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

When it comes to selecting the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your long-term partner, best friend or even someone you have just started dating, the internet is a failsafe goldmine for an endless supply of ideas to suit every interest. What isn't so easy to stumble across, however, are creative ideas on how to actually spend your Valentine's Day.

While there's certainly nothing with spending the day doing the bare minimum (save for a few treats and roses here and there), for couples who are looking to make the most of the day together, it's time to upgrade from the conventional activities and embrace a little touch of luxury. From 21st-century stargazing – courtesy of your favourite app – to beachside hideaways with just the two of you in mind, here are 20 creative ways to spend Valentine's Day this year.

Spend a weekend away at a luxury getaway

 

 

 

Enjoy a morning in bed – no interruptions

 

 

 

Indulge in a delectable degustation dinner

 

 

 

Treat each other to a couples spa retreat

 

 

 

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 

 

 

 

Release your creative side with an acrylic paint pouring class

 

 

 

Cook a romantic, spicy dinner for two

 

 

Take in the cities best views

 

 

 

 

Embrace adventure with a scenic hike

 

 

 

Hit the road

 

 

 

Escape to an (almost) deserted island

 

 

 

Snuggle up at a Moonlight Cinema

 

 

 

Curate your own bouquet at a floristry arrangement class

 

 

 

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

 

 

If you prefer to ditch the fancy dinner and spend the night in, look 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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