Valentine’s Day is synonymous with chocolates, roses and elaborate romantic gestures to show that special someone in your life how much you love them. From cocktails at fancy lounges to couples massages and candle-lit dinners at swanky restaurants, this is the day we usually go all out. But, this year the way we celebrate the day of love is going to look a little different.
Whether you met someone during the pandemic or you’ve been together for years or even if you’re single, here are a few ideas to make sure you celebrate this Valentine’s Day safely.
TABLE FOR TWO, PLEASE
Spend the evening with your partner in the kitchen and indulge in a delicious dinner of your favourite recipes or print out the menu from a special restaurant and try recreating some of their dishes. You can go as fancy or as simple as you want, the choice is up to you.
Order all the groceries you will need from one of these apps for a hassle free evening.
If you’re not a maverick in the kitchen, there’s no shame in showing off your take-out skills, especially if you’re spending the day apart. Order from your favourite restaurant, dress up as if you’re going out and it’s guaranteed to be a special evening. Ordering in also means that there’s less dishes in the sink, and who doesn’t love that!
P.S I LOVE YOU
There is nothing more romantic than writing a love letter. Grab a pen and paper and write a letter to your partner. You can include all the reasons that you love them or reminisce about your favourite moments together. It’s a simple gesture that they will treasure forever. You can also up the romance by reading your letter out loud to them once you’re finished.
If you’re single why don’t you write a love letter to yourself. You deserve it!
BOXED AND SEALED WITH LOVE
Flowers and chocolates are tried and tested classics that can’t go wrong. So why not try something a little different this Valentine’s Day with this novelty smash heart gift box. Break the chocolate heart and reveal the sweet treat surprise inside.
RISE AND SHINE MY VALENTINE
A simple way to tell your partner “I love you” before they’ve had their first sip of coffee is with breakfast in bed. Surprise them with a tray of all their favourite breakfast treats. Don’t forget to include as many hearts as possible too!
GET COZY AT THE MOVIES
String up some fairy lights, pop some popcorn and get cozy with your favourite movies. Get in the mood of love with these rom-com classics. We recommend one of the classics like The Notebook, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Holiday or My Best Friends Wedding. If you still can’t make up your mind we’ve taken the work out of choosing what to watch and found this convenient list of binge-worthy shows and movies that are perfect for a romantic night in.
ON THE ROCKS WITH A TWIST!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get creative with your drinks. Break out those fancy cocktail glasses and take an online mixology class with your significant other, girlfriends or even by yourself. Throw in a charcuterie board with all your favourite snacks and you have a really festive evening.
WINE AND DINE FOR ONE
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, so why not show yourself some love on this day. Pamper yourself with a relaxing bubble bath, open your favourite bottle of bubbly and take some time out to concentrate on you. Or turn up your favourite playlist and take the time to cook your favourite meal. You do you, girl!
Whether you’re spending the day by yourself or with a partner the most important thing to remember is that when all is said and done the best part about this holiday is all the discount chocolate on February 15th!