I used to be of the opinion that Valentine’s Day was a bit of a pointless occasion, just another excuse for shops to sell cards. “We don’t don’t need a special day to show each other we love each other, we can do that EVERY day” my husband and I would tell each other. And then we had kids…
When you have children, as couple, your priorities shift. Some of the things that used to be high on the list, slip waaay down. Like spending quality time with each other. I mean, Stephen and I haven’t been out on a date since I was pregnant with E!
So now? I welcome Valentine’s Day as an excuse to shower my hubby with gifts, attention and appreciation (and vice versa). Because let’s face it, most of the time, life gets in the way.
Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Gift guide of products that couples can enjoy together…
Our Life Story Diary*:
Our Life Story is gorgeous hardback book filled with 1080 pages for you and your lover to complete with photos, stories and facts. Essentially, you can use it to ‘scrapbook’ your love story. There are some pre-printed pages for you to fill out, such as a world map, to show where you’ve traveled together… and where you plan to go next! This is a proper little project that you and your partner could work on together, choosing your favourite photos from over the years and writing down your precious memories. I love the idea of giving this to our children when they’re older as sort of ‘History of Mum and Dad’.
Hot Rocks Massage Stone Gift Set*:
Treat your other half to a spa style treatment in the privacy of your own home with this Hot Rocks massage set. This set comes complete with massage stones, a scented candle and incense sticks – so pop on some relaxing tunes, turn the lights down low, and you’ll have everything you need to create a relaxing environment and de-stress from the day.
What I love most about this set is that, unlike massage oil, it doesn’t run out. The rocks can be re-used again and again!
The Hot Rocks Massage Stones Gift Set is available here for £12.99 (which I think is a bit of a bargain!)
His and Her Roller Skates:
Want something a bit different, this valentine’s day? Why not treat yourself and your partner to some roller skates? Relive your youth and take up skating together. It’s a lovely excuse to hold each other’s hands again! ;)
There is a HUGE variety of roller skates to suit everybody’s budget and style over at skates.co.uk
I, personally, am in LOVE with my pair of blue and gold Rio Roller Quad Skates* (pictured above).
Jenny Wren Belgian Chocolates*:
I couldn’t not mention chocolates in my Valentine’s gift guide, could I? This gorgeously designed box of belgian chocolates is available from Sainsbury’s for £6.50. The box contains 3 layers of yummy chocolates (x4 milk, x4 dark and x4 white) which are perfect for sharing (or not!)
Oh and the packaging is way too pretty to throw away, instead it makes for a cute little trinket box.
So, there you have it. I hope this gift guide has given you a few ideas of Valentine’s gifts that you and your partner can both enjoy together.
If you’re unable to spend Valentine’s Day with your other half, either because you live in a different city or your job means that you are based away from home a lot, there are still ways that you can send your Valentine a special gift. Check out My Parcel Delivery to find the fastest and cheapest courier services available so that you can have your gift delivered to your loved one.
If using couriers such as UPS or Parcelforce, you can choose to leave your gifts at a designated drop-off point or you can even have them collected from your very own home. “Too far” is never an excuse as there are plenty of couriers that operate across Europe and the rest of the world.
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. Products marked with an asterisk were gifted to me for the purposes of this gift guide but all thoughts and opinions are my own. :)