8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day And Beyond

Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, which means we've got a whole weekend's worth of lovin' coming our way! What plans do you have up your sleeve? If you’re reading this on the Embla Home blog, chances are that you’ve got something beyond the usual dinner and movie planned already.

Wait, dinner and a movie was your plan? If that’s true, then that's way too typical for someone reading this blog entry. (And no, don't cop out with mini golf, you can do better.) Check out these eight quirky date ideas that are way more fun and way more you.

1. Grocery Date
Ditch the restaurant and take a romantic stroll down the frozen foods section. Go to a grocery store together, but split up for around 10 or 15 minutes. Use that to make a mad dash through the grocery store to pick out fun stuff for the other person, or food to share during your date. Grab your chocolates or wine there. Put a budget limit of around $20 for an extra challenge!

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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2. Picnic Park Date
Cook at home and head on down for dinner at your nearby park. While everyone’s indoors, enjoy some time in nature with the quiet around you and the stars above you. Pack a couple of Hexagon Candles in Eucalyptus & Spearmint for that cool, relaxed vibe.

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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3. Gym Date
Most people equate dates to having a meal together. Go down the opposite route and hit the gym together instead! Nothing like breaking a sweat together. You can spot each other or do your cardio alongside each other. Take it up a notch by enrolling in a trendy group class like rowing or spinning for a really different experience. Don’t forget the cute workout wear!

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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4. Play Date
No, not like the ones little kids have, but an actual play. We’re always watching TV shows and movies, when was the last time we watched actors in real life? Check out what your local theater companies are cooking up this season and enjoy the live performance together!

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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5. Skating Date
There are a lot of adorable opportunities at an ice skating rink. You don’t even need to know how to skate! Whether you’re gliding gracefully or clinging to the sides, you’ll both have a great time. Cap the date off with hot chocolate and hilarious conversation.

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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6. Car Rental Date
Rent your dream car or the fanciest car you can find! Hop in and simply drive around together for a day. Pretend to be a loaded tourist and enjoy the local sights that you sometimes take for granted.

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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7. First Date Date
This goes out to couples who’ve been together for a while. Recall where you had your first date and go there again! If you have pictures from then, try recreating your outfits as well. Up the romance with a bouquet of red roses and a Diamond Candle in Rose Musk. Something about reliving those firsts together will bring back the magic of those first sparks, and you’ll both have a magical night. 

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond
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8. Home Date
Everyone’s going out for Valentine’s Day. Why not do the exact opposite and stay in? You can still have a fun, romantic evening in the comfort of your own home. All you need are some ideas and some Embla Home candles to set the mood. Check out our tips for home dates!

8 Quirky Date Ideas For Valentines Day And Beyond

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