As the 14th of February fast approaches, you may be wondering what treats you can surprise your Valentine with that go beyond the cliché of chocolates and flowers. Valentine’s Day is a day for showing you care, so instead of empty gestures, why not take a look at our list of top tips below to show someone you’re thinking of them?
Valentine’s Day is a working day this year, so no doubt your sweetheart will be holed up in an office somewhere slaving most of the day away. Make their day that bit brighter with a special delivery that arrives right at the office. There’s a plethora of options available for the creative romantic but we like the idea of sending your sweetheart a delicious gift basket of office fruit. These can be easily arranged online (click for an example site that supplies office fruit Fruitfuloffice.co.uk.) Sweet, thoughtful and it won’t ruin the diet. It’s also shareable with co-workers - it’s a perfect sentimental show of affection that is sure to see them through the rest of the work day with a smile.
Do it yourself
Once your Valentine gets home, show them how much they mean to you by baking up some treats in the kitchen. Putting in the effort yourself shows how much you care and that you’re willing to put in an effort to make them happy. It doesn’t matter how good of a chef you are – whether it’s a simple stir-fry of a complicated gourmet meal, they’ll feel happy that you tried.
Some people splash out when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but it’s not necessary. People just want to know that they’re loved and appreciated. Show them that you know them like no one else by getting them something you know they really want. It can be small and inexpensive – the price doesn’t matter. What matters is showing them that you listen to them and that you care about their interests.
Most people are bored with Valentine’s Day as they feel it is a day full of forced romance, bland gestures and clichés. However, you can change all that by surprising your Valentine with something different.
Make it a shared experience that you can both enjoy together, such as a cookery class or a skydiving experience. Make it something as wacky and wild as you like, or you could keep things simple by opting to surprise them at lunch during work. Whatever you choose, the element of surprise will ensure you have the upper hand!
Take a break from normality
If you fancy exploring Valentine’s Day a little differently, why not take your date to a special late night at the Natural History Museum for a special Valentine’s Night Safari? (Check out the natural history museum site here.) Or maybe you’d rather listen to love poetry in John Keats’ old house? There are plenty of opportunities for a Valentine’s Day with a difference in London and beyond, so if you want something out of the ordinary, Valentine’s is the night to do it.
Valentine’s Day can be as cheesy or as special as you make it. If you want to break with clichéd tradition and do something really special this Valentine’s Day instead, then the key is to start having fun with it!