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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Lockdown

26 January 2021


St Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide on February 14th. However, in the UK at least, lovebirds will experience Valentine’s Day in lockdown. Here, we explore how to celebrate romantic love despite the restrictions. Why not:

  • Have breakfast in bed
  • Decorate your surroundings
  • Spoil your special someone
  • Create an at home spa day
  • Cook a romantic meal
  • Treat yourself to cocktails

We celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending quality time together, exchanging Valentine’s day gifts and enjoying romantic activities. But how can we mark Valentine’s Day in lockdown?

In this article, we’ll provide handy tips on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way that still feels romantic - despite all the odds!

Have Breakfast in Bed

How better to start St Valentine’s Day than with a delicious breakfast in bed?

Get everything as ready as possible the night before, then sneak away before your other half wakes up to prepare their favourite morning meal.

B&M Top Tip: Thoughtful gestures mean everything during these restricted times! Deliver a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card or love letter with your sweetheart’s food for that extra touch.


Decorate your Surroundings

Adorn your home with twinkling fairy lights, flowers, photographs of you and your loved one together and a few cute love heart decorations.

A little decor will give you a new perspective, helping you enjoy yourself at home as much as you might on an evening out.

Spoil your Special Someone

February 14th is a day to celebrate romantic love. Show your partner you care by keeping the treats flowing! 

From traditional gifts like red roses, Valentine’s cards and chocolates to personal items like perfumes or eau de toilette sprays and favourite tipples, select prezzies to impress and delight the one you love.

B&M Top Tip: If you spread the gift giving throughout the day, you’ll always have another surprise up your sleeve!


Create an at-Home Spa Day

A chilled out spa day is a thoughtful way to tackle lockdown stress!

Get sensual by running your partner a hot, bubbly bath - complete with candles and music - and make sure there’s always a glass of wine to hand!

Face and eye masks, massages and body scrubs are perfect for giving special attention at home.

Cook a Romantic Meal

Surprise your other half with a delicious dinner including all their favourite things. 

If you’re a whizz in the kitchen, why not go for something ambitious to show off your skills? If you’re more of a beginner, don’t worry - look up a tried and tested recipe and study it carefully before you start. They’ll be truly impressed!

B&M Top Tip: Enjoy sweet treats and nibbles throughout the day, but make sure not to fill up before the main event!


Treat Yourself to Cocktails

Ensure that your Valentine’s Day is celebrated in style with a few lovely handcrafted beverages. You could create a small cocktail menu and play the mixologist while your partner selects the drinks - or both dive in and experiment!

B&M Top Tip: Options range from simple spritzers to multi-ingredient cocktails that require muddling or shaking - so why not try a few different types?

So, there you have it - we may have to celebrate Valentine’s Day in lockdown, but with breakfast in bed, romantic decorations, heartfelt gifts, a spot of pampering, delicious food and refreshing drinks, there’s nothing to stop this from being the best one ever!

B&M Top Tip: Browse our Valentine’s Day section for more inspiration!

How are you spreading the love in lockdown? Share your pics and ideas with the B&M Community via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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