Did you know that we’ve been giving cards, red roses and chocolates to the ones we love on Valentine’s Day since the 17th century? The roses represent love and chocolate owes its popularity on this day to its aphrodisiac effect.
Of course, you don’t have to limit your gift to beautiful Valentine’s flowers and boxes of chocolates; we’ve got some ideas for those looking for inspiration on things to do.
If you want to mix things up and extend your generosity, here is our list of the best Valentine’s gifts to buy for you loved one this February 14th.
Valentine’s Day gifts for her
1. Tea for two
Satisfy her lust for shopping and designer brands with a Cream Tea for two at Harrods. A word of warning: make sure your credit card can cope with potential transactions should she decide to upgrade her shoe collection.
2. Make your own wedding bands
If she prefers to melt precious metals rather than credit cards, a workshop that teaches you how to make your own wedding bands in London’s jewellery quarter may be a better option for you. This experience also comes with a dinner for two.
3. Indoor skydiving
Nothing can simulate the feeling of being loved but the thrill and adrenalin rush from an indoor skydiving experience is a close match. If that’s too much of a kick, consider a Go Ape activity day instead.
Valentine’s Day gifts for him
1. Stadium tour
Is he the type of guy who never misses a game? Indulge his love and loyalty to his favourite team with a stadium tour. Just be prepared for his enthusiasm when you get there.
2. Supercar driving experience
Maybe you want him to spend less time on his game console? A real-life supercar driving experience is bound to make him jump for joy and forget about his PlayStation for a while. Be prepared to become his personal photographer for the day and ready to capture the video evidence for his Insta stories.
3. Thai cooking class
If he prefers the finer things in life, then consider a real life #ThrowbackThursday moment which is bound to take you back to your backpacking days across Southeast Asia. You can book Thai or Vietnamese cooking lessons for both of you to awaken your taste buds in anticipation of your next overseas trip.
4. Gin masterclass for two
Let’s face it, we are a nation obsessed with it and this list won’t be complete without the mention of a gin masterclass. Most bars in the city and larger towns offer them but if you want to make it special, then book the one at The Shard which also comes with an un-spoilt bird’s-eye view of the capital.
However you show your love this Valentine’s Day, remember, it’s the most thoughtful things that mean the most. Ensure you put some words down from the heart.