Staff-picks February 3 2021

Valentines Day Gift Ideas - Lockdown Edition

Valentines Day Gift Ideas - Lockdown Edition

It’s time to turn up the romance, Valentine’s Day is upon us! If you are looking for the best gift ideas for your partner you have come to the right place. 

This year, February 14 will look a little different. With lockdowns limiting our ability to go out and celebrate it’s time to get a little creative. Forget the expensive chocolates and conventional flowers and give them what they really want… hope, anticipation and excitement! The best way to do this is with experience gifts! 

An experience is the perfect 2021 gift idea because after a year of lockdown we are all yearning to get out and about and have some fun. An experience will not only instill hope and excitement for the future, but it is a great opportunity to create lifelong memories that will be cherished forever. Spend uninterrupted, quality time with your loved one and embark on exciting, unique and romantic activities together. 

Whether you and your partner enjoy cultural adventures, adrenaline filled activities or relaxing retreats, this list is sure to include the perfect gift experience for you and your beloved.

1. Getaways and weekend trips 

During this lockdown period what is the one thing we all long for? A holiday! So why not give your partner the gift of a getaway this Valentine’s Day? An exciting trip or relaxing weekend away is the perfect gift to revitalise, energise and excite your loved one. If you can’t travel yet, this gift will give you both something to look forward to post-lockdown! 

Here are our top recommendations for a romantic getaway.   

Spain Beach Getaway 

This Valentine’s Day head beyond the city and discover the hidden gem that is the Mallorca mountains. Walk the old post-trail on a guided tour through the seaside village of Banyalbufar and take in the incredible, panoramic views as you travel from sea to sky. This breathtaking experience will lead you and your loved one to an exclusive hidden beach, perfect for a romantic picnic and relaxing swim. 

Italian Sightseeing Getaway 

Marvel at the renaissance architecture and absorb the rich, vibrant culture in one of the world’s most beautiful cities- Florence. Take a guided tour and wander through the Piazza della Repubblica and world-famous cathedral Duomo di Firenze before enjoying the sunset and city-wide views from Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Tuscan Winery Getaway 

Home to rolling hills, heavenly weather and the most amazing wineries in the world, Tuscany is a fantastic, dream-worthy getaway for you and your partner. Take a romantic winery tour exploring rustic cellars and sipping exotic flavours as you marvel at picture perfect vineyards. Whether it’s a day trip or weekend getaway, this is a must do experience for loved up couples. 

View the range of getaway gift vouchers here.

2. Book a bucket list experience 

It’s time to dust of that bucket list and bring back excitement and adventure into your life. Whilst we cannot travel right now, we can still start planning and preparing for the day restrictions are eased. So pull out a pen and start making notes, here are our top bucket list experience days for you and your partner. 

Northern Lights 

There is no question, the Northern Lights are the most romantic natural wonder of the world and worthy of every bucket list. This Valentine’s Day snuggle up in a sleigh as you and your partner glide across the snow in search of the breathtaking sights.  This intimate dream-worthy experience is full of romance and sure to take your partner's breath away. 

Eiffel Tower 

Oh la la, the city of love is calling. Take your relationship to new heights with a guided Eiffel tower climb. Experience Paris from an iconic bird’s eye perspective and revel in the romance as you climb side by side with your beloved. Whether you stay for a day or a week the city will ignite a spark of romance you’ve never felt before. 

Swim with Dolphins 

Dolphins are some of the world's most majestic creatures. So this Valentine’s Day set off on an awe-inspiring adventure and swim with these beautiful creatures. Take a dip in the crystal blue water and watch as the dolphins swim right up to you. Cheeky and playful, these animals are sure to create picture perfect, fun-filled memories that will be cherished forever. 

3. Gift a Spa Experience 

Perfectly combining relaxation and romance, a spa experience is a great Valentine’s Day gift. Spend uninterrupted quality time with your loved one as you block out the worries of everyday life and enjoy this luxurious experience. Whether you choose to hit the spa for an evening out or make a weekend, you and your special someone will love this relaxing, intimate spa experience. 

4. Choose their own 

With so many fun, exciting, romance-filled experiences to choose from it’s hard to decide! A great option this Valentine’s Day is a Gifting Owl gift voucher. Valid for three years, these gift cards will give you something to look forward to once you come out of lockdown. We are sure your partner will love the freedom and flexibility to choose their own experience and embark on the experience of a lifetime… just make sure they invite you along.

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