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Creative Valentine’s Day ideas and ways to celebrate with your partner

Valentine's Day is more than just the gifts you give your partner. It's an all-encompassing experience in showering one another with extra affection for one day of the year, almost like a bonus anniversary where couples across the world share their love. While endless gift guides circulate every year with foolproof ways to treat your partner to a present, formulating creative ideas on how to actually spend your Valentine's Day isn't as straightforward.

While there's certainly nothing with spending the day doing the bare minimum (save for a few treats and roses here and there), for those looking to make the most of the day, there's no better time to upgrade from conventional celebrations and engage in something a touch more extravagant. From stargazing, to glamping to a slew of handy classes to take together, here are 30 creative ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. Peruse through to find the perfect experience for you and your loved one this year.


Book a luxe weekend trip to Hamilton Island


Enjoy a morning in bed – no interruptions


Spend the afternoon grazing on a hamper in the hills

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Relax with an Endota Spa treatment


Celebrate the taste of love with a cooking class


Spend a day on the harbour


Find your perfect mix with a cocktail class


Set-up a luxury couples picnic 


Enjoy a lunch of local produce down by the sea 

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Cook a romantic, spicy dinner for two


Book a glamorous staycation at one of Marriott Group's hotels


Go for a bottomless brunch


Embrace adventure with a scenic hike


Hit the road


Complete a paint and sip art class 



Escape to an (almost) deserted island


Take in an exhibition at the NGV



Snuggle up at a Moonlight Cinema


Spend the night glamping in WA


Select a drop (or two) from your favourite local wine cellar


Pair said wine with a mouthwatering selection of cheeses


Set up under the stars for an evening of stargazing


Chocolate pralines of all varieties to finish the night off


Acrylic Painting Class


Create your own bouquet at a beginner's floral workshop



If you prefer spending the night in and treating one another to a scrumptious dinner, read through to our selection of romantic Valentine's Day recipe ideas to inspire a home-cooked meal. Finish the day with a much needed snuggle on the couch, accompanied by some of the best Valentine's Day movies Hollywood has to offer.

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