Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day should be fun. Whether you spend it with your partner of two years or your BFFs of 20 years, it’s the perfect time to do whatever makes you feel happy, sexy and, of course, extra. A holiday filled with red hearts, balloons, chocolates and flowers is truly an ideal situation if you allow yourself to lean into the spirit. But you can rid yourself of all the pressure that comes with sticking to more conventional expectations and explore some of our rather uncommon valentines day ideas.
Put together a scrapbook filled with favorite memories.
Showing your partner how much you remember can make Valentine’s Day extra special. Compile favorite photos, tickets from places you’ve traveled, inside jokes you two have, etc., and put it all into a sweetly decorated scrapbook or journal. You two can flip through it over dinner and reminisce about all the good times you’ve shared.
Hang out with your best friends.
Feel free to spread and share the love on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes a double or triple date can be more fun than sticking solo. Head out to your favorite restaurant or bar with your group and celebrate romantic love and friend love at the same time.
Spend the day in bed.
Reserve a day out of Valentine’s week to completely ignore the outside world with your partner. Spending the day in bed is one of the most romantic things we’ve seen in movies and read about in books, so it’s time to try it out in the real world. Turn off your phones and forget about putting real clothes on. Today is not the day.
Set goals for the future.
Think of this like a couple’s vision board. Do you hope to move into a house together in the next five years? Perhaps you’re trying to have a baby soon. Or you could simply wish to go on a romantic tropical vacation in the next year. Whatever goals you two have for your relationship, write them out or collage them together on a poster.
List 14 reasons you love your significant other.
Prepare ahead of time and write out 14 reasons why you adore your partner to celebrate the 14th day of February. Share this list over a candlelit dinner and let the feelings fly. Don’t be afraid to get real and allow your heart to speak fully. Words are sometimes the best gift a person can receive.
Have fun with each other this Valentine’s Day. Do what fits your relationship and show your partner how much you care. We hope you have been inspired by our Uncommon valentines day ideas.