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
1. Gobble: Premium Filet Mignon Dinner
Starts at just $6 per serving with offer below
Add something special to dinner this Valentine’s Day with a Premium Meal Kit from Gobble.
Recipes include a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce, creamy Dauphinoise Potatoes, and Asparagus.
And for dessert, check out one of our options below or add on a Warm Chocolate Lava Cake from the Dinnerly menu.
Order now for delivery the week of February 6th or February 13th.
2. HelloFresh: 3-Course Valentines Day Dinner For Two
Starts at just $4.69 per serving with offer below
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 11th-17th.
3. Blue Apron: 2-Course Valentines Day Dinner For Two
Premium meal + $11.99/serving
This Valentines Blue Apron Premium meal kit for 2 includes the Seared Scallops in a creamy tomato sauce with asparagus and garlic-herb bread.
Just add dessert (look down below for ideas) and you have the perfect date night at home!
Order now for delivery the week of February 13th.
4. Lobster Anywhere: Rockport Romance 3-Course Valentines Lobster Dinner for Two
$184.95 + FREE Shipping
The perfect seafood dinner for two!
Each box comes with two 1 ½ pound live Maine lobsters, clam chowder, and handmade chocolates.
Order now for delivery the week of February 7th-11th and February 14th. Free Shipping!
5. Omaha Steaks: Surf & Turf Dinner for Four (Family Valentine’s Dinner)
$169.99 + FREE Shipping
This family Valentine’s dinner includes 4 butcher Cut Filet Mignons, 4 Split Lobster Tail Skewers, 4 Scalloped Potatoes, 4 Baguettes with butter, 4 Carmel Apple Tartlets, and a bottle of steak seasoning. A perfect meal to enjoy with those you love!
Meal comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Order now and choose your delivery date in advance for discounted shipping rates
Valentines Day Dessert Ideas
6. 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 6 truffles. Three truffles are filled with Grand Cuvée Champagne, wrapped in 62% cacao dark chocolate crowned, and topped with organic Dianthus petal, and three are wrapped in 36% cacao white chocolate and filled with Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Champagne and rose water, and topped with organic Dianthus petal.
7. 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!
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.
10. Compartes: Valentine’s Chocolate Heart Gift Box
Are you looking for something extra special this year? Try a luxury chocolate gift box from Compartes.
This collection of 9 luxury chocolates are filled with fresh raspberry and strawberry creamy centers, wrapped in dark chocolate shells, with heavenly chocolate bonbons inside.
This is the perfect luxury Valentine’s gift!
11. Vegancuts: Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box (Vegan)
$59.99 + 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 15+, 53 oz, of premium plant-based chocolates valued at more than $160.
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)
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