5 Ways to Meaningfully Spend Your Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s or Friendship Day to everyone! Thank you for the love you have shown us and for joining us in sharing kindness with others. To celebrate this special day of love, we have collated 5 different ideas where you can spend time with your loved ones while contributing back to society and bringing joy to others. Although Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, these are still cute and meaningful date ideas all year round!

1 Volunteering

With Covid-19 still prevalent in society, there are various online volunteering opportunities that you can partake in with your significant other. This is especially if you’re looking to volunteer with those who are more vulnerable to the virus such as the elderly or younger children. Check out these volunteering opportunities here, from our friends over at giving.sg or our previous article which shares more about remote volunteering opportunities!

Some causes that you support are 

  1. Elderly
  2. Children
  3. Persons-with-disabilities
  4. Career Switchers
  5. Animals
  6. Youths
  7. Families with incarcerated parents

The list goes on but these are just starters!

2 Spend time with family

Valentine’s day is all about sharing the love, more than just your significant other. Spend time getting together with your friends and family to spread the love! The pandemic has made it difficult for many people to spend time with their loved ones with safe distancing measures and the limit of 5 pax for visiting. Take this opportunity to show how much you treasure your loved ones, a simple meal can make a bigger difference than you think. Organise a get together or a meal and end the day with a movie night or a fun game like Mario Kart or Monopoly!

3 Gift-making session

It’s the thought that counts, and the person it’s from. Gifts do not necessarily have to cost a bomb for it to be significant or meaningful. A long handwritten note would always matter most if it consists of the rawest emotions. However, if you are looking to make a gift with your partner, there are various activities that you can take part in. Check out Date Ideas on instagram for more ideas!

4 Picnic Date

This could be a fun activity for those who love photo opportunities or love the outdoors! Picnics have recently become a trend again and many people choose to spend quality time together while they prepare food for their picnics. For those who are less culinary skilled, you can still spend time preparing simple sandwiches or buying snacks or meals from supermarkets. One of our team members has shared that they often go on picnics but have no time to prepare food so they would drop by DonDonDonKi to grab some delicious sushi before heading to Botanic Gardens for their picnic!

In the event of wet weather, you can still have an indoor picnic in your own homes. After all, the delicious food prepared and the best company is what makes the experience!

5 An adventure

Try taking a bus to nowhere where you use a random number generator to decide where to drop off. Explore the city from the perspective of a tourist with the ones you love! This is a fun activity not just for Valentine’s day but any day of the year. Just remember to get ready your google maps in case you truly get lost and need to find your way home! You never know if you find a new hangout spot on your adventure or where this journey may lead you.

Conclusion: Love is in the Air!

We hope that these ideas are helpful for your valentine’s date plan. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day , let’s remember that the pandemic is still ongoing. Remember to wear your masks and sanitise your hands frequently. Maintain social distancing and remember to check-in to places for contact tracing! This list is not exhaustive so we have partnered with Date Ideas who have a ton of fun and exciting date activities on their instagram page or their telegram channel!

Lastly, let’s share the love with those who are less fortunate ❤️ Gifting.sg is currently running a Chinese New Year gift-raising campaign for families with incarcerated parents. Join us in gifting a care pack to these families during this season of love! Check out Gifting.sg for more information on all our gift-raising campaigns ❣️

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