10+ Best Experience Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Updated: Feb 27
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. That means that most of us are frantically looking for ways to surprise our significant others. Although chocolate is a great valentines gifts, in the end they are usually covered in waste. So, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts that won’t create any clutter but will help you make many happy memories together.
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If you usually work alone and have a kid or two to take care of, having one day just to relax might sound unbelievable. That’s why a spa day is exactly what you need. You can spend a few hours doing absolutely nothing, enjoying your massages, saunas, and jacuzzis with some tea or champagne. Besides, it won’t break the bank, and there is probably a spa center not far away from you.
Although “staycation” did not become the buzzword of 2020, I am sure it was pretty close. A staycation is a vacation that doesn’t involve leaving the area where you live. You can rent a cabin in the woods 2 hours away from you, an apartment in a nearby city, or even a fancy hotel room in your hometown. Seeing your home country from a tourist’s perspective can be really refreshing. Staying in a pretty place where you don’t have to worry about anything is always nice too.
If you live in a place where all you can do outside of your home is literally be outside, you should make the best of it and spend more time in nature. You can drive to the nearest national park, a lake, or a forest and spend a day walking around and taking pictures. But even if you think you don’t have any picturesque places nearby, remember that everything looks pretty during golden hour. And when was the last time you watched the sunrise together?
Attend an Airbnb online experience
Luckily, we live in the 21st century, so we can travel to many places all around the world without even leaving our homes. With Airbnb experiences, you can attend an online event hosted by people in any corner of the world. Does your partner like wine? Get a bottle of their favorite wine and book an online wine class with an Argentinian sommelier. Do they love Mexican cuisine? Make some tacos with a Mexican chef!
You can never have too many high-quality pictures. If your partner loves taking photos, let them choose a venue and a theme, and spend a few hours taking photographs that you’ll have forever. And if they don’t like to have their pictures taken, well, all the more reason for taking some good photos with them.
Tour of a local sports venue
If you have a sports fan at home, chances are they miss watching games and supporting their favorite teams. However, there is still a way to make them happy in quarantine. Most stadiums and sports venues still offer group or individual tours that can help you get to know your local team better. You will also be supporting people who work there, which is a great bonus.
Alright, this one might be a bit different from the others. If your significant other has never mentioned trying therapy, they may take such a gift the wrong way. However, many people want to try therapy but are afraid to take the first step. For couples who have been struggling lately, Valentine’s Day can be a great time to start therapy. After all, Valentine’s Day isn’t about flowers and chocolate. It’s about love, trust, and support. Admitting you need help doesn’t make you weak. It only shows that you really want to make it work.
Hot air balloon ride
Sometimes, all you need to solve a problem is to look at it from a different perspective. So, if you want to do something special with your significant other on Valentine’s Day, go on a hot air balloon ride and look at everything from above.
Sharing a good laugh is always a good idea. Add some humor into your lives and go to a comedy show in your area. It’s a great way to relax and support your local artists, who might even have a special program for Valentine’s Day. If you are in lockdown, check out some online shows or stand up shows on Netflix.
A pottery workshop is a perfect option for people who think they are not good at art. Because I mean, who’s good at pottery? Not many people. Doing something with your hands — and being bad at it — is always relaxing. Besides, you get to keep your creations, which will remind you of that happy day you shared together.