Mark your calendars on February 14th; the love-filled holiday is fast approaching. If you are anything like us, we’ve always planned a classic Valentine’s date night: a dinner and a movie. But, with Covid and its many variants, the dating game has been flipped on its head. Many of us are scrambling to find a date idea that makes us, and our partners feel comfortable. Despite the ever-changing environment, you shouldn’t scrap Valentine’s Day altogether. With a little bit of creativity and flexibility, you can celebrate your love while creating an unforgettable day together.
To help you step out of your comfort zone, we’ve come up with a few Valentines’ Day date ideas that will wow your partner.
Plan a Meal at Home
Who says you have to be Gordon Ramsay to plan a gourmet meal? For us, a Valentine’s Day meal begins with going back to the classics and considering your partner’s taste, of course. In a world full of Instagramable recipes, it has never been easier to learn how to prepare a cozy dinner at home. If you are not much of a cook and don’t consider yourself a natural-born chef, we recommend something simple. Steak and potatoes are always a win in our books. If your partner prefers vegan/vegetarian meals, you can never go wrong with homemade pasta or pizza. Whatever you end up choosing, don’t forget to pair it with a glass of wine and their favourite dessert.
Become a Local Tourist
As many of you know, travelling outside of Canada has been less than ideal in the last two years. The ever-changing restrictions and the risk of getting sick during your trip can make travelling a stressful experience. Lucky for us, we don’t have to go far to immerse ourselves in Canada’s local vibrant sights, attractions,and culture. If you’re in Alberta and are looking for things to do in Calgary, you should begin by exploring Calgary’s best neighbourhoods.
For example, East Village is one of Calgary’s most urban, vibrant, and dynamic neighbourhoods. East Village has a bit of everything you need for a day out. East Village offers architectural icons, history, live ice carving demonstrations, pop-up food trucks and much more.
On the other hand, if you are looking for things to do in Saskatoon, you should begin by exploring its rich cultural history. Museums like Remai Modern and Western Development Museum offer guided tours that allow you to go back in time and discover a new world.
Write a Letter
Everyone loves being told how much they are loved. This is especially true if your partner’s love language is words of affirmation. Writing a letter is a simple yet powerful gift. Recognizing your partner’s gifts and talents and thanking them all that they bring into your life can help deepen your bond and fill your partner’s love bucket. When you combine a letter with chocolates and flowers, you have a golden gift for Valentine’s Day.
Pamper Yourself and Your Loved One
Nothing says I love you like genuinely listening to your partner. If you’ve noticed that your loved one has been feeling overwhelmed and needs a self-care day that will boost their confidence, we have you covered. With our Plus One package, you and your partner will enjoy a relaxing 60-minute whitening treatment that will get them smiling, we promise! If you have never whitened your teeth, this is also your opportunity to try something new and instantly improve your mood and overall look on life. You deserve a beautiful smile too!
Bonus: When you book a Plus One package, you will get 50% off the second treatment!