Five Valentine’s At Home Ideas

Valentine’s Day can become a veritable nightmare, with it becoming impossible to get a booking anywhere, or having to fork out ridiculous sums of money just to sit in a packed restaurant and eat a slightly above average meal. The Guzzle team, having all left our plans a little late, came up with five ways to create the perfect Valentine’s Date in the comfort of your own home!

1. Make a Meal of It

Whether you’ve been together forever, or you’ve just started dating, cooking together is an easy and romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether you cook an old favourite or try out a new dish, the experience of working together as a team will give you the opportunity to bond. And no matter how the meal turns out,  You’ll be guaranteed some alone time, conversation and at least a few laughs!

Find the perfect wine to go with you meal at Checkers.

2. Fondue For You?

Chocolate or cheese, it doesn’t matter, there is just something innately romantic about sitting around a bubbling pot of gooey goodness. Fondue is the perfect solution for those of you that really can’t stand being in the kitchen. It take minimal preparation, and gives you plenty of time to stare into your partners eyes while enjoying a decadent meal.

Get your Chocolate Fondue Set at Clicks.

3. Indoors or Outdoors, Picnic

Regardless of the location, there are a few things less romantic than a picnic. Choose a selection of light, tasty finger-foods (there is nothing less romantic than trying to eat a full meal off the floor), spread out a blanket, light some candles and cosy up. Build intrigue and romance by getting your partner to close their eyes and guess what their eating or by feeding each other your favorite treats.

Choose from a  wide selection of chocolates and cheeses at Checkers.

4. Make it Movie Night

It may seem simple, but you can make a simple movie night into a truly romantic experperice. Transform your lounge into a private cinema with soft lighting and lots of cushions to cuddle on. Make sure you’re prepared with a selection of your partner’s favourite movies and treats and snuggle down for a romantic night in.

Pick up her favourite films at Musica, before stopping at Clicks to pick up some treats.

5. Do Decadence

Make the night one of indulgement for you and your partner and and put together a spread of indulgence. Sprinkle the table with rose petals and light some candles and then laden on the  chocolates, grapes, desserts, and of course a bottle or two of Champagne or Sparkling Grape Juice.

From roses to champagne, you’ll find everything you need at Checkers.

No matter where you go or what you end up doing for Valentine’s Day, at least be prepared with your Valentine’s Day gift! Whether you decide to give the traditional  mug and chocolates or spoil your partner with perfume and roses, it will always be appreciated. Giving a gift is a sure-fire way to make your partner feel loved and appreciated!

Find the perfect, yet affordable gift at Clicks, Checkers, Osmans or Shoprite.