Valentine’s Day: Thinking Outside the Box
Unique Gift Ideas to Make This Valentine’s Day Memorable
Celebrate Love in Creative Ways on Valentine’s Day
Unconventional Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Ten Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a time of love, where people exchange gifts to show their affection for one another. While traditional gifts like plush toys, roses, and candy are popular, why not try something different this year? Think outside the box and give a gift that is unique and memorable. Here are ten ideas to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
1. Put Together a “Date in a Box”
Create a gift box or basket filled with everything needed for the perfect date night. For movie lovers, include a couple of DVDs and some gourmet popcorn toppings. Wine aficionados can enjoy their favorite wine with cheese, bread, olive oil, and candles. Add a personal touch and make it more romantic by including handwritten love notes and small gifts like little trinkets, chocolates, or flowers.
2. Sponsor an Animal
Spread love and care for other species by making a donation to a charitable organization that helps animals in need. Whether it is a local pet shelter or a wildlife rehab center, this donation will provide medical care and sanctuary for animals, including elephants, dolphins, sun bears, and wolves.
3. Make Chocolate “Sushi” Together
For a fun, unique dessert, create faux sushi bites made of white chocolate, shredded coconut, or crispy rice and marshmallow mixture shaped like maki rolls or nigiri. For the “nori,” use strips of dark chocolate, and try out different fillings and toppings like mango, pineapple, and crushed raspberries.
4. Name a Star After Your Sweetheart
Expand on this idea by getting the star’s coordinates etched into matching jewelry that only you two share. This is a timeless piece of jewelry that they will cherish forever.
5. Have a Midnight Picnic
Have a romantic indoor picnic either as a surprise or planned. Spread a blanket on the living room floor, light some candles, and share your favorite snacks. This low-cost and fun idea can be done with your beloved or with your children.
6. Make Some Hair Jewelry
Create a unique piece of jewelry made of your partner’s hair using a brooch or a ring. This idea appeals to goths and can be a beautiful way to celebrate your loved one.
7. Take a Dance Class Together
Take a dance class together with your partner. From salsa, tango, swing, or ballroom, find a dance class that encourages you two to have fun together and be close to one another.
8. Grow a Tree to Plant in the Spring
Start planting a tree indoors to transplant later in the year. This tree-growing kit is a unique way to show your love by leaving a lasting impact on the environment.
9. Have a Marathon of the Worst “Romantic” Films Ever
Watch the cheesiest, most cringe-worthy romantic films on Netflix together and make fun of how bad they are. Strengthen your bond through groaning and wincing as you watch the worst romantic comedies the film industry has ever produced.
10. Do Absolutely Nothing.
Take a cue from Alice in Wonderland’s “Un-Birthday” party and have an “Un-Valentine’s Day.” Relax and don’t do anything special on that day. Make up for it by doing adorable things for your partner on each of the remaining 364 days of the year.
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and there are many ways to express that love outside of traditional gifts. Creating a “date in a box,” sponsoring an animal, making chocolate “sushi” together, or naming a star after your sweetheart are just a few unique ideas to celebrate love in creative ways. Whether it is a romantic evening, a fun activity, or a unique piece of jewelry, these ideas will make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.