Create a lockdown Valentine’s to remember
Our tips to make your stay-at-home Valentine’s Day, extra special
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, a time to show your significant half just how much you love them with a grand romantic gesture. While this year Valentine’s will be very different, that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out the stops for your significant other. Instead of a luxury spa weekend or a nice meal out, spend some quality time together at home with our tips.
From easy to arrange deliveries that will brighten their day to special ways to spend a cosy evening together, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down for all the inspiration you’ll need this February 14th.
Make a statement that will surprise your loved one
Image: Oliver Bonas
Make a statement with your gifts, so rather than spoiling them with another bottle of perfume or traditional chocolates, instead invest in romantic decor to put in your home. This collection from Oliver Bonas includes a stunning heart hands wall art, love bird book ends and love mugs so you can enjoy your cuppa’s together for many Valentine’s Days to come.
Say it in a special way
It’s the simple things that are the most treasured, and this stencil is the ultimate example of thoughtfulness on Valentine’s Day. Jazz up their morning coffee with a special message, we’re sure the coffee will taste all the better for it! Order your coffee stencil here.
Go big with flowers
Flowers might not be an original gift, but at the moment getting to answer the door to a special delivery is one of the highlights of our days, especially when the resultant bouquet is as beautiful as these offerings from Interflora. Add extra wow to your gift by adding choccies and sparkling fizz to your order – they will love you forever!
Give your bedroom a Valentine’s makeover
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While we can’t splash out on a lavish hotel room this year, instead treat your other half to a bedroom makeover! It doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul, even a fresh duvet set, some new pillows and a few accessories will really make them happy. You could even go the extra mile and add pillow chocolates and a bottle of Champagne on ice to really give them the VIP hotel experience!
Go on a picnic
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The weather in February can be unpredictable, so if you don’t fancy taking your napsack on your daily walk why not turn it into an indoor picnic instead? Get the comfy blankets out, put a slushy film on and tuck in! We love these build your own hampers from Cartwright and Butler – an easy way to put a personal touch on this.
Rustle up a romantic meal
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Before rushing out to make a restaurant reservation, check out our heavenly meal ideas that will inspire you to recreate a romantic Valentine’s Day menu at home. We’ve put together a three-course menu that’s filled with delicious fail-safe recipes that anyone can cook – they’re also guaranteed to impress your loved one.
Read more: 5 sweet treat recipes for Valentine’s Day
Bring the bar to your own home
Who needs swanky bars when you can make cocktails from the comfort of your own home – and pour your own measurements. Save your pennies and learn how to make a tipple or two together by following our cocktail recipes, and order a bar cart for the occasion and style it perfectly with our guide.
Read more: How to style a bar cart like a pro
Light a fireplace
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Transform your living room into a haven of comfort and romance with fluffy throws, soft pillows and mood lighting. Dimmed lights, coupled with the sweet amora of candles and a roaring fireplace will create cosy setting that’s perfect for huddling up together on the sofa and watching a classic rom-com. If you received a beautiful bouquet of flowers or roses, don’t forget to make them the centrepiece of your coffee table or mantlepiece.