Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to express your love than with a thoughtful and romantic gift for your partner? Whether you’ve been together for years or are still in the early stages of your relationship, a well-thought-out gift can make the Day of Love unforgettable. And while Valentine’s Day is globally focused on couples and romantic relationships, it doesn’t mean you cannot celebrate your loved ones either. For example, the 14th of February in Mexico is known as the day of ‘amor y amistad’—love and friendship. In the following blog post, we will explore ten heartwarming Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will bring a smile to your partner’s (and loved ones) face. And why our Valentine’s Day heart-shaped brownies are perfect for any love story.
The History Behind Valentine’s Day
It is well known that February 14th is the day dedicated to love. Some historians believe that the holiday found its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a festival that celebrated the beginning of spring and had rites of fertility, although the true origin of Valentine’s Day is a bit vague. It wasn’t until the 14th century that the day began to be celebrated as the day of romance. Some believe that Saint Valentine of Terni, Italy, secretly married couples to spare their husbands from going to war, despite the emperor’s orders. Despite its origins, which we cannot be truly sure of, this holiday is a commercial success around the globe, celebrated by many cultures and religions alike.
Nothing says I love you, like a piece of jewellery that is customised with your partner’s name or initials. Consider a necklace with their initials or a bracelet with a special date engraved. Personalised jewellery carries a sentimental touch that makes it a cherished keepsake. And just like Queen Taylor Swift said: I want to wear his initial On a chain 'round my neck, chain 'round my neck Not because he owns me But 'cause he really knows me.
A Romantic Getaway
Take the pampering the extra mile and plan a surprise weekend getaway to a cosy cabin in the woods, a charming bed and breakfast, or to escape the British weather, a luxurious spa resort. A change of scenery and quality time together can reignite old flames.
Love Letters and Messages
Write them heartfelt love letters and hide them in unexpected places where they’ll find them throughout the day. Tell them how you feel and remind them how important they are to you. Remember, this is a day to celebrate your loved ones.
A Heartfelt Photo Album
Take a trip down memory lane with a beautifully designed photo album filled with pictures that capture your best memories together. Include special notes and captions to make it a meaningful souvenir.
Romantic Dinner at Home
Cook their favourite meal or order from their favourite restaurant. Set the table with candles and roses, play your favourite music, and create a cosy and intimate ambience. A homemade romantic dinner is a heartfelt gesture that shows your love and effort.
A Spa Day at Home
Pamper yourselves with a spa day at home. Prepare a relaxing bath with scented oils, offer massages, get some facial masks, and create a serene atmosphere with relaxing music and candles. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be expensive. It is a great opportunity to get hands-on and be creative.
Surprise Date Night
Plan a surprise date night filled with activities your partner loves. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous! It could either be a visit to an art gallery, a night of stargazing, mini golf, laser tag, or even a cooking class! It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you can enjoy your time together!
Choose a subscription box that aligns with your beloved’s interests, whether it is a monthly book club, a wine club, or if they’re a big foodie, a subscription to gourmet food. It’s a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year!
A Meaningful Book
Select a book that holds significance for your relationship or one that your partner has been wanting to read. Books have the power to deepen connections and spark meaningful conversations.
Our Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Brownies
Finally, the sweetest ending to our list—surprise your partner and loved ones with a delicious Chummys box of heart-shaped Valentine’s Day brownies. These scrumptious brownies are a delightful blend of chocolatey goodness and love. They’re perfect for sharing and indulging in together, adding an even sweeter touch to your special day.
Valentine’s Day is an amazing opportunity to express your love and appreciation for your loved ones. Whether you choose a personalised gift, a romantic experience, or a heartfelt surprise, the most important thing is to show your love and affection on this special day. And don’t forget to include the heart-shaped brownies in your celebrations, after all, nothing screams I love you, like a sweet treat shared with the ones you cherish the most. For more ideas on how to celebrate the day of love check our last year's post.
Happy Valentine’s Day!