Valentine's Day is the perfect post-Christmas pick me up and a great excuse to dedicate some time to your other half.

Whether you make a big occasion of it or simply exchange cards, it's important to put in the effort and show your partner how much they're appreciated. To help you out, we've compiled our pick of some great gift ideas...

Romantic Retreat

The 14th February this year falls on a Sunday, and what better excuse to treat you and your other half to a romantic weekend break? Whether you explore a new city within the UK or travel further afield, a well-deserved break from work and household chores will help you enjoy some quality time together.

Browse locations, packages and prices at Cities Direct


Dinner for Two

Spending time together can often take a backseat when you’re up against busy work and social schedules. Why not treat yourselves to a meal you'll both love and enjoy the bliss of not having to cook or clean up after yourselves? We'd recommend booking in advance - Valentine's evening is likely to be busy.

Choose from 2,500 restaurants nationwide with the Restaurant Choice


Tasty Treats

 Whether you're looking for a token present or a sweet treat to add to your gift, you can't go wrong with a box of chocolates. If you're gifting somebody special anonymously, it might just be the way to their heart…

Natalie Nine-Piece Filled Chocolates Hearts Box, £6.00 at John Lewis


Something Shiny

Even though they have our hearts they can still be more than a little tricky to buy for. If you're shopping on a larger budget or looking for a more memorable gift, why not treat your beloved to some shiny accessories to take their wardrobe from work to weekend?

Hugo Boss Men's Watch and Cufflinks Set, £189 at Beaverbrooks


Flirty and Floral

Flowers are the ultimate fail-safe Valentine's treat. If you're spending the day apart from each other or simply want to arrange a surprise, why not get them delivered to wherever they are? It'll be sure to brighten their day...and possibly make a few friends and colleagues a little bit jealous.

Browse gifts, prices and arrange delivery with tree2mydoor


Home is where the heart is…

If you're on a tighter budget, or want to invest in a more practical Valentine's gift, why not buy something for the home? It's something you'll both get enjoyment from and remember for years to come.


Heaven Sends Wooden 'Love my home' sign, £9.50 from Debenhams


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