Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t made reservations just yet, you may be wondering if you’ll be able to get a table at your favourite restaurant. But if you want to skip the tried and tested (read: boring) dates this year, why not try something a little different?
You don’t have to book months in advance to set up a Valentine’s Day date that is a little out of the ordinary. Read on to discover our picks of the best of the rest. And don’t forget, you can also get 30% off selected Valentine’s Day gifts from Pleasure Delights. As if you needed any more excuses to upgrade your sex toys or lingerie?
Try an adrenaline fueled date
There’s more than one way to get your heart racing on Valentine’s Day. If your partner loves action and drama, why not head to rock climbing wall this Valentine’s Day? Top rope climbing is a great way to test your trust for each other. Or you can try bouldering if you’d rather stay closer to the ground.
If you prefer to keep both feet on the ground, you could also try heading to an ice skating rink. While this might not be as adrenaline fuelled as a rock climbing date, it gives you a great excuse to get cosy and warm up when you get off the ice.
Brush up on your cooking skills
If you’ve never cooked for your partner before, this could be your opportunity. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply choose a few recipes that you can’t go wrong with and then cook up a storm. You could even choose a few aphrodisiac ingredients to set the mood.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a perfect romantic environment. A few candles, flowers and the right soundtrack could be all you need. We recently shared our tips on creating the perfect seductive playlist for this kind of occasion.
A night in with a board game
If you both work too much and need some time to relax and unwind, a night in could be just what you need. But don’t reach for the remote control just yet. It’s Valentine’s Day and you should be focusing on your partner, not the latest episode of Love Island.
Pick up a few board games, turn off the TV and get back to basics. You could even mix a few saucy games into the night’s schedule. Start with Scrabble to get your brains working. Then switch to something like Fog of Love to explore relationship themes. And finally, whip out a surprise sex game to set the mood for the rest of the night.
Head to a secret bar
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to check out a bar you would never usually go to. Head online to see if there are any secret, pop up or speakeasy style bars in your area. If you can’t find any secret bars, you could choose something a little fancier than you would normally choose.
If your partner is a big fan of movies like La La Land (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then head to a jazz club to soak up the atmosphere. A few cocktails over candlelight could be the perfect low maintenance date night you need.
Get out of town
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, you have the perfect chance to book a weekend away. Look for a last minute trip and leave all of your worries behind. If you’re both guilty of working too hard and not making time for each other, this is the perfect opportunity to switch off your phones and go off grid.
You don’t even need to use your passport to make the most of a weekend away. A hotel in your own town can feel like a real treat if you switch off your phones, make the most of room service and don’t leave your bed all weekend.
You don’t have to spend a lot this Valentine’s Day. And with 30% off our Valentine’s Day range, you could save enough money for a date that is a little less than ordinary. So cancel those boring dinner reservations and try something new this Valentine’s Day!