Ways to Safely Celebrate Valentine’s Day During COVID-19
No matter if you’re sharing it with a spouse or your family and friends, we hope you find some inspiration from this list to have a safe but memorable day.
Curl Up With Personalized Pillows
Classic Snap Pillow – $44 at Minted
Spend Valentine’s Day comfortably from home with an adorable personalized pillow. You can order a classic snap pillow from Minted with a photo of your family, friends or pet—these pillows also make great gifts for your special someone!
Pop Some Bubbly
The Classic Box – $65.95 at The Sip
Valentine’s Day and champagne are a match made in heaven! The Sip is a wine delivery subscription that sends curated wines right to your doorstep. The Classic Box offers a timeless selection of three champagne bottles so everyone can celebrate. With this box, you really don’t need an excuse to cheers! Plus, you can get 25% off your first box with an annual subscription using the code Jan25.
Surprise Them With Flowers That Last
Cupid’s Fourget Me Not – $70 at Rosepops
Flowers are nice, but it’s even better when they last forever! Enter Rosepops. These gorgeous fake silk roses make amazing Valentine’s Day presents, and you can even pick your box, rose color, write a message and get the box personalized with the name of the recipient. Plus, right now you can get 20% off sitewide when you use the promo code EARLYVALENTINE.
Play a Fun Game at Home
OnTop Ball Toss – $99 at OnTop Ball Toss
You can still play fun family games while inside! The OnTop Ball Toss is the newest yard game that can be played anywhere and is great for the entire family. There are 20 ways to play, so you’re bound to have a super-fun night.
Celebrate in a Schitt’s Creek Shirt
Schitt’s Creek Ew David Poem Tee – $25 at SheShow
Everyone’s favorite comedy show has many coined phrases, and “Oh My God David, Ew” is a fan-favorite line from Alexa. We love that this tee is super cute, comfy and machine-washable.
Cook a Meal Together
Home Chef Subscription – starting at $6.99 per serving at Home Chef
Kiss the chef! Home Chef is a subscription service that sends you weekly boxes with fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients that give you everything needed to cook up tasty meals, including recipes. You can pick your meals based on dietary needs and food preferences, plus all the meals take only about 30 minutes to prepare. Talk about home cooking made simple!
Treat Yourself With Something Sweet
Valentine’s Day Milk Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies – $35 at Sugar Plum
Looking for something sweet? Sugar Plum is a great company that has some delicious options for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Their Milk Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies set features 20 of their world-class milk chocolate-dunked sandwich cookies, all drizzled in festive pink chocolate and beautifully laid out in a red-and-silver heart-shaped box. Talk about setting the mood!
DIY Your Own Crafts and Treats
There are so many handmade desserts, snacks and projects across the web in honor of Valentine’s Day. We rounded up 14 Valentine’s Day treats and crafts that you can create alone or with your family, from Brown Sugar Blondies to a Pom-Pom Scarf.
Order Foodie-Approved Menu Items From Famous Restaurants Shipping Nationwide
With some restaurants closed and dining restrictions in place, you might be inclined to skip that special meal. But many are shipping their foods nationwide! Order Junior’s Cheesecake from New York, heart-shaped pizza from Labriola Chicago or Farm Fresh Delivered Oysters from Real Oyster Cult (pictured above)—a family run Oyster farm in Massachusetts! You can even order French farm-raised caviar from D’Artagnan.
Host a Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day Zoom Bingo Party
Even if we can’t be with our loved ones this Valentine’s Day, there are lots of fun activities you can all participate in as a group on Zoom (or another video-calling service). Set up a fun trivia game, a card game or make it a dress-up party! Another idea is to have everyone make a charcuterie board and show them off to the group before digging in. So many ways to connect and have fun from the comfort of your couch!
Send a Care Package
Spread the love on Valentine’s Day! A great idea is to mail treats like candy, cute cards, fun stickers and yummy snacks to the special people in your life. If you have kids, have them create sweet notes and crafts and put them in friends’ mailboxes. You can also curate care packages and leave those on loved ones’ doorsteps!
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