40 Creative Romantic Ideas to Say “I Love You”
These are the perfect romantic ideas if you're looking for something to show your significant other how much you care about them.
Stop to appreciate them
Take a few minutes to stop and unwind together when you and your partner get home from work. Most people tend to go right into their routine of making dinner or getting chores done around the house. Stopping to give them a hug and kiss and ask how their day was will really mean a lot.
Leave a note
If you get up earlier in the morning than your partner, leave a romantic note on the mirror in the bathroom. It will be sure to brighten their day. Maybe share one of the most romantic quotes with them!
Put the phones away
Phones are a constant distraction. One of the simplest romantic ideas you can do is just put them away for a day or even a night. Focus on each other instead of your screen.
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Sit under the stars
Set aside an evening to appreciate the natural beauty that is around you. On a clear night, grab a blanket and sit out in your yard or find an open park and look up at the stars. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a shooting star.
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Get up a little earlier than you normally do and make a warm cup of coffee and bring it to your partner while they’re still in bed.
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Bring home flowers
Grab a bouquet of flowers while you’re picking up the groceries after work. Leave them the counter with a sweet note for your partner to find.
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Take a walk down your street or in the park one evening to watch the sunset together.
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Get dressed up and splurge on a fancy date night at your favourite restaurant. It will feel nice to get out of your work clothes and feel like you’re on a first date again with your significant other.
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Help with errands
Incorporating romantic ideas into your schedule each week is an important part of having a strong relationship. If you know that your partner has a lot of errands to run and no time to do them, do it for them. Or, offer to go along with them so they have someone to keep them company.
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Pack their lunch
Pack a nice lunch for your significant other and have it ready on the table before they head out the door for work. Include a sweet note or their favourite treat for a fun surprise.
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Walk down memory lane
Gather all of the old photos the two of you have together and create a scrapbook. Include other mementos you’ve been collecting, like plane tickets.
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Hit the vineyards
Set up a wine tasting at your favourite vineyard. Pack a blanket and some food and enjoy a nice picnic while you’re there as well.
Plan a staycation
Book a staycation at a nice hotel nearby for the weekend. Treat yourself to a couples massage or other activities and amenities that the hotel might offer.
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Start a new TV series
There’s nothing better than spending a Saturday on the couch. Pick a new series that you both have been wanting to watch and binge watch it all day.
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Send a love letter
No one gets mail anymore, so it’s a nice surprise when you receive something addressed to you in the mail. Find a meaningful card at the store, or even make one yourself, and send it to your significant other. If you live together, send it to their work.
Snap some photos
Spend a day outside taking pictures together. It will be a good memory to look back on.
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Go to the movies
Treat yourself to a movie in the theaters. Pack your favourite snacks so you don’t have to pay for the overpriced snacks there.
Be a tourist
Be a tourist in your own town or one nearby. Go window shopping and visit a restaurant or café that you’ve been meaning to go to for a while.
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Pretend you’re in Paris
Pop open a bottle of wine and make a plate of cheese and crackers one evening. Simply enjoy each other’s company and talk about all the places you hope to travel together someday.
Spend your lunch hour together
If your offices are close enough together, meet in the middle and get lunch together. Spending a little bit of time with your significant for lunch is a good way to break up the workday.
Surprise your partner and take them out for a night of dancing. Even if you end up not being very good at it, you’ll share a lot of laughs.
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Help each other make dinner one night. Or, if you’re really horrible at cooking, promise to do all the cleanup after dinner. Just make sure you avoid these foods that can absolutely kill your sex drive!
Take a mental health day
“Call in sick” to work and spend the day together just relaxing and catching up. (Just don’t use any of these ridiculous excuses people actually used to get out of work.)
Go back in time
Take your partner to the spot you had your first date or where you first met and reminisce about how far your relationship has come.
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Say “I love you”
Tell your partner that you love them first thing when you wake up in the morning.
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Clean their car
Take your partner’s car to get a wash and vacuum while they are busy doing something else. It will show how much you appreciate them. If you’re feeling extra nice, fill up the gas tank too.
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Do what they love
Take a day to do something with your partner that you don’t necessarily enjoy, like golfing. They’ll be happy you wanted to do their favourite thing with them. (While you’re at it, memorize these hilarious golf jokes.)
Give a massage
If you know that your partner has had a stressful week, offer to give them a massage. They will be forever grateful.
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Romantic movie night
Pick out two or three of your favourite romantic movies and watch them together while you snuggle on the couch and eat popcorn.
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Draw a bath
If your partner enjoys bubble baths and you can see that they’re stress or overwhelmed, draw them a bath. Light a few candles and bring them a glass of their favourite wine to make it extra special.
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Learn something new together
Come up with something you both want to learn, it could be a new language or a new recipe. Work at perfecting it together.
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Be kids again
Head to a local carnival or arcade and play games and ride the Ferris wheel like you’re both teenagers again. You might be surprised by how much fun you have.
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Make an appointment at the spa to get a couple’s massage or facials. If you’re on a tight budget, pick up some face masks at the store and have an at-home spa day.
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Have breakfast in bed (or dinner!)
Pretend you ordered room service and eat your breakfast (or dinner) together in bed. (Just make sure the meal isn’t messy.)
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Pull an all-nighter
Remember when you first started dating and you would stay up all night talking and learning new things about each other? Do that again, who knows what you’ll learn this time.
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Make a bucket list
Create a bucket list with your partner that includes all of the things you want to do together before you get too old.
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