Top 10 Unexpected Valentine Gifts


Get Adventurous

Get your adrenaline pumping with your partner!
Get your adrenaline pumping with your partner!
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We know that the word "adventure" means many things to many people, ranging from an adrenaline-spiked, high-priced gift for a significant other to a free event for the whole family. Here are just a few ideas that might fit your bill.

1, 2, 3 ... Jump!

Is jumping out of an airplane romantic? Heck, yes, say many couples. Many skydiving companies across the world offer gift certificates that start at around $200. Remember to check certification requirements, lesson fees and when "jump season" begins in your area. Another adrenaline trend? Wingsuit flying, a sort of cross between hang gliding and skydiving.

Hit the Slopes

Careening down a snowy mountain at breakneck speed might not be everyone's cup of tea, but many couples can agree that a hot chocolate or cider in front of the fire after a chilly day on the slopes tends to be downright romantic. Not up for skiing? Snowshoeing or snowmobiling might do the trick, or consider a bit of flirting on the bunny hill.

Take a Hike $0

We mean this literally. It may be February and a bit chilly, but don your hiking attire and be one with nature. How elaborate or thematic you make this trip is up to you. Romantic: Pack a picnic with wine, cheese and professions of love. Family fun: Have everyone make an "I spy" nature log, and at the end of the hike, compare notes on plants and wildlife, and show off your sketches of cloud formations.