4 Surprising Valentine’s Day Gifts

Rose PetalsRoses, chocolates and heart shaped candies – your standard Valentine’s Day “go to” items. You live busy lives and sometimes special occasions like Valentine’s Day lose their importance because of work or children. This year do something unexpected and thoughtful for your loved one, you don’t have to break the bank to make this year’s V-Day unique – just use a little innovation. Here are our top 5 picks for gifts that will leave a lasting impression.

  1. Be Entertained
    People forget that you don’t always have to have something planned to do on February 14th – but you can surprise your loved one with tickets to a show or event that you can both enjoy! Check out venues like the Carolina Theatre, PNC Arena, Durham Performing Arts Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Red Hat Amphitheater, The Ritz and the Lincoln Theatre for upcoming shows.
  2. Get Artsy
    Raleigh has so many opportunities to immerse yourself in art and culture. Get yourself and your significant other memberships to one of our city’s many museums like CAM Raleigh, NCMA and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to enjoy all year round.
  3. Stay Inn
    Surprise your love with a night away at one of Raleigh’s local inns or B&Bs. Having a relaxing night outside of your home can be refreshing and gives you a chance to reconnect! Stay-cations are a perfect opportunity to explore new areas and find hidden gems within your own community.
  4. Pour Tour
    The City of Oaks is filled with local breweries and vineyards! Spend a day visiting some of Raleigh’s newest spots learning and tasting their latest offerings. Most places like Lonerider, White Street and Raleigh Brewing companies offer daily/weekly/monthly tours so don’t forget to call ahead to reserve your spots. The Raleigh Wine Shop also holds tastings and classes! Tip: If you find a beer or wine you enjoy, buy a bottle or two to save for special occasions!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Raleigh Happening! 

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