Best Austin Couples Valentine’s Day Ideasposted January 19, 2023
Valentine’s Day in Austin, Texas. Is there a better city to be in love or single and loving it? We don’t think so.❤️ Whether you’re planning a romantic couples date night or want to celebrate Gal-entine’s style with your bestie, we’ve put together some of our favorite Austin Valentine’s Day couples ideas featuring local businesses. Because time together with the people you love most is the best gift of all.
For your planning, Valentine’s Day 2023 is on a Tuesday this year, February 14.
Valentine's Day Couples Ideas
Best Couple’s Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Spend Valentine’s Day at Viva Day Spa and relax together at Austin’s favorite couples spa. Schedule a couples massage or one of our most popular spa treatment for two at any of our three Austin spas. Make it extra indulgent with a Delicious Duet Couples Massage Package.
Our Valentine’s Day Spa Packages are 100% Cupid approved and guaranteed to make your Valentine love you even more. Choose from the: muscle-melting Love Rocks Massage Package, rejuvenating Sweet Cheeks Organic Facial Package, or Pure Love Mani/Pedi Package for perfectly primed fingers and toes. Book your appointment or buy a gift certificate online.Valentine's Day Spa Packages
Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night
Get cheesy together! Schedule date night at Austin darling Antonelli’s Cheese Shop in Hyde Park. Their award-winning cheese tasting events include composed boards of cheese, charcuterie, assorted craft chocolate, wines, and other sweet treats.Antonelli's Classes
Candle Making Workshop at Slow North
Set yourselves up for a candlelit evening with a DIY candle making workshop at family owned Slow North on Anderson Lane. Learn about the soy candle making process, essential oils properties, and clean ingredients. (Here’s hoping you won’t need your new candles for a Texas Snowpocolypse power outage like last year.)Slow North Classes
Alamo Drafthouse Valentine’s Brunch & Movie
This Valentine’s day weekend, show your love for Austin’s favorite movie venue and make a date at Alamo Drafthouse. As always, they’ve put together lovely lineup of Valentine’s Day films along with a limited-time menu featuring treats you’re sure to fall for. Take your Gal-entine to the Bridesmaids Brunch or your special someone to the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset double feature at the Mueller, South Lamar, Village and Lakeway locations.Make A Date At Alamo Drafthouse
Plant Party at Succulent Native
Plant one on me! Get a little dirty together at a Valentine’s Couples Planting Party at Succulent Native on South Lamar. We’re talking making love themed succulent arrangements while washing down chocolate covered strawberries from local chocolatier Lammes Candies with crisp glasses of champagne.Get Dirty Together At Succulent Native
Paint Cookie Kits at Kellie’s Baking Co.
Here’s a sweet way to spend Valentine’s Day with your big or little love bugs! Order Valentine Paint A Cookie kits from Austin’s favorite cookie shop, Kellie’s Baking Co. on Burnet Road. Their Heart Smash cookie is sure to be a hit (literally!) too.Make Sweets With Your Sweets
Restaurant Date Ideas (Take-Out or Dine-In)
The Domain Northside Entertainment District
The quickest way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, right? Make your special day delicious in your local neighborhood or at home. If you live in north Austin near Viva Day Spa Domain Northside, we’ve got some yummy neighborhood suggestions.
Who doesn’t love a brunch complete with mimosas and macarons at Bakery Lorraine (a San Antonio original, now in the Capital City). Or turn up the heat with a curry and a craft beer at Austin’s beloved Thai street food restaurant, Thai Kun. For a more sophisticated setting with a fabulous wine and cocktail list, try Chef David Bull’s new modern American fare at Second Bar + Kitchen in the Archer Hotel.
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South Austin Restaurants
If you and your honey want to get your eat on south of the river, here are a few of our favorite dining spots near our South Lamar spa. Pair your favorite beverages at Codependent Cocktails + Coffee with a stroll around Town Lake. Plan an elegant dinner of sushi and sake at Chef Tyson Cole’s award-winning Japanese restaurant, Uchi. Local hospitality innovators McGuire Moorman have several fabulous options on the south side including Perla’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe, and June’s All Day. Turn up the romance with an overnight stay at the South Congress Hotel.
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Best Couples Valentine’s Day Gifts
We love supporting local Austin businesses like ours. So if you need couples Valentine’s Day gift ideas, or something to gift all the people you love, we’ve put together a list of amazing places to shop for something special.
Viva Day Spa Gift Bonus Offer: Give $300, Get a $50 Spa Voucher.
Shameless plug. Get a little extra love when you gift a relaxing spa service to your Valentine! Receive a complimentary $50 Valentine’s Voucher for future spa or med spa services when you spend $300 or more on any combo of Viva gift certificates (not including gratuity). Use your extra spa dollars on yourself or someone else – our lips are sealed! Offer available online or at any of our Austin spas until February 15, 2023.Give A Gift Certificate
Central Austin Shops
A-Town: Talk about supporting local! You’ll find everything from Austin City Limits t-shirts to one-of-a-kind gifts from hip Austin and Texas vendors, like the El Arroyo sign books.
Hearth & Soul: Shop this Tarrytown favorite for men’s and women’s clothes, candles, and more gifts for your honey.
Lilla & Beth: Head over to the Mueller neighborhood to shop for must-have jewelry, gifts and home accessories.
Paper Place (left): Find the perfect love note at Austin’s go-to for stationary and gifts for over 40 years. Shop online or at their N. Lamar location near Central Market.
Outdoor Voices: They make activewear for Doing Things! Shop online or at their brick & mortar locations on Blanco Street in central Austin or South Congress Avenue, just down from the “I Love You So Much” mural at Jo’s Coffee.
The Flower Studio: This family run florist on Burnet Road offers everything from classic red roses to Valentine’s bouquets that will make your boo blush.
North Austin Shops
Nina Berenato Jewelry (inset): Treat your boo like Beyonce with a necklace, earrings, permanent bracelet or ring from this local rock star designer. Her jewelry shop is at the Domain Northside shopping district.
Luxe Apothetique: This trendy boutique at The Domain has funky, vibrant women’s apparel, apothecary items and local gifts like Keep Austin Weird mugs and Willie Nelson prayer candles.
Limbo Jewelry: Handmade in Austin, they offer modern, architectural designer jewelry, art, and nature-inspired designs at the Domain Northside.
East Austin Shops
Plant Party: Plant Party offers a curated selection of hip house plants (yes, there are hip house plants!) with options for novices to collectors. Add a cute card to your pretty plant and call it a thoughtful gift full of life.
Amanda Deer: Delicate handmade jewelry from Austin, Amanda Deer makes beautiful pieces designed to wear every day. Jewelry + Valentine’s Day is kind of a thing, you know?
The Paper & Craft Pantry: A rad retail stationery shop and workshop studio on Springdale Road. They love all things paper, workshops and the ATX community. Treat your sweets to a crafty class or a cute trinket from this adorable East Austin storefront.
APT F: Full of modern-eclectic treasures, this shop on E. 11th Street will help you create the home you both love with a combo of exclusive textiles and their curated collection of apothecary, pantry items, art, and much more from around the globe.
Take Heart (inset): A multi-faceted boutique located in East Austin full of special and thoughtfully designed objects for the home and person. The shop showcases local and US artists, as well as a selection of international designers, with an emphasis on Japanese design.
East Austin Succulents: Another great plant gifting option for your soil mate. Succulents are famously beautiful and easy to care for – perfect for making them feel like they rock at the whole plant parent thing.
South Austin Shops
Hotel San José Store: We all know that Liz Lambert’s world-famous Hotel San José is the hippest Austin staycation for Valentine’s Day. But did you know you can buy Hotel San José’s kimonos, serapes, and SXSW inspired posters as gifts as well?
Prima Dora: Another funky gift shop with cards, Austin souvenirs, bags, trinkets, jewelry and clothing. It’s located next door to Bird’s Barbershop on S. Congress Avenue.
Noah Marion: Your honey will love the handmade wallets, belts and bags at this local leathergoods outlet on S. Lamar near Loro.
Uncommon Objects (inset): This quirky local institution offers antiques jewelry, taxidermy, gadgets & toys. It moved last year from South Congress to a new shop on Fort View Rd. in south Austin near Highway 290.
Frond Plant Shop: Wrap up unique and rare houseplants, home decor, and rad ceramics for Valentine’s Day at their brick & mortar location on W. Mary Street, conveniently located by Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop (yummy cupcakes!)
Where Are You Spending Valentine’s Day in Austin, Texas?
That’s a wrap on our favorite local Austin Couple’s date and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day! Did we miss any? Feel free to DM us on Instagram @vivadayspa and we’ll update our idea list. Until next year, XOXO Austin.