Valentine's Day - 10 Ways to Show You Care
Are you prepped? All you need is love and a little bit of inspiration to create a memorable day for that special someone. Here are 10 ever-romantic ideas and you can earn some extra brownie points for having a fabulous gift at the ready.
1) BREAKFAST IN BED
Not everyone is a fan of getting crumbs all over the sheets. But who doesn't love the idea of being woken up with a kiss and their favourite cup of tea - perfectly made by the person who knows exactly which cup of breakfast tea you like best. Go all the way and add a rose and a card - the perfect way to say ‘I love you’.
2) LOVE LETTERS
Find a quiet moment to sneak out and attach a little love letter to the steering wheel or hide it inside the laptop so that it pops up at the beginning of the working day.
3) FAVOURITE TUNES
It’s the universal language of love. In the olden days, people made tapes for each other - listing the technological challenges involved in producing such a mixed cassette would go beyond the scope of this little list of ideas! Creating a personal playlist that evokes special memories is such a nice thing to do - so get mixing.
4) GIFTS AT THE READY
A favourite mug and tea is not just for Valentine's Day. Try one of our pretty and luxurious gift bags and boxes, the perfect gift for any tea lover and will be a lovely reminder of your undying love for days and weeks to come. Or perhaps for the ultimate tea lover, a unique virtual Twinings tea tasting experience. The perfect 'ready to gift' present for tea lovers and foodies alike.
5) A ROMANTIC WINTER WALK
Wrapping up warm and taking a stroll, arm in arm, is a lovely way to share an afternoon. Even better, take along a brightly coloured (yes, we have a red one) KeepCup with both your favourite tea (you knew we’d get tea in there didn’t you?!) to add some delicious warmth to your venture or ready to go in the car for when you come back.
VALENTINE'S GIFTS FROM TWININGS
6) AFTERNOON TEA DATE
The most quintessential English rendezvous and the perfect place for that Instagram moment, too. It might be a little different this year, however that shouldn't stop you from planning the ultimate afternoon tea for two, check out our afternoon tea recipes for inspiration.
7) VALENTINE’S DAY TREASURE HUNT
Super fun and super thoughtful. Leave a trail of clues, with little presents and messages on post-it notes around the house gradually building up to a big surprise present.
8) AMO, AMAS, AMAT PHOTO MEMORIES
Create a photo album of shared experiences. Perhaps of a special holiday, event or a round up of the last year together. There are some brilliantly easy apps and you can have a book printed online in no time. Or go old school and make your own scrap book or a funky hand-made frame for your most favourite picture (think fridge art!).
Cooking together can be really fun and flirtatious (aka Mark Darcy and Bridget Jones). If you'd rather save your energy and concentrate on the flirting bit, then why not resort to a romantic hack - scrummy ready-made meals for 2 make for an equally delicious candle lit dinner.
10) BE HOMEBODIES
Valentine’s Day is above all else a day for some serious pampering. Forget those half-hearted shoulder rubs in front of the TV and dedicate a good amount of time to a proper massage. Follow this with a hot bath (aromatherapy oils - hint, hint) and get cosy with a romantic movie in front of the fire (a big cuddly blanket is equally great!) afterwards. Snuggle Up with Twinings smooth luxury hot chocolate and some mouth-watering sweet treats.