3 Unique Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas 

Calling all last-minute romantics — have you looked at the calendar and noticed that Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon, yet have no date ideas? 

Don’t panic, because it’s never too late! We’ve put together three unique Valentine’s date ideas to impress your date and create an evening to remember.

1. Get playful with pottery

As of late, the slow, purposeful practice of mindfulness has been all the rage, so it’s no wonder that everyone’s got the hots for pots. So, whether you and your SO have just started dating, are going steady, or have been together for all 19 seasons of Gray’s Anatomy (i.e, an eternity), a pottery class could be just the ticket. It makes a perfect activity to harness the power of touch, show off your creative side, and enjoy something a little different.

Prefer the thought of a night in this Valentine’s? No problem. There are plenty of easy-to-use home kits on the market for couples who value a more intimate environment. Pott’d People, for example, offers a starter kit, which, in the brand’s own words “is a perfect gift for a date night indoors”, as it enables you to “sculpt and carve fun memories in your relationship”.

2. Work on your golf game

Whether you love it or hate it, golf packs a putt when it comes to last-minute Valentine’s Day dates. Cheap, interactive, and competitive, the sport has welcomed a rise in popularity here in the UK. This is epitomised by the in-demand Swingers Club, which offers the holy-trinity that is “crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails”, combined into “one incredible social experience.”

For first dates, mini golf can be a great icebreaker and a refreshing alternative to face-to-face conversation over a dinner table. By removing some of the awkwardness, you’ll be free to practise your swing, add some friendly competition (loser buys the next round of drinks), and get to know your date in a relaxed and informal setting.

3. Make them laugh out loud

Do you want more laughter in your relationship? Are you looking to turn awkward first-date chuckles into the real thing? Whatever stage you’re at, a comedy club date is a cracking activity for Valentines of all stripes.

What’s more, if, like most people, you value being able to laugh with your future SO, taking them to a comedy club is a casual way to learn more about their personality and suss out what makes them tick. Some comedy clubs can even be surprisingly romantic too — in fact, you could be forgiven for mistaking one for a trendy neighbourhood bar, what with the cosy seating, glowing red lamps, and ambiance galore. What’s not to love?

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into her morning brew.