It’s that time of year, where you won’t be able to walk down the high street without seeing inflated heart-shaped balloons, a dozen roses, cute and cuddly teddy bears and boxes of chocolates in every shop window. That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day – a time for loved up couples to celebrate their love for eachother in whatever way they should see fit. While for some of us, it’s an over-commercialised event that shouldn’t be the only time of year where we tell eachother we love eachother, for others, it’s a perfect excuse to dote on our other halves and treat them to something special.
While a bunch of flowers and a thoughtful card is often all the ladies need to know how much they’re loved, if you feel like really treating her, here are five fantastic treats for all budgets, so that she can feel as special as possible this Valentine’s.
Even if you’re not at the point where you’re ready to pop the question (or you already have), jewellery will always go down well with your better half. Remember, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but if there’s another gem or jewel that she adores, a piece of jewellery that incorporates this stone would be ideal. Go the extra mile, and present it to her in a fancy jewellery box, too.
If you’re planning on taking her out for a swanky meal during the evening, you could give her a treat in the morning so that she knows what to expect. Take a look at the evening dresses from George at ASDA as an affordable treat, which she can wear on your intimate dinner date. Alternatively, a new handbag, some beautiful shoes or some sexy lingerie would likely go down well, too.
A Weekend Getaway
Fancy making a weekend of it? Book a retreat for both of you to enjoy, a couple of nights in a boutique city hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere, perhaps. It’s a great way to spend this romantic time together and you can pick up some fantastic deals online as the date gets closer and closer.
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics, and flowers are a real pleaser. You don’t have to stick to the traditional red roses either; whether it’s exotic flowers or a bouquet dedicated to her favourite flora is completely up to you. Put some time and effort into the arrangement – work alongside your local florist, and choose flowers that have romantic meanings behind them so that she can see the effort you have put into this timeless gift.
A Fancy Meal
Rather than booking a table at your local, try a little harder and reserve a table for two at a fine dining restaurant that neither of you have visited before. While Valentine’s Day is notoriously a busy time of year for restaurateurs, you should be able to find a candlelit table for the two of you. If you have the budget available, book a Michelin-starred establishment for something super special.
Make Valentine’s Day special and show her how much you care – there’s plenty of gift ideas available that will mean much more than a wilted bunch of flowers and a box of reduced chocolate that can be found at the corner shop!