40+ Creative Romantic Ideas

Discover the secrets to adding romance to your relationship.

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By Gregory J.P. Godek
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So you want to do something special for your beloved, but you’re stumped for ideas. Whether you want a gesture that’s creative, outrageous, affordable, quick or classic, we’ve got the answer.


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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