40+ Creative Romantic Ideas

So you want to do something special for your beloved, but stumped for ideas?Whether you want a gesture that's creative, outrageous, affordable, quick or classic, we've got the answer.

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CREATIVE ROMANTIC IDEAS

Looking for some fun ways to add romance to your relationship? Try these creative romance tips:

  • Give your lover a dozen roses—with a creative twist. Give eleven red roses and one white rose. Attach a note that reads: “In every bunch there’s one who stands out—and you are that one.”
  • Get your partner a wristwatch. Inscribe it with: “I always have time for you.”
  • Attach a $100 bill or giftcard to a Victoria’s Secret catalog, along with a note to him saying, “You choose.”
  • Identify that one pivotal event that brought the two of you together. Celebrate that event every year.
  • Practice even-day/odd-day romance: On even days it’s your turn to be romantic, and on odd days it’s your partner’s turn.
  • Following a bubble bath you’ve prepared for her, wrap her in a towel that you’ve warmed up in the dryer.
  • Write your partner a love letter or poem on one sheet of paper. Glue it to thin cardboard, cut it up into puzzle-shaped pieces, then mail all the pieces. Or, mail one puzzle piece per day!
  • Remove all the paper strips (that say “Kisses” on them) from a couple hundred Hershey’s Kisses. Fill a jewelry box with them. Wrap ’em up and present them to your partner. Write a certificate explaining that the slips are coupons redeemable for one kiss each.
  • Doesn’t your partner deserve a trophy for being the “World’s Best Lover”? Trophy shops have a wealth of ideas waiting for you. Just think of the romantic possibilities of plaques, medals, ribbons, nameplates, certificates and banners. And they all can be personalized, engraved, lettered or monogrammed.

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OUTRAGEOUS ROMANTIC IDEAS

To make a big impression, consider these outrageous romance tips:

  • Visit a karaoke bar and surprise your lover by getting up and singing “your song” to him/her.
  • Kidnap her! Blindfold her. Drive her around town until she’s thoroughly lost. Then reveal your destination: Her favorite restaurant, or maybe a romantic inn.
  • Make a giant greeting card out of a big cardboard box, (such as the type used to pack a refrigerator).
  • Does your partner love M&M’s? Fill a one-gallon glass jar with them as a gift.
  • Want to jazz up the presentation of a special meal? Buy a little hunk of dry ice from a local ice house. Put it in a bowl of water and place it on your serving tray. You’ll create wondrous, billowing white clouds!
  • It’s romantic—but commonplace—to eat dinner by candlelight. So here’s a change of pace: Eat breakfast by candlelight.
  • Take your lover on a surprise two-week vacation to Paris.
  • Many couples have “His” and “Hers” matching towels, but here are some other ideas: “His” and “Hers” matching silk pajamas, motorcycles, T-shirts, overnight bags (have them packed at all times), jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween, rocking chairs, Porsches (millionaires need love, too), heart-shaped tattoos, Christmas tree ornaments, tennis rackets, beach towels.

 

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