Party Ideas

6 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples Who Are Tired of Teddy Bears

By Megan Price

In our society, it seems we are drowning in “stuff.” What can I buy them for their birthday? What’s the perfect Christmas gift? How can I show I love them with an object? Well if you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the materialistic nature that most holidays have taken on, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Let’s be honest, what is your significant other going to do with another stuffed teddy bear or socks with hearts on them? This year, make some memories instead! We have lots of cute Valentine’s Day ideas for couples that create an experience for you both. You may not even have to leave the house!

1. Get Hot

In the kitchen that is! We all know that Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for a romantic dinner. This year, skip the crowded, overpriced restaurants and have a true experience instead! Hire a personal chef to help you plan a menu. Then they can guide you and your significant other through preparing it together! Or if you’d rather, they can prepare it for you and you two can focus on spending some quiet time together.


valentine's day ideas for couples

Book a Personal Chef at!

2. Get Moving

If you’re an adventurous couple, why not try some dance lessons? A dance instructor can help teach you some new moves! Whether you’ve always wanted to learn the Samba or swing dancing, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to learn a new skill with the one you love. You could even pair up with a few other couples and make it a group class if you’d like!


valentine's day ideas for couples

Find dance instructors on!

3. Get Close

For couples who are homebodies, we recommend indulging in an at-home spa day. Book yourselves a mobile massage in the comfort of your own house. You can even take it a step further and book a mobile spa to give you facials, manicures, or pedicures! Nothing says romance like matching hot stone massages.


valentine's day ideas for couples

Book a mobile spa or massage on!

4. Get Musical

Since the beginning of time, people have been sharing their feelings through music. This year, bring a private concert to the one you love. A violinist, singing guitarist, or singing pianist can serenade you both with classic love songs. Or if you have special requests, you can tell them ahead of time and they can usually learn them for your special evening! You can also surprise your significant other at work with a singing telegram or barbershop quartet. Singing valentines have come a long way since a goofball in a chicken suit!


valentine's day ideas for couples

Find musicians on!

5. Get Artsy

Just like music, art is a wonderful way to show how you feel. Collaborate on some paintings together through the instruction of a fine artist or painting party host. Open a bottle of wine and spend the evening sipping and painting something amazing! If you’re not feeling creative, try booking a caricaturist to take care of the art for you. They can perfectly capture the love you two share in a cheerful drawing.


valentine's day ideas for couples

Find artists on!


6. Get Weird

Are you the quirky couple on the block? Your Valentine’s Day celebration should be just as unique as you are! For a mystical experience with your partner, try hiring a tarot card reader or psychic. Or make things magical with a close-up magician who can perform amazing illusions just for you.


valentine's day ideas for couples

Find psychic entertainment on!


Want more Valentine’s Day ideas for couples? Browse the best local entertainers and vendors on GigSalad.


Leave a Comment