There are only a few days left before Valentine’s Day…
If you’re in a relationship, kudos! But do you have everything planned out or are you just going to wing it this year? Are you bringing the date game with your significant other (SO) up a notch or are you trying to go on a budget?
If you’re single, there’s no reason for you to sulk in the corner and feel bad about other people having an awesome time on the 14th. You can have an awesome time too! You can splurge and date yourself or your friends and have a blast!
Whether you’re in relationship or single, and you want to do away with the traditional going out to dine in a restaurant or some other place on V-Day, here are some date ideas you can do without leaving the comforts of your home. Well, of course, if you’re in a relationship and you’re not living together, one will have to leave their place to go to the other person’s house. *wink wink*
10. Zen Day
Valentine’s Day can be about relaxing and unwinding. Ease out those sore muscles and have a spa day at home.
Buy scented candles or an aromatherapy diffuser to set the mood. Get a nice-smelling massage oil or gel. Prepare your favorite cup of tea. Call up your masseuse. Or maybe, you can be each other’s massage therapist. The egg timer comes in handy so you can take turns. No cheating.
9. Battle It Out in Virtual Reality
We heard that the best Final Fantasy just hit mobile before reaching Steam. So if you have a gamer SO, much like Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, you can download the game on Android and iOS with 20% discount until February 21.
Come on, get Zidane going so you can destroy Queen Brahne of Alexandria! Don’t forget those Chocobo side quests.
8. Make Something “Tasty”
You don’t have to be a Michelin-starred chef to do this. There is virtually an endless selection of “Tasty” videos that you can mimic on a date at home. What’s you and your SO’s favorite dishes? Prepare them.
No SO? No problem. Indulge yourself with all the one-pot savory dishes you’ve been waiting to devour or those no-bake pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth.
7. Color Your World
Getting bored with your space? You can use your time on Valentine’s Day to redecorate your house. Get new stuff and throw old stuff. Or if you’re on a budget, just move around stuff.
If you want, you can even repaint your room to that color you’ve been wanting to have for a long time. Have fun. You can use your hands as paintbrush and be as creative as possible.
There are a ton of board games you can play with SO. Chess, Scrabble, Jenga, Pandemic, Exploding Kittens… The list goes on and on and on.
Single peeps, don’t be sad. Gather round your other single friends, go crazy, and have a party of your own – Cards Against Humanity.
If you want to cheat a bit on this list and play in a place with endless choices of games, we have three words for you: Dyce N Dyne. Or two words and one letter… Oh, whatever.
5. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Glue, Stylus, Brush, Strings
If you two are the creative type, since there’s already strings attached, do something artsy with it like home decors or string bracelets etc.
A trend in crafts is doing calligraphy. Make your V-Day card personal by using your calligraphy skills and pouring out all your love on paper. If you’re single, “hugot” lines work well too.
4. Jam Session
Strum those guitars and bang those drums, and make live music together.
Record your performance and share it to the world via platforms like SoundCloud.
Videoke session works well too.
3. Camp in the Living Room
If you’re the outdoorsy type but want to spend the Valentine’s Day indoors (because Mt. Kiltepan might be too crowded), pitch your tent in the living room and camp. It pays if you have sound soother white noise machine so you can replicate nighttime sound in the woods. And then, all that’s left to do is tell stories and eat a lot of S’mores.
2. Movie Marathon
You’re a busy, busy person. We get that. When is the best time to catch up on all those shows that you’ve been putting off to watch? Two words: Valentine’s weekend.
Put down all the curtains. Dim the lights. No one’s getting out of their jammies this weekend. Have an unending supply of popcorn. Booze optional.
Turn on your iflix and binge watch. And great news because you can change the way you watch movies with Smart Big Bytes 15! And even greater news if you’re in a relationship, binge watching and cuddles!
With Smart Big Bytes 15, you can download up to two (2) full length movies on the large selection of films on iflix for only PhP 15. Visit Smart’s Big Bytes 15 website for more details.
Not familiar with iflix? Here’s a step-by-step guide to get things started:
1. Look Up!
Technically, you’re outside the house but since you’re still in super close proximity, technically, you’re still in the house. Oh well, you know what I mean.
This simply means stargazing. Lie down on the lawn in your backyard or on the rooftop and just marvel at the vastness of the sky. Try to connect the stars and doodle. Talk. Hold hands. Kiss.
I super hope it doesn’t rain on Sunday.
Do you have other Valentine’s date ideas that you do without leaving the house? Share them with us!