St Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, so why not show how much you care and surprise your loved one with a unique gift? Without a doubt, it’s the best way to show your creativity and your love! By doing so, the gift you offer will be a ‘one of a kind’ present and more meaningful, they will know you spent a lot of time and effort making something special.
So what type of gift can you make yourself?
If your partner is a beauty addict, you can make soaps or bath bombs (heart-shaped, of course!), which are really easy to create. You can buy all the ingredients you need from The Soap Kitchen -the soap making supplier, and find a recipe on their website. We really like their bath bomb recipe.
You can also create beautiful candles or picture frames for the ones who love home décor. You can find on sheknows.com step by step instructions to make your own scented candle with pictures or have a look at itsalwaysautumn.com which gathers the 20 best DIY picture frame tutorials.
If your Valentine is a real romantic, why not create a photobook, calendar, wall art or photo canvas of all your great memories together or design a personalised phone case or cushion? You can simply do this by visiting www.photobox.com
To please the foodies, the best way is, of course, to cook a delicious St Valentine’s feast and prepare colourful and romantic treats such as these mouth-watering fudgy brownie hearts with fresh raspberry buttercream.
To serve your dinner, create a beautiful and romantic table setting by finding some inspiration here.
For cocktail lovers, you can make delicious and great looking cocktails, perfect to celebrate this romantic day. We like Martha Stewart’s valentine’s cocktail recipes.
If DIY and cooking are not your thing, you can personalise a gift, which is still a great way to make your present unique that your loved one will treasure. Here are some good websites where you can personalise gifts: www.personalise.co.uk or www.notonthehighstreet.com
Finally, you can surprise your loved one with a fabulous overnight stay at The Ritz and treat yourselves to a romantic couple massage in the comfort of your room.