10 Sweet Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Spark Romance

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The season of love, a.k.a. Valentines Day is just around the corner. And what better way to spend it with your significant other than in a romantic setting? 

However, coming up with romantic (yet not cringey) Valentines ideas can be pretty challenging whether you’ve been together for one month or one decade. That’s why we created this Valentine’s Day 2021 guide to help you plan a sweet surprise. 

10 Most Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021

From intimate dinners to laid-back activities, we’ve rounded up date ideas that are sure to spark romance and make your Valentine happy. 

  1. Have a picnic
  2. Indulge in breakfast in bed
  3. Have a romantic staycation
  4. Get a couples massage
  5. Take a bike tour
  6. Go on a quick beach trip
  7. Build a pillow fort
  8. Watch a movie on a drive-in cinema
  9. Feast yourselves in a romantic intimate dinner
  10. Go on a hike

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Valentines Day Date Ideas

1. Have a picnic

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Take your brunch date to a whole new level by having an outdoor picnic somewhere quiet to enjoy your moments together and have a happy Valentines Day. It could be in a field by the lake, a garden, a park, or in your backyard.

2. Indulge in breakfast in bed

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Trust us, giving your Valentine a breakfast in bed will make the day romantic. It may be a simple gesture but you can make it more special by making a spread of their favorite things with a bit of heart-shaped treats and a sweet greeting of happy Valentines Day. 

3. Have a romantic staycation

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What can make your Valentine’s Day celebration more romantic than spending quality time with your Valentine, right? There are many great hotels that are perfect to have your romantic staycation in Tagaytay or Manila. ZEN Rooms offers quality accommodations at low rates! 

4. Get a couples massage

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If both of you are stressed from your work, take a break and relax by getting a couples massage. Some spas offer a full day package that includes a massage, as well as access to hot tubs and indoor pools. If that’s not in the budget, a cheaper alternative is to DIY a spa area or give each other a massage. 

5. Take a bike tour

People touring intramuros in bambook bikes | Photo from Bambike

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This may not be the usual Valentine surprise for your significant other but it surely is a fun thing to try on Happy Hearts Day. One you can consider is the Bambike (bamboo bike) tour in Intramuros, Manila. While tourism sites and museums are still closed because Metro Manila is under GCQ, you can still explore around Intramuros while riding Bambike. Make sure to to include this in your list of Valentines Day activities for a fun experience.

6. Go on a quick beach trip

couple kayaking in palawan

One of the best Valentine gifts you can give to your Valentine is a quick getaway to the beach. This lets you both escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. To make your trip more romantic, set up a romantic dinner by the beach and watch the sunset together.

Related article: 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the Philippines to Celebrate Your Love

7. Build a pillow fort

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Want a unique date with your Valentine? Build a pillow fort in your backyard, living room, or bedroom! Gather all Valentine decorating ideas like your pillows, a few chairs with Valentine hearts, Valentines wreath, blankets, and some fairy lights to make a comfortable fort. To add more creativeness, put up a Happy Valentine greeting. As for the food, you can cook your own meal or order a pizza or two and give your date a Valentine Day flower and watch your favorite movie or series!

8. Watch a movie in a drive-in cinema

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Another fun Valentines idea is watching a movie in a drive-in theater. What makes this a cool St Valentines Day activity is that drive-in cinemas are new in the Philippines. Best of all, it’s safer than going to a usual movie theater amid the pandemic. You can check out SM City Pampanga for details. 

9. Feast yourselves in a romantic intimate dinner

couple having a romantic dinner on the beach

An intimate dinner during St Valentine Day never fails. It’s always on the list because it’s a great Valentine gift for your significant other. With the season coming up, more and more restaurants are having Valentines promo for couples. Whether you want fine-dining or budget-friendly, there’s always something for everyone to celebrate St Valentine Day. start it with the main course and end it with a toast of a glass of wine each.

Must-read: Best Date Restaurants in Manila: 12 Affordable Valentine’s Dining Spots for In and Out of the Metro

10. Go on a hike

mt. pulag hiking in philippines

If you’re to ask my Valentines date idea, it would be on a relaxing staycation. But if you’re the type of couple who loves outdoors and thrilling activities, the best Valentine gift for boyfriend or girlfriend is a hiking trip. Best of all, you don’t have to go far as there are many hiking spots in Batangas or Rizal that are just a few hours away from the metro.

Valentine Gift Ideas

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If you’re still on the hunt for the best Valentines gifts for him or Valentines gifts for her, don’t worry! We got you covered! Here are some of the best and most practical Valentine Gift Ideas to give to your special someone.

Journal

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If you’re looking for interesting Valentines Day gifts, a journal is a great start. Let your significant other fill this journal with sweet nothings and future plans for his/her life (or your life together). To make this Valentine gift more special, you can write a sweet note about your S.O. and a Happy Valentines Day greeting somewhere in between pages.   

Clothes

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One of the most practical Valentines Day gifts is a piece of clothing. Whether it’s a short, dress, pants, or jacket, your S.O. will definitely love it because it will be useful. You can also add a Valentine flower as part of your gift to let your S.O. feel it’s really a special day.

Watch

face mask valentines day gift idea

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Every man’s best accessory is a timepiece so it’s not surprising that watches are among the most popular Valentines gifts for him. Not only is it fashionable but it is also useful to keep track of time especially for those who are always late (oops!) You can even add a special message or engraving at the back of it to make it more sentimental.

Hygiene Kit

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With the pandemic now, everyone needs something that will keep them safe and healthy. So, if you’re still on the hunt for the best Valentine gift for boyfriend, give him a hygiene kit and a Happy Valentines Day card inside. This could be the most useful Valentine surprise. 

Staycation Treat

girl in hotel staycation

Give your S.O. the relaxation treat he/she deserves by going on a staycation together. Ask the hotel if you can request a special set up in your room, add a Valentines bouquet, and maybe say a short my Valentines speech about how much you love your S.O. for an added surprise. Just look through the Internet as many hotels offer Valentine’s Day specials.

Valentines Card

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We may be living in a digital age now but nothing beats the best best Valentines gift: old-school printed Valentines cards. It’s simple but really romantic because you get to write your S.O. a handwritten letter. Nothing makes it more personal than that so go for it. 

Where to stay

If you want to extend your Valentine’s date with your S.O., here’s a list of the best budget hotels that offer quality accommodation at low rates across the Philippines.

  1. Budget Hotels in Manila
    Price range PHP 880 – PHP 2,500/night
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  2. Budget Hotels in Tagaytay
    Price range PHP 1,300 – PHP 2,500/night
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  3. Budget Hotels in Baguio
    Price range PHP 1,400 – PHP 2,300/night
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  4. Budget Hotels in Sorsogon
    Price range PHP 1,900/night
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  5. Budget Hotels in Boracay
    Price range PHP 1,800 – PHP 30,000/night
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  6. Budget Hotels in Cebu
    Price range PHP 750 – PHP 1,600/night
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Frequently Asked Questions About Valentines Day

Q: What is the best date idea for Valentines Day 2021?

A: From intimate dinners to laid-back activities, here are the date ideas that are sure to spark romance and make your Valentine happy. 

  • Have a picnic
  • Indulge in breakfast in bed
  • Have a romantic staycation
  • Get a couples massage
  • Take a bike tour
  • Go on a quick beach trip
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Watch a movie on a drive-in cinema
  • Feast yourselves in a romantic intimate dinner
  • Go on a hike

Q: What are the best Valentine gift ideas?

A: Here are some of the best Valentines day gifts for her:

  1. Journal
  2. Clothes
  3. Staycation treat
  4. Flowers
  5. Chocolate
  6. Perfume
  7. Valentines Day card

Q: What are the best Valentine gift ideas for boyfriend?

A: Here are some of the best Valentines day gifts for her:

  1. Clothes
  2. Watch
  3. Wallet
  4. Travel bag
  5. Credit card holder
  6. Insulated tumbler
  7. Valentines Day card

Q: Where to eat on Valentines Day 2021? 

A: Here are the most romantic dining destinations you can find in Metro Manila and Tagaytay.

  1. Le Petit Souffle
  2. Sonya’s Garden
  3. Rockwell Glasshouse
  4. Straight Up
  5. Cafe Juanita
  6. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
  7. La Cathedral Cafe
  8. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
  9. Blackbird
  10. Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant
  11. Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant
  12. Cafe Voi La
  13. Bag of Beans
  14. Veranda
  15. Gallery by Chele
  16. Antonio’s
  17. Balay Dako

Must-read: Best Date Restaurants in Manila: 12 Affordable Valentine’s Dining Spots for In and Out of the Metro

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