Top 10 Lesbian Valentine's Ideas

For lesbians in relationships, Valentine’s Day can be special, or it can be stressful. A typical Valentine’s date includes going out to dinner at a romantic restaurant. But, depending on where you live or how out you are, you may not be comfortable going out with your lover to a restaurant full of straight couples. So, here are some alternate ideas for how to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day with your sweetie.

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Plan a Picnic

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The weather outside may be frightful, but don’t let that stop you. Either dress warmly and light candles in the snow, or bring the picnic indoors. Set up in front of the fireplace or feed her by candlelight. Pick up a few of her favorite dishes at the local deli. Finger foods are especially sexy.

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Do something she Loves

Dog Show
Dog Show. ©Kathy Belge

Does she have a hobby or interest that isn’t quite your cup of tea? What better way to prove that you really care than by doing something she he loves, that you’re not so crazy about? Is she a gardener? Take her to a garden show or special garden in your area. Animal lover? Take her to a dog show. A cook? Take her to her favorite kitchen store and have her pick out something she’s been wanting.

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Get Creative

Lesbian Love Letter
Lesbian Love Letter. © Kriss Szkurlatowski

Write her a poem, essay or short story and read it out loud to her. Paint her a picture, frame a nice photo you took or make her a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Knit her a cap or sew her some knickers. Build her a new bookcase or throw her a new salad bowl. Nothing is appreciated more than a handmade gift.

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Get out of Town

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Plan a weekend trip out of town to a more gay-friendly location. Visit a lesbian bar, have dinner at a queer friendly restaurant and stay in a nice hotel or bed and breakfast.

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Rub her Down

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Treat her to a massage. Who doesn't love a shoulder or foot rub? Get some sweet smelling oils, take your time and make her your queen for the day. Add to the spa experience by running her a candle-lit bath or treating her to a home facial, manicure or pedicure.

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Make her Heart Sing

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Music Notes. © Marja Flick-Buijs

Make her a mixed CD of your favorite love songs that remind you of her. Take her hand and waltz her around the living room.

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The Old Stand-by: Chocolate

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Chocolate Cakes. © Michael Ruru

Woo her with chocolate. And I don’t mean showing up at her door with one of those red heart-shaped boxes from the drug store. Get her some handmade or gourmet chocolates. Check out this selection of handmade chocolates from lesbian-owned Hedonist Artisan Chocolates.

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Bring the Romance Home

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Cook her favorite meal, rent a romantic lesbian movie and settle in for a sweet evening at home.

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Plan a Romantic Meal for Two

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Romantic Meal. © Image Source/Getty Images

Forget going out to eat. She likes your cooking the best anyway, right? Here are some great ideas for romantic meals for two.

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Plan a Sexy Surprise

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Shopping for Sex Toys. © Gallup/Getty Images

Valentines Day is about romance. It's also about sex. What a perfect opportunity to try out some new bedroom tricks. Buy her a new sex toy, like a dildo, vibrator or a G-Spot toy. Or, why not get yourself a sexy new outfit and put on a show for her? Talk about what new things you'd both like to try and use this Valentine's Day put it into action.