The official arrival of the new year means one key thing when it comes to gifts for couples: if you're part of a pair, you best be planning Valentine's Day gifts for the one you're sweetest on!
Maybe your idea of that great gift for him or her means finding fun, romantic things to do as a couple, that go beyond the typical date night. Or maybe it's wrapping up a present that has sentimental value. Maybe it's even a little of both!
Whatever type of Valentine's Day ideas you might be searching for (and whoever you may be buying for: husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, even a best friend or favorite two-some), these unique gifts for couples are a top-notch place to start! From beautiful bling to bold adventures and plenty of other gift ideas in-between — you're guaranteed to make romantic memories that last far beyond the 14th of February's celebration.
Things to Do for Valentine's Day as a Couple
1. Hot Air Balloon Rides
It doesn't get much more enchanting than gift experiences for couples like this! Treat a boyfriend or girlfriend to a Valentine's Day gift that offers the most tranquil way to start or finish a beautiful day. With options like sunrise and sunset flights, as well as private or shared baskets, you're bound to have a Saturday to remember!
2. Furry Friend Addition
This is a great gift for couples who are true-blue 'long-term' goers, and are ready to let their love branch out a bit. Adopt a four-legged friend from a local shelter into your home! The gesture will fill your heart with even more unconditional love than you ever thought possible. Of course, any variety of critter will do — the important thing is that you make the pet-adoption move together.
3. DIY Jewelry, Home Décor & More
If you're looking for unique things to do as a couple for Valentine's Day, you certainly found a winner! This is a great gift for couples who want something to double as a fun date. Businesses that offer crafts 'n' cocktail combos are booming in nearly every major city. Let the creative juices (and libations) flow, as you make your special someone some bling, give a glassblowing class a go, work on a wooden accent piece together, paint new kitchen canvas décor, and more — depending on what's available in your area.
4. Scenic Dinner Cruises
This Valentine's Day gift idea is the very definition of romance. Dress in chic attire; board a luxury yacht; enjoy live background music and/or DJs spinnin' tunes; dine on delicious cuisine and sip cash bar beverages. Stroll the ship's deck watching the sunset or admiring a city skyline, and dance the night away! Need we say more? Give the outing on Valentine's Day itself as a gift for a couple, husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend; then enjoy the flexibility to use it for a fun date idea at a later time.
5. No-Phone Zone
This is a top gift idea for couples who are craving some serious quality time together. Decide on any number of things to do for Valentine's Day... and leave your cell phones tucked away as you do them (as far out of sight and out of mind as possible)! Whether it's watching a movie or cooking at home, or going out to dinner and strolling the town — unplug from technology altogether, and reconnect with your special someone, void of distractions.
6. Get Crafty in the Kitchen
Winter is an ideal time to let yourself think comfort-food thoughts again. So as Valentine's Day's brisk air lingers on, try a few new recipes to cozy up with! Do some cooking together, and make a delicious dinner spread, complemented with a nice bottle of wine. Or whip up some fun dessert creations that out-do any store-bought box of chocolates, like chocolates-dipped pretzels or strawberries. The time well-spent together as a couple will make for the best Valentine's Day gift of all.
7. Mushy Events
For extra-romantic things to do for Valentine's Day, take advantage of local happenings that embrace the chilly season. Explore museums, try local wine tasting events, attend heart-warming fundraisers, watch too many rom-coms, go ice skating, hold hands with mittens, and much more!
Winter is prime-time for delicious, hop-infused brews like lagers amber ales! Not to mention, nothing sings romance more like red wine. Buy a swanky bottle to enjoy at home together. Or treat yourselves to a relaxed sampling tour for a unique things to do for Valentine's Day as a couple. Plan it casually on your own, or sign up for a formal city tour by foot, bike or even boat!
9. Amusement Park
For those daring duos who want to stay young at heart (and lucky enough to live in a warmer area), look no further than this Valentine's Day gift idea for a boyfriend or girlfriend. Take in the rides, the shows, the people-watching, and all the enticing junk food you can handle! And delight in a day together that comes full of squeals, screams, hand-holding, hugs, ride-rushes, games, and mushy romance.
If you're looking for super-thrills and the amusement park just won't cut it anymore — it may be time to try something more adrenaline-infused! Take your relationship to the next level with exhilarating experience gifts for couples that put 'trust falls' to shame. Give bold new outings like skydiving, white water rafting, aerobatic biplane rides, ziplining, rock climbing, and more a go together!
11. Spa-ahhh Escape
This is one of the best gift experiences for couples out there! Because even amid all of the swooning and romance, fun dates and dinners out, and time well spent together... It's also pivotal for pairs to enjoy some quality down-time together or solo, immersed in complete R 'n' R to hit the reset button. So spoil 'em silly with a Valentine's Day gift that's all about spa-tastic serenity.
12. Personalized Keepsakes
While Cloud 9 Living is, obviously, a big fan of experience gifts and 'intangible' activities that leave couples with special memories to share — a personalized present is sometimes the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Maybe Saturday is busy, or reservations are over-booked, or you two just need a quiet afternoon or evening in. A custom keepsake is a beautiful way to commemorate memories that you've already made together!
13. Race Car Driving
Love is generally a two-way street… unless you're dukin' it out around a race track! Cloud 9 Living's collection of racing experiences offer incredible gifts for couples who share a mutual need for speed. Challenge your significant other to go lead foot -to- lead foot for Valentine's Day in cars like stock, Indy, dragster and exotic varieties — all on real, professional-circuit race tracks!
Treat your favorite foodies to memorable Valentine's Day gifts for couples that are of the "eat, drink and enjoy" variety!
Wish a twosome a happy Valentine's Day together, with a gourmet gift that says "bon appetit!" Stroll through city streets on a food tour or try a culinary class, featuring only the most delectable sweet and savory bites. Choose from tasty topics like chocolate, desserts, sushi, wok specialties, cocktails, artisanal cheeses, craft beer, wine, pastries, cultural cuisine, local fare, and more!
Or enjoy gourmet goodness surrounded by the romantic ambiance of the water. Venture aboard a lunch, dinner or brunch cruise for delectable dishes, stunning shoreline views, dazzling entertainment, dancing, cash bars, and snazzy upgrade options. Want to please a favorite pair of palates in the comfort of home? Private chef services and cooking experiences make fantastic Valentine's Day gifts for couples to enjoy in a private residence or a preferred venue.
If leisurely strolling along rolling fairways is a happy couple's preferred calm, give them a golf experience that keeps on giving. Choose from outings featured at some of the nation's most impressive golf resorts. Your lucky recipients will play rounds on renowned courses, scoring a lifetime of 'par-fect' memories.
And for a whimsical wander, far from the hustle and bustle of the world, nothing beats a serene sail through the sky aboard a hot air balloon, helicopter tour, or scenic biplane ride.Or wander across the water by the magic of a majestic tall ship sail. Choose from outings by day or night. Enjoy the luxury of sipping on fine wine or a refreshing brew while sailing into a beautiful sunset.
Of course, nothing beats a traditional retreat to the spa for the perfect balance of romance and relaxation. With pampering options from head to toe, your pair can enjoy perfect Valentine's Day gifts for couples like massages and other unique treatments and services.