Valentine’s Day plans will likely be affected by stay-at-home orders and the inability to travel this year. Whether you’re in the same place as your loved ones this Valentines day or sending love from afar, there are a few ways that a high-speed Internet connection can help. We’ve compiled a few unique experiences and thoughtful gifts to let your loved ones know that you’re thinking about them.
Virtual Valentine’s Dates
Plan a Facetime Dinner Date: If you’re not in the same city or area as your loved one, plan a virtual dinner date. You can even send a surprise meal to their door with services like Grubhub or Doordash. .
Go Somewhere Together (Virtually): Spend the date like you normally would in person – at a museum, at the zoo or an aquarium. Many institutions are offering online experiences that you can explore from the comfort of your home.
- If your preference is history, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has a virtual tour that lets you and learn.
- If art is more your thing, check out the multiple online tours offered by the world famous Louvre museum in Paris, which range from Renaissance paintings to Egyptian Antiquities.
- Arrange for your loved one to spend some time with their favorite animal with the live cams at the San Diego Zoo or stroll through the Baltimore National Aquarium virtually.
Play Some Virtual Games: A little healthy competition makes a great date. Create a virtual trivia night with the Random Trivia Generator online. Or play a virtual board game with Tabletopia (which has classics like cards and checkers, along with newer games.
Hold a Virtual Movie Night: With so many streaming services available, you don’t have to leave your house to go to the movies. Pop some popcorn and choose a movie to watch together.
Virtual Gifts to Show Your Love
Though you can still send flowers or chocolates, why not do something a little unique and send a virtual gift as well? Here are some unconventional ideas to keep everything virtual this Valentine’s Day.
Gift a Spotify playlist: Music and memory go hand-in-hand. Give the gift of thoughtful music by creating a playlist on Spotify that reminds you of your relationship. Every time your loved one listens to it, they’ll think of you.
Send a Video message: If you can’t be there in person) there’s something special about sending your love via a video message. Let them know you’re thinking about them on this day.
Personalized Gifts: Some other personalized virtual gifts can bring the laughs. You could use Witty Comics to make them a personalized comic strip. On Signs of Love, you can create your own custom virtual sign (including road signs, graffiti, stadium scoreboards, etc. with a message for your Valentine. Or use Armored Penguin to create a personalized crossword puzzle with questions and answers geared toward your relationship.
You have many opportunities to step out of the norm and get creative this Valentine’s day – even if it’s entirely online. After so much time at home, something unexpected could be exactly what’s in the cards.