Whether you’re in the mood for a couple’s night out or a romantic date night in, these fun date ideas are sure to make your heart flutter. Even better, we’ve created this list with your budget in mind, so many of these ideas can be recreated at home for little to no cost.

Book a staycation

Treat yourselves to a getaway without actually going away. Check out local hotels or unique Airbnb stays in your area and bring the kids to grandma’s for the night. Enjoy the night off of your usual routine and focus on spending quality time together.

Visit a winery for an evening of wine tasting 

An evening out at your local winery can make for quite the romantic date night. But you don’t have to travel to Napa (or even leave the house for that matter!) to have a sommelier experience with your other half. You can grab six bottles of great-tasting wine for $50 at Bright Cellars with free shipping when you apply our promo-code BRAD50 at checkout. Grab a set of glasses and choose your favorites together. 

Go out for a progressive dinner 

Why limit yourself to one restaurant on Valentine’s Day when you can hit up all the best spots in one night? Eat your way around town and pick different places for drinks, appetizers, dinner, and dessert. Or plan your own version at home by ordering take-out from a different restaurant for every course. 


Attend a paint and sip night (or make your own!)

If you like the idea of wine tasting, but are craving more of a creative element for  your date night, try a local paint and sip class. If you don’t have a class near you, or if you just want a more intimate evening, you can easily recreate a paint and sip night at home. You can get this 2 Pack of Pre-Drawn Canvases for $28.99 at Amazon. It comes with two canvases, two brushes, and two sets of paint. Just add wine!

Recreate your first date

Go back to the same bar, watch the same movie, or eat at the same restaurant, as you two did when you first began to fall for each other. Don’t be afraid to get creative, your night should be as unique as you are. 

Go for a scenic walk or hike together

Getting active in the great outdoors is the ideal way to bond with your partner. Need some hiking inspo? Download the AllTrails App to find local trails in your area.

Go indoor camping

Set up a tent or blanket fort and do all the typical camping activities from the comfort of your own living room. Pull up a movie on your laptop, tell ghost stories and recreate the fire-side experience with this Electric Tabletop S’Mores Maker. You can get it at Amazon for $23.99. 

Have breakfast in bed

Take your time and sleep in! When you get up, make a big breakfast together with all your favorites and bring it back to bed. Take it a step further and make heart-shaped pancakes or use this adorable Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker to make heart-shaped waffles! 


Take a cooking class together

Do a quick internet search to find an in-person class in your area. You also find classes offered at Sur La Table stores, and they often offer special Valentine’s Day themes. If you prefer to stay in, scour YouTube to find a free tutorial to follow along with. You can also check out MasterClass for cooking lessons taught by famous chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Wolfgang Puck, and more. 

Make a vision board

There is nothing quite like dreaming together to bring you and your significant other closer. You can each make your own or work on one together. Grab a poster board and create a collage collection of all the places you’d like to go, things you’d like to achieve, and hopes you have for the future together. 

Play a game designed to cultivate conversations

Surely there are things you don’t know about your S.O, but maybe you’ve never asked the right questions to find out. How about playing Where Should We Begin? This game, designed by psychotherapist Esther Perel, is designed to spur on conversation and encourage storytelling. Get it on Amazon for $40. Alternatively, look up popular conversation starters online and make your own game for free. 

Get a couples tattoo

For the ultimate commitment, design matching tattoos or head to your local shop to pick out flash tattoos to get together. If you want the look without the commitment, check out Inkbox. They design realistic looking tattoos that last 1-2 weeks. Pick out a matching design and “ink” it on eachother! 

Plan a themed dinner

Pick something that is near and dear to both of you and create a whole dinner menu around that. Do a quick Amazon search to find cookbooks relating to your theme for inspiration. Love Harry Potter? Order this Harry Potter Cookbook and have a Wizarding World-themed dinner! Want to have a 90’s night? This Saved by the Bellini: & Other 90s-Inspired Cocktails Book will set your night off right. 

Try a fun new workout together

A good workout session will get those endorphins flowing and put you both in a good mood. To make your Valentine’s Day workout extra special, how about skipping the normal treadmill or weights to try something new? An app like Classpass is a great way to discover new unique workout classes in your area. The app uses a credit-based system that allows you to pay for credits to be redeemed for workout classes in your area. You can find things like SoulCycle, Hot Yoga, and even Aerial Fitness classes.