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Valentine’s Day can be full of clichés. We often do the same things year after year and give the same gifts. I’ve been married now for 10 years so we’ve had a lot of Valentine’s Days. While doing the same thing year after year is okay, it’s more exciting to try new things.
This year we are going to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m a huge Shakespeare fan so I’m very excited. This is not as much of my husband’s thing but he likes to do different things. We are also going to a nice dinner at one of his favorite restaurants before hand. We’ve never seen this play and we haven’t been to the theatre where it’s being performed so it’s a new experience for us.
If you do the same thing each year and give the same kinds of gifts, try something new this year. It’s fun to experience new things together and if it’s something unique you’ll remember it more clearly.
Need some ideas to help you out? Here are some of my picks for fun and uncommon Valentine’s Day dates and gifts.
Uncommon Gift Ideas
Flowers, candy, and jewelry are great but it’s also fun to find really unique gifts. I’ve found some really neat gifts for my husband at UncommonGoods, he has also gotten me many wonderful gifts from there.
I looked through some of the Valentine’s Day gifts on UncommonGoods the other day and found some really great ideas. I even pinned several to a private gift idea Pinterest board I have. Be sure to click here to see these gifts and others.
What I Love About You by Me Book | Whiskey Stones and Gift Set | Spa in a Bag
Love Grows Here Terrarium | Heart Vases | Telepathy Game
Custom Street Map Puzzle | Wishing Ball | Herb Heirloom Seed Kit
Uncommon Date Ideas
First Valentine’s Day Date
If you have been in your current relationship for awhile it can be a lot of fun to recreate your first Valentine’s Day together. Plus since you’ve already had this date it’s pretty much pre-planned for you!
Skip the Crowds and Have a Fun Date at Home
Restaurants can be very busy on Valentine’s Day. If crowds aren’t your thing why not stay home. You can cook a meal together or one can cook and the other can plan the rest of the evening. The options for this are endless.
Have a Fondue Party for Two
This idea kind of goes along with the date night at home idea, why not have some fondue? You can have several fondue courses or just one, whatever you prefer. You can even make another date night out of going to the store together and picking out your ingredients.
Instead of Dinner, Go Out for Brunch
Dinner is the common meal to share on Valentine’s Day but how about brunch instead? Or you could make a whole day of it and do both!
Go to a Local Spa for a Little Pampering
Seems like we are all overly stressed these days so a day at the spa could be perfect. Book some couples treatments and spend the day relaxing together.
Visit a Local Museum
Exploring a local museum is a fun and relaxing way to spend the day. Pick one you haven’t gone to before or maybe it’s just been awhile. Take your time and discuss the exhibits together.
Host a Wine Tasting at Your House
We don’t often think of having group dates on Valentine’s Day but this can be a lot of fun. Each couple can bring their favorite wine and an appetizer for everyone to enjoy. Click here for some unique wine glass to make the party even more fun.
Have a Progressive Dinner with Friends
Another fun group date idea is to have a progressive dinner. Each couple hosts one part of the meal at their house, this also helps spread out all of the work. Click here for entertaining supplies and gifts that are perfect for this idea.
Have you made your plans for Valentine’s Day yet? What are some of your favorite date and gift ideas? Be sure to check out UncommonGoods, I’d love to know some of your favorite things they offer.