Going out to dinner, to the movies, to a spa — I love it all. I just don't love it on Valentine's Day. Because let's face it: taking your loved one out to any of these places, on this day revolving around romance, can be about as cheesy as showering him or her with an oversize teddy bear or a box of chocolates. (And you can bet I'm crossing my fingers my husband reads this!)
So if you, like me, are seeking some last-minute, non-cliché ways to surprise your partner this year, you're in for a real treat. Ahead are 18 unique — and budget-friendly — date ideas guaranteed to spark some romantic vibes!