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10 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special

By Melanie Doncas | Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to think of how you can spoil your special someone and show them just how much they really mean to you. When it comes to Valentine's Day ideas for couples, however, you may be scratching your head as to what to do – especially if this is your first Valentine’s Day together.

If you’re wondering what are some ideas to do on Valentine's Day, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up 10 unique Valentine's Day ideas to help you make it extra special!

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1. Celebrate Your Favorite Memories With a Photo Collage

When it comes to first Valentine's Day ideas, you really can’t go past a heartfelt photo collage celebrating your favorite memories together so far. Thankfully, BeFunky’s Collage Maker means this is incredibly easy to do. Simply upload your photos, then let the Collage Wizard do the rest of the work for you. Alternatively, you can also select your favorite collage layout and manually insert your photos to have complete control over the entire process – it’s up to you!

Want to create a collage using the photos on your phone? BeFunky also has a mobile app that allows you to access our Collage Maker on the go for added convenience. We’ve got a helpful tutorial to show you how!

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2. Bake Their Favorite Treat

Here’s another fun Valentine’s Day gift idea that will take your loved one by surprise. Think of their favorite baked treat – whether it’s cookies, cupcakes, macarons, etc. – then bake a delicious batch to give to them. Don’t forget to wrap it nicely in a box and add a personalized element with a DIY gift tag. This allows you to include a little heartfelt message that will turn a scrumptious treat into something more sentimental.

Thankfully, we’ve got a handy tutorial on creating DIY gift tags. Simply swap the Christmas aesthetic for something more romantic and you’re good to go! You could even use a photo of you and your partner as the background of your gift tag.

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3. Create a Personalized Valentine’s Day Card

The shelves might be lined with mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards at this time of year, but you simply can’t beat making your own. Not only does it allow you to customize your design with your own photos, names, and personal jokes, but it’s also way more heartfelt. You can expect your loved one to cherish it for years to come!

Making your own personalized Valentine’s Day card might seem like a lot of effort, but it doesn’t have to be. With the wide range of card templates available in BeFunky’s Card Maker, the heavy lifting has already been done for you. You can even check out this step-by-step tutorial to see just how easy it is!

valentines day personalized cards

4. Relive Your Favorite Date

Is there a particular date that you and your partner reminisce about all the time? Perhaps you visited somewhere really beautiful or ate the most delicious meal of your lives. Or, you might’ve gone to a concert, carnival, or activity that you’re just dying to experience all over again.

Whatever your favorite memory is, why not recreate it this Valentine’s Day? Be sure to take plenty of photos so you can continue to reminisce about it in years to come!

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5. Plan a Weekend Away

If you’re both itching to get out of town, Valentine’s Day weekend could prove the perfect time to do so. Whether you visit a nearby city, state, or head overseas, you can fill your itinerary with plenty of romantic things to do – like a candlelit dinner, couple massage, or spa session.

If a few nights away is a little out of your budget right now, don’t worry. You could also plan a fun-filled day trip to a beautiful location nearby, or even opt for a night or two spent camping underneath the stars.

valentines day weekend away

6. Turn Your Favorite Photo Together Into Digital Art

No matter how long you’ve been with your partner, you no doubt have at least one favorite photo together. Perhaps it’s your phone background or laptop screensaver, or even stuck to your fridge. This Valentine’s Day, consider taking this image to new heights by turning it into digital artwork! Thankfully, there are no art skills needed for this; simply use the Photo to Art effects within BeFunky’s Photo Editor to turn your image into a cartoon, watercolor, or any other type of painting.

In this example below, we’ve applied the Oil Painting DLX effect, available within the Digital Art section.

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7. Volunteer Together for a Good Cause

When you think of Valentine's Day activities for adults, volunteering probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, it’s a great idea to spend quality time together doing something unique, while giving back to the community. Valentine’s Day is often synonymous with expensive dinners, jewelry, or roses by the dozen, but it doesn’t have to be. If you and your loved one are a little more low-key, then this could be the best way to get out for the day and boost those feel-good endorphins by helping others.

Just some ideas include assisting at an animal shelter, planting trees, helping the homeless, or removing trash from your local parks or nature reserves.

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8. Host a Romantic Dinner

If you’re quite the chef, why not consider spending the night at home cooking a delicious three-course meal for you and your partner? Not only is it a great way to save some money, but it’s also one of the best acts of love that’s sure to make them smile. As they say, the way to a person’s heart is often through their stomach!

To make your home-cooked dinner even more heartfelt, consider creating a DIY menu to show your partner what they can expect throughout the evening. By using one of BeFunky’s customizable, pre-designed menu templates, you can whip one up within seconds!

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9. Watch a Movie at the Cinema

Our daily lives are dominated by Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other on-demand movie services, but when was the last time you actually watched a film at the cinema? You just can’t beat the nostalgia that comes with sitting in front of a large screen and eating buttery popcorn and sugary treats. You could even go out for dinner beforehand or afterward to really make a night out of it.

If you want to turn up the nostalgia factor even more (or simply try something a little different), consider going to a drive-through cinema instead.

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10.  Turn Their Favorite Quote into a Framed Print

Do you and your partner share a favorite quote? Or perhaps there’s a particular saying that your loved one lives their life by. Whatever the reason, you can turn this quote into a beautiful framed print as a special Valentine’s Day gift that they’ll never forget.

If you or your partner are a budding photographer, this can also be a great way to incorporate one of your favorite photos into a framed print with meaning.

The best part is you don’t need any special graphic design knowledge or expensive software to do so. Our Graphic Designer has everything you need to turn your favorite quotes into inspiring works of art. Plus, you can follow this easy tutorial to create your own within just minutes! Then, simply print, frame, and wrap your design so it’s ready for you to surprise your lover with.

valentines day print quote

Which Valentine’s Day Ideas Will You Try?

With these 10 unique Valentine’s Day ideas, you’re sure to make this year’s day of love the most unique one yet. Whether you opt for a gift, an activity, or both, be sure to think about the little ways you can add that personalized and heartfelt touch. Remember, BeFunky’s Photo Editor, Graphic Designer, and Collage Maker have everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!

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