How to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home

We believe your Valentine’s Day will be special. And you can have total control of it. Even if you can't enjoy the fancy dinners out, the romance doesn't have to stop.

In fact, Valentine’s Day at home may be even more romantic because we’re pushed to be creative; to think outside of the box and do something personal. It’s not just about spending money – it requires something more than simply making a restaurant reservation.

So, if you’re looking for the best gifts and ideas for Valentine’s Day at home to spoil that special someone in your life (even if that someone is yourself), we’ve got you covered.

Step 1: Get Your Partner a Gift (or Gifts!)

Trying to find top Valentine's gifts for your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, or significant other – even if you’re on a budget? We’ve got it sorted.

Take a peek at the CBII team's list of unusual and romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas to help you feel good while supporting local businesses and, where possible, the environment, too. 

Create Your Own Valentine Box Ideas: A Personalised Wellness Gift Basket

In a time where self-care is so important, the best Valentine’s Day ideas for her are wellness presents. Our go-to pamper box like this one from Olive & Pickle is filled with our favourite feel good treats and products.

Personalise yours by adding things like his and hers mugs, a bullet journal or matching pillowcases and a bottle of feel good oil – voted ‘Best Sleep Oil’ 2020 and 'Best Sleep Product' 2021. After all, you can’t beat the gift of a great night’s sleep!

Psst… the CBD oil is vegan and crafted with an environmentally friendly extraction process, packaged in cartons made from 100% recyclable and compostable hemp fibre.

A Book Subscription: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

A book subscription is one of the most perfect Valentine gift ideas for bookworms. Wonderland Bookshop in the UK will carefully select a secondhand book to send on a subscription of your choosing.

We love this idea as it’s not just a great way to spoil your partner, you’re also supporting a local business and taking care of the environment at the same time.

A Lavender & Eucalyptus Bouquet: More Than Roses

Give your partner flowers that are a little different from your typical red roses. We love this lavender and eucalyptus bouquet (with a touch of lilac roses) that My Lady Garden florist in London created for us. Add this soothing skin balm with matching ingredients lavender and eucalyptus for an extra special touch!

A Date Jar: It’s Always the Thought That Counts

One of the cool at home Valentine’s Day ideas is treating your special someone to a jar filled with date ideas ready for when you’re able to head out again – a wine and cheese tasting experience at a local wine estate, a voucher for a local yoga class, a cooking course or dance lessons in your neighbourhood – wherever you can, try to support local small businesses.

A Heart Shaped Frame

Sometimes, the simple and sweet Valentine’s Day gift ideas are the best ones. In this age of carrying pictures and videos on our phones, printed photographs have become almost obsolete. Make a print of your favourite photo of the two of you together, then put it in a heart frame. Put it on your wall and you both have a tangible reminder of your love every time you see it.

Instant Photos

For a fun and creative Valentine idea, try instant photos. Instant printers allow you to print photographs from images on your phone. You can take fun pictures around the house to remember your Valentine’s Day together, and use them to start a scrapbook of memories.

If you don’t want a new instant printer and are willing to wait a bit, Shutterfly will print out your phone photos and even build scrapbooks from them. 

100% Natural Hemp Candle

If you are stumped for Valentine gift ideas, our 100% natural hand-poured CBD candles are the perfect gift for a partner who loves candles.

Our Unwind CBD Candle was a 2022 Natural Health Beauty award finalist. Its soothing blend of lavender, bergamot, and neroli can bring relaxation and serenity to your perfect romantic Valentine’s day at home. It is made with 100% hemp seed wax and will burn cleanly for 25 hours.

Skincare Items Made From CBD

If you’re putting together Valentine’s day ideas for her, CBD for skincare can leave her feeling calm inside and out. Choose between our face oils or whole body sets. Whichever you choose, you’ll have the perfect gift for someone who enjoys good skin products.

Our CBD Balm is especially good for Valentine’s Day at home. Its soothing blend of topical CBD and essential lavender, ginger, and eucalyptus oils soothe the skin and bring mental serenity.

Step 2: Do Something Special Together

In these economically trying times, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy a romantic Sunday or evening at home. The best at home Valentine’s Day ideas can be even more romantic than the usual Valentine’s date night. We’re pushed to think of creative Valentine's ideas out of the usual box and do something personal.

Valentine’s Day is not just about spending money, and a good Valentine’s Day requires more than simply making restaurant reservations.

Here are 27 at home Valentine's Day ideas for surprising your partner on February 14th.

Cherish Your Journey

Recreate a Memorable Date

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together; effort is attractive. Recreate the first time you met or your first anniversary at home. You can replicate the dinner menu or the drinks you enjoyed. Or set up a home movie projector in your lounge or bedroom to screen the film you watched together when you first met. Champagne and fairy lights optional.

Think of these memorable dates and what made them special – you'll find plenty of Valentine's Day ideas at home to recreate.

Share a Playlist

Many cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas are forgotten soon after the holiday ends. When you make shared playlists for each other, your partner can enjoy your song choices well past Valentine’s Day.

It may take some time to pick the best songs but, when you are done, you have created an aural image of how you feel about your loved one. Every time you listen to each other’s playlists, you share those feelings once again.

Read Together

Instead of Valentine’s ideas revolving around social events, why not take a break from technology, turn off your screens, and share a bookish Valentine’s Day at home? There’s no better way to spend time with someone you love than sharing a book.

Reading out loud to each other and sharing each other’s favorite book is a sweet and nurturing way to get closer to each other without spending a lot of money or stressing about Valentine plans. 

Write Each Other a Letter

Love letters are always good gifts for Valentine’s Day. You don’t need to be a great writer – you simply need to tell your partner your feelings about how much they mean to you. And in this age of digital communications, there is something endearing about a handwritten letter on paper.

Don’t be shy about your feelings or hold back on your praises. There’s nothing sentimental or mushy about letting your partner know how much you love them. 

Feel Like a Princess for a Day

Breakfast in Bed

Wondering how to make Valentine’s Day special and stumped for Valentine gift ideas? Start your February 14th with a breakfast of champions in bed!

For a proper Valentine’s lay-in together, order a breakfast delivery like this one from olive & pickle. Throw in our Balance capsules and Feel Good CBD oil alongside some freshly squeezed orange juice and you’re all set.

This is a perfect way to make Valentine’s Day special.

Around-the-World Cocktail Evening

The pubs may be busy with everyone out in full force to celebrate the occasion. So, why not enjoy your favourite cocktails in the comfort of your own home instead? Get creative and set up a themed cocktail bar in different rooms of your house – serve piña coladas in Puerto Rico, margaritas in Mexico, or make it snazzy and dress up to the nines. Memorable Valentines ideas usually give you an excuse to get out your sparkly cocktail dress and tux.

We recommend signing up for Microbarbox (literally a bar in a box), or Craft Gin Club to stock up on your favourites. 

An Evening of Pampering

Treat your special someone to an evening of world-class pampering – the perfect Valentine's date at home. Run a candlelit bubble bath, apply face masks, make their favourite home-cooked meal, or treat them to a feel good massage with our CBD muscle balm.

At-Home Spa

One of the best ideas for Valentine’s Day at home is surprising your partner with a home spa session. A surprise spa is a cute Valentine’s Day gift idea that may become a recurring event.

Draw a nice bath, toss in some flower petals, light some candles, prepare a facial mask, and break out the unwind-worthy CBD oils. Presto! Your home is a spa, and your partner can receive all the pampering they deserve.

Theme Date Night

If you want Valentine ideas to spice up your night at home, surprise your partner with a theme date.

You can dress up as any sexy couple you fancy, decorate the room to match your dream trip, or let your inner artisan run free with body paints. Your theme date is limited only by your imagination. The theme sets the tone and gives you a starting place. Where you go from there is entirely up to you. 

Turn Your Living Room Into a Ballroom

Haven’t gone dancing in a while? Here’s a Valentine’s idea: why not turn your living room into a dance hall?

There’s nothing more romantic than making eye contact as you dance a sultry tango, and few things get one in the mood for love like some high-energy salsa gyrations. But you don’t have to follow someone else’s footsteps. You can have a perfectly wonderful holiday dancing the night away to the beat of your own drum. 

"You've Got a Pizza My Heart"

Feel Good Food

We all know that the way to a man (or woman’s) heart is through the stomach. So, here are the at home Valentine's ideas for a full Sunday of digging in:

Have a chef-made meal delivered straight to your door through a local business.

Host a romantic fondue night with cheese and breadsticks for the savoury lovers or chocolate for dessert with strawberries, and marshmallow skewers for dipping.

Order Her Favourite Meal

The best way to your partner's heart is through her stomach. Food can have a powerful impact on your emotions and few Valentine’s Day presents are appreciated like a lovely Valentine dinner. If you have the kitchen skills, you can make her favourite meal. Or, you can order delivery from her favourite restaurant and enjoy a cosy Valentine's Day at home without cooking stress or worries about getting a reservation.

Enjoy a Special Dessert

One of the sweetest Valentine’s Day ideas at home is making a Valentine dessert you both can enjoy.

Making a new dessert is fun, whether you collaborate together or challenge each other to a bake off. Your dessert can be a culinary challenge or something as simple as strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue. And if you need a little inspiration for some delicious treats to bake, have a look at these tasty CBD-infused goodies.

Cook for Each Other

Cooking for each other is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day at home. If your partner normally does the cooking, you can surprise them with a special meal. Or, for extra romantic points, the two of you can cook the meal together and bond over the stovetop.

Your Valentine’s meal doesn’t have to be fancy. It can be something small like a salad, soup, or dessert. What makes it special is that you cooked it together.

Try Creating a New Cuisine

Cooking your favourite meals together is a great Valentine idea, but Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to spice it up and try something new in the kitchen (and elsewhere).

Find a recipe from Google that you both find intriguing and try making it together. Whether your culinary experiment turns out to be a smashing success or a valiant effort, you will be spending some quality time together having fun.

Valentine's Ideas for Families

Learn a New Craft

While there are lots of Valentine ideas for couples, we don't see as many Valentine's at home ideas for families. But Valentine's Day can be fun for the whole family if everyone learns a new craft or skill together. You can learn knitting, painting, handmade pottery, flower art, yarn weaving, or anything else that interests you. Sharing your interests with your child is one of the best parts of being a parent.

Join an Online Workshop

There are lots of things to do inside for Valentine’s Day if you have an internet connection. You can take online cooking classes, online dancing classes, yoga classes – almost anything you might like to learn.

You can get your partner involved and the two of you can enjoy quality time learning something new, which always makes for a great Valentine’s Day. And if you can't find a class you both like, you can try a virtual museum tour.

Create a Scrapbook of Your Favourite Times Together

Perhaps the best gift for Valentine’s Day is a reminder of the gifts you already have. You and your partner can reminisce on your favourite memories together while going through your photos. Print out the best photos and put them together in a scrapbook that you can add to as the years go on. A scrapbook is a gift that keeps on giving and one of the best Valentine’s Day ideas at home you can find.

Enjoy a Tech-Free Evening

Today, we all spend lots of time glued to our phones and computers both at work and at home. One of the best, and cheapest, Valentine’s Day ideas at home is an evening without technology. All you have to do is turn off your computers and smartphones, and you can have a Valentine’s Day at home unperturbed by distractions, unruffled by scandals, and disconnected from the web. It costs nothing and you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet.

Board Game Night

Here's a Valentine's at home idea: cuddle up with your favourite board games. If you haven't played your favourite game in a while, this is a great time to break out the gaming table and reminisce over your favourite 2-player game. Bonding over Cards Against Humanity, Jaipur, or Cluedo may not seem like a hearts-and-flowers date, but it will bring the two of you closer together over an activity you both love. And what's more romantic than that?

Sing Karaoke

Karaoke can be a fun Valentine’s Day idea at home. You don’t have to be a great vocalist to enjoy singing each other’s favourite songs or trying out new ones. Because you’re at home and not in a pub, there are no worries of public embarrassment.

Pick some songs you love or songs that reflect your relationship and your feelings. Whether you carry the tune well or poorly, you may find karaoke the best at home Valentine’s Day idea ever.

Scavenger Hunt

Short on at home Valentine’s Day ideas? How about a scavenger hunt?

A scavenger hunt can be great fun for the whole family as you each leave mystery letters or packages around the house for your partner to find. And if you don’t find everything, what’s more romantic than finding a love letter later when you didn’t expect one?

If you have children, you can get them involved, too, and make the process educational as well as entertaining.

Paint Together

Paint brushes, colors, and paint are great Valentine gift ideas. Painting gives you a chance to get creative together and is a fantastic opportunity to bond and to express emotions in art that might be too awkward to put into words.

Painting isn't just limited to canvas. You can paint mugs, make collages, or do other artistic projects together as a couple or a family. Art isn't just for a museum, it's something that should be part of your life.

Plan a Backyard Picnic

Can't find things to do inside for Valentine’s Day? Turn your backyard into a picnic spot and celebrate outdoors! Bring a fine wine and cheese plate outside and enjoy the outdoors. It may not be unspoiled nature, but it’s always nice to enjoy good company in the fresh air.

If you live in cold areas where the 14th of February might see snow on the ground, you can always do an indoor picnic or bundle up for a brisk family walk.

When You Both Don't Have Time

Have a Romantic Movie Marathon

A romantic movie marathon is a fabulous way to spend Valentine’s Day at home. You can get comfortable on the sofa and enjoy your favourite snacks while you watch a couple of your favourite romantic films together.

Not romantic movie fans? Not a problem. You can watch adventure movies or war epics if that’s what floats your boat. Any movie night is romantic if you spend it watching films you enjoy with the one you love.

Make a Living Room Fort

For this year’s Valentine’s date at home, how about holding a party under a blanket fort?

We all remember childhood games in our living room in forts made of cushions and throws. But we’re never too old to enjoy the security of soft cushions in every direction. And watching movies under the fort is still just as much fun as it was back then, especially with someone to cuddle with.

Have a Video Game Day

Here’s another cute Valentine’s Day gift idea: video game day! Remember your favourite games that you loved as a kid? Consoles are still available on eBay, and you can spend the 14th of February with all your old favourites.

Being an adult is hard sometimes, and we all deserve a break to get back in touch with our inner child. Could there possibly be a better Valentine’s Day than bonding with your partner over Mario and Sonic?

That's It!

There are so many different takes on how to make Valentine’s Day special. All of these gifts are romantic in their own way, and it’s up to you and your partner to find which works best for you amongst these things to do at home for Valentine’s Day.

From cocktail making to spa bliss at home with a dose of our Feel Good CBD oil, we hope you found the perfect way to keep the spark lit at home this 14th of February.


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