Hello people! It’s that time of the year again. Yep, you guessed right, it’s the Valentine season. This season of love is usually marked by special occasions and exchange of gifts among lovers and friends and any other person one thinks is worthy enough at that point in time. These gifts may be in cash or kind. Often times, it comes in form of the latter, though the former is also common.

Some people have a hard time selecting the appropriate gift for their partner and may become anxious about what to do for – or what to give – them on Valentine’s Day.

Here are 16 fantastic date ideas for Valentine’s Day that we put together and think might be perfect for you:

GIFTS:

Let’s be honest, no season of celebration is complete without the exchange of gifts. Gifts are excellent ways of letting your special someone know that you appreciate them and the impact they’ve had in your life. Gifts can come in form of fashion items and accessories, or even the other ideas listed below. As long as it’s going to be given to someone else by you for free, it’s a gift.

DINNER OUTING:

A dinner outing cannot be left out as it allows you to have some level of intimacy with your special someone. You both get to talk about yourselves, your individual and collective plans, as well as things you think might be beneficial to the relationship.

COOK IN:

This is one that is sure to get into the heart of your significant other. Preparing their favorite meal or a meal they’ve always wanted to try out can be very heartwarming. It’s always best to make it a surprise so that you can enjoy the moment with them.

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SHOPPING SPREE:

So it’s been a while since you got some gorgeous clothes and accessories for your partner, Valentine’s season is a perfect time to ensure that you don’t slack off on that. Maybe there’s a pair of shoes, a dress, suit, or purse that they’ve been eyeing for some time. A wonderful idea would be for you and your special someone to go shopping for whatever they desire, and then present it to them as a gift.

MAKE A MOVIE:

We’re not talking about a big-budget-Hollywood-standard kind of movie. We mean a short movie which can include photos and videos about your special moments together over time. Every Valentine season you can add new moments to the old ones, while also going through the previous recordings as saved memories. You can easily use a mobile phone to capture these special moments, or a digital camera if you are accessible to one.

TALK:

As strange as this may sound, talking has been proven to be therapeutic, that’s why we have people called counselors and psychotherapists. However, for Valentine’s Day, we think partners should talk to each other about their goals, aspirations, as well as settling any dispute that’s still affecting the relationship.

It always helps to have a listening ear and ultimately strengthens the bond between you and your significant other while helping you to be cautious about doing things that tend to displease them.

SPA BATH AND MASSAGE:

The importance of taking trips to the spa can never be overemphasized. Massages also help to eliminate any stored tension in the body and muscles, helping with maximum relaxation. It’s also fun. Why don’t you try it out?

KARAOKE NIGHT:

Singing has also been proven to improve moods and strengthen bonds between people (Case study: Adekunle Gold and Simi) A karaoke night is one of the many moments you can share with your partner. Get yourselves booked at that bar or lounge of your choice and sing to your heart’s content. Don’t forget to capture the moment!

PAINTBALLING:

We would highly recommend this outdoor game because of the adrenaline rush it gives the participants. You can also team up with other couples who might want in on a piece of the action. You can always cool off by grabbing a sandwich or ice cream cones after all the hyperactivity.

SQUAD OUTING:

So maybe you have no significant other, you can easily join your friends in Valentine’s celebration – if they don’t mind. Strengthening bonds and showing love is also vital for platonic friendships. Besides, every lover was once a platonic friend.

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HAVE AN ADVENTURE:

Visit the museum together, go mountain climbing or go-karting, do something that you’ve never done before. It tends to be an unforgettable experience.

FLOWERS:

As a man, nothing beats sending some flowers to your lady at work or leaving petals of flowers all around the house as a surprise for when she gets back from work. Women love flowers, and if she loves your flowers, you can rest easy knowing that she loves you.

RECREATE YOUR FIRST DATE:

You can always recreate the first date that you and your partner ever had now that you are a couple. The same restaurant, if possible, with the same interior design, outfits, even fragrances. This is sure to be a lingering memory for a long time to come.

GAME NIGHT:

With the vast variety of games, we have all around us, a game night with your partner will ensure that the day turns out to be fun for the both of you. From playing hide and seek to card games, board games, and even video games, it is important to note that the essence of the season is being accomplished, which is to strengthen the bond between partners.

SPECIAL GETAWAY TRIP:

So your partner has always wanted to go somewhere, a good idea for Valentine’s Day is to make that wish a reality. Maybe it’s a vacation on a ranch, or at a beach house, it could just be one quiet place. The effect of this is sure to be strong, and your partner will definitely be impressed.

SECRET LOVE NOTES:

If you don’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day, you could always go the old fashioned way by leaving notes in different places for them to find. It could be under their pillow, in their bag, in their car; even a text message or DM is allowed. What matters is the thought behind the gesture. Your partner will definitely love this.

The list is not limited to only those mentioned above, there are lots of other fantastic ideas that you and your partner could try out this Valentine season. We hope that you will be able to pick the one that interests you the most from the list above.

Happy Valentine!