Romantic Gifts

Romance doesn't have to be limited to Valentine's Day

Couples splash out an average of £1.3 billion on Valentines gifts each year

If you're trying to cut costs check out our free gift ideas that will make your loved one feel special

Get the best romantic bargains and get MORE TREATS for your money

And find the cheapest post-its so you can leave a few hints about the house

 

Need to know

  • Use vouchers to cut the cost of a meal out. You could get a free 1 month trial for Tastecard which will save you 50% at selected restaurants
  • Read the SMALL PRINT for any vouchers or promotions you might want to use to check they're valid on your desired date
  • If you want to avoid the crowds Marks and Spencer's has loads of offers where you can get a side, main, dessert and a bottle of wine for a bargain
  • For luxury bargain chocolates Thorntons have a great range of treats at low prices
  • Make sure you get cashback where available, you'll have money to buy more presents then.
  • You can get some great last minute hotel, spa and holiday bargains on lastminute.com and secretescapes, we've got loads more about bargain holidays in our guide
  • If you want to give the gift of massage, check out Wahanda (from £3!) and Groupon (we spotted a 60 minute massage for £18) for deals
  • For experiences like Clay pidgeon shooting or a Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for two try Virgin Experiences
  • For the best priced perfume on the high street you should head to Boots where, for a limited time, you can save as much as 60%!
 

Best priced roses

 

Prestige Flowers


Why we like it:

  • 12 red roses for £19.99
  • Free box of chocolates included
  • Great user reviews
  • Can get same day delivery (useful for saying sorry)

Watch out:

  • Delivery is £5.80

Next Flowers


Why we like it:

  • Free delivery
  • Next day delivery available

Watch out:

  • Not as cheap as other places

Best priced Champagne

Best priced games

Getting the best priced game is EASY. You can find the best price on a site like pricerunner. We've done the comparison for a couple of popular options

Fifa 17


Why we like it:

  • Roughly same price on all platforms
  • One of the biggest games of 2016

Watch out:

  • Delivery charges apply
  • New version is released yearly so it might quickly feel dated

Best priced lingerie

M&S


Why we like it:

  • VERY pretty new lines
  • bras from £14, knickers from £6
  • M&S quality
  • order online pick up in store for free
  • posh pyjamas also available

Watch out:

  • Standard delivery £3.50
  • £3.99 Next day home delivery (up to 10pm)

Ann Summers


Why we like it:

  • includes lingerie, toys and 'essentials'
  • standard delivery free for orders over £35 (£2.95 otherwise)

Watch out:

  • £18-£40 for bras
  • £8- £16 for knickers

Top 5 FREE romantic gifts

1. The romantic day out create an IOU for a mystery day out. The English Heritage has loads of romantic sites to visit for free

2. A 52 reasons why I love you set of playing cards is a lovely gift. Stick a reason on the back of every card of a pack. You can get custom made sets (or more ideas) at personalisedplayingcards.com

3. Modern mix tape Put Together an iTunes playlist of songs that mean something to you both, this is nice and easy as you’ll probably already have them. You could always pair this with a lovely meal in or number 5…

4. The scrapbook make a photo book, a scrapbook or a collage with tickets, photos and any memory you’re able to stick down between two pages. You can have someone do it for you online, Tesco photo have photo books from £4

5. The best things in life are free, so why not create some saucy love cheques to get your partner in the mood

 

The inside track

  • Cut your costs by having a £5 challenge. Buy each other the best (or silliest) gift possible for £5 (or £1 or 50p...)
 
 

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