Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a Prince Charming, we’ve got some great ideas for you to try with your better half this Valentine’s Day. We’ve ordered them by the amount of planning and preparation required, starting with the easiest and most risk-free suggestions – so there’s no excuse not to make an effort!
5. Flowers and Chocolates
Roses are red – they also happen to be one of the most widely recognized symbols of love and affection around the world. So why not splash out on a bouquet of fragrant roses that are perfect for a grand Valentine’s Day entrance – they’re also equally good, deconstructed, as a romantic trail leading to the boudoir!
If your partner has a sweet tooth, make sure to pick up a box of chocolates. Not only is chocolate one of the most romantic treats you can give your loved one, it’s also medically proven to release serotonin (which makes you feel good). You’re guaranteed to make a great impression with one of these affordable but delightful chocolate boxes. If you really want to push the boat out, why not take your partner to a chocolate making class where you can perfect your chocolatier skills together.
4. The Dinner Date
This year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so why not give her something money can’t buy, your precious time and a home cooked meal. She’ll really appreciate the effort and it’s a great way to show her how much you care (without spending tons of cash on a fancy meal). If you need some inspiration check out these 25 delicious and decadent recipes. We also recommend doing a test run (with your kids or friends) before the big day, to make absolutely sure your chef skills are on point.
If you’re worried your cooking skills aren’t up to scratch, a romantic meal for two at your favorite restaurant is a great alternative. It’s an excuse to get all glammed up and will give you both the chance to focus on each other – whilst someone else worries about the dishes! If you’re up for something more adventurous, you could always pick an exciting new restaurant to try out and critique together. Whichever option you choose make sure to book your reservation well ahead of time (spaces go notoriously fast on Valentine’s Day).
3. A Treasured Gift
Money can’t buy you love, but it can give your partner something they’ll treasure for years to come. If you’ve budgeted for something extra special, Tiffany & Co. is the go-to destination for timeless pieces of jewelry. Alternatively, you could pick out a fragrance that will compliment her personality and keep you head over heels for her with a gift that benefits both of you. This list has some amazing options including some of the most seductive perfumes of the year. If you’d rather not splash out on a gift or don’t have the time, you could always evoke your DIY creative side and make her something that she’ll truly appreciate – here’s 40 easy gift ideas from Buzzfeed you can make yourself.
2. A Life Experience
Valentine’s Day could be the perfect opportunity for you to help your loved one cross off an item from their bucket list, or simply do something they love. Whether it’s booking tickets to an Opera, taking them to see their favorite band in concert or even going bungee jumping, an activity will bring you closer together and help make this Valentine’s one to remember. If you want to up the stakes, you could even try re-enacting the moment you fell in love, by taking her to that cherished place where you first laid eyes on each other.
1. A Romantic Holiday Getaway
Our top Valentine’s Day treat will require the most planning and preparation but will guarantee you blow your significant other away. Hop on a plane and jet your loved one off on a romantic getaway they will never forget. If all you have is a long weekend to elope we suggest the city of love a.k.a. Paris. Apart from the famous ‘love-locking’ on the Pont des Arts (which is sadly now banned) here are 10 romantic things to do in Paris. If you’ve already been to Paris or would like to try something different this year, Venice and New York are two great cities for a passionate weekend away.
If you’ve somehow managed to steal away for longer than just the weekend and want a Valentine’s with a difference, Tep highly recommends an escape to the magical Kyoto in Japan. February is a great time to experience the first plum blossoms and the fascinating Setsubun festival. If you want to spend Valentine’s Day in the warmth, there is no better and more picturesque location than Bali where you can enjoy an ‘aphrodisiac picnic in bed’ whilst watching the sunset or horseback riding on the secluded Yeh Gangga beach.
Your romantic getaway wouldn’t be complete without your own Tep portable wifi device that will allow you and your beau to stay connected to the internet, and plan which famous landmark you’ll adventure to next or what rustic cuisine you’ll woo her with come the evening.
The device works in over 80 countries including all of the romantic destinations we’ve mentioned in this post. It costs just $9.95 per day for truly unlimited data so you can upload as many cheesy photos, videos and memories as you like without worrying about data roaming costs!
We hope this posts helps score some serious brownie points for you this Valentine’s Day and makes you and your partner feel extra special.