Maybe your partner would appreciate a classic gift such as chocolates, everyone loves chocolate! But why not take a different route, go for Ocelot for high quality chocolate or take your loved one out for Edinburgh’s best hot chocolates at Contini.
But first think, is chocolate their favourite? And if the answers no, think about buying some lovely cake or macarons, or if sweets really aren’t their thing, then a luxury cheese board! The point is, show them that you know what they like and if it’s a new thing, just ask them.
If you want to use Valentine’s day to celebrate the anthems of Aerosmith and Celine Dion, then I totally understand. However if you want to avoid the cheesy classics, while maintaining a romantic vibe, then here’s a few to add to the playlist...
I’m Sticking With You - The Velvet Underground
Lua - Bright Eyes
You’re So Good - Chelou
Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches
Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
In an Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Sea of Love - Cat Power
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
I don’t really see the romantic side to sitting in a busy restaurant full of couples with a set menu and cheesy music.
The more authentic way to do it, and more enjoyable, would be to go out for dinner the week before to your favourite place, while it's quiet and you can order whatever you like.
Or, have dinner in the comfort of your own home. Keep it a bit romantic; cook together, set the table and light a candle or two. If cooking isn’t really your thing, not too worry, ordering pizza definitely counts as a night in- just use plates and cutlery and splash out on the side dishes...
If you and your partner do gifts for Valentine’s day, a cuddly toy is only acceptable if you’re buying it ironically, or if they genuinely like stuffed toys.
Have a think about what they’re into, what they’ve mentioned they want but wouldn’t buy themselves. If you’re buying for a guy, then you’re in the right place! Take a look at our Valentine’s Day collection to find the perfect thing for him, we can send it out all wrapped and ready to hand over.
Hopefully we've covered all the main things for breaking down the Valentine's day stereotypes, but if you have any other recommendations then get in touch with us via social media!
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