It can be easy to push yourself to make Valentine's Day special with a spectacular gift or gesture, but we want to remind you that the most important gift on Valentine's Day is the time we spend together.
(Although there's certainly nothing wrong with "receiving gifts" as their love language!) Whatever you do on Valentine's Day this year, you can't go wrong with a kind and sweet card.
Need a little help putting your feelings into words?
If food is the way to your lover's heart, a surprise breakfast in bed or a delicious Valentine's dinner at home for two (or both!) could be the way to go.
Try a virtual cooking class for a truly unforgettable meal. Don't you want to clean the kitchen? Order takeout from one of your favorite local restaurants (you can't go wrong with a heart-shaped pizza).
Then put together your best winter outfits (did you say PJ is comfortable on the couch?) and get ready for a Valentine's Day rom-com movie marathon.
1. Play the Game
couple playing backgammon while sitting on chair at home
When was the last time you played a game with two people? Pick a wardrobe favorite or try a new couples game like B. Talk, Seduction, Dare or Our Moment.
2. Create Playlists for Each Other
Take the time to collect each other's playlists on your favorite streaming services. Pick a song that brings back memories of your relationship or just a song that you know your partner will enjoy.
Then pour the wine, turn on the music and remember.
3. Take a Walk
Even if it's cold where you live, a hike to a scenic spot is a great way to kick back and relax this Valentine's Day.
Maybe you have a favorite place to live, or maybe you want to try one of the best hikes in the United States. Either way, you will surely have a lot of fun because you will be in good company.
4. Volunteers Work Together
Hardworking young couple recycling bottles with plastic bags and gloves and smiling. One of the best ways to spend the day together is to decide on a goal you both love and sign up to volunteer.
You will be doing something good for others and yourself because you feel more connected to the community through volunteering.
5. Take an Online Mixology Class
Learn to mix cocktails and become everyone's favorite bartender with award-winning James Beard, pioneer of the New York craft cocktail movement and founder of the world's best bars.
6. Go Stargazing
You don't need a telescope to schedule a stargazing appointment. Just go outside in your own backyard with a warm blanket and use a stargazing app to help you identify the constellations in the night sky.
7. Play Tourist in Your Own City
Is there a tourist attraction in your city that you have always wanted to visit? Or a museum you've never seen?
Be a tourist in your own home and finally check off one or two items on the list that you keep putting off. Take on that role by taking lots of photos throughout the day.
8. Put Waffle Sticks
Is lunch your favorite dish? Build the waffle of your dreams by making DIY waffle sticks. All you need is some waffle batter, a waffle iron, and any toppings you like.
Try the sauteed apples, pears and cranberries shown here.
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