Every day is Valentine’s Day when quarantining with your loved one, right?
While being confined in close quarters with your significant other may not be picture perfect all the time, Valentine’s Day is the time to really reflect on your love and take the day to do something really special, even if it is from home this year.
There are still a lot of things to do to make this year’s celebration one to remember, from a relaxing spa night to an interactive cooking class, there are options for every coupling.
Check out our ideas below for how to have the most romantic date night from home, covering all the bases for the perfect V-Day itinerary.
Make dinner together
The ultimate labor of love, cooking (and eating) together will only bring you closer this Valentine’s Day. Ditch the frozen pizza and make a meal from scratch using a meal kit, go virtual with a private cooking class or order in from restaurants across the country that hold a special place in your hearts and stomachs.
HelloFresh Valentine’s Day meal kit, $9.99 per serving
Attention home cooks, or want-to-be chefs. Cook alongside your significant other with an easy-to-follow but ever-so tasty three-course meal from HelloFresh.
The special menu item is available for current HelloFresh members, or if you sign up before the week of Feb. 6. For $10 per serving, the main meal is a bruschetta chicken, with honey ricotta crostini as an appetizer and a chocolate lava cake for a delicious dessert, all ready in 45 minutes or less.
The menu will be on the site for the week of Feb. 6 through Feb. 12, guaranteeing delivery before the big day, no matter your delivery schedule.
The Chef and The Dish Virtual Cooking Class for Two, prices vary by class
Take a private cooking class that can transport you and your loved one to Spain, Morocco, Italy and beyond with the power of food.
The Chef and The Dish classes are priced for two people, making it a perfect purchase for date night. Choose which type of cuisine you want to learn and a date and time for your meal, and a professional chef will be there the whole time, cooking alongside you (well, on video of course) from all over the world.
Is there a special restaurant or dish that brings you and your lover right back to a memorable date night from Valentine’s Days past?
Don’t let distance or the pandemic stop you from digging into favorite dishes, when you can order them right to your home with Goldbelly. Find your favorites, or browse their Valentine’s specific meals and desserts to make a beautiful and nostalgic spread to eat together.
Get creative with DIY crafts and activities
There’s nothing like working with your hands to create something you’ll cherish long after Valentine’s Day. Check out some crafts to commemorate your love.
Date Night In A Box with Cratejoy, starting at $38.67
Order a date night in a box this Valentine’s Day for a surprise themed date with none of the effort it takes to plan.
This subscription box from Cratejoy is a bestseller, and for good reason. The Date Night In Box follows a new theme each month, from a wine tasting night to a Vegas-themed game night. The kit contains everything you’ll need for the evening, including several interactive activities, accessories, snacks or mixers, chef-curated dinner menus and more surprises inside.
Design and put together a photo puzzle from Mimeo Photos , starting at $17.99
Celebrate a piece of your heart by putting together a photo puzzle that features your favorite photo as a couple from Mimeo Photos.
Starting at a 110-piece puzzle for just $17.99 all the way up to an ambitious 1,014-piece set for $55.99, the size and photo is completely up to you. The photo puzzle is the perfect way to spend time together putting it together, and then either take it apart to do again next year, or frame it to double as artwork for your home.
Have a socially-distanced couples photoshoot with Shoott, free 30-minute shoot, $15 per image purchased
Aw, shoot, do you not have any good photos of you and your boo?
Shoott is here to help, with a professional Instagram-worthy photoshoot where you only pay for the photos you love, not the 30 minute shoot itself (and the best part of the date, honestly.) After booking the date and time and actually taking the photos, three to five days later the album of over 40 lightly retouched digital photos will be available online for you to peruse and choose from. Each photo is $15, with package deals for bulk orders.
Each session guarantees safety with photographers following COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing, and all shoots take place outdoors. If you are booking a Valentine’s Day shoot through Feb. 28, make sure to use the code “LOOKSLIKEWEMADEIT2021” to get 20% off a purchase of five for more photos from your shoot.
Have a spa day together from home
Take the day to rest, recoup and indulge in each other’s company with a spa day from home. Check out some home spa must-haves, as well as additions that make your bathroom feel like a day spa in a snap.
Relax from head to the very tips of your tired toes with this home foot spa from HoMedics.
“The invigorating bubble action relaxes and soothes tired feet, while the helpful heat maintenance feature keeps the water warm for the entire duration of your session. The integrated splash guard prevents messy spills to clean up afterward, as you slowly move your feet across the raised nodes on the bottom of the foot spa for an extra-relaxing sensation,” reads the product page.
The pink foot spa fits in most every bathroom, is easy to fill and use next to your partner, or buy two for the ultimate couple’s home spa night.
Move your spa date from the tub to the massage table, indulging in a massage from your loved one with help from a massage candle or two.
From LELO on the Lickerish Love site, these sensual candles burn like a normal flame, releasing either pepper and pomegranate or vanilla and cacao into the air to set the mood. Once melted enough to create a pool of wax, use that to pour over your significant other’s body as a hydrating and luxe massage oil.
This basket has it all for the couple who wants to spend the day in nothing but a fuzzy robe and each other’s company.
The spa kit comes with two unisex robes, made of 100% Egyptian velour cotton just like at the day spa. It also includes two pairs of slippers, two large bath bombs, a seven-ounce Dead Sea salt and mud soap, two eucalyptus tea tree foot peels, a jar of charcoal mud mask product with applicator and a pedicure tool.
Turn your home into a home theater for a movie night
If going to a movie or a show was your go-to date night before the pandemic hit, celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, recreating movie magic in your own intimate movie theater.
Turn any wall or ceiling in the house into you private theater with this projector from ViewSonic.
Sold on Amazon for an easy delivery right to your door, the projector projects 120 inches from 15-feet 8-inches away, bringing the movie experience home. Play from your favorite devices, streaming from PCs, Macs and mobile devices with input options such as HDMI, VGA, and more. Plug in, sit back and let the movie night begin.
The Popcorn Factory Bursting With Love Popcorn Tins, starting at $37.99
No movie is complete without a big tub of popcorn for your hands to brush against each other. Just like in the movies, right?
These Valentine’s Day themed tins are great for mixing and matching flavors, from a classic buttery mix to caramel corn, classic cheese or white cheddar. They range in size from two gallons all the way up to a six-gallon tin, for the popcorn lover in your life.
Meiomi Wines Rosé, $19.99
Wash down your popcorn with an appropriately pink drink.
The rosé from Meiomi wines will transport you straight to its California vineyard, where only the freshest ingredients are used in each bottle. The rosé has notes of watermelon, orange peel and subtle hints of rose petal.
The winery also sells a pinot noir, cabernet, chardonnay and a sparkling option should you want some bubbly as well. Sold on Drizly, it makes it all the easier to be delivered straight to your home theater’s door.
MeUndies matching couples lips undies and loungewear, prices vary
The one thing that makes watching a movie better at home than in a theater? Not having to put on pants to participate.
Cuddle up next to your date in a set of matching underwear or loungewear, from MeUndies. They have a series of super fun patterns and styles, from the lips pictured above to a Marvel collection perfect for a superhero loving couple streaming a Marvel marathon. Undies come in a variety of styles and cuts too, from boxers and briefs to boyshorts and thongs.