Our Most Popular Valentine’s Day Ideas

Over 100 of Our Best Valentine’s Day Ideas

Finding ways to show love to your spouse all year long is kind of our thing here at The Dating Divas. It is our specialty. So just imagine how much help we can be when it comes to Valentine’s Day. As you can assume, we go ALL OUT! Over the years we have created new ideas to show extra love to your spouse on this day of love from gift ideas to date night activities – we have thought of it all. Today we have gathered our best – and most popular – Valentine’s Day ideas!

Most Popular Valentine's Day Ideas


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We have hundreds, no, thousands of marriage ideas here on our site and don’t even get me started on our Dating Divas Pinterest board. When planning for Valentine’s Day – where do you even start? Here! You start here because these Valentine’s Day ideas are the ones that have stood the test of time, the ideas that have been pinned thousands of times and the ideas that our readers keep coming to over and over again. These are our most popular Valentine’s Day ideas, all in one place. You are welcome!

When gathering the best of the best ideas from our site, we are able to help you with Valentines day ideas for her, for him… for the whole family! So in this post you will find our most popular Valentine’s Day ideas in the following categories:

  • Countdowns
  • Gifts
  • Date Nights
  • Love Notes
  • Decor  
  • Food  
  • Family Activities

Valentine’s Day Countdowns

Why leave all the Valentine fun for just one day? How special would it be if you did a little something special for your spouse in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day? If that seems daunting, let me assure you that with these done-for-you ideas it can be easy (but your spouse doesn’t need to know that!).

Valentine's Day Countdowns

Valentine's Day Ideas

1. Love Note Clothespin Wreath14 days-worth of love notes for your spouse and this unique clothespin wreath to display them! You can grab some of the cutest Valentine’s clothespins here.

2. Valentine’s Fortune Cookie CountdownWho wouldn’t like to countdown to Valentine’s Day by eating a yummy fortune cookie and reading a sweet love note each day?

3. The Perfect DIY Valentine’s CountdownOpen an envelope-a-day leading up to Valentine’s Day. Each envelope includes either a sweet love note, a date night activity or an act of kindness. P.S. This one is my personal favorite! These mini clothespins are the perfect embellishments.

4. 30 Days of LoveThis is what I did for my spouse this year! 30 quick and easy love ideas in an all-in-one printable kit.

5. Valentine’s Advent Love NotesMake the days leading up to Valentine’s Day extra special by putting together this super sweet set of framed love notes to help you countdown until the ultimate day of love!

6. 12 Days of Valentine’sWhy should Christmas be the only holiday to enjoy 12 days of celebration!? Shower your spouse with a little somethin’, somethin’ for 12 days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Countdown Ideas

7. 14 Days of Love for Him – Build the anticipation as you count down to the big day using pill boxes filled with sweet treats and our darling Diva Central Exclusive printables!

8. The 14 Sexts of Valentine’s14 printable “texts” that you can send your sweetie to let them know you love them and you are ready for a good time!

9. How Do I Love Thee?A Valentine’s Day Countdown using a mini-muffin tin and magnets.

10. 14 Days of Valentines14 little tags to place on different items and make your spouse smile every day!

11. Valentine’s Day Gifts by the HourA quick and easy countdown in which your love will receive a fabulous Valentine’s Day card to accompany a small gift every hour of the day!

12. Seven Days of Valentine LoveAn entire week to show your spouse some love with this unique pill case holder and several options for love notes to house inside.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Shopping for your spouse can be so difficult. One of our most frequently asked questions is for Valentines day ideas for her. Well, below you will find JUST what you’re looking for! If you want to give them something sweet, thoughtful and personal but just don’t know what – you just hit the jackpot! Choosing just one idea will be the hardest part!

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13. Valentine’s Day Candy Bar Gift TagsSweet Valentine love notes to attach to your love’s favorite candy bar.

14. I’ve Kissed The Ground You Walk On…Leave a trail of kisses for your Valentine to find – chocolate kisses that is!

15. Valentine’s Day Video Gift From Animoto – Create a professional-looking, customized video slideshow in less than 10 minutes!

16. Valentine’s Day Sexy Love Book  – Give your sweetheart just what they want – more of YOU!! A love coupon book that is full of sexy favors. Running short on time? You can grab this one, just make sure to get rid of anything you wouldn’t want to do {wink!}

17. Valentine’s Gift BoxWhatever gift you are giving for Valentine’s Day, you can add some flair to the box, gift bag, and more with these fun printables.

18. Valentine’s Day Cuddle KitA gift basket with everything you need for an evening of cuddling.

Our Most Popular Valentine's Day Love Notes

19. Valentine’s Mixed CD PrintablesMake your honey a creative and thoughtful CD mix filled with the best love songs! Plus, what a great Valentine’s gift idea to help set the mood for the entire night!

20. DIY Love Coupons A unique coupon book with over 25 coupon ideas. Choose the ones that your spouse will most appreciate. Like the idea but short on time? Grab this one that’s pre-made.

21. Romantic Carved Initials GiftA meaningful, DIY gift idea that can also double as romantic bedroom decor!

22. Valentine’s Day Spicy Book of LoveSpicy love coupons for your spouse’s eyes only! Oo la la!

23. Heart-Shaped Picture Poster – Use this easy-to-use template to convert your favorite photos into a fun heart-shaped picture display.

24. Valentine’s Day Man BouquetWhip up a “bouquet” with your spouse’s favorite sweets and treats! Both women and men would appreciate this one! Make sure to have a cute pot to put them in.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Spouse

25. The Five Senses GiftA gift basket with items centered around sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell!

26. Showered in LOVEShower your spouse with love, with this fun gift basket surprise in the bathroom.

27. Memeoirs Romantic Gift IdeaThis website can turn communications with your spouse from emails, WhatsApp and Facebook chats into a beautiful, printed book.

28. Cuddle Kit for Two – A gift with an activity attached! This gift basket includes items to promote an evening of cuddling together.

29. DIY Photo Pillow – Surprise your sweetie with a customized pillow with a photo, memory or phrase that is special to your relationship.

30. All About You Basket – A gift basket filled entirely with things your spouse loves.

Valentine's Day Popular Gift Ideas

31. Create Your Own StorybookMy husband’s favorite gift to date! This website helps turn your love story into a personalized storybook!

32. 5 Year of Dates Gift Ideas – A gift of future date nights fully planned and prepped for each month of the year – and five different options to choose from! A year of sporty dates, intimate dates, around the world dates and more!

33. The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Women – No more guessing the perfect gift for your lady. This post shares the secrets behind hundreds of our surveyed readers’ responses!

34. The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Men – It can be hard to shop for a man, but after surveying hundreds of men, we narrowed it down to three main things men really want for Valentine’s day.

35. Romantic Wall ArtThree different designs for personalized artwork that feature your own love story.

36. A Personalized Love PrintFour gorgeous wall art designs that can be personalized for any couple.

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Of all of our Valentines day ideas for her, him and the family… spending quality time together on a date night is probably what we can help with the most! Narrowing down our hundreds of date ideas to only the most popular was tough,  but we did it! You are welcome! Here are our top 30 date ideas that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day (or just save them to Pinterest for later if you can’t pick just one!)

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day Dates

37. Valentine’s Day Room Service Spoil and surprise your spouse on Valentine’s Day with a breakfast in bed served on a gorgeous tray, plus additional service throughout the day!

38. Valentine’s Day Game: Pucker Up – Pucker up for a unique card game that results in kissing your love. Lots and lots of kissing…

39. Eat, Drink & Be Mine – An easy-to-prep Valentine’s dinner for two with printables.

40. Valentine’s Day Glamping Date Night – Create a romantic tent for two!

41. Valentine’s Day Emergency KitHaven’t made any plans for Valentine’s Day? No worries – we have you covered with this last-minute kit!

42. Date Night in a Box: Valentine’s Day Edition Fill this decorative box with everything you need for a romantic evening for two!

Date Ideas For Valentine's Day That Are Popular

43. Valentine’s Destiny DateA date night totally determined by what is chosen from secret envelopes!

44. The Valentine DateA completely planned date night from start to finish. Includes ideas for a candy gram gift, meals, activities and even a scavenger hunt for your spouse!

45. Mission: Valentine Love HuntSend your “James Bond” to complete 5 different Valentine missions.

46. Valentine’s Win it in a Minute – Add some fun to your Valentine’s Day with these hilarious Valentine-themed games.

47. Valentine Bedroom Party PackA private Valentine’s Day party for two… in the bedroom!

48. How to Have a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner – Create a romantic environment for a Valentine’s date night at home with ideas for decor, food, activities and more!

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

49. It’s a Love MatchA game of memory with a sassy, sexy twist!

50. Sweetheart Bedroom Party Pack DateA complete pack of ideas for a private, romantic party for two.

51. Love is Sweet – Bedroom GameA unique twist on a childhood board game brings fun to the bedroom.

52. Love Seat Lounge – What about a chill date night at home for Valentine’s Day? Reserve the sofa for an evening of relaxation and takeout.

53. Love Shack – Create a nice little escape into your own little Love Shack. A quick idea for a romantic Valentine’s Day at home.

54. The Game of Love – A bedroom board game, played on your bed sheet!

Valentine's Day Popular Date Ideas

55. Spa Date Night KitRelax and unwind with your spouse for Valentine’s day. Think massages, bubble bath, a delicious meal and more! We love bath bombs, you might want to have one or two on hand for this one!

56. Fondue Date NightA delicious idea for a unique Valentine’s Day dinner.

57. Couple’s CafeAdd a simple twist to dinner with these printable menus and payment recipes!

58. Chocolate Tasting – Use that box of chocolates for a fun chocolate tasting activity for two!

59. Spoil Your Spouse Date NightValentine’s Day is the perfect time to spoil your spouse to the max! These “his” and “hers” printables will help you plan the perfect day that your spouse will love!

60. Romantic Rooftop Date – If you have an accessible roof – convert it into a romantic place for two.

Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

61. Je T’aime Hotel – Can’t get away for a weekend getaway? No problem! Create a fancy french hotel in your home! Make it even more fun with the towel animals. Not sure how to make them? This should have you covered!

62. Power Outage Date Night – Unplug for Valentine’s day and really focus on just the two of you. Enjoy each other, technology-free!

63. “Tied” to You!A Valentine’s date night with a “tie” theme.

64. Suite Retreat Basket for Two – If you can’t get away somewhere for Valentine’s day, create a romantic suite for two with this Diva Central exclusive gift basket set.

65. Top 10 Valentine’s Day GetawaysIf you are lucky enough to be able to sneak away with your Valentine – we have some romantic suggestions for gorgeous locations!

66. Sexy Valentine’s Day Ideas80 fun, flirty and sexy Valentine’s Day Ideas.

Valentine’s Day Love Notes 

Expressing your love to your spouse on Valentine’s Day is a must! Whether you are looking for a card that is sentimental and sweet or silly and humorous – we have something for you!

Romantic Valentine's Day Love Notes

Valentine's Day Love Notes

67. Valentine’s Day Scratch-Off TicketThis unique card has your love scratch off a portion of the card to reveal a note or activity underneath.

68. Fill-In-The-Blank Valentine’s Day Love Notes – Personalize your love notes by filling in the templates with words specific to you and your spouse!

69. Candy Gram Poster – A sweet love note AND some delicious candy? Combine the two in this easy-to-create giant Valentine’s Day candy gram love note! Another one of my spouse’s favorites!

70. Man Approved ValentineThese are love notes that your man will truly appreciate!

71. 14 Unique DIY Valentine’s Day CardsWhether you need funny cards, mushy ones, or just plain corny, you will find a unique card in this collection.

72. Funny & Clever Cards for Your Sweetheart for Valentine’s dayAdd some humor to this day of love with this collection of clever Valentine’s Day cards.

Valentine's Day Cards

73. “Reasons I Love You” PostersPoster-sized engineer prints with plenty of room to write your love note!

74. Valentine’s Day Candy Gram CardA card to accompany special Valentine’s treats. Includes a healthy version too!

75. Exploding Love Box – A unique DIY card that converts into a box. When opened, 10+ flaps are revealed with places to add pictures, quotes, and love notes!

76. Word Art Card – Customize a subway art style card using an easy-to-use website.

77. “100 Reasons Why I Love You” DIY BookYour spouse will definitely feel loved after reading 100 reasons you truly love them!

78. Printable Love Check – Leave your spouse a love note to cash in kisses later!

Valentine's Day Love Notes

79. Madly In Love Mad Libs – Anyone a fan of Mad Libs? This unique template will give you a super silly and interactive love note for your spouse!

80. The Kiss Card – Put a smile on your sweetheart’s face with this Diva Central exclusive Kiss Card.

81. Sticky Notes – Print sexy, flirty and fun messages onto sticky notes. Then, you can shape them into a heart for display!

82. Open When LettersMake your own “Open When” Letters! The perfect romantic, meaningful (but still simple and inexpensive) gift idea for your love!

83. Love You a Hole PunchA sweet way to show some appreciation to your spouse and encourage a little more romance at the same time. Make sure to have a hole punch!

84. 25+ Sexy Love LettersThese love note printables are romantic, sassy and, yes, sexy!

Valentine's Day Ideas

85. Clever Candy SayingsAdd love notes to your spouse’s favorite sweets and treats.

86. Love Letter of the Month – Why give just one love note this Valentine’s Day? Subscribe your spouse to this love letter of the month club (and we will help you write the perfect love letter!).

87. Accordion Memory BookA fun memory book filled with nooks and crannies to place photos, memories, love notes and more!

88. “U R Hot” Thermometer Love Note – Let your spouse know you think they are HOT with this candy-filled thermometer – a Diva Central exclusive printable!

89. Step Card – A unique DIY card with numerous pages to share with your love what you love about them!

90. “You’re the Bees Knees” Printable – Your HONEY is going to love this Diva Central exclusive idea to pair with a honey treat!

Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas 

Set the mood and the theme with these easy Valentine’s Day decor ideas from our site.

Valentine's Day Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day Ideas and Decor

91. Using Rose Petals for Romance – It is easy to make the mood in your home a little more romantic. Check out these tips for utilizing rose petals to up the romance!

92. Romantic Heart ArtTwo hearts come together to display words that describe your love. So cute!

93. Lucky in Love Framed ArtThis classic song converts to beautiful decor for your home!

94. “I Love You” BannerThis banner is so easy to make and would be a sweet surprise for your spouse to wake up to!

95. Love Story Subway ArtPut your own unique love story in a beautiful display!

96. “Two Little Lovers Sitting in a Tree” DecorTake your love song and convert it into this personalized artwork.

PLUS we have 50 more ideas from other sites in our 50 Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas Roundup!

Valentine’s Day Food Ideas 

Whether you are planning on surprising your spouse with some sweet treats or dinner at home – we have a few great ideas you will love!

Valentine's Day Food Ideas

Valentine's Day Food Ideas

97. Sweetheart TartsThese sweet pastries are delicious and adorable too!

98. 101 Healthy Treats for Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day doesn’t have to completely be about sweets and treats (although those are nice too). For a healthier Valentine’s Day, check out some of these recipes and ideas.

99. A Hearty BreakfastStart the morning off by showing your sweetheart some love with this breakfast idea.

10. “Love Potion” Drink LabelsConvert a soda drink into a romantic love potion with these free printables.

101. Valentine’s Day Round-Up: FoodSeveral of our favorite Valentine’s Day recipes all in one place. From dinner to dessert we have you covered.

102. Valentine’s Day Love LunchPrintable lunch tags, Valentine’s Day jokes, love notes, fruit labels, and more for your spouse AND your kids!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Families

Valentine’s Day is definitely about celebrating your love in your marriage, but you can spread that love to the kiddos too! Here are a few of our most popular Valentine’s Day ideas that you can do with your families.

Valentine's Day Ideas For Families

Valentine's Day Family Ideas

103. Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt – A hunt with clues and activities that the family must work together to complete!

104. Cupid’s Crazy Cafe: Family V-Day DinnerA fun twist on a family Valentine’s Day dinner. Instead of actual food names, you’ll be using Valentine code words to order your food!

105. Heart AttackSpread the love during this holiday season with a poem and lawn signs for an unsuspecting neighbor. PLUS lots of alternative ideas for a unique heart attack!

106. Valentine Photo Booth PropsJust print, adhere to skewers or popsicle sticks, and get your “picture perfect” Valentine game on! Out of time?? Order these and no printing or cutting required.

107. Valentine’s Search and FindA quick and easy Valentine surprise hunt for your kids or your spouse (2 versions!).

108. Covert CupidCovert Cupid is a family tradition that runs the first two weeks of February leading up to Valentine’s Day and is ALL about serving each other!

While these are our most popular ideas for families – don’t worry, we have more! We have 100 Kids Valentine’s Day Ideas including crafts, activities, mailbox ideas for school parties and more! 

Bonus Valentine’s Day Ideas! 

With so many ideas to choose from – here are two fun ways to keep yourself organized through it all! 

Valentine's Day Planning Tools

109. Valentine’s Day Success ChecklistMake sure that you don’t miss a thing while planning your Valentine’s Day with this helpful checklist.

110. Couple’s Valentine’s Day PlannerUse these “his” and “hers” printables to plan your Valentine’s Day together and still be able to surprise each other!

But wait . . . there is more! I saved the very best for last! We have one link that will give you the Ultimate Valentine’s Day experience. We collaborated with 22 other bloggers to create a Valentine’s Day pack that includes gift ideas, date ideas, decor, party items, love notes, crafts for kids, and teacher gifts just to name a few of the items. This pack is truly our most popular because, well, it has it all! 

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Printable Pack

111. The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Printable Pack! – Everything you could ever want or need to pull off the BEST Valentine’s Day EVER!

So, are you ready for Valentine’s Day now? You are probably set for the next 50 years of Valentine’s Days together! Whatever you decide to do for February 14th we hope you will come back to The Dating Divas throughout the year to find even more exciting ways to show your love for your spouse through the entire year! 

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 


About the Author: Sarina

I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a handsome baby boy. I love dancing, photography & chocolate!

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  1. Wow! This is a long list of awesome ideas. Everyone will definitely find the perfect activity this love month. I really like the activities that you can do with your family like the scavenger hunt, Valentine’s Day dinner and covert cupid. In addition to this, I think we should also include our aging loved ones in celebrating Valentine’s Day. We can show our love to them by helping them with their daily activities, running errands for them and by spending time with them especially those who are inside facilities. Spending time with our loved ones s definitely the best gift we can give to them.