I love valentines. How could I not – I love love and can be such a soppy girl when it comes to it. But! My husband is quite the cynic at times. He’s the salt to my sugar! And he totally thinks valentines is overrated and rather commercialised. Thus, we don’t really celebrate it. I mean, I still make a point of doing something special together, just for the two of us – though it’s rarely dinner and roses! Instead, we like fun couple activities :-)
(I’m actually a huge advocate for giving away activities and experiences rather than material things, but that’s a story for another day.)
And so, earlier this week when I got a text message from a sweet friend, I immediately hopped onto Google to see what was happening in and around London and Surrey for this valentines. She was stuck for ideas for a valentine present for her boyfriend. And oh boy, did I find some good ideas?! YASS.
Behold. The Ultimate List of Valentine Ideas (for couples in London or Surrey – though I’m sure you could find something similar wherever you’re based!)
1. Go for a helicopter ride with some bubbly.
Okay, I’m a total fan of adventure and excitement. But HOW COOL?! Right? Link to more info is here: Helicopter Tour with Bubbly for Two
2. Go skydiving
3. Take a chocolate making class
Romantic, and delicious! Here's a link to the class: Valentines Chocolate Indulgence Class. Or if you're a lazy bum like me and Alex, you might prefer sitting back and enjoying allll the chocolate someone else prepared for you. If that's the case, check out this Chocoholic Afternoon Tea for Two. Perhaps you're not into chocolate, in which case I'd recommend the Spun Candy Workshop instead!
4. Valentines DIY
Get a few red velvet cupcakes, popcorn, something fizzy, light some candles, order takeaway and have a Nicholas Sparks Netflix marathon. Or you know, whatever you like to watch :-)
5. Book a hotel + spa treatment
I mean, this list wouldn’t be complete without the most relaxing way to spend a Valentines, right? Click here for some hotels with a current offer: Relaxing Break for Two
For even more adventurous ideas, check out this link: Adventure Activities for Two
I would love to do every single thing on this list, but we’ll be aiming for the DIY one this year, I think :-) Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite, and if you’ve ever done any of the other ones! I would love to know and connect with you :-)
Anna Mathilda is an intimate wedding photographer in Surrey serving newly engaged couples who feel overwhelmed by the wedding planning process. She works with her couples to help ground them through a photography experience that makes them feel encouraged, restored, more deeply connected and even more deeply in love with life (and each other!) than ever before by shifting the focus to the beauty of their relationship, their story and the future of their married life together.