Valentine’s Day (14 February) is just around the corner, and what started as a Pagan fertility ritual is now a day of romance for couples the world over.
In addition to Christmas Eve and New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is one of the peak days for proposals, and the ideal time to give your special someone a gift that shows how much you love them… or, you know, how willing you are to tolerate their less-than-pleasant habits.
In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys were traditionally given to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart, but in 2020, the options for personalised Valentine’s Day gifts are almost endless.
To help you win hearts and brownie points this year, we’ve rounded up the most romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, treats and date ideas EVER… and they can all be sorted with the click of a mouse.
A picnic is a romantic Valentine’s Day date that has stood the test of time, with the ritual stretching back to medieval England and Europe where outdoor feasts were enjoyed only by the wealthy.
Now, a picnic is the perfect date option for every couple, and if you’re looking for a practical yet uber-romantic Valentine’s Day present, you can’t go past a beautiful picnic table.
As romantic dates go, it’s pretty much a foolproof plan – just find a secluded, shady spot for two, fold out your personalised Engraved Bamboo Picnic Table, unpack the cheese and crackers, and watch the sun set together. Whether you’re been together for decades or you’re enjoying your first flush of romance, it’s a gift every alfresco enthusiast will get lots of use out of.
Made from premium bamboo, this table comes with two integrated wine glass holders, and at just over 40cm high with an easy-to-fold style, it’s a practical present that will ensure the good times (and good wines) go wherever you do.
Want your gift to go that extra mile? Each cute and customised picnic table can also be engraved with a large selection of designs for free, or there’s even an option to custom design your own imprint for no extra charge.
To really take this gift to the next level, team your personalised bamboo picnic table with two Valentine’s Day Engraved Wine Glasses, and have them custom inscribed to match.
2. your Valentine that you think they’re ‘grape’
For some, Valentine’s Day is a day for indulgence, like blocks and blocks (and blocks) of chocolate, never-ending plates of oysters, and five-course degustations.
But it certainly doesn’t have to be a day for big dollars and bigger gestures, as a heartfelt night watching a movie over a glass of wine is relaxing option many couples love. If your love interest has a taste for rarities - and you’ve on a cleanskin budget - indulging their love of wine doesn’t have to break the bank.
Grab a bottle of their favourite plonk and pop it in a beautiful, engraved Valentine’s Day Wooden Wine and Champagne Box. Each one comes personalised with a special Valentine’s message from the heart and fits most standard-sized bottles.
In the end, it won’t matter what page of the wine list you pull from – any bottle will be given the glamourous touch when it’s encased in a piece of your personal history.
And once the wine is long drunk, it’s a decorative décor piece that will look stunning in any kitchen for many Valentine’s to come.
3. Sweet nothings for your sweetie pie
If you have a partner who never tires of hearing how much you mean to them, why not say it 30 times over with a romantic and heartfelt 30 Reasons Why I Love you' Engraved Mason Jar with Wooden Hearts.
Each custom-engraved mason jar is filled with 30 blank wooden hearts just waiting for you to personalise with your own special messages. Have your individual names or your own message engraved on the jar itself, and then get to work listing your favourite thirty things about your ‘forever person’.
Ready to put pen to paper (ahem… or wood?)
This gift even comes complete with a quality black pen, so there really are no excuses for not writing from the heart. On Valentine’s Day itself, pour your partner a Scotch or G&T, sit down and read out your missives to them one by one. Trust us – they’ll be melting before the ice cubes do.
4. Hot tea for your hottie
Who says Valentine’s Day romance has to last just one day? A gift that you can use each day is like a recurring date with your partner, and just like your love, it’s important to keep each other’s coffee hot… even when you’re far apart.
This Engraved Valentine’s Day Stainless Steel Thermo Travel Mug Set is a sweet way to show you’re thinking about each other throughout the working day.
Sold as a cute ‘his’ and ‘hers’ set, there’s a matte black and a vibrant pink mug. Each one is double-walled, vacuum-insulated and features an external rubber matte finish to make sure it stays put in your hand.
Best of all, these stainless-steel travel mugs are also BPA-free and spill-proof, making them a no-mess, all-love Valentine’s Day gift.
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