An Alternative Valentine’s Day – what are you doing for Vday?
Being in a relationship on Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Once you’ve opened your overpriced card, soon to be wilted flowers and chocolates, it’s just another normal day isn’t it? Perhaps we sound a little harsh? Not at all, it’s just that those three words can sometimes feel a little forced with such clichéd gifts. This year, why not indulge in something a little different – something a bit personal with the one you love. Take a look at some of the Valentine’s Day options that don’t involve ill-chosen women’s fashion or dodgy perfume from your partner…
Take part in a class
Learning a new skill, such as wine tasting, cheese sampling and so on, is a really great way to enjoy a new kind of date night. Not only will you get to sample the finest delicacies, you’ll be taught by professionals and become experts in your chosen class!
Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a weekend of it. Why not pack your things and go for a romantic weekend away somewhere; be it the Lake District, London or Paris.
If you can’t make a weekend away then how about booking the day off work and heading to a spa for a day of pampering? What could be more relaxing than indulging in an all over body massage or facial with that special someone in your life?
Volunteer as a couple
How about doing something truly altruistic this Valentine’s Day and volunteer with your partner? There are so many volunteering opportunities to choose from so this will really depend on your personal interests. A coastal clear up is a great way to spend the day on the beach with your partner, as well as feeling rejuvenated with all the fresh sea air you’ll be getting – not to mention the great feeling of knowing you’re helping to make a difference!
Forget roses, get closer to horticulture this Valentine’s Day and plant a tree. Planting a tree is not only more environmentally friendly, but it will last much longer than a bunch of roses. It’s also a lovely token of your love, as it will last long after you’re both gone.
What do you think? Can you recommend any other alternative Valentine’s Day date ideas?
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