Celebrate This Valentine's Day in Style

Celebrate This Valentine's Day in Style

Egg Ring ImageIf you've glanced at the calendar lately you will undoubtedly have noticed that it's once again time to start plotting the perfect Valentine's day celebration—just the thing to brighten up the tail end of winter! To get you started we've put together a few ideas to help you make the day a success. 

Why not start the things off with a Valentine’s breakfast? It’s a great opportunity to get creative and make heart shaped pancakes or eggs for someone special in your life, capped off of course with a sparkling glass of buck’s fizz. Valentine's day falls on a Sunday this year, so this could be the perfect excuse for a leisurely breakfast in bed.  

Champagne Flute ImageIf you’re in need of supplies, we have plenty of goodies in our Cookshop to help make your breakfast a heart-shaped success—try a Zeal Silicone Egg Ring in the shape of a heart, or a heart shaped cookie cutter should do the trick for the pancakes (or toast if you prefer). We also have a wide a selection of champagne flutes, which are great whether you're celebrating at breakfast or at dinner. We even have some heart shaped plates, if you really want to go all out!


Floating Petals ImageIf you're planning to set the mood for a romantic dinner for two, candles are a must. With plenty of options, from taper candles and church candles, to tea lights and scented candles, creating a little atmosphere shouldn’t be too tricky (although, as ever, take great care with anything that’s alight!) You could also try sprinkling a few rose petals around the home—we have some artificial petals that are great for the bath too, as they float in water.

 

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If it’s choosing the perfect gift that’s got you tied in knots, there are always the time honoured classics: chocolates and flowers. We have a wide range of delicious Guylian chocolates to choose from, not to mention the fantastic chocolate counter in our Gifts department, where you can pick out the tastiest looking chocolates to spoil your Valentine with. While you're at it, you could check out our selection of silk flowers, which won't wilt the second Valentine's Day is over. And, of course, whatever you do, don’t forget the ever important Valentine’s card—the perfect accompaniment to your gift!

 

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To leave your loved one feeling sufficiently pampered, see the Valentines section of our website for suggestions on other classic romantic gifts. However, if you know that jewellery will be well received, why not take a look at our full range of Espree jewellery? We also have an excellent selection of cosmetic and beauty products to choose from: from perfume and cologne, to make up and shaving soap, there's a little something for everyone. 

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And if your partner isn’t a fan of red roses and things covered with hearts, not to worry, there’s no reason why you can’t make a walleta bag or even the latest LEGO set a romantic gesture par excellence! We highly recommend having a look at our selection of designer watches from Ben Sherman, Police, Obaku and Oasis, which are all reduced at the moment. Our range of stylish cufflinks by Duncan Walton are also worth a gander, especially if you're shopping for a particularly dapper gent. 

Sparkling Afternoon TeaIf you think your other half is best suited to pick their present and they haven't been dropping hints, then why not treat yourselves to lunch or an Afternoon Tea for 2 in our 1738 Tea Room and then whisk them to our Gifts or other departments for a shopping trip. A Sparkling Afternoon Tea for 2 is a great gift in itself and the vouchers don't have to be used on the Sunday itself. 

Or, if you're feeling like being adventurous with your Valentine's shopping this year, why not have a browse for something less conventional that you know they’ll love? And for those of you celebrating solo this Valentine's day, we heartily recommend making a day of it—pamper yourself with an extra special breakfast, and treat yourself to something that you've had your eye on! However you spend this Valentine's Day though, and whoever you spend it with, we hope that you get thoroughly spoilt to your hearts content!

Banner photo copyright of Wilson Hui, cropped from original.

4th February 2016

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