Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and now that New Year’s is officially, well, so last year, you’ve got some time to plan something for your significant other. While I’m a believer in “it’s the thought that counts”, Valentine’s Day has taken the “thought” out of almost everything these days. If you’re not into the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, I totally get it. But, it’s still nice to do something together as a couple once in a while. So, here are seven fun Valentine’s Day activities
Wine & Painting Class
Unleash your creativity with an art class/wine tasting! Classes are usually 21+, and come with a variety of wines or beers for tasting as well as a canvas and painting instruction. After doing one myself, these can be very fun and a relaxing way to spend time with someone you love! To get an idea of what I’m talking about, check out Pinot’s Palette.
Romantic Movies on Netflix
This. Never. Gets. Old. It’s an incredibly cheap option, and allows for a variety of different types of romantic moves. Netflix has been making their own Christmas romance movies, and I’m personally excited to see what they come up with for Valentine’s Day. Make some caramel corn as a sweet treat!
Spa Day for Two
As someone who looooves massage, a couple’s massage can be a treat and a relaxing experience for both people! Some packages even come with massage, manicures, facials, etc. It’s a sure-fire way to pamper the one you love! Can’t spend the money? Learn to give a massage, add some home-made massage oils, and treat your significant other. 😉
While Valentine’s Day hits in the middle of the week this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a weekend of it! Rent an Airbnb in a place you’ve both wanted to visit and stay for the weekend. It doesn’t have to be someplace exotic – heck, it can be an hour from your house! Just being together someplace new, with no home responsibilities and outside of your daily routine can bring you closer together.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not uncommon to have snow or freezing temperatures on Valentine’s Day. Picnics can be fun and romantic, but not when you’re fighting to feel your face, let along use your fingers. An indoor picnic, with a blanket spread out in the living room before a cozy fireplace as your only light source, can still deliver the same romantic feel! Light some candles or use left-over Christmas lights if you don’t have a fireplace.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
Bundle up and hitch a ride. It can be quite nice snuggling up to your significant other in a horse-drawn sleigh, but make sure it’s a sleigh for only two. Bonus points if it’s pulled by reindeer!
Coffee & A Day Trip
Grab a coffee and hit the road for a day! Drive into tiny towns you’ve never been or visit historic areas around your main city. Get out into the country, drive along the coast line. Eat at a little pop-up taco truck. Get a coffee at the local coffee shop. Head over to a local flea market. The possibilities are endless!
It seriously doesn’t get easier than this! Put some effort into a special breakfast, snuggle up, and enjoy each other’s company before your day officially begins. That quality time spent with each other can help set the mood for the remainder of your day!
No matter what you choose to do this Valentine’s Day, just remember to enjoy each other’s company!
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