20+ Ideas for a Heartfelt Valentine's Day

Cupid-Approved Ways to Show Some LUV

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate loved ones. Whether you want to show affection to your significant other, kid(s), parent(s) or someone else you cherish, we’ve got 20+ simple, yet thoughtful suggestions for spreading the love. 

Pro Tip: Don't forget to celebrate your besties on Galentine's Day (Feb 13), too – here are some fun ideas!

heartfelt ideas for Valentine's Day

Heartfelt Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

  • LUV Letters: Give handwritten letters to your Valentines to remind them how much they mean to you.
  • LUV Notes: Write sweet messages on sticky notes and leave them all over the house.
  • Blissful B-in-B: Serve breakfast or brunch in bed – don’t forget the coffee or mimosas (or juice for the little ones)!
  • DIY Decor: Make paper hearts or roses – write sweet messages on them and use string or clothespins to hang them, or cut out enough hearts to cover the kitchen table or your SO’s work desk.
  • Sweet Treats: Bake something sweet for your sweeties.
  • Cherishable Treasure: Make a memory book together – add pictures and write down memories or feelings of those times, include drawings, memorabilia from events or souvenirs from vacations. Get creative!
  • Chocolate Craze: Get chocolate-dipping crazy with fruit, pretzels, marshmallows, rice crispy treats, whatever you want to transform into chocolate yumminess – make sweet treat bags for your lovelies, or have them join in the dipping fun for a lovely family activity!
  • Affectionate Adventure: Go on a hike or bike ride – pack lunch, take a blanket, and find a scenic spot to chow down on heart-shaped treats.
  • Sweetsational Spa Day: Pamper your loved ones with a DIY spa day – use face masks, make a bubble bath, and have a relaxing Valentine's Day. 
  • Loving Playlist: Create a playlist of songs that hold sentimental value for you and your significant other or family.
  • Heartwarming Outing: Go on a scenic walk or drive together – visit places that are special to you and your family.

family walk

  • Heartfelt Greetings: Make homemade greeting cards with a special message for each one of your true loves. 
  • Fondue Fun: Whether you're planning a romantic meal for two or family fun, fondue will melt your hearts and create a deliciously interactive experience that brings everyone together. Get fondue recipes, ideas, and tips here!
  • Sweet & Silly Scavenging: Plan a Valentine-themed scavenger hunt at home or in your neighborhood – include candy and sweet messages with each clue.
  • Lovey-Dovey Dinner: Make a special Valentine’s dinner with loved ones, or skip the kitchen, pick up dinner from your favorite local spot or spots (support local!) and have a takeout fest! 
  • Snugglelicious Sky Gazing: Watch the sunrise or the sunset with your loved ones, or have a quiet night of stargazing from your backyard or nearby dark sky park. Pro Tip: There are numerous phone apps for stargazing that help spot specific stars and constellations.
  • Precious Picnic: Plan a special picnic at a picturesque location like a nearby park, beach, botanical garden, or other scenic spot. 
  • Lovely Learning: Participate in a Valentine's-Day-themed class (cooking, painting, crafting, dancing) together.
  • Cuddletastic Cinema Night: Host a movie marathon, complete with popcorn and your favorite candy, and watch a couple of your favorite Romance movies or Rom-Coms.
  • Gleeful Getaway: Go on a weekend trip or take a staycation – find a cabin in the woods for some privacy or treat yourselves at a local hotel that offers room service.
  • Sweet Dreams: Plan a dream vacation together. Where have you and your partner or family dreamt of visiting? Take steps to make it happen, including setting the dates. YOLO!
  • Fondue Fun: Whether you're planning a romantic night for two or a family fun night, fondue will melt your hearts and create a deliciously interactive experience that brings everyone together. 
  • Heart-melting Memory Lane: Look through old photos or watch home videos to reminisce about your relationship.


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