Romantic Ideas For A Lockdown Valentine’s Day

With lockdown still very much in place in many areas of the world, there’s a very little chance that Valentine’s Day will be one where you can take your loved one out and about. However, that doesn’t mean that the most romantic day of the year has to be cancelled! While it’s a shame that you can’t book a fancy restaurant and dress up for Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of things you can do at home to show your loved one how much they mean to you, and here are some ideas to give you inspiration.

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Spa day

Heading to the spa with your loved one to enjoy a relaxing massage and a soak in the pool is wonderful on Valentine’s Day, and this year doesn’t have to be any different! While you probably can’t hire a masseuse to come and give you both relaxing massages, you could pamper each other instead! Why not draw a bath with amazing scents, light some candles, and give each other a back rub with a glass of wine or two? Not only will you save money on the spa, but you can enjoy that all-important physical contact that every loving relationship needs.

Cook a romantic meal together

Valentine’s Day is traditionally spent eating a lovely meal together at a restaurant, but since it’s likely not going to happen this year, why not cook a meal together? Choose a meal you both enjoy, and try something new, perhaps a new recipe, new ingredients, and even a different method! If you’re stuck for ideas on what to cook, you could always turn to an online cookbook or recipe blog like The Kitchen Magpie for hundreds of meal ideas (and a few cocktail ideas too!) on what to cook this Valentine’s Day.

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Movie night

There’s nothing quite like snuggling on the sofa or in bed to watch a good film, so why not make it romantic? Light some candles, find a romantic film, and snuggle up to your loved one to truly enjoy each other’s company this Valentine’s Day.

Write a love letter

Even though it’s often unsaid, it’s nice to hear that your partner loves you, and they feel the same way. Try writing romantic love letters to each other to read over dinner and wine to show each other how you truly feel. If you’re not sure what to write, try reminiscing about your first date or the moment you knew you loved them. Alternatively, you could order a moon picture from a special date in your relationship as a wonderful keepsake.

Find them the perfect gift

Finally, another tradition on Valentine’s Day is to buy each other gifts, but rather than picking a stuffed animal or a pair of socks from the grocery supermarket shelves, try thinking deeper about something your loved one would like. Perhaps an experience day, ‘love coupons’, or even something special to wear that will make your partner’s jaw drop to the floor.


Just because the pandemic means you can’t go out, it doesn’t mean you can’t go all out for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

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