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10 Easy Valentine's Day Ideas for the Less Romantic

February 01, 2016

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and for those who are not so romantic, this holiday can seem quite frightening. But have no fear, there are still great ways to show your loved one they are special without getting too mushy. Check out our easy Valentine’s Day gift guide (with rating scale) below for simple and inexpensive ideas!

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Couples Run

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Are you an active couple looking to incorporate your lifestyle into a fun Valentine’s Day gift? Look no further – enjoy the holiday with your significant other by planning a couples run. This gift is extremely easy to plan into each other’s day. You could sit down with your significant other to discuss it beforehand or you could easily make it a surprise for them and plan a route you know they will enjoy. This could be a path you regularly take, or try out a brand new adventure with each other on a different scenic route. 

Sledding Fun

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Have fun with a lively date that takes pretty much no planning at all. Pick your favorite hill in your area or local sledding park/spot and you’re all done! This Valentine’s Day idea is sure to be both a thoughtful and playful gift that will make your loved one smile. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy a little bit of childhood nostalgia? 

Cross-Country Skiing Adventure

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Are you and your loved one adventurous and enjoy exercise outside throughout the winter months? Your local state park may have cross-country skiing gear for rent… for cheap! Call ahead to double check their hours and trails, hop in the car and head out for an adventure. Cross-country skiing will get you both outside to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery in addition to spending quality time with each other. Take the time to sit down and plan out the right route for both of you beforehand. You’ll get a great workout and it is a perfect way to take in a snowy landscape.

Comedic Trinkets

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For the funny person in your life, mix up your Valentine’s Day gift with an amusing and quirky gift from places like ThinkGeek. Not only will these gifts make them smile, but they may also spice up their work day if you decide to go for options such as the ‘geeky office supplies.’ Though this Valentine’s Day gift is simple, it does take some planning due to ordering ahead of time to ensure it will be delivered before the actual day. 

Dinner Surprise

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If you are the hang-out-at-home couple, try a dinner surprise for your loved one. You can make this either a cheap Valentine’s Day gift by ordering pizza in and picking up a bottle of wine, or take it over the top and do a three-course meal for that special someone in your life. Though this Valentine’s Day gift is easy, you may have to plan ahead depending on what type of meal you are wanting to prepare (or order in). 

Scenic Tour

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If you know your significant other’s favorite restaurants, parks etc. within your neighborhood or city, try planning a “scenic tour” that they won’t forget. This Valentine’s Day gift will be not only easy, but romantic as well. Planning ahead is recommended and knowing where your significant other’s favorite spots are will make it a breeze. And the best part of all is, it is thoughtful and they will love that you took the time to plan it. 

Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza

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Does your loved one enjoy scavenger hunts and surprises? Then this is the Valentine’s Day gift for them. This gift is relatively easy overall and adds a bit of romance to the day without being too cheesy. You could make this scavenger hunt simple and do it around your home or you could get adventurous and put together a hunt around your neighborhood or city. Whether you want it to be cute or quirky, your loved one will be impressed. 

Giving Back

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Though Valentine’s Day is generally focused around celebrating your relationship with a significant other, a great way to mix up your yearly routine would be to give your time to a good cause. This gift is relatively easy, but, it does take prior planning to decide on where and when you want to volunteer. If you are unsure of where you want like to volunteer in your city, check out volunteer match for options around your hometown. 

Personalized Present

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Who doesn’t love a personalized Valentine’s Day gift? Enjoy surprising your significant other with a thoughtful gift such as a personalized crossword puzzle, Mad Lib, or a simple gift that you know they would enjoy such as a framed photo of the two of you. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that were the easiest to make. These options are sure to win your loved one over. For help putting together a crossword puzzle, try out puzzlemaker!

Anything But Valentine's Day Gift Exchange

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If you and your loved one despise Valentine’s Day or just hate picking out heart-shaped gifts, try planning a present with your significant other that has nothing to do with the day in general. You could make it fun and pick a specific category or other holiday and choose a gift that relates to that day or time of the year. Sit down with your loved one beforehand to decide on a theme or other ideas of the exchange and have fun with it!

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