Going Solo: Valentine’s Day Ideas For The Happily Single


When we think of love, what first comes to mind is often the romantic kind. But love isn’t limited to just the romantic type; it’s a beautiful thing that you can also feel for your family, friends, pets, and even yourself. That’s why for an occasion that celebrates love like Valentine’s Day, not having a romantic partner is perfectly fine—just look around and you’ll find people with a special place in your heart to enjoy the day with.

To give you ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a happily single person, check out this list of fun and meaningful activities that’ll make you feel the abundance of love in the air—no partner required!

Have a fancy meal with the fam

Don’t have a significant other to enjoy a Valentine’s dinner date with? Go instead with the first people in your life to shower you with love: your family. Together, you and your fam can catch up and enjoy a fancy meal with Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Chimichurri Roast Group Meal. This bundle’s main dish is the Whole Chimichurri Roast, which features Kenny’s signature roast chicken coated with Argentinian Chimichurri sauce, chopped parsley, cilantro, garlic, and other spices for a zesty flavor in every bite. It also includes four side dishes, four cups of rice, four muffins, and a 1.5L soda. With everything from entrée to dessert covered, this hearty meal is the perfect pick for an all-in-one special treat this V-Day.

Get the Chimichurri Roast Group Meal for less than P2,000 at Kenny Rogers Roasters in SM.

Enjoy a meaningful “me time”

Turn Valentine’s Day into a celebration of self-love with “me time” activities like pampering yourself with a refreshing long bath, made easy by The Body Shop’s Jolly & Juicy Strawberry Treats. This bundle gives you the sweetest-smelling 60mL Strawberry Shower Gel enriched with organic aloe vera to boost the refreshing feeling of its fruity and foaming formula, as well as a 50mL Strawberry Body Butter that incorporates shea butter in its ingredients to further nourish your skin with 96 hours of moisture. With this perfect bathtime pair, you’ll surely enjoy every minute of your Valentine’s self-care session.

Enjoy a 10% discount on the Jolly & Juicy Strawberry Treats at The Body Shop until February 29.

Celebrate Galentines with pals

Valentines, but with your friends—that’s what “Galentines” is for. Take this opportunity to catch up on each other’s latest happenings in life and simply enjoy each other’s company, all while savoring the perfect pairing of Krispy Kreme’s soft, fluffy, and sugary blissful Original Glazed Doughnut with your favorite cup of Iced Coffee to make this fun day with your friends feel extra special.

Order the Perfect Together For Three (Original and Assorted Glazed) bundle at Krispy Kreme in select SM malls.

Give yourself a special gift

No need to wait for a partner who’ll buy you a Valentine’s gift when you can do it on your own—and with a dream item on your wishlist as well! Impress yourself with a special gift like the iPhone 14 Plus, a great gadget to keep you company on your everyday happenings and solo adventures. It has a 6.7” Super Retina XDR Display that delivers a top-notch visual experience and runs on an A15 Bionic chip that promises quick and efficient performance for every task. It also has a 12MP Main and Ultra-wide dual camera system to help you capture lovely moments in life.

The iPhone 14 Plus 256GB is available at a discounted price of P54,990 (originally P76,990) when you order from Digital Walker via the SM Malls Online app until February 29.

Fall in love with a new hobby

For a productive but enjoyable way to spend the month of love, how about finding a hobby you can pour your heart into? Try a new sport, go hiking, travel, start gardening—the possibilities are endless. If you do end up falling in love with a hobby that requires you to be active or go outdoors, make sure to carry a reliable water bottle like the Hydro Flask 20oz Wide Mouth Flex Sip Lid Goji so you can always stay hydrated. 

This Hydro Flask bottle is made with vacuum-insulated and stainless steel walls that keep your drinks at their ideal temperature for hours. It also has a leakproof lid that makes it perfect for hobbies that keep you on the move, so you can focus more on the activities you love.

Get the Hydro Flask 20oz Wide Mouth Flex Sip Lid Goji for P2,590 at Hydro Flask in SM City Bacolod until February 29.

Indulge in sweet treats

Valentine’s Day is the prime time for sweet treats, especially chocolates. So for this special day, indulge yourself in the season’s best pastries and desserts—like the decadent Choco Cherry Torte cake from Goldilocks. Oozing with sweetness in every bite, this three-layered chocolate sponge cake has strawberry whipped cream fillings, whipped cream icing on its top and bottom, and a chocolate ganache coating at the center. It also has chocolates and cherries on top to complete the perfect romantic dessert look.

Order the Goldilocks Choco Cherry Torte for only P620 at Goldilocks in select SM branches nationwide.

Mingle with your fellow singles

Spread the love this Valentine’s by hanging out with your fellow single friends, colleagues, or acquaintances—so that no single person feels alone on this special day. Make their days even sweeter by giving them a lovely little treat like Brownies Unlimited’s delectable brownies. Its Pre-Assorted Box of 12 features flavors that suit the Valentine’s mood, such as Double Chocolate and Choc O’ Chips for the classic chocolate treat or Red Velvet Swirl and Strawberry Sherbet for a dose of romantic red.

Save up to P361 when you order two Pre-Assorted Boxes of 12, now available for P599 at Brownies Unlimited in SM Megamall until February 29.

Enjoy being happily single on Valentine's Day with these fun ways to celebrate at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app to get swipe coupons.