If, you’re like me and aren’t fussed on the whole Valentines Day corporate shizz, but still like the idea of showing your love and appreciation for that special someone, then I have come up with some ideas that will put you in the good books.
Cacti and Succulents
Instead of buying flowers, why not go for a cactus or a succulent which last for ages, and could be an excellent ‘symbol of your love’, maybe say something cheesy as you give them the plant along the lines of ‘honey, here is a cactus which will last forever… just like our love’.
The 52 Lists Project
This book by Moorea Seal could be an excellent gift choice. There is a list in there for every single week of the year that your other half could fill out, lists like ‘Name your favourite TV/ movie show characters’, ‘List all of your favourite memories’…….. A great gift choice if your love likes to write.
Chambers of Flavour Experience
For a completely different dating experience, why not bag tickets to do some inter-Dimensional dining. The Gingerliner have brought the Chambers of Flavour back this year for version 2 of their immersive eating experience. Tickets are like hot cakes so be sure to get yours when they next go on sale on 28th February (ok, so, not quite in time for Valentines Day, but you could give them ‘the promise of tickets’?!)
If your other half is in to the theatre, then tickets to a show would be an excellent present, or even ticket vouchers for them to choose what they would like to see… then you get to have a date night to look forward to!
Last year’s light box trend is still going strong and would make a perfect alternative gift. Prepare a message and put it on the box ready for your other half for when they open it. Inspiration can be found on my Pinterest.
Flowers with a Twist
If you are a typical romantic and want to buy flowers to show your love, maybe consider sending them the day before? Your other half will be completely surprised!
If all else fails…
Buy a cocktail making kit, experiment with different flavours and get drunk together. Winner.
That Girl Hannah x