Creative Valentine’s Gifts (That Are Better Than Flowers!)

Creative Valentine’s Gifts (That Are Better Than Flowers!)

Posted by Lazy One on 12th Feb 2024

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! Whether you're celebrating with a long-time partner, a new flame, or even just treating yourself, there are countless options for gifts for Valentine’s Day that go beyond the typical flowers and chocolate. From thoughtful gifts to memorable activities, here are 10 ideas to inspire your Valentine's Day celebration:

Gift Ideas and Activities For Couples

Flowers and chocolates are always nice, but let’s face it: flowers die and chocolates are eaten and then they’re gone. Memories, however, last on and on, and the experiences that build those memories are building your relationship. If you’re in a rut, why not try some new, creative ideas?

1. Reenact Your First Date

Reenacting your first date is a great way to bring back that spark and remind you why they’re the “pun” for you! Where did you go? What did you eat? Recreating those first moments of your relationship will remind you of how—and why—you fell in love in the first place.

2. Have a Staycation

Send the kids to another location and have a romantic evening at home, just the two of you. Get takeout and eat in front of the fire—or you could even camp out in your living room with a tent, make some s’mores, and share sweet memories (and even sweeter kisses)! Set up a few candles if you don’t have a fireplace, and snuggle up in some  cute Valentine’s Day pajamas with your special someone.

3. Take a Walk

Seriously, don’t underestimate the romantic nature of walking together, hand in hand—it’s invigorating and free of distractions so you can really connect. Bundle up if you live in a cold climate, and come home to mugs of steaming hot chocolate.

4. Make it Musical

At the risk of sounding old…I come from the era of cassette tapes. And, back in the day, nothing was better than getting a love song mix tape from that special someone! And although the cassette tape is no more, music remains powerfully connected to our emotions and memories. So make a playlist of meaningful songs that you and your Valentine can enjoy together. They’ll surely know how “nuts” you are about them!

5. Let Loose Your Inner Masseuse

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give—and receive—epic massages. (And if you don’t know how…well, that’s what books and YouTube are for!) Get some oils, light some candles, put on some music, and send your sweetheart to a blissful state. Trust us – it’s a “beary” good time for everyone!

Ideas For Children

Looking to make Valentine's Day extra special for the little ones? We've got you covered! We've created a list of fun and creative activities that are perfect for kids to enjoy on Valentine's Day. From crafting homemade Valentines to enjoying a festive breakfast, these activities are sure to spark joy and create lasting memories for children of all ages. Spread some love and laughter with these kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities:

1. Have a Heart Pancake Breakfast

Surprise your little ones with a sweet and delicious treat this Valentine's Day by serving up some heart-shaped pancakes! These fluffy delights are not only adorable but also super easy to make. Simply whip up your favorite pancake batter, pour it into a heart-shaped mold, or use a cookie cutter to shape the pancakes as they cook on the griddle. Top them off with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, and some fresh berries for an extra special touch.

2. Make Homemade Valentines

The very best presents are homemade—our awkward, artistic attempts to show how we feel through stickers and stamps, crayons, and construction paper. However it’s packaged and put together, let’s express our feelings to our family and not just assume they know how much we love them!

3. Have a Family Candlelight Dinner

Gather your loved ones around the table for a heartwarming and memorable family dinner this Valentine's Day. Set the mood with flickering candles, soft music, and maybe even some festive decorations to create a cozy atmosphere. Prepare a delicious meal together, such as homemade lasagna, or have a gourmet pizza night with personalized toppings. What better way to show them they’ve stolen a “pizza” your heart? Take this opportunity to share stories, laugh, and simply enjoy each other's company!

4. Hold a Family Dance

Another great family activity for Valentine’s Day is to hold a family dance. Decorate your space with festive hearts and colorful streamers (which you can find at the dollar store). You can even hang flashlights from the ceiling for “mood” lighting and have refreshments! Create a special playlist to provide music for the occasion and dance the night away – make sure to include everything from the YMCA and the chicken dance to cha-chas and romantic slow songs.

5. Look for the Lonely

Even though Valentine’s Day can be super fun, it can also be a very painful holiday for some. Consider thinking of someone who might be having an extra lonely time and leave something on their doorstep—a note, a flower, something—so they know that they are loved on Valentine’s Day. You could even leave a plate of homemade Valentine's Day cookies! The great thing about this activity is that you get to spend precious time with your kiddos making the cookies, and you get the gratification of helping others.

Creating Lasting Memories with Loved Ones this Valentine's Day

We hope some of these ideas will inspire you to fall in love with Valentine’s Day this year. After all, love is the very best reason to celebrate. Don’t forget to shop LazyOne for matching pajamas for couples and cozy apparel with original designs – we have plenty of options for the whole family!