Valentine’s Day inspiration

We know Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and we also know how difficult it can be knowing how to celebrate. That’s why we’ve put together a few ideas to get you started. On the flipside of that, Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, so we’ve also had a think about where you can go if you want to avoid all those loved up couples too.


Take them a trip down memory lane 

Nothing will score brownie points better than a bit of nostalgia, so as why not take your other half back to the place where the two of you first met for your Valentine’s Day date? Now, that could be anywhere, so if it’s a seedy nightclub with £1 drinks and sticky floors, you might have to rethink that one. If that’s the case, then perhaps try and remember the place you went to on your first daytime date!

Make them something special

A gift always means so much more when you know the person who gave it to you made it themselves. So with that in mind, why not make something for that special someone in your life? It doesn’t even matter if you’re not particularly good at making things, because it’s the thought that counts. Make them a card or cook them a meal. Or if cooking’s not your thing, go for the cheat option and pick up a posh ready meal for two from M&S.

Celebrate it the day before or after

Now you might think this goes against the whole idea of their being a Valentine’s Day, but hear us out okay? Do whatever it is the two of you want to do, but just do it on the 13th or 15th of February instead. Why? Well, there’ll be fewer people out and about, and if you choose to go out for a you’ll be avoiding the dreaded Valentine’s Day set menu. That’s win, win win.

Or if you want to avoid it all together...

Ditch the soppy movies and romantic candle lit dinners and meet up with your pals for a night out, hit the gym, binge on a box set or enjoy a quiet night in watching your favourite films.