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What to Do on Valentine’s Day: Gift Experiences for Couples

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Simple Tips for a Special Day

Get creative on Valentine’s Day. Consider these gift experiences for couples and celebrate your relationship in a whole new way.

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

What are you doing on Valentine’s Day? Anyone can pick up flowers or make a dinner reservation. But if you truly want to show your loved one how special he or she is, here are a few gift ideas for couples, which can help make this February 14th a Valentine’s Day to remember.

The first step is deciding if you want to do the planning solo or in tandem. It’s simply a matter of preference. Any of these Valentine’s Day ideas for couples can be set up as a surprise or arranged together. And all of them can be made possible with an American Express® Gift Card. Whether you stay in town or hit the road, your Gift Card for Valentine’s Day can be used virtually anywhere American Express cards are accepted. Pay for the spa, your hotel room, your meals and anything else you might need along the way while enjoying the freedom and flexibility you always expect from American Express. Plus, American Express Gift Cards are safer than cash because the funds may be replaceable if lost or stolen.*

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Get Pampered

Schedule a couples massage or block off the entire afternoon for a spa day. Many spas offer wonderful gift experiences for couples, and most packages offer a blissful assortment of treatments to choose from. Get rubbed, scrubbed and wrapped, then relax with a glass of champagne and some chocolate covered strawberries.

Dinner for Two

Skip the restaurant this year and make dinner at home for your loved one. Or better yet, cook together. Set your menu, pick up your ingredients at a local farmer’s market or your favorite grocery store, and consult your neighborhood wine shop to find the right pairings for each course. Whether you’re comfortable in the kitchen or need to rely on a few how-to videos, this is one of those Valentine’s Day date ideas where the process can be just as rewarding as the end result. Bon Appétit.

Get Out of Town

Escape for a night or run away for the weekend. Travel gift experiences for couples might include revisiting a favorite bed and breakfast or exploring somewhere completely new. Need help choosing a destination? Put a handful of options in a hat and let your partner pick. Grab and go. You’ll figure out the rest when you get there.


Ever wonder what it’s like to be a tourist in your own city? Your Valentine’s Day getaway might be as close as a quick ride across town. Book a room at a local hotel. Try that restaurant you’ve never been to or order in room service. Take in a show or listen to live music. Then finish off the evening with a decadent dessert. After all, you’re on staycation.

A Valentine’s Day shopping spree can be the perfect add on to any of these gift ideas for couples. Pick a card design, include a personal message and send your loved one to his or her favorite store, mall or shopping district with a Valentine’s Day gift card from American Express.

Happy planning.

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