Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your nearest and dearest just how much they mean to you.
Whether you offer to cook them a top-notch meal, take them out for a fine dining experience or buy them the biggest bunch of flowers the florist has to offer, there are a number of ways to say ‘I love you’.
Here we have listed a few of our favorite cute Valentine’s Day ideas, all of which are guaranteed to give you inspiration…
Go bonkers for balloons
Fill your partner’s car or apartment with an array of balloons. From spelling out a cute message to opting for balloons that are shaped like hearts, there are a number of shapes, sizes, and designs to choose from.
Create Valentine’s Day themed cocktails
From choosing drinks that boast an array of pink and red hues, to adding heart-shaped ice cubes to your girlfriend or boyfriend’s favorite cocktail, spending the evening experimenting with different tipples is a fun, romantic activity. It’s also a great activity to get another couple’s involved in – you could even hire a mixologist for the evening!
Make a playlist
Cute Valentine’s Day ideas don’t have to be hugely expensive! If you’re trying to stick to a budget, making your loved one a playlist is a cute, romantic way to show them you’re thinking of them. Pick the songs carefully and choose music that means something to them. This may be a hit from a band you have been to see in concert together, your first dance or a tune that simply reminds you of your love. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could even design the cover for the album.
Flowers that say ‘I love you’
All blooms have different meanings. When choosing flowers for a Valentine’s Day bouquet, it’s always a good idea to do your research first! Pick blooms that symbolize friendship, love, honesty, future, happiness, and romance. Instead of getting the florist to deliver the flowers to the home of the recipient, opt to deliver them to their place of work instead. Arriving at a huge bouquet of flowers on their desk is a surefire way to put a smile on your loved one’s face first thing in the morning!
Dinner with a difference
From dining in the dark to hiring a chef for the evening, there are a number of different ways to enjoy a meal. You may wish to choose a location a little out of the ordinary, such as a rooftop terrace, the beach or alternatively, create your very own romantic picnic spot (complete with candles) in the garden! Just be sure to choose a dish that your date likes!
Create new memories
From yoga in an alternative location to cooking lessons and cocktail making classes, treating your loved one to an experience, as opposed to a physical gift, is a great way to create new memories together. There are an array of options to choose from, some of which are tamer, while others (such as the likes of helicopter rides and quad biking experiences) are more adrenalin-fueled!
Chocolate making class
Instead of giving your girl or buy a box of chocolates, why not book a chocolate making class? This is the perfect gift option for those who have a sweet tooth, it also means they’ll be able to create an artisan collection, using an array of their favorite ingredients.
Wine tasting experience
Embarking on a wine tasting experience with your loved one is a great idea for a date; it’s also the perfect gift idea for those who fancy themselves as somewhat of a wine connoisseur. From trying a variety of wines from different regions to learning more about the foods they pair with, this interesting, yet fun activity makes for a cute Valentine’s Day idea.
Jewelry making class
Enrolling on a jewelry making class so that you can create a special, unique piece for your wife, girlfriend, a boyfriend of a husband is a thoughtful way to show them just how much they mean to you. Making your own piece will allow you to tailor it to the recipient, through using their favorite metals, stones, and hues.
From emblazoning pajamas with your loved one’s face to adding their initials to a nightshirt, personalized pajamas are an extremely cute Valentine’s gift idea. You can be as creative or classy as you like – either way, they’re guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face!
This is a great one for the girly girl in your life. However, instead of just buying the make-up, why not treat them to a makeover. This way you can ensure they invest in the correct products, a study which tones suit their skin, and best of all, learn how to apply them to create a variety of different looks! They may even wish to take a few friends along for the experience.
Whether they have a sweet or savory tooth, a food hamper brimming with an assortment of treats makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! From ales and cheeses to chocolates and champagne, when creating a DIY hamper, you can tailor the contents to suit the recipient’s taste! You don’t even have to opt for food and can instead add the likes of bath oils, make-up, candles, gardening gear or stationary. This is an ideal gift option for guys and girls!
This is the perfect gift idea for those who enjoy adrenalin-fueled activities. A track day in a supercar is sure to put an excited smile on the face of your loved one, whilst promising a fun day out for all! If the track is a little way from your hometown, you may wish to combine this cute Valentine’s Day idea with a weekend away.
If you think we’ve missed out one of your favorite ideas for the special day, we’d love to hear about your cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas so we can share them with our readers.
Author: Sarah Marsalle
Sarah Marsalle is a dedicated gifting expert since 2016. She helps people to do, say and give in more gracious and loving way. She is a guru in gift traditions and has thousands of ideas for any and all important events in life.