If you haven’t noticed the oversized teddy bears, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, or bouquets of red roses at your local grocery store, here’s your friendly reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! And while the typical gifts and date ideas (greeting cards, dinner and a movie) will surely make your SO smile on the 14th, how about surprising them with one of these unique date ideas?
Relive your first date
This one is especially good for couples that have been together for a long time. Take your partner back to where it all began and reignite that spark that made you fall in love way back when.
Homemade wine and cheese tasting
Let’s face it, trying to get a reservation on Valentine’s Day can be a nightmare. Why not bring the “fancy” culinary experience home to your valentine? Pick up a few bottles of wine (something local or different than your go-to), a variety of cheeses like brie or camembert, and some candles to set the mood.
Bike and picnic
This one is definitely for those of who reside in warmer regions of the country, but an outdoor Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the one you love without having to fight crowds. Pack a picnic basket, hop on your bikes, and find a shady spot to enjoy each other’s company.
This may seem out of place, but puppies and fluffies incite a level of joy not much else can match. And even if you don’t have a dog, find a local shelter (almost all of them allow volunteers to walk the dogs) and introduce your valentine to a new furry friend.
Head to the theater
No, not the movie theater to see that romantic comedy that’s going to be packed come February 14th. Find a musical or play near you, get dressed up, and enjoy a sophisticated night on the town.
Build a bonfire
It can get pretty chilly on those February nights, and what better way to stay warm than with a roaring fire? Whether it’s just the two of you or a small group, sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows, singing songs, and telling stories is an unforgettable way to spend Valentine’s Day.
What are you and your significant other doing for Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments!