Monday, February 4, 2013


10 Uniquely- Austin Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Yeah, a trip to the spa is nice, but it's pretty predictable isn't it??  Why not surprise your sweetie with a gift that is unique to Austin?  

I have put together a list of fun activities and gift ideas available in the Central Texas area that you can give your love bird for Valentine's Day.  Not in Central Texas?  Maybe this list will give you some great ideas to look for in your area.

Here are 10 Uniquely-Austin Valentine's Day Gift Ideas:

iFly Indoor Skydiving: This cool indoor skydiving experience just recently opened in North Austin and is perfect for the dare-devil that wants to feel the rush of skydiving without jumping out of the plane!  Book a session for two or simply purchase a gift certificate to try it out.

A Zip Line Tour: Enjoy flying through the trees in the Texas Hill Country at the Cypress Valley Canopy Tours.  The tour covers 2 sky-bridges and 7 zip lines and lasts up to 2 hours.  Gift certificates are available to purchase.

Tickets to a show at Austin's ZACH Theatre: There is so much amazing talent in our big city!  I have recently been to see tow amazing shows at the ZACH Theatre and both performances have blown me away.  The new Topher Theatre is amazing and with the variety of shows this Spring, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Ride an Austin Water Bike: Explore Lady Bird Lake on a water bike with a tour or hourly rental. What a romantic and healthy way to spend time with your honey! Gift cards available.

Austin Food Tour: Entice your taste buds by visiting so of Austin's beast eateries on an Austin Food Tour.  There are several to choose from. YUM!

Segway Tour: This is a FUN way to see Austin.  There are several "tours" to choose from, even a "cruise" if you are more interested in cruising around on a Segway and not really seeing sights.

Stand Up Paddle-boarding: Every sunny day I see tons of people enjoying this fun sport on Town Lake.  Lessons and/or rentals are available. Why not get outdoors and try something new with your sweetie?

Wine Tasting/Tours: For the one who loves wine, or simply wants to learn more about it, the Austin area is ripe (no pun intended) with vineyards and wineries.  This website lists all types of events from wine tours to classes to tastings.

Hot Air Balloon Ride: Take a flight with your loved one!  What a unique experience and one that will be remembered for a long time.

Sunset Picnic on Mt. Bonnell: Want to go simple but incredibly romantic?  Fill a picnic basket with fresh bread and cheese and wine and surprise your sweetheart with a climb to the top of Mt. Bonnell (it's not really a climb - more like a really long staircase).  A 360 degree view of the Austin area at sunset is gorgeous.....

And there you go - your shopping is all done! Your welcome.  Happy Valentine's Day!


Sharon Bayliss said...

Great post!

Cassy Martinez said...

Awesome list, love the ziplining idea!

I'm actually looking for some couples to profile that are going to the Drafthouse for Valentine's as part of a journalism assignment.

If you know of anyone shoot me an email!

Cody said...

This is an awesome list!