For some, Valentine’s Day brings love and happiness. For others, though, it brings gloom. We understand that this holiday evokes a variety of different emotions. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of Valentine’s Day ideas that anyone — regardless of relationship status — can enjoy.
From going on a culinary adventure to visiting puppies, this list includes plenty of smile-inducing activities for February 14th.
Whether you’re taken, single, or it’s complicated, here are seven ways to spread the love!
Be One With Nature
Nature offers endless ways to enjoy yourself. You can explore new trails, find a nice spot for a picnic, or simply relax. In fact, just spending 20 to 30 minutes in nature has been shown to relieve stress, according to Harvard Health.
Getting outside also allows you to appreciate the beauty of our planet. The experience may very well remind you why it’s so important to live sustainably.
Learn Something New
Just one of many Valentine’s Day ideas for both couples and individuals, learning a new skill is something everyone will enjoy. For something creative, Michaels offers several arts and craft classes that anyone can take. If you’re interested in an equally creative yet tastier experience, Sur La Table hosts amazing cooking classes!
There are plenty of online options, as well. Platforms like Udemy and Teachable have digital courses on nearly anything imaginable!
Relax & Have a Spa Day
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, a spa day is a wonderful way to unwind and relax. From a hot stone massage to a sweat session in a sauna, you’ll end the day feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
In the mood for something a bit more adventurous? Cryotherapy uses extreme cold to relieve stress, improve mood, reduce inflammation, and more! Additionally, the cold, oxygenated air doesn’t make you shiver — you’ll actually leave warmer than when you arrived.
Visit Some Puppies
One of my favorite Valentine’s Day ideas, visiting puppies is something everyone will love. When puppies are born or brought into a shelter, it can be confusing and stressful for them, so spending some quality time together will lift your spirits and theirs!
The Humane Society actively looks for snuggle volunteers to provide comfort to these animals. Going to spend time — or cuddle — with a puppy will warm your heart and make them very happy!
Go on an Adventure
Going on an adventure is one of the most versatile Valentine’s Day ideas. It can be a major undertaking like renting a camper van and driving along the Pacific Coast Highway. Or it can be something as simple as exploring an unfamiliar part of your city.
Bucket Listers highlights the most amazing experiences from different places around the world. Why not find one near you and give it a try?
Become a Foodie for a Day
Embarking on a new culinary journey prompts excitement and sometimes hesitation. Getting out of your comfort zone to experience new and interesting cuisine will broaden your palate and introduce you to new flavors.
Even if you end up not falling in love with these new foods, that’s okay. At the end of the day, you’ll regret the foods you didn't try more than the ones you did.
Donate Your Time
Volunteering has to be one of the most rewarding Valentine’s Day ideas. Donating your time on your own, with another person, or as part of a group significantly impacts your community.
Volunteer Match connects enthusiastic volunteers with organizations that need their help. Their rich opportunities include everything from community clean-ups to helping kids with homework.
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Everyone
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, these seven Valentine’s Day ideas will fill you with joy. But this isn’t a comprehensive list.
There are countless other ways to great ways to spend February 14th. The only criterion is that you do something that makes you happy.
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