Top 21 romantic ideas for couples to celebrate Valentines Day

February 11, 2021

If food is the way to your honey's heart, a surprise breakfast in bed or a fancy, at-home Valentine's Day dinner for two (or both!) might be the way to go. Try a virtual cooking class for a truly unforgettable meal. Not in the mood to clean up the kitchen? Order takeout from one of your favorite restaurants near you (you can't go wrong with a heart-shaped pizza). Then cozy up together in your winter finest (did you say comfy PJs on the sofa?) and settle in for a romantic Valentine's Day movie marathon. No matter how you choose to celebrate, we've rounded up a list of some of the absolute best things to do with your spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend for a memorable Valentine's Day 2021.

1. Go for a drive.

No destination? No problem. All you need for this fun Valentine's Day activity is a sense of adventure and a full tank of gas! You'll both get out of your comfort zones while you explore new terrain. There's no telling what you might stumble across.


2. Make playlists for each other. - Music bonds couples

couple listening to music while sitting on bed at home. Spend some time putting together playlists for each other on your favorite streaming service. Choose songs that spark memories of your relationship or simply tunes you know your significant other will love. Then pour some wine, turn on the music, and reminisce.


3. Take a hike.

Even if it's cold where you live, taking a scenic hike is a great way to unplug and unwind this Valentine's Day. Maybe there's a favorite spot where you live, or you might want to try one of the best hikes in the U.S. Either way, you're bound to have a fun time because you're in great company.


4. Take an online mixology class.

Learn how to craft cocktails with a James Beard honoree who has been at the forefront of the NYC craft cocktail movement and the founder of the world’s best bar, and become each other's favorite bartender.


5. Book a staycation in your city.

Is there a landmark in your town that you've always wanted to visit? Or a museum you've never seen? Become tourists in your own home and finally check off one or two of those bucket list items you keep putting off. Get into the role by snapping tons of pictures throughout the day.


6. Make a scrapbook of your relationship.

Even partners who aren't so into crafts will get a kick out of this fun activity. Gather up photos of your relationship, old ticket stubs, and meaningful receipts, and make a beautiful book that you'll both treasure!

7. Bake something sweet, caramel chocolate walnut thumbprint cookie

Baking is a fun way to spend more time with your significant other. And you'll have a sweet reward to enjoy together, like these Caramel-Chocolate-Walnut Thumbprint Cookies.


8. Play a game.

couple playing backgammon while sitting on armchair at home. When was the last time you played a game with just the two of you? Pick a favorite from the closet, or try a new couple's themed game, like Talk, Flirt, Dare or Our Moments.


9. Enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting.

Wine and chocolate: Both delicious on their own, but even better together! Base your tasting off our easy-to-follow chocolate and wine pairings guide, or make up your own!


10. Craft something together.

Try your hand at some DIY Valentine's Day crafts at home. Consider an art project that you can hang somewhere in the house or craft creative picture frames for favorite photos.


11. Cook dinner together.

A special home-cooked meal can be so much more romantic than going out to eat at a super busy restaurant. Even if one of you doesn't have chef-worthy skills, you can still make a memorable dinner you'll both enjoy.

12. Express love through words - Write love letters to each other.

If you've never done it before, now's the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them.


13. Watch a romantic movie together with popcorn. Binge watching is allowed.

Grab the popcorn and settle in on the couch for an evening filled with your favorite rom-coms, like these favorite Valentine's Day movies.


14. Go on a date night.

Pretend like you're in the City of Love this Valentine's Day. Make sweet (or savory!) crepes, share a bottle of wine, and put on some romantic music to set the tone.


15. Take a trip.

Take a day or an entire weekend and venture to a destination neither of you have been before. You'll get out of your comfort zone and have a fabulous time doing it!


16. Take a bubble bath together.

For a bubble bath worthy of a honeymoon suite, surround the tub with candles, sprinkle rose petals in the water, and set a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne within arm's reach.


17. Practice yoga together.

Enjoy some Zen time together while stretching and breathing in sync.


18. Take a class together.

Is there a skill you both want to brush up on? Learning something new together is a great way to bond. Try a cooking class, dance lesson, or golf clinic, or visit masterclass.com for more ideas.


19. Dance over some music.

Who cares if you (or he) can't carry a tune in a bucket? Have fun singing duets like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' "Islands in the Stream," Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis's "Cruisin'," "You're the One That I Want" from Grease, or check out this list of the best country love songs for more inspiration.


20. Treat each other with favourite food

If there's ever a time to make heart-shaped food, well, this is it! Pizza, strawberry pie, eggs in a basket, cupcakes... your imagination's the limit on this one. Or, take the low-effort route and order a heart-shaped pizza.


21. Give each other a massage.

Grab a bottle of body oil, set the mood with candles and soft background music, and give your partner at least 30 minutes of massage therapy. They can thank you by returning the favor.

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