Five Stay-at-home Valentines ideas
The idea of picking a sweetheart and showing them your love on Valentines Day spread through Europe in the Middle Ages. Some people believed that birds began picking their mates on February 14th. Nowadays, the tradition has grown beyond just sweethearts and is about showing friends and family, as well as partners, how much you care for them. This year, more than ever, is a time to reach out to loved ones and send them something special. Though it may not be possible to meet in person or go out to any fancy restaurants this year, there are still plenty of options to have a romantic, special day. Here’s a top 5 list of fun Valentines Day activities to do whilst socially distanced:
Write letters to each other
Letter writing can be a fun way to keep in contact that is far more personal than just a text. You could include photographs, chocolates or even pressed flowers to add that intimate touch Letters are lovely to keep and look back on for years to come. Here’s an interesting article about how letter-writing has been revived recently
Cook on call together
This is a lovely way to spend time together and make some tasty food. Pick the same recipe and do a video call whilst you make it. Perhaps you can even pick out the same drink and dessert. For some delicious romantic recipes try some of these from BBC Good Food.
Watch a film together
There are now chrome extensions that can allow you to watch films together through streaming services even if you are miles apart. Settle down with your favourite film and a cup of hot chocolate together for a cosy evening in. DisneyPlus has a built-in watch together system or you could try a chrome extension like Teleparty
Make playlists for each other
This is an inexpensive way to really show someone how much you care for them. Make a playlist of their favourite songs, songs that remind you of them or just romantic songs- the possibilities are endless! If you need some inspiration, here’s an article on how to make the perfect playlist.
Go for a walk
If you are able to, a socially distanced walk can be a lovely way to get away from screens and enjoy each other’s company. If you are unable to do a walk together, map a route out for each other and take some fun pictures on the walk to send to each other afterwards. (Make sure to check Government Guidelines).
Thinking of sending a gift?
Here at Hamper Lounge we offer a range of Valentines luxurious hampers to really spoil your loved ones with. We have gifts for him and her that can make any stay-at-home Valentines feel extra special this year. Longing for a spa day? We have spa-themed hampers that will transform your evening with exquisite bath and body treats. If your loved one is a chocolate lover we have a hamper with delicious chocolate paired with a deluxe candle. We also do a vegan chocolate hamper so no one is left out. If you’re looking for something extra luxurious we offer champagne and fine wine hampers. Champagne and chocolate not to your partner’s taste? Any cheese lover would be over the moon with one of our cheese gift boxes filled with delicious cheeses and complemented with artisan crackers and chutneys. A fun gift for a friend could be our cosy night in gift box packed with treats like deluxe chocolates, a scented candle, red wine and a tin of biscuits- everything needed for an indulgent night in. If they’re not into wine or candles, we offer a beer box that comes with six refreshing craft beers. You could even try our deluxe beer box which includes ten craft beers all beautifully presented in a stylish gift box.
Although this Valentines Day may be slightly different to the usual- there are still so many ways to say I love you to partners, friends and family.