Monday, 13 February 2023
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? This date is a divisive subject for many, especially if you have fewer pennies this year.
Want to know how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home? Look no further! We share plenty of ideas to help you make the most out of your special day. And if you’re single, read on because you can adapt some of these ideas to try yourself!
Cuddle up to watch your favourite movie
There are simple pleasures in life and snuggling up together on a comfy sofa (whether this is with your partner or a furry companion) is one of them. Pick a movie or a boxed set for you to watch together, add a plush throw and plenty of cushions, then curl up. Add your favourite treats, pop open a bottle of wine or your preferred non-alcoholic tipple, and you’re done!
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Cook a romantic meal for two
If one of you cooks more than the other, then this is a great way to show you care without spending money on an expensive meal out. Create the feel of a Michelin star restaurant at home with low lighting and a candle. There are chef-style gourmet meal boxes you can order and get delivered straight to your door! Many include all the ingredients, herbs and spices you’ll need. If you’re feeling lazy, then pick up a meal-for-two from an upmarket supermarket!
Choose fun activities
Why not move the furniture back to the walls and turn your living room into a dance floor? There are plenty of free dance lessons online or sign up to a ballroom dancing course. If you’re looking for something less energetic, then why not play games? Whether it’s a traditional board game, charades, Pictionary or a game of cards, this is a fun way to spend some quality time together. If you’re gamers, then choose a game you can play together.
Create a home-spa experience
Looking for ideas other than sharing a bubble bath? Heat water in two bowls (one each), sprinkle in some fragrant bath salts, and place your feet inside. Give yourself a home facial with a face pack. Use an essential oil diffuser or aromatherapy candles to add fragrance to the room. Once your feet are done, why not give each other a shoulder or back massage?
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Choose a different type of gift
Big bouquets of flowers can cost the earth, so chat to your local florist (or ask your partner) to see what they can do on a smaller budget. You might find that a living plant, for example, a miniature rose bush is more cost-effective and then you can plant this in your garden. Or you could scroll through your phone or socials and find images of special moments. Print these off to make a collage and put them in a large frame.
If you’re worried about spending too much money, you could look at ways to upscale rooms in your home. A Boucle storage stool or a luxurious velvet storage bench are cost-effective and trendy additions to create a lovely bedroom space, and a different type of gift.
Valentine’s Day is one of those days on the calendar, which can pose a challenge to people. If you can’t get the time off work or you’ve just realised that you have forgotten to buy your partner anything, then a thoughtful night in might just be the answer. And if you’re single, don’t forget to treat yourself – as they say, you’re worth it! Whatever you’re planning, we hope our tips have helped and you enjoy a great Valentine’s Day at home.
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