When a box of chocolate's just won't cut it!

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So you've been together a while and want to do something special with your significant other to celebrate your love this holiday, but are short on ideas. We've got you covered with our list of the most romantic things to do on Valentine's Day, from super-sweet gestures to fun suggestions for unconventional couples. 

1 Make heart-shaped food together.  

Pizza, strawberry pie, eggs in a basket, cupcakes...your imagination's the limit on this one. Up the romance factor by making finger foods (heart-shaped mini quiches, anyone?) and feeding them to each other. 

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2 Play hooky.

Take the day off from work and enjoy some R&R. Have breakfast in bed, do a crossword together, and go see a matinee movie. Reminisce about how and why you two first fell in love. 

 

3 Go for a romantic HIke

Take your significant other on a hike they will never forget. 

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4 Write love letters to each other.

 

 

If you've never done it before, now's the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them. Get inspired by these famous love letters throughout history.

 

5 Recreate one of your favorite dates.

 

Maybe it's the drive-in where you first kissed or the restaurant where you celebrated becoming homeowners—pick a place that's special to your history as a couple and go back. You could also make a famous restaurant dish at home using a copycat recipe from Here a few recipes below from the book "Top Secret Recipes Step-by-Step". Buy it here at Amazon

   • KFC® Original Recipe® Fried Chicken and Cole Slaw 
   • Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll 
   • IKEA® Swedish Meatballs
   • Raising Cane's® Chicken Fingers and Sauce 
   • Arby's® Curly Fries 
   • Lofthouse® Frosted Cookies 
   • Wendy's® Chili 
   • Panera Bread® Fuji Apple Chicken Salad 
   • Starbucks® Cake Pops 
   • Cafe Rio® Sweet Pork Barbacoa 
   • McDonald's® McRib® Sandwich 
   • The Melting Pot® Cheddar Cheese Fondue 
   • P.F. Chang's® Chicken Lettuce Wraps 
   • The Cheesecake Factory® Stuffed Mushrooms 
   • Ben & Jerry's® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream 
   • Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich 
   • Chili's® Baby Back Ribs 
   • Chipotle Mexican Grill® Adobo-Marinated Grilled Chicken & Steak 
   • Cracker Barrel® Hash Brown Casserole 
   • Mrs. Fields® Chocolate Chip Cookies 
   • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse® Sweet Potato Casserole 
And over 100 more delicious dishes, from snacks and appetizers to entrees and desserts!

 

6 Give each other a massage.

Grab a bottle of body oil, set the mood with candles and soft background music (try Spotify), and give your partner at least 30 minutes of massage therapy. They can thank you by returning the favor. 

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7 Take a class together.

Is there a skill you both want to brush up on?  Learning something new together is a great way to bond. Try a cooking class, dance lesson, or golf clinic.

 

8 Send your partner on a treasure hunt.

If gift-giving is your love language, send your significant other on a scavenger hunt dotted with trails of rose petals and handwritten clues to find their Valentine's Day present.  BUY NOW: Rose Petals from Amazon  (only $5.55 for 500 pcs)

 

9 Take a bath together.

For a bubble bath worthy of a honeymoon suite, surround the tub with candles, sprinkle rose petals in the water, and set a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne within arm's reach. 

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 BUY NOW: Rose Petals from Amazon  (only $5.55 for 500 pcs)

10 Make beautiful music together

No worries if overtly romantic gestures aren't your thing. Book a room at your local karaoke bar and have fun singing duets like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' "Islands in the Stream," Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis's "Cruisin'," and "You're the One That I Want" from Grease