All of us are familiar with the same old Valentine's Day routine: You come home to flowers and candy. You two enjoy a nice candle lit dinner at your favorite restaurant. Sometimes couples even choose not to celebrate Valentine's Day altogether because they believe it is a false holiday made for Hallmark just to sell cards. So, is there a more fun and exciting way to celebrate this special occasion? Consider some of these interesting alternatives to try with your loved ones this year. 

A Weekend Getaway

Sometimes you don't have a lot of time to plan a lavish vacation, but a weekend getaway is a great way to relax with your loved one. Here are some ideas for a perfect trip:


Historical Sites:

Even if you are just going thirty minutes away from home, book a hotel and look around and see some of the interesting sites in your state. There are plenty of things for you to do with your significant other. Historical Sites are a great way to bond because you are learning about the history of an interesting location. If you want to make the trip more fun, consider making a scrapbook of your travels and entitling it "The History of Us". Your loved one will appreciate what you did and it will be something that you both can cherish for years to come.



Book a reservation at a local spa resort if you have the money to do so. This can be a relaxing way to get away and enjoy a nice, peaceful vacation with your honey. Even if you are just staying in the resort the whole time, relaxing in a nice place instead of just staying at home can be a fun trip.



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Gift Ideas

Here are a few unique gift ideas that are better than just the typical flowers, card, and chocolates that you might be accustomed to buying every year.



Create a cool video using Windows Movie Maker that recounts the time that you have spent together. Set it to music and add pictures, home movies, and any other neat things about you as a couple that you want to remember.


Many people have things that they like or that they like to collect. If your special someone has something that they need for their collection, now is a great time to get something that will mean something special to them. Even if they don't collect anything, get them a memento that symbolizes your relationship. It will be something that they can remember forever.


Homemade Gifts:

If you are a crafty person, now is the time to get creative and build something for the one you love. It could be anything from a painting, to a small piece of furniture. The point is that you made it and it's the thought that counts. Get creative and think about something that you could make that will send the sparks flying. 


A Home Cooked Meal:

Many people spend lots of money making reservations at fancy restaurants, but you don't have to do all that. Clip some of your favorite recipes or things that you have been wanting to try and cook, and make a home-cooked meal. Set the mood by lighting candles, decorating the dining table, and playing some music. Open a bottle of champagne or wine that compliments the food and you have yourself a deluxe meal without the high cost of an expensive restaurant. Plus, it will be more special because you made it yourself. 





Something Adventurous

Surely there are a list of things that you would probably want to do before you die that seem adventurous, weird, or out of the ordinary. If you are the type of couple that likes to do daring things, then you might want to consider doing something like this for V-Day. Take a trip and go skydiving or rock climbing,  the possibilities are endless. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and really challenge yourselves as a couple. This will help bring you all closer together and share a moment that you won't be able to forget. Even if it is something small, you will be able to tell your kids about the crazy adventures you had. 


There are many things that you can do for the one you love on Valentine's Day. You don't have to do the same old thing every year, and your shouldn't. Variety is the spice of life. Think of some of the most unique ways that you can surprise your special someone with.  Even though some of you may be hesitant to celebrate this holiday, consider celebrating it in a different way. You are bound to have a good time and share some memories that you won't forget. Make it a year to remember!