One of the most effective ways to make a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gesture even more meaningful is by making it a surprise! If your beloved doesn’t see it coming, they’ll be that much more thrilled when the surprise is revealed. Here are 14 romantic Valentine’s Day surprise ideas to get you started planning your own romantic surprise. Even if you don’t end up using any of the ideas on this list, they’re sure to be a great source of inspiration as you begin to brainstorm.
1. Plan an indoor picnic at a nearby Peerspace
For our first and one of our favorite Valentine’s Day surprise ideas, we’re offering a workaround for the fact that Valentine’s Day falls in February. This means that in much of the world, the holiday of love happens during the winter — so it’s probably too cold to do anything outside. Does this describe your situation, but you know that the person you’re planning your Valentine’s surprise for loves picnics? Then we’ve got a fun and quirky solution to your dilemma: planning an indoor picnic. (Here are 13 unique ideas for planning indoor picnics to help you get started.)
You can always plan your indoor picnic at home. But to make the experience extra special—and extra surprising—consider instead renting out a stunning space on Peerspace, such as a luxurious loft near you. The site has tens of thousands of listings to choose from based in hundreds of cities, as well as across a range of budgets, aesthetics, and more. Peerspace’s intuitive search tool also makes finding great venue options that work for you a total breeze.
2. Secluded beach picnic
Perhaps you live somewhere like Australia, where Valentine’s Day actually happens in the winter! In that case, you can take your picnic outdoors for this Valentine’s Day surprise idea. But why choose a location as run of the mill as a park? Instead, if you live near a beach (or are willing to travel a bit to get to one), have a picnic to celebrate your love! If you plan to have it at sunset, that will only amplify the romantic vibes.
3. Private cooking class
Hire a chef to helm a private cooking class, and make sure you don’t let your beloved know what you’re planning before you arrive! Valentine’s Day surprise ideas like this allow you to learn to create a delectable meal together, and then enjoy the hopefully delicious fruits of your joint culinary efforts.
4. Go on a surprise weekend getaway
Whisk them away from the humdrum responsibilities of their daily life with a spontaneous weekend getaway, ideally to somewhere especially romantic like a rustic and secluded cabin, a luxury resort, or an adorable bed and breakfast.
Speaking of bed and breakfast, check out our favorite Valentine’s Day brunch ideas if you want to whip up something sweet for your sweetie!