Guest Post: Five of the best Valentine’s Day ideas for him and her

With Valentine’s Day fast approach, you’re probably feeling the need to come up with some ideas to make your loved one feel special.  If you are struggling, then one of these suggestions could be just the solution you are looking for.  We’ve included some ideas for mini-breaks and great days out, as well as simpler but equally meaningful activities.

  1. Take a trip down memory lane

    Nostalgia is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and show how much you care, so give some thought to taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the place where you met.  Perhaps book a table at the restaurant you went to on your first date, and maybe order the same meal.  Talk bout things you have shared and how wonderful life has been since you’ve been together.  Not only will you make your loved one happy, but you’ll also be creating a new memory for the future.

  2. Visit the home of romance

    Everyone enjoys a mini-break and with Paris just across the Channel, it’s a great place to spend Valentine’s Day.  It’s a wonderfully romantic city, and has everything that both new partners and more established couples could want to make a memorable trip.  Take in the sights as you cruise along the Seine, or visit Montmartre with its narrow streets, curious shops and cafes, and enjoy superb views over the city.  The Eiffel Tower by night must also be one of the world’s most romantic settings.  A day out in Paris on Valentine’s Day will give you and your loved one some wonderful memories that you will cherish for years to come.  Treating yourself to a relaxing break needn’t cost the earth either, for example if you have a few Nectar points saved up, you can use them as part or full payment for a city break with Expedia.

  3. Make a sacrifice
    On Valentine’s Day you should be thinking of ways to make your loved one happy and feel appreciated.  So, can you think of something that they would love to do or somewhere they would love to go – but that you’ve always shied away from?  It could be a visit to the ballet or a football match, or to see their favourite band; something you’ve never done yourself because it’s not quite to your taste.  Well, why not surprise your other half with tickets and go along with them?  It’s a small sacrifice to make and one that they will never forget.  Plus you never know – you might discover a new interest as well.
  4. Dinner and theatre

    Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year, so why not celebrate with a good meal at an upmarket restaurant followed by a visit to the theatre, or vice versa depending on the time of the show?  Take the opportunity to dress for the occasion and really push the boat out for the night.  And when you get home again, yourself up with a nightcap of hot chocolate (or something stronger) before snuggling down together for the night.

  5. Be together

    Valentine’s Day isn’t just about fun and excitement.  It’s about togetherness and showing love and commitment, and for those who are truly in love the simplest things mean the most.  Once Valentine’s Day has passed, keep the spirit alive all year round by being together, doing things together and showing consideration.  Getting your loved one breakfast in bed, helping with the dishes, sitting down together to watch a favourite television programme are all the simple ways of showing your feelings and they are more appreciated than anyone else can tell.

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