How To Have A Love Filled Lockdown Valentine’s Day...2021 Style!
While Valentine’s Day 2021 will be a stay at home affair, that doesn't mean celebrations have to be sombre, or muted.
If anything, because we can’t go out and celebrate with our loved one, surely that means your love this year should be bigger, bolder, better than any declaration that has ever gone before?
So say no to the sad service station flowers. Kiss goodbye to the insipid supermarket chocs. And instead, embrace your inner Lesley Knope - essentially, go big, or go home.
Let’s remember this year’s V-Day for all the rosy, romantic reasons.
With days endlessly blurring one into another and no discernible weekends to break the monotony of lockdown, making a subtle difference to your everyday routine this Valentine’s Day, will speak volumes.
Dinner a deux
With going out for a romantic dinner off the table, thinking about your dining pleasure should be your first port of call.
Sure, you could have a romantic candlelit dinner for two in your kitchen. But don’t you eat there everyday?
V-day is about demonstrable affections of love, so mix things up and dine al-carpeto. By which we mean. Set up a picnic on the living room floor.
When was the last time you had a romantic picnic, just the two of you? A tartan rug. A chilled bottle of something fizzy. A selection of picnic fayre guaranteed to whet the appetite.
And maybe, instead of ordering in, again, you might pop to the supermarket and pick up the ingredients to make that dish you’ve been meaning to try out all year (six hours on Beef Wellington anyone?) You don’t have to spend a small fortune on Valentine’s Day to show you care. The simple act of cooking is all it takes. Besides, the easiest way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.
Lockdown romance is a different sort of love
In ‘normal’ times, there are so many ways you can show that special person how much you love them. But when you’ve been living with them, cheek by jowl for almost a year now, love might be the last thing on your mind.
But making time for romance is always a winner’s decision.
You just might need to think outside of the box, given the circumstances, precisely how you can show you care, within the lockdown rules (of course).
Acts might include:
Carving out time just for the two of you to laugh (and not talking about the kids). How about watching a virtual stand up comedy gig together - streamed straight into your living room.
Gifting a love box of the most amazing Vegan Valentine’s macarons. Because plant based love shows you care for each other, and the planet.
Doing something simple such as bringing them a cup of tea in bed first thing on V-Day morning. Add toast cut into to shape of a heart and you’re sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
It’s the little things in life that mean the most. And these small acts speak volumes.
A separated Valentine’s Day
For those who can’t spend February 14th with the one that makes their tummy tingle, a lockdown Valentine’s doesn’t have to mean a lonely Valentine’s.
If you’re living apart from your fabulous better half, yes it can throw a spanner in the works, but you can still have a virtual V-Day together.
Of course it won’t be the same, but dress up, send each other a beautiful, thoughtful, delicious out of this world galactic gift with a touch of gold, and who knows where the night could virtually go...
Go back to basics
When was the last time you looked your partner deep in their eyes and told them why you love them. Better communication builds better connections after all.
So go on, make a list of the ten things you love most about them and tell them. We all love receiving compliments, next to macarons, they’re one of our favourite things to get!
Just don’t be generic - think of things that actually set them apart from the other 7.8 billion people on the planet. And yes, remembering to put the loo seat down does count.
Give the gift of macarons
OK, we’ve hinted at them before, but seriously, who wouldn’t want to receive a beautiful box of handcrafted, artfully decorated, sumptuously soft, crispy shelled, Oh La La! Macarons?
We handcraft each of our macarons with love and care - and extra sequins! Add a personal message and we’ll hand write it on a luxury card for no extra charge.
If you’re after an innovative idea to wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with Ohlala Macarons 💗
And for something even more incredible, we're thrilled to announce you can now find a box of three, handmade, luxury macarons in the limited edition LOVE BOX (£95).
Why give a bouquet of roses when you can give the ultimate rose gift - a beautifully curated gift box filled with a selection of handcrafted, premium rose gifts, perfect for Valentine's Day.
Included in the gift box is:
1 x 25cl bottle of Lanique Spirit of Rose.
1 x Blodau Bae ‘Be My Valentine’ bunch of dried and preserved flowers, mixed with grasses and two preserved roses, handmade in Wales.
1 x Opali London handmade, hand-poured soy wax Zephyros candle, with notes of rose, white jasmine and bergamot, encased in a rose thorn designed vessel.
OHLALA! luxury macarons - handmade rich raspberry, ruby rose and passion rose macarons, filled with English rose buttercream, or ruby chocolate and rose ganache, and embellished with 24k gold leaf and edible dried rose petals, tied in a box with a satin ribbon.
The LOVE BOX is exclusive to lanique.co.uk and is available to order until Tuesday 9th February.