15 Valentine's Day gift ideas and activities

Valentine’s day is all about showing that special someone how much you love and appreciate them. If you’re stuck for ideas then you’ve come to the right blog! It’s looking very likely that Valentine’s day will be spent at home this year so as well as fab gift ideas, we’re also including some romantic activities to be enjoyed from the comfort of your humble abode. Let’s dive in.

Chocolate:

This one should be obvious because, well, who doesn’t love chocolate? Valentine’s Day is big for chocolate makers and they really go all out with their creations. You’re sure to find something your partner will adore so don’t sleep on this one and and take a quick shop around places like Hotel Chocolat, Thorntons and Studio Chocolate.

Personalised jewellery:

Jewellery is defiantly up there with some of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts but If you really want to go all out then personalised jewellery is the way to go. There’s plenty of options available from necklaces to rings, bracelets and many more. If it exists, you can normally pay a little extra to add some personalisation. It’s just a really nice touch to an already thoughtful gift. If you’re not sure where to start your search then H.Samuel always have a good selection available. Take a peek here. 

Mobile phone jail:

This one is more of a gift for both of you. All your attention should be on your loved one on the most romantic day of the year so lock up those phones and spend some quality time together. These are fairly easy to get hold of but if you want to skip the search then you can pick one up from Menkind here.

Image credit: Menkind

Image credit: Menkind

Jar of Love Hearts:

This sweet treat is the perfect snack for Valentine’s day. There’s just something charmingly nostalgic about reading the little messages to each other. At only £5 from John Lewis, this affordable little gift is a no brainer.

Naughty Valentine’s Day cards:

If a traditional Valentine’s card just isn’t your style then you’ll be glad to know there’s an abundance of quirky, funny and down right offensive options out there. This can be dangerous territory so choose wisely; but if you’re set on something different, Scribbler will almost certainly have something for you. 

‘Valen-wine’:

If you hadn’t guessed from the name, ‘Valen-wine’ is wine you enjoy on Valentine’s Day! It’s a good excuse to treat yourself and your partner to something extra special so don’t skimp and get a bottle (or two) truly worthy of the occasion. Depending on your budget, both M&S and Weavers have some fab options available. The latter would be our-go to for those of you looking for a unique pick.

A beautiful notebook filled with things you love about your partner:

This one has a nice personal touch to it and will show your partner how much you pick up on all the little details. To go the extra mile try adding some photos of your favourite trips and memories together.

Perfume:

The Fragrance Shop and the Perfume Shop really pull out all the stops for Valentine’s Day and arguably have some of their best items in stock around this time of year. Everyone likes to smell great and providing you pick the right scent, your partner is sure to love this gift. 

Cook a romantic meal:

It’s pretty common to book a table at your favourite restaurant on Valentine’s Day but since that’s not possible this year, cooking up a romantic meal is the next best thing! M&S have an amazing selection of Valentine Day meals available to order that include 3 courses and a bottle of fizz. See the full menu here.

Order a romantic meal:

Alternatively, if you’re not much a cook then ordering a romantic feast might be a better route for you. Yamas have a delicious sounding Valentine’s meal available for delivery right now. With no less than a whopping 12 items to enjoy, you’ll also receive a bottle of fizz to celebrate the occasion. Dishes include delicious grilled Sea Bass, Bourani and Sofrito. Yamas will take care of all the cooking and deliver this straight to your door, leaving you with more time to enjoy with your partner. Sound like the one for you? View the full menu and order here.

Book a weekend away:

We may be in lockdown right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a romantic getaway for when restrictions are lifted. Not only will this be a lovely thing to look forward to but prices are (in general) more affordable than usual right now.

Classic red roses:

No introduction needed here. Everyone deserves a beautiful red rose on Valentine’s Day! They become quite difficult to get as the big day draws closer so don’t leave it too late.

Rent a romantic movie:

Few things are more romantic than snuggling up on the sofa with that special someone. Did you know that Broadway Cinema recently started a streaming/rental service? Not only is there a good selection to choose from but a percentage of the rental fee go directly towards the cinema. Take a browse of what’s on here. Don’t forget the snacks! 

Transform your home into the ultimate romantic setting:

Since you’ll be at home this year, you’re going to want to go big on the decorations. We’re talking candles, fairy lights, rose petals and anything else that oozes romance. Not only will this be a fun activity for you and your partner but we know you’re going to do a great job. Make it Instagram worthy. We believe in you.

Pampering set:

Your partner deserves to pampered on Valentine’s Day and a nice selection of beauty items will only add to the experience. Molton Brown, Boots, House of Fraser and Superdrug will definitely have what you’re looking for.

Bath Bombs:

Create the ultimate relaxing experience for your partner by transforming your bathroom into a relaxation spa. Light some some candles, make sure there’s plenty of wine available and complete the gift with some unique Valentine’s Day bath bombs. Don’t worry about searching around for these because Lush have got you covered. They’ve created a selection of special products for the big day and with names like “Heart Beat” and “Blow me a Kiss”, you won’t go wrong.

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