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21 ways to make Valentine's Day feel special while staying at home

Try these ideas for a romantic date night.
Bring the romance home with these Valentine's Day ideas.
Bring the romance home with these Valentine's Day ideas.TODAY Illustration / Tempura / Getty Images / Gold Belly / Amazon

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This year, instead of heading out for a romantic restaurant dinner or a weekend getaway, many couples are opting for a Valentine's Day celebration at home.

But you've probably held plenty of date nights in your living room over the past few years, so it may take some creativity to make this one feel extra special. To inspire your planning, we rounded up the most fun and memorable ways to spend your Valentine's Day, from decor that will liven up your space to virtual classes and dinner ideas. So all you need to do is pick out the perfect outfit and get ready for a romantic night with your S.O.

Valentine's Day couple activities

Everything Eiffel, Modern Monet Paint by Numbers Kits

This kit makes it easy to create your own artistic masterpiece. Choose from a variety of destinations to paint, like the Eiffel Tower or Greece. While you can do this activity solo, it also makes for an exciting date night.

OUR MOMENTS Couples

You've probably spent a lot of time together over the past year, so it may feel like you've covered almost every topic under the sun. Spark some fun conversations (and maybe even learn something new about each other) with this couple's card game. The cards include prompts like "What's something you've tried that you'll never, ever try again?" and "What have you lost since childhood that you'd like to regain?" Whether you've been together for years or just started dating, it'll make a fun addition to your night of quality time.

The Ultimate Game for Couples

You can also try this popular game, which comes with plenty of thought-provoking questions and challenges for partners. You can play it one-on-one or host a double date night and compete with your friends.

MOUTH All the Snacks Box

You don't have to go all out for Valentine's Day: A night snuggled up together on the couch with Netflix and a glass of wine can be just as romantic as any big hoopla. This kit includes an impressive lineup of snacks, from popcorn to candy, to fuel your movie night.

Hanna Andersson Happy Hearts Matching Family Pajamas

Planning on spending the night cuddled up with the whole family on the couch? You're going to want to have a comfy pair of pajamas on hand. These ones come in a range of sizes for everyone in the family, so you can all match for your cozy movie night.

Masterclass Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking II: Restaurant Recipes at Home

Masterclass has endless celebrity-led lessons that you and your partner can explore together, but Gordon Ramsay's cooking class is the perfect choice for your date night. You'll learn how to make 13 restaurant-inspired dishes, including fried branzino with thai chili lettuce cups, pomme purée, Szechuan roasted whole chicken and more. Pick a few to make together on Valentine's Day and then save the rest for another night. Plus, with your Masterclass membership (which costs $15 per month, billed annually), you'll have access to more than 150 other classes from celebrities like Mariah Carey, Natalie Portman, Roy Choi and more.

Amazon Explore

Take a dance class or learn to make a gourmet dinner with Amazon's vast selection of experiences, all of which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Prices start at just $10, and you can sign up for a historical tour, wine tasting or a painting class — choose one activity for the night or schedule a few, for a full lineup.

Vinebox Valentine's Day Date Night

Get the European wine tasting experience delivered straight to your doorstep. You'll each get a box with three single-pour vials filled with white and red wines from vineyards across Italy, Spain and France. The company is currently offering free two-day shipping on all orders of $70 or more, so the boxes should arrive well ahead of your celebration.

Oakville Grocery Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing for Red Wine

Want the full tasting experience? Grab this charcuterie package from the famous Napa Valley establishment, Oakville Grocery. You'll get a selection of cheese and meats — many of which are local to the Napa area — along with almonds, olives and apricots. It's recommended that you pair the foods with red wines, so kick off the red wine portion of the above tasting with this charcuterie or simply enjoy it along with your go-to bottle of vino.

Bean Box Coffeegram Gift Box

Wine tasting not your thing? You can start your romantic day with a coffee tasting from Beanbox's Coffeegram "getaway" box. Each of the six included coffee flavors (you can choose between grounds or whole beans) is inspired by romantic destinations around the world. So you can have a taste of Paris or Hawaii without having to leave your bed. It also comes with sweet treats that you can pair with each brew, including churro bars, ganache and chocolate.

Cocktail Kit Gift Set

Put your bartender skills to the test, and spend the night whipping up a variety of cocktails with this set. Each small box includes the ingredients and instructions for popular cocktails like a gin and tonic, Moscow mule, old fashioned and more — just add alcohol. Each one makes three to six servings, so you'll have plenty left over for fun nights ahead.

Valentine's Day dinner ideas

Tony Boloney's Famous Pizza Making Kit

Making pizza together is far more romantic than simply ordering from your favorite delivery spot. This kit from Tony Boloney's provides you with all the base materials to create your own pizzas, including dough, sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and more. For families, kids will have a blast getting in on the fun and trying their hand at becoming mini pizza chefs. The kit comes with enough to make four 12-inch pizzas, so there will be plenty to share.

Fly By Jing Hot Pot Starter Set

You've likely seen Fly By Jing's cult-favorite sauces pop up on social media. But the brand's most recent release, the Hot Pot Starter Set, is just what your at-home date night deserves. You'll get everything you need to create a delicious hot pot meal in your own kitchen. The set comes with an electric hot pot, two slotted spoons, two sets of chopsticks and two of the brand's spicy hot pot base packets. Just add vegetables and protein and you'll have a mouthwatering meal!

Sushi Making Kit

If you'd normally make a reservation at your local sushi restaurant for date night, turn it into an activity and roll your own. This kit comes with detailed instructions on how to make sushi rice and create the perfect maki. Grab your go-to fillings at the store and get ready to start rolling.

ISiLER Pasta Machine

Alternatively, you can try your hand at making your own restaurant-quality pasta at home. This affordable pasta maker has an average 4.4-star rating from more than 3,700 ratings, with some reviewers noting that it's great for beginners. Dress it up with pesto and tomatoes, or go gourmet and try this recipe for tagliatelle with roasted crab.

The Valentine’s Day Red Velvet PieCaken

For a sweet end to your date night, order a legendary PieCaken from the PieCaken Bakeshop. Layers of chocolate pecan pie, vanilla cheesecake and red velvet cake are pieced together with a strawberry Champage buttercream frosting and coated in festive sprinkles for a delectable dessert. You'll have enough for the whole family: the cake serves up to 16 people. Thankfully, the company says that it freezes well, so you can save any extra slices for the next special occasion, too.

Valentine's Day decor

Homesick Love Letters Candle

Set the mood for your romantic night in with this candle. It features "notes of lemon and sandalwood softened by rose petals and peonies," for a scent that's practically as sweet as your loved one.

Natural Raffia Heart Wreath

Wreaths aren't just for Christmas. You can hang this one on your door, window or wall to add a subtle touch of Valentine's Day flair to your space. Unlike a bouquet, this wreath will never wilt, so you can leave it hanging all year long.

Love Neon Sign

Neon signs add a cool, vintage feel to your home and this one is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's battery-operated, so you can hang it virtually anywhere in the house.

UrbanStems The Vera

No Valentine's Day feels complete without a bouquet. Although your S.O. may be gifting you one on the big day, you can buy some for yourself ahead of time to brighten and add color to your space. This medley includes the classic combination of pink and red roses, along with some mini carnations.

Love Pillow Cover

Love is in the air and in your home decor. Celebrate the holiday with a rustic pillow cover to throw over your bed or couch pillows. Get it with just the heart or opt for the "love" design.

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