Valentine’s Date Guide
Are you in need of some Valentine’s Day ideas? We’re here to give you some dating tips and ideas to help make your Valentine’s date a success – as well as some tips on what not to do!
Valentine's Date Ideas
From countryside escapes and classes in something new to classic candlelit dinners, get inspired to impress with our Valentine’s date ideas.
The Outdoor Adventurer
For those who love the great outdoors, step outside and discover your adventurous side this Valentine’s Day.
1. Try “glamping” for a night.
2. Dust off your walking boots and conquer a new mountain.
3. Book an activity like abseiling, archery, zorbing or bungee jumping!
Treat them to beautiful nature-inspired designs or surprise them with a smartwatch or an activity tracker so they can track their future adventures.
The City Lover
A city means endless options for activities, whether it’s Budapest or Bath, Manchester or Madrid, Copenhagen or Cambridge. Home or away, it’s the perfect setting for a Valentine’s date.
1. Enjoy a show at the theatre, go and see one of your favourite bands or watch a stand-up comedy show.
2. Find a rooftop bar. A city always looks amazing from high up, especially at night!
3. Take advantage of your chosen city’s offerings. Visit iconic landmarks, famous museums and local attractions.
The Hopeless Romantic
We’re talking candlelit dinners, roses on the bed and heart-shaped gifts. These ideas are for those who adore Valentine’s.
1. Recreate your first date, then end it with a candlelit dinner or cocktails.
2. Make a date jar for your other half, full of cute date ideas. Pick out at random…
3. Surprise them with roses. Bonus points for delivering them to work!
Steal Their Heart
Nothing says “I love you” like these pretty heart-pieces.
Make it Personal
Add your own personal touch to create a really meaningful present. Visit your nearest store to get it engraved for free.
The Dinner Date Devotee
Good food and good wine is always a winner when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Take them to their favourite restaurant, or surprise them with a well-researched new find.
A new piece of jewellery will make your dinner date even more special. Treat your other half to one of these pieces and surprise them with it just before you leave.
The Classy Connoisseur
Why not take a class together, either in something you both love or in something entirely brand new and different?
1. Sushi making.
3. Cocktail making.
4. Wine tasting.
The Non Believer
Don’t fancy conforming to society’s wishes? Make it an ordinary day but with a slight nod to Cupid – through the art of a thoughtful gesture.
1. Cook their favourite meal.
2. Stick on the film they’ve been wanting to watch for ages.
3. Create a Spotify playlist full of songs that mean something to you both.
Valentine's Do's & Don'ts
In a study of 2,000 people, we found that more than one in ten said Valentine’s Day has ended up being a total disaster. Here are some Valentine’s Day do's and don’ts to help avoid any disappointments.
Do buy a card… at
the very least
A thoughtful card will go a long way. Our study found women are most likely to be left disappointed after not receiving one from their other half.
Do offer to pay
Or at the very least go halves! We found that 22% of women have had to pay for the entire date out of their own pocket.
Do organise something without being prompted
More than one in five women have organised their own Valentine’s Day celebrations or even bought the gift or card because they knew their partner wouldn’t do anything unaided. Some have even planned their own “surprise”! Use our Date Ideas to organise something meaningful.
Don’t forget it
23% of men have forgotten it completely in the past. Don’t be that person!SHOP VALENTINES DAY GIFTS
Don’t leave it until the last minute
46% of men admit they often leave it until the last minute to get their partner a Valentine’s card or gift. Buy a special gift well in advance, book that restaurant as soon as possible or start to plan your trip away now.
Don’t buy them a tin of baked beans
Dream gifts include jewellery, flowers and chocolate, but many have received kitchenware, a novelty present or clothes in the wrong size. And some of the worst ever gifts have included an ironing board cover, a live tarantula and a tin of baked beans. Yes, really! Make sure you get it right with our Valentine’s Gift Edit, full of thoughtful presents.VIEW THE GIFT EDIT
And finally… Do enter our competition to win a Valentine’s Day experience worth £2,000
We’re giving one lucky couple the chance to win a Beaverbrooks Valentine’s Day consultant, who help you arrange the perfect Valentine’s Day – from choosing Beaverbrooks gifts to planning your dream day out together.ENTER THE COMPETITION