Valentine’s Day is around the corner! We get it, it’s a commercial holiday, gifts don’t matter, you’re fed up or don’t know what to get the other person etc. But what if we told you that we have the perfect gift ideas guaranteed to please whether you’re single, with a partner or hanging with friends?
Experiential gifting is the perfect way to connect with friends, partners of yourself this Valentine’s Day, and boy do we have some recommendations! Gift yourself or your loved one something they’ll remember for years to come, from incredible concerts to captivating cabaret to a decadent dinner and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts with our ultimate experiential gift guide below:
1. Dining in the Dark – Fine Dining With Wine Pairing
🍽 Filled with mystery and fun, Dining in the Dark is a blindfolded tasting experience that has taken NYC by storm. An exclusive version of this experience will take place on Valentine’s Day at Club 75 in Midtown.📍A premium and secret menu is curated by a Michelin-trained Chef Fernanda Peimbert. The three-course meal is also paired with four specially paired wines. It’s a Valentine’s Day dinner to remember!
2. Candlelight Concerts – Valentine’s Day Shows
🎶 Whether you love pop, classical, R&B or beyond, the Candlelight Concert series is bringing mesmerizing experiences to NYC’s loveliest spaces! And yes, there is a special show just in time for Valentine’s Day.
🕯Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. Romeo and Juliet takes place at the stunning Williamsburgh Hotel in Brooklyn.📍 The show has a romantic setlist which includes the “Love Theme” and “Fantasy Overture” from Romeo and Juliet, ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic and many more. Tickets are available for all three performances. Whichever one you experience, it’s sure to be memorable. (There are also Candlelight gift cards in case there is a show in the future you or that special someone might want to attend).
3. Titanic. The Exhibition
🚢 One of the most romantic films, Titanic, will be coming back to theaters this month to celebrate its 25th anniversary. For the history buff in your life, Titanic. The Exhibition is a captivating exhibit to see after you’ve re-lived the movie in 3D. While it’s not a romantic event, the exhibit tugs at heartstrings in a different way. Visitors will see the personal items and learn about the stories of passengers and crew from the tragic journey.
For a limited time use the discount code TTENYC30 for 30% off of a single ticket (valid for up to two tickets) during any time between Feb. 6th-Feb. 17th. Learn about real life love stories and loss that will make you come out of the exhibit with a sense of gratitude for the loved ones in your life.📍The experience takes place at 526 6th Avenue in Manhattan and gift cards are also available for this exhibition.
4. Airotic: A Circus Style Cabaret Dinner Show
🤸 Airotic: A Circus Style Cabaret Dinner Show has been delighting its’ adult guests with world-class acrobatics and delicious cocktails. So take your significant other to this spicy event or fly solo. For a lavish experience, there’s a ticket option for Super VIP for 2, which includes front row seating, champagne and a chosen menu of bites. This event has a special Airotic: A Circus Style Cabaret Dinner Show that is only here until the end of February so secure your spot while you can!
5. The FRIENDS™ Experience
😍 Grab some of your besties and relive your favorite scenes from one of the most popular series this Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day! The FRIENDS™ Experience allows you to step into favorite moments and settings of the show. You can lounge in Chandler and Joey’s recliners and drink or spill some tea at Central Perk. Tickets are available for this unique and fun event and gift cards for this experience is also available. 📍This event is located at 130 E 23rd St. in Manhattan and will stay in NYC throughout this year!
6. Sonic Sanctuary Sundays
🧘♀️ Whether it’s for a partner, you’re celebrating with family, friends or just treating yourself, Sonic Sanctuary Sundays is sure to be a great reset for anyone. The experience takes place at GAIA Nomaya in Brooklyn every Sunday.📍This serene event includes meditation and breathwork. There is also a Shamanic sound bath and an hour-long ancient instrumental concert in a Himalayan salt cave. Tickets start at $65.40 for these activities mentioned, with the options to add on reiki, crystal light therapy, massages and more for an additional cost.
7. Somewhere Nowhere Teardrop Igloos
🌃 Cozy up this Valentine’s Day in a romantic winter wonderland as you enjoy a private igloo with stunning views of Manhattan! The Teardrop Igloos Experience at Somewhere Nowhere takes place at Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel located at 112 W 25th St (on the 38th and 39th floors).📍 The intimate space has eight igloos that can comfortably accommodate about four people. A reservation for two people costs $200 and comes with a bottle of champagne. You’ll be kept warm with fur throw blankets, velvet chairs, and a built-in fireplace!
8. Rose Room Cocktails & Cabaret
🥂 This speakeasy in Midtown is perfect for a late-night date or a hangout on Valentine’s Day. Rose Room Cocktails & Cabaret is located at The Producer’s Club on 358 West 44th Street (off Ninth Avenue).📍The intimate space is hidden behind a bar in NYC’s Theatre District. Entertainment such as cabaret, singers and renowned magicians will take place. Shows begin at 9 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday!
9. (Anti-Valentine’s Day) Story Party: True Dating Stories
🎤 So maybe you don’t want to celebrate romance or any of that mushy stuff? We needed to add one in here for those free, single, unattached folks! If you’re waiting for Valentine’s Day to be over and just need a laugh in February, check out Story Party: True Dating Stories on Feb. 19th. 📍Comedian Paris Sashay will share the good, bad and ugly about dating at Chelsea Music Hall. This event “costs less than your average date, but lasts longer than your average guy in bed.” It’s about to get real.
10. AMC Black Ticket
🍿If you do plan on going to see the aforementioned Titanic’s return in 3D, take your sweetheart or your bestie (or yourself!) on a movie date! One AMC Black Ticket is valid for any 2D movie, on any day at any time. This ticket can be used at participating AMC Theaters across the United States. It is offered at a discounted promotional price of $11.99. This is the perfect gift for that special movie buff in your life and there are also gift cards available!