This Valentines Day Dinner Ideas post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.
By Amanda Bochain
Love is in the air and it must be because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Every year, on February 14th, we get the chance to celebrate those we love.
So what are you planning for this year’s Valentine’s Day? Will you write a love note and send it with a bunch of classic red roses? Or will you buy a box of chocolates for someone you love? Maybe you are planning to prepare a gourmet meal for everyone in your family. That is one idea that we can get behind!
Dining on delicious food is definitely a Valentine’s Day tradition. There is no better way to show your love than through great food!
This year, skip the restaurants and make a home-cooked meal with a little help from these online food retailers. They have prepared appetizers, desserts, and full 3-course meals to help make your Valentine’s Day dinner one to remember. Explore Valentine’s Day Dinner ideas below and don’t forget to add that extra special ingredient- love!
Valentines Day Dinner Ideas
Naked Wines: Valentine’s Day Case Assortment
$74.99* + Shipping Included
This Valentine’s Day start your special night off with an extra special bottle of wine from an independent winemaker not found in retail stores.
With the offer above, you get 12 bottles of Naked Wines for $74.99 with shipping included, a savings of $100.00! No subscription is required, you choose red or white or mixed bottles from Napa and Sonoma wineries.
Guaranteed delivery by Valentine’s Day if order placed by Feb. 7, 2022.
*Limitations: First time customers and 21+ only. Void in AR, DE, MS, NJ, OH, RI, UT, AK, HI and where prohibited. Cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions or discounts. Not valid on prior purchases.
HelloFresh: 3-Course Valentines Day Dinner For Two
Starts at just $9.99 per serving
This meal kit for 2 includes everything you need to make a 3-course meal. Recipes include a toasty crostini appetizer topped with ricotta, honey, walnuts, and chives. Your main course is premium beef tenderloin coated in freshly ground peppercorns, mashed potatoes swirled with truffle, and asparagus amandine. And for dessert, vanilla cheesecakes.
Order now for delivery the week of February 5th – 11th or 12th-18th. Subscription required.
Blue Apron: 2-Course Valentines Day Dinner For Two
Premium meal $19.99/serving
A Blue Apron Premium meal kit for 2, the Seared Scallops & Mushroom Risotto dinner with homemade chocolate truffles covered with pistachios for dessert is perfect for a fancy date night at home.
Order now for delivery the week of February 7th or February 14th. Subscription required.
Lobster Anywhere: Rockport Romance 3-Course Valentines Lobster Dinner for Two
$184.95 + FREE Shipping
Perfect dinner for two! Each box comes with two 1 ½ pound live Maine lobsters, clam chowder, and handmade chocolates. You will also receive steel lobster crackers and forks to make eating even easier.
Order now for delivery the week of February 8th-12th. Free Shipping!
Crowd Cow: Wild Maine Lobster & New York Strip Steaks for Two
Delight your Valentine with this surf and turf dinner. Two extra-large, 7-8 ounce, Wild Maine Lobster Tails and two tender cuts of filet mignon. Basic cooking instructions included. Filet is from 100% grass-fed beef and the lobsters are from independent lobstermen located on the coast of Maine.
Order now and schedule a delivery date in advance. Most boxes ship the next day, with no expedited shipping options and no signature required.
Two juicy, aged prime boneless rib-eye steaks, four twice-baked potato halves, a whole New York style lemon strawberry cheesecake, and a tin of peppercorn steak spice rub. A complete meal that is easy to prepare for the one you love.
Order by Wednesday, February 9th for standard shipping delivery on Valentine’s Day.
Omaha Steaks: Porterhouse Dinner for Four (Family Valentine’s Dinner)
Two large 24-ounce Porterhouse steaks, 4 stuffed baked potatoes, and 4 crème brulee make for a perfect family Valentine’s Day meal. Meal comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Order now and choose your delivery date in advance for discounted shipping rates
Valentines Day Dinner Ideas: Dessert
Vosges: Love Potion Champagne Truffles
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolates! This year splurge on the most exquisite chocolates on the planet, the Love Potion Champagne Truffles from Vosges.
This pink box includes 5 truffles made with 85% cacao dark chocolate, Krug™ Grand Cuvée, and Crème de Cassis encased in dark chocolate and hand topped with 23-karat gold leaf.
GoldBelly: Red Velvet Heart Cake by Duff Goldman
A four-layer red velvet cake filled with vanilla cream cheese frosting. The cake is coated in pink buttercream and decorated with red fondant hearts. Created by the Ace of Cakes himself!
Schedule delivery for 2 days in advance as the cake will stay fresh in the fridge and be ready to serve on Valentine’s Day
Help spread the love with this limited-edition kid’s baking kit that includes everything your child needs to make awesome Valentine’s cookies. This baking kit comes with pre-measured ingredients and clear instructions in a specially decorated box. It even has a Valentine’s Day craft ideas guide that will make the day complete!
Grab one for yourself or give as a gift!
Shari’s Berries: Gourmet Drizzled Strawberries™
$44.99 (for 1 dozen)
End your Valentine’s evening with these decadent gourmet drizzled chocolate-covered strawberries.
Choose from 6-, 12-, or 24 fresh strawberries dipped in a white chocolaty confection with milk chocolaty drizzle, a milk chocolaty confection with white drizzle, and a milk chocolaty confection with milk chocolaty drizzle.
Vegancuts: Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box (Vegan)
$49.99 + Free Shipping
If you are looking for a vegan chocolate option this year, look no further!
The Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box from Vegancuts features 16+, 53 oz, of premium plant-based chocolates valued at more than $100.
Free shipping is included throughout the US and ships to Canada for $9.99 and internationally for $14.99.
Valentine’s Day History
But how did Valentine’s day start? Was it always a day for love and admiration? Not quite…
There are actually a few different versions of how Valentine’s Day came to be. The first account begins with the Roman festival of Lupercalia which was held in February. The main reason for the festival was to celebrate the coming of spring. However, this also included a lottery that paired men and women together. Not so romantic! At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced the festival of Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day and declared it a day of romance.
A different version of Valentine’s Day history claims that St. Valentine of Terni defied the emperor’s orders of sending men into war. He would marry couples in order to help spare the men, as married men did not need to fight. Love wins!
Formal Valentine’s messages first appeared in the 1500s and by the mid-1800s, Valentine’s cards were being printed in mass. Valentine’s cards often had an image of cupid, the Roman god of love. Birds also became a common symbol on Valentine’s Day cards as February happened to be avian mating season. Flowers, candy, and roses later became a part of Valentine’s Day as symbols of love and beauty.
Many countries celebrate Valentine’s Day including the United States. Canada, Australia, Mexica, France, and even South Korea. Everyone loves to celebrate love! While everyone may participate in Valentine’s Day differently, the sentiment is the same regardless of where you live.
Top Valentine’s Movies
Looking for Valentine’s Day movie ideas? We’ve rounded up our favorite romance and romantic comedy movies perfect for a night alone, a night with your BFFs, or a night with your main squeeze.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Coming to America (1988)
Love, Actually (2003)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Big Sick (2017)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Notting Hill (1999)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Say Anything (1989)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Sign up for the MealFinds Newsletter!
Food and beverage coupons, reviews, and more delivered directly to your inbox.