7 ways to have a cosy Valentine's day

7 ways to have a cosy Valentine's day

7 ways to have a cosy Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s day falls on a Sunday this year and, given the uncertainty with Coronavirus, a lot of us will be cosying up at home. Read on for creative ways to make the best of spending Valentine’s Day in lockdown, whether alone with your loved one! Plan a romantic day indoors with our activity suggestions or explore the local area, just the two of you.

Make breakfast in bed

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? If you’re missing out on your favourite place to eat why not treat your loved one to breakfast in bed? Go a little extra with a beautiful tray and include a spread of their favourite treats. You can never go wrong with a hot drink and homemade pastry! 

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If you are spending Valentine’s Day away from your partner, send your loved one a Valentine’s gift box full of treats, such as this beautiful box by a fellow small Bristol business, Three Little Figs

 


Be creative

Make a gift for your loved one - it’s the thought that counts! Even if you think you are not an artist, being creative can often be a great outlet for stress and can be an enjoyable way to spend time together.

Creating a homemade Valentine’s Day card is quick and easy, or you could order a home pottery or jewellery kit and make a gift with that! Pinterest is full of inspiration too, here’s one of our favourite boards when we need ideas for crafts. 

Explore your local area

They say the best things in life are free and romantic gestures are no exception! One of the free things you could do on Valentine’s Day is taking a mini-adventure in your own neighbourhood or city. Who knows, you may discover a few new hidden gems while you explore. The British Blanket Company is based in Bristol where we’re lucky to have access to many beautiful walks, including Dundry Beacon, Failand and Leigh Woods. Need some ideas? Discovering Britain has put together walking paths throughout the UK. 

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Take a virtual cocktail making class

Another fun Valentine's Day activity could be to create your own cocktails using kits from your local pub, bar, or online. Follow a cocktail class over Zoom or an online video tutorial to shake up your favourites. Looking for some delicious meal kits? We’ve got you covered in this post.

Mixology, a cocktail making events company based in Shoreditch in London, has Valentine’s Day cocktail kits and classes available.

Play board games

If you have been mulling over how can I be romantic at home on Valentine’s Day, bring the entertainment to you! Pop on your cosiest clothes, wrap up in a blanket, make your favourite drinks and snacks and dig out your favourite board games.  Release your competitive side as you spend Valentine's night in. Some of our favourite two-player board games are Carcasonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga and Exploding Kittens - they are just as fun with two players as they are with a crowd.

 

If you are spending Valentine’s Day alone, or away from your loved one we have really been enjoying playing trivia games on House Party online or Among Us.

Snuggle up and watch a nature documentary

If you are unable to get outside on Valentine’s day, one way to help you feel relaxed is by watching a nature documentary. Cosy up with some snacks, light some candles and have a cosy Valentine’s night in. I have particularly been enjoying David Attenborough’s recent TV series, A Perfect Planet.

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Have a cosy garden party

If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, consider turning it into a cosy private campsite. Set up fairy lights, your favourite blankets and a spread of outdoor treats. Use an app such as Star walk 2 to look out into the night sky and identify the constellations you can see.

To truly go all out for your Valentine’s night in why not light a chiminea for that ultimate outdoor campfire feel,  toast marshmallows and wrap yourself with one of our XL throws, perfectly sized for two. 

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This Valentine’s Day will be very different for a lot of us. However, there are plenty of ways to try to make this a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day at home.

Using one of the ideas above? Let us know on our socials! Need some inspiration to send the love from a distance? Check out our recent blog post 5 heartfelt ways to show your appreciation from a distance.