Valentine’s day is tomorrow and we know you are eager to make your partner feel how much you love them, ready with your box of chocolates and bouquet of the rose idea. Maybe some people have gone further booking tickets for a movie or an expensive dining out. But hold up. Traditional things like giving gifts, roses, dining out, web series, or movie marathons are great ideas but sometimes you need to think out of the box. After all, it is a special day for your special one right? Get creative this week and pull some inspiration from this list of Valentine's Day activities that make for creative and unique experiences your loved ones will appreciate and bring that head-over-heels magic back into life.
1. Play Games
When was the last time you two played a game together? Be it online or a typical board game, it helps in improving communication and teamwork. If they are too boring for you can get various couple games from Instagram or Youtube like ‘Talk’, ‘Flirt’, ‘Dare’, or ‘our moments’. You can add your special twists and turns if you like to make the game even more interesting. Why not try a new game that neither of you has played before? This can be a great opportunity to learn something new together and create new memories.
Games can be a great way to take a break from the stress of everyday life and just relax and enjoy each other's company. Whether you're playing a game of Monopoly or just chatting while playing a video game, the goal is to have fun and enjoy each other's company.
2. Make a Playlist
Take some time out and make a playlist to celebrate the moment of your love. Songs can be a great medium to exchange feelings and for some, it all started with a song. We all have some memories stuck with songs. Alternatively, choose those special ones into your love playlist, pour some wine, turn on the music, and spend quality time in the alleys of reminisce.
Here are a few English romantic songs that you can consider adding to your Valentine's Day playlist:
"At Last" by Etta James
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
"Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
"L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole
"You Are the Love of My Life" by Sam Cooke
"My Girl" by The Temptations
"You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
"Love on Top" by Beyonce
"I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles
For Hindi, Songs Playlist check out the below video.
These songs are just a few suggestions, feel free to add any songs that are meaningful to you and your partner!
3. Photo Albums
Going through your favorite pictures together riles up too many emotions at the same time. Go grab that scrapbook or album and sit with your partner surfing through the waves of nostalgia. Even better if you pick up your wedding album because an Indian wedding holds so many special moments to cherish for the rest of your life. If you are not married and have yet not started an album of yours, start it this valentine, and the next year when you look back at it, it will be worth it.
Here are a few creative ideas for a Valentine's Day photo album:
A timeline of your relationship: Create a photo album that showcases the journey of your relationship from the beginning to the present day. This could include photos from your first date, special moments, and milestones.
A love letter photo album: Write a love letter to your partner and accompany it with photos that reflect the moments and memories you wrote about.
A travelogue: If you and your partner love to travel, consider creating a photo album that showcases your favorite travel memories together.
A picture-perfect date: Plan a special date just for the two of you, and take photos throughout the day to capture all of the special moments.
A self-portrait album: Take a series of self-portraits together and create an album that showcases your love and affection for each other.
A theme-based album: Choose a theme that reflects your relationship, such as "adventure," "romance," or "laughter," and create an album that showcases photos that fit that theme.
A surprises and gifts album: Create a photo album that showcases the special surprises and gifts that you have given to each other throughout your relationship.
A happy moments album: Fill an album with photos of the moments that make you both happy and bring a smile to your faces.
No matter what type of photo album you choose to create, the important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process of creating something special together.
4. Recreate Your First Date
Whether you’ve been together for two months or 20 years, your first date was surely a smoking hot oven. Even if it was a comedy of errors, it still ignited something! Those small jitters, nervousness, and small talk certainly hold some special moments of your love. Recreate the magic by visiting the same place wearing that same outfit and seeing for yourself how one box leads to another box of memories one after the other.
Here are a few tips to help you plan and make the most of this special occasion:
Plan ahead: Take the time to think about the details of your first date and what made it special. Consider factors like the location, food, and activities, and plan to recreate them as closely as possible.
Get dressed up: Just like your first date, make an effort to dress up nicely for this occasion. This will help set the mood and bring back the excitement and romance of that special day.
Surprise your partner: If you can, try to plan a few surprises for your partner throughout the evening. This could be something as simple as a special gift or a surprise dessert, or something more elaborate like a scavenger hunt.
Recreating your first date can be a fun and romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day, and a great opportunity to relive the magic and love that started it all.
5. Couple’s Vision Board
Talking about and planning the future together is a great sign that you are in a healthy relationship. It is also a great way to bond on a deeper level as well. Take this day to sit together and plan the rest of the 365 days full of fun and adventure. Sometimes to complete a bucket list, you need to make one first. This improves communication as well and you will come to know a lot about the wishes and choices of your partner.
Here's how you can create one together:
Gather materials: You will need a poster board, scissors, magazines, glue, and any other decorations you'd like to use.
Set your intentions: Start by discussing your goals and aspirations for the future, both as individuals and as a couple. What do you want to achieve together? What are your dreams and desires for your relationship, your career, your health, and your home life?
Cut out images and words: Start flipping through magazines and cutting out images and words that resonate with your goals and aspirations. These can be anything that inspires you, from romantic getaways to new homes to personal achievements.
Arrange your vision board: Once you have your materials, start arranging them on the poster board. You can create separate sections for your individual goals and aspirations, or you can combine them into one cohesive vision board that represents your shared goals.
Decorate your vision board: Use markers, stickers, and other decorations to add some extra flair to your vision board. You can also write affirmations and motivational quotes to help keep you inspired and focused.
Display your vision board: Once your vision board is complete, find a place where you can display it and where you can both see it every day. This can help you stay focused on your goals and aspirations and keep your love and relationship strong.
Creating a couple's vision board can be a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Valentine's Day and set intentions for your future together. It's a great opportunity to connect with your partner, discuss your hopes and dreams, and create a shared vision for your lives together.
6. Couple’s Therapy
If you have never been to any psychologist or psychiatrist before, it might be time that you visit one. No don’t worry, we are not declaring you mad. There is a very wrong notion that goes with psychiatrists and psychologists. This valentine, let’s break that taboo. Every couple needs a counseling session sometimes even when everything seems all right or going smoothly. Several team-building exercises and advice from a psychologist can help you know and understand each other better.
Couples therapy can be a valuable tool for improving communication and resolving conflicts in relationships. If you're considering couples therapy for Valentine's Day, take the time to prepare, focus on communication, and be patient and committed to the process.
Discuss the idea of therapy with your partner and see if they're open to it. Be honest and transparent about your reasons for wanting to go to therapy, and make sure your partner understands that it's a safe and supportive space to work on your relationship.
7. Walk a Dog at Adoption Centre
There are a lot of adoption centers near you filled with puppies and dogs who need a good owner. You might not be able to adopt one but you can surely share some part of your time with these poor souls. You might play with them or take them on a walk. This will not only make your valentine’s day extra special but also fill you with inner peace and satisfaction.
8. Go Volunteering
Give back to your community on Valentine’s Day by volunteering at a local animal shelter, preparing meals for the homeless together, picking up trash at the local park, or committing to doing some other activity or another community organization or nonprofit. It’s a great way to bond with your partner and spread the love you share.
9. Ditch the Car
Yeah, it is all good to go on a scenic tour or road trip but this Valentine ditch the car and look at your city or town with fresh eyes by getting out and exploring it like tourists. Wander the main street and check out kitschy shops, check out local landmarks, or just take a meandering walk through an area you don't usually explore to gain a fresh perspective and some quality time.
10. A Night under the Stars
You can go camping or just set up for a few hours at night in a location where the stars are visible. Many nearby small locations provide a stunning view of the night sky filled with glittering stars. You can rent a tent for a better experience and enjoy the stars camping barbeques and some good quality booze.
Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your starry night:
Set up a cozy campsite: If you're feeling adventurous, set up a cozy campsite in a remote location and spend the night camping under the stars. Bring a tent, sleeping bags, and a campfire to keep you warm and comfortable.
Stargaze with telescopes: If you're interested in astronomy, bring along a telescope to stargaze and admire the night sky. Take turns pointing out constellations and planets, and learn about the stars and the universe together.
Have a movie night: Set up a projector and screen and enjoy a movie under the stars. Pick a romantic movie or one of your favorites to watch together.
Write love letters: Write love letters to each other, expressing your feelings and sharing your hopes and dreams for the future. Read them aloud under the stars, and cherish the memories of this special night.
Make s'mores: If you have a campfire, make s'mores and enjoy the sweet treats together. Sipping hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows is a perfect way to end a night under the stars.
Spending a night under the stars is a unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Whether you set up a campsite, stargaze with telescopes, have a movie night, write love letters, or make s'mores, the important thing is to spend quality time together and make memories that will last a lifetime.
11. Take a Bath Together
What’s better after a tiring day of adventure and fun than having a romantic bath together? Turn on the warm water, add your favorite essential oil or bath bomb, and watch stress just melt away. Oh, and don't skip the aromatherapy candles and relaxing music. Get yourselves some champagne or wine and get lost in each other.
Here are a few ideas for making the most of your bath time together:
Set the mood: Create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere by dimming the lights, lighting candles, and playing soft music. Make sure the temperature of the water is comfortable for both of you.
Add some bubbles: Make the bath even more luxurious by adding bubble bath, bath salts, or essential oils. Choose scents that you both enjoy and that promote relaxation.
Share conversation: Use this time to catch up and talk about your day, your plans, or your feelings. Share your thoughts and feelings with each other and enjoy each other's company.
Give each other massages: Take turns giving each other massages, using bath oils or bubble bath for added relaxation. Focus on each other's stress points and take the time to pamper each other.
Sip on champagne: Raise a glass of champagne to toast to your love and your relationship. Sipping champagne together can add an extra touch of romance to the evening.
The important thing is to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere and to focus on spending quality time together.
There is no right way to celebrate valentine’s day but if you are out of ideas, then this list might save you as well as impress your partner. Nothing extravagant or costly, some even cost nothing at all but the smile it will put up on both of your faces will be priceless. All set for the plans but what to wear? We are always ready to help you with your outfit and grooming tips. Book a one-on-one session with our experts and get it all sorted for the special day. Join our Whatsapp community, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribe to our youtube channel to stay updated on men’s fashion and grooming.