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February 09, 2017

There’s just under a week to go until Valentine’s Day. Do you make a point of celebrating all things romance on 14 th February, or do you prefer it to slip under the radar? How do you plan to celebrate this year? If you’re still looking for inspirational ideas on the best Valentine’s gift for him or her, perhaps we can help...

Keeping it low key

There’s a lot to be said for a cosy evening in. Perhaps you could cook a favourite meal, get something special delivered from a well-loved restaurant, or treat yourself to something from the local takeaway? There are also some good deals available in supermarkets - Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose usually have some form of “Eat in for two” deal, with wine and several courses included. Quick, easy, and decidedly cosy, especially with an indulgent dessert! Then perhaps a really good cup of coffee or a cup of artisan hot chocolate?

Enjoying a meal out

Many restaurants offer a special set menu for Valentine’s Day, but all are not created equal. Look out for prices going up just on 14 th February - nobody wants to pay through the nose for the same cuisine that they would eat on any other night of the year. If it’s genuinely something special (think ‘the food of love’ - oysters, lobster, steak and Champagne) it’s nice to get out and enjoy a treat.

Going to the theatre

A romantic visit the theatre is always a good option - the chance to dress a little smarter and escape reality for a few hours. The ballet, a dance show or the opera can be especially romantic - just think of the music! If you live in or around London, you’re spoiled for choice, but we recommend Tango Fire’s latest show, “ Flames of Desire” at The Peacock Theatre in London’s Holborn. Described as “Sensual, erotic and authentically Argentinian” in The Telegraph, it’s ideal timing for a sultry Valentine’s evening. Further North, Salford’s Lowry has a fascinating show by The Richard Alston Dance Company, “ An Italian in Madrid”.

Luxury gifts

There’s still time to order online… As well as some of the fabulous presents we featured in our last roundup - Less than 2 weeks to go to Valentines, take a look at Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty of London, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges for luxury gift inspiration. From sweet-smelling perfume or aftershave; to striking accessories; to silky clothes, nightwear and underclothes; to luxurious home wares, there’s something to suit everyone an all tastes, and you may just find something that little bit different.

A relaxing, romantic night at a hotel

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. There are some fabulous dine and stay offers at some of the best hotels throughout the UK. Check out Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Secret Escapes for Valentine’s availability and special offers. Take a break - you deserve it!

Hopefully this has helped to remind you  when Valentine's day is this year and given you a few gift ideas to help make the most of the holiday of love. It only happens once a year!

💝 Happy Valentine's Day! 💝

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