Unique ways to spend Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re in a long-term relationship, newly loved-up, or single and loving life, there can be a lot of pressure to mark the day. If you’re bored of the traditional chocolates and flowers or dinner for two, here are some ideas to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Choose experiences

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about gift giving, especially if your bank account is still feeling the effects of Christmas.

Instead of showering your loved one with gifts, why not plan a fun day out instead? Red Letter Days has a range of experience and days out to suit any couple, from the outdoors-y adventurers to the relaxed pamperers.

You don’t have to splash out on lavish experience days, however. If you want to spend quality time with your partner but you don’t want to spend much money, think about the things you could do closer to home. If you live in or near a city, why not spend a day being tourists? Many museums and galleries are free, and if the weather is fair a nice walk in the park can be the perfect way to while away the hours. 

Get away

It may sound cliché, but going for a Valentine’s getaway really is one of the best ways to mark the occasion. Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of our daily lives get in the way of romance – especially when you’ve been with your partner for a long time. Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all to really be able to appreciate your loved one.

 You can find last-minute hotel deals easily online from sites such as hotels.com or lastminute.com  - so what are you waiting for? Book a last-minute mini-break today!

Spend it with friends

Whether you’re single, your partner is away, or you just don’t feel the need to celebrate romance, Valentine’s Day can be a great time to show your friends some love!

Instead of planning a romantic night with a partner, gather all your friends and do something together. You could all go out for a nice meal at that local restaurant you’ve been meaning to try forever, or treat yourselves to a night in with takeaway and wine.

Make it quirky

If you do want to buy your loved one a gift to mark the occasion, you don’t have to stick to the traditional chocolate and flowers route.

Iwantoneofthose.com has a range of unique Valentine’s Gifts for men and women alike (and currently have FREE next day delivery on orders over £40!), such as this amusing ‘I tolerate you mug’!

Notonthehighstreet.com is also a perfect place to browse for unique and personalised gifts. From personalised wall prints to the ‘Make Your Own Bacon Kit’, there really is something for everyone. 

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 February 2017


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