go on a quick couple's getaway. If you're a strained parent or a burnt-out employee, I highly suggest this. Send your children to their adoring family members, reschedule all of your meetings, and reserve a modest suite for you and your significant other.
Spend your time snuggling in bed, watching a romantic tv show or movie, ordering takeout, and chatting with no distractions or nappy explosions. Use the cold weather as an excuse to get the fireplace going, and let the caffeine kick in your coffee (with some whiskey shots) to help keep the night going.
Queue Up a Romantic Movie Marathon
Who doesn't love movies? Sparing some time to watch a movie with your significant other is always fun. There are plenty of romantic movies to choose from as you create this Valentine's Day playlist. Here are some ideas:
If you like really cheesy romance movies…
The Notebook (2004)
Crazy, Stupid Love (2011)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Love Actually (2003)
If you like comedy romance movies…
Down To You (2000)
What's Your Number? (2011)
She's All That(1999)
Create Some Music
You don’t even need to have a Whitney, Mariah, or Freddy Mercury voice to enjoy this one. Play solos like "When You Think About Love, Think About Me" by Dolly Parton, or look at this list of the finest western deep tracks for more ideas.
I’ll Make Love To You- Boyz II Men
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
I Knew I Loved You- Savage Garden
Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler
Vision of Love- Mariah Carey
You could make a playlist with all of the tracks that hold special meaning for you and your partner. On your first date, what tune was playing? What was the song that played on a special occasion? Is there a group that reminds you of happy times? Listening to music on Valentine's Day can become a tradition.
A Couples Massage is a Great Way to Unwind.
In luxurious spas all around the world, couples massage is one of the most popular requests. What’s more affectionate than getting treated to a deep tissue massage in some nice ambiance with your partner or lover? If a thorough massage isn't your style, consider a relaxing foot rub, where you'll have your feet massaged by a specialist.
You can also take a short, simple massage course to make the experience more intimate later on. With applications like Relax and Zeal, you can create the spa experience without spending spa dollars. The best part is that there's no dreary trip home, so you can slip off to bed with the glow of your post-massage warmth.
Visit an Adult Novelty Store/ Lingerie Shop
If you are feeling extra naughty this Valentine's Day, take your significant other to visit an adult novelty store or lingerie shop. You can treat that special someone to a new toy while you indulge in some retail therapy of your own.
However, if your partner does not like the idea of going into one of these stores with you (which is perfectly normal), then it may be more appropriate to go alone. And if you're not quite ready for something so risqué yourself, there are still plenty of fun things left to do!
Exchange Love Letters With Each Other
Do you and your significant other enjoy exchanging love messages and intimate notes? Do you keep them on the refrigerator, in the bedroom mirror, or even in one another's wallets? Finding a sweet note and discovering how much you mean to someone never runs out of style.
Perhaps there are sentiments you want to express but lack the strength or courage to blurt out. Why not say it with sticky notes! Gather your words and scribble down your feelings on the sticky pad and leave them in easy-to-spot locations around the house.
Alternatively, grab a heart-shaped card as you check your items through the counter and some Valentine’s branded chocolate. Think of your partner and what they mean to you- let that moment inspire the message that you’ll leave them on the card. You can have a dry run on an ordinary piece of paper or do it on voice notes in true Millenial fashion.
Make a Bucket List for the Two of You.
Do you have a handful of goals you'd like to accomplish this year? Make your personalized bucket list by writing it down in a book. It might be something you intend to do together. Devote the day to drafting a bucket list of everything you would like to do jointly, from romantic getaways to new experiences, to events you would like to see, and then purpose to start knocking things off after Valentine's Day.
Plan a Picnic
Picnics are romantic, whether you're sitting in an indoor park or watching the sunset outside. However, what is required for this activity is food (obviously). This might be the perfect occasion to put together a Charcuterie spread while enjoying the delicacies with a fine bottle of wine. Try a lovely Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio for white-wine lovers, or Pinot Noir, Merlot for the red-lovers. Alternatively, pop some champagne, as nothing is more festive than bubbles in your wine flute.
Take a Beautiful Drive
This activity requires some planning ahead of time and should only be done if the weather is nice (i.e. no rain or snow). You can either go for a drive-by yourselves or with friends/family too, it's really up to you! Just head out into the countryside and enjoy the scenery as well as each other's company.
Who doesn't love cupcakes? Baking cupcakes can be fun but also frustrating at times because of how time-consuming it can get. There are many steps involved in making them look nice and irresistible. I recommend this activity for someone who has experience baking or knows their way around some baking ingredients. However, if you know what you're doing, then this Valentine's Day would be perfect for baking some heart-shaped cupcakes for your significant other on this special day.
Share Your Dreams by Purchasing a Lottery Ticket
Invest in a lottery ticket! I know that sounds strange, but you never know, you might be the lucky winner. Even if you don't win, talking about what you'd do with the money creates excellent dialogue.
This one does not have to cost anything at all since all you need are paint supplies from your local art store. You will be painting on paper so there is no need to buy canvases or anything like that. This activity can be done outside if you have access to an outdoor space, but it can also be done inside with some disposable drop cloths (or lots of newspaper).
It's time to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for you and your significant other! We have compiled a list of activities that will keep both of you entertained, happy, and relaxed. We hope this helps get you started with planning your day because we know it can be challenging once the holiday gets closer. Be sure to check out our website for discounted prices on various furniture pieces so that when February 14th rolls around, there is no need to rush - just enjoy your evening together!