Many of us celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special gift or gesture for our loved ones but sometimes we stuggle to think of Valentine’s Day Ideas. The origins of this special day of love are still unclear. One legend claims St Valentine was a Roman priest, famed for marrying youngsters against the wishes of the emperor, who wanted all young men to stay single and become soldiers. Another story portrays St Valentine as a prisoner in the 15th century who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter and sent her the very first Valentine’s card on the day before his execution. Regardless of the true history of February 14th, it is now celebrated around the world. Here are a few Valentine’s Day Ideas to make this year unforgettable.
Great Valentine’s Day Ideas: High on love
For a unique experience, Snowdonia National Park in Wales offers a romantic overnight stay in one of their designer tree houses. The interior is comfortable and cosy, yet rustic, and the lack of electricity surely adds an extra dollop of romance to the experience. You can choose to stay high up in the canopy and cuddle up with your love in front of the log fire or you can partake in one of the many activities in the area, including kite surfing, hiking or mountain biking.
Great Valentine’s Day Ideas: The international language
Why not have a themed Valentine’s night, focussing on one or more of the world’s most romantic countries, such as France and Italy or even Turkey or Egypt, also generally considered as one of the top honeymoon destinations. Load the CD changer with some classic Italian love songs, prepare a traditional Turkish dinner (including Turkish Delight for dessert!) and/ or top the evening off with a bottle of vintage French wine or even champagne. You will create the feeling of a romantic honeymoon in your own home.
Great Valentine’s Day Ideas: Get a taste
For a relatively cheaper but sophisticated option to spend your Valentine’s Day and night, there are plenty of vineyard tours and wine tasting opportunities available to choose from. Is wine not your beverage of choice, then you can always opt for a more relaxed, luxury afternoon tea drinking session for two at some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country. Bottoms up!
Great Valentine’s Day Ideas: Horsing around
If you want to put a bit more excitement into your day, booking a Western Horse Riding Experience day, could be just the thing for you and your partner. Catch and learn how to ride a horse, then go for a trot in the beautiful English countryside. Not too keen on any cowboy-style antics? You can also opt for a two-hour great trail ride, led by experienced wranglers. And don’t forget that the best way to top of your horse riding experience is with an old-fashioned Texas barbecue knees-up.
Great Valentine’s Day Ideas: Take a picture
Book yourself in for a sexy photo shoot, either with or without your partner. Or you can even organize a DIY shoot at home, complete with satin sheets, lingerie and candle light. Your other half can turn into a professional camera man, instructing you from pose to pose. Use your camera’s timer to maximum effect and create some uber-sexy snaps of the both of you together.
Most importantly, do not forget that Valentine’s Day is all about each other, so however you spend the day and evening, make sure you both enjoy it.