Well girls and boys, it's nearly that time of year again, yes Valentines Day (February 14th incase you didn't know) is nearly upon us - are you a dread it or excited about it kinda person? There's definitely mixed feelings about this day of love but we thought we'd get you in the mood regardless of your relationship status.
We've come up with a list of ideas on how to enjoy the day whether you're on your own, sharing it with your other half or have a family. Take your pick.....oh and we've also managed to get you a few discounts.
Here you go:
Why not make your own Valentines' card this year adding your own personal touch - can be fun for all the family.
Now, who doesn't like a sweet treat every now and then?? Our favourite cake maker is Loubys of Reigate, they can commission a totally bespoke box of themed cupcakes or cake pops to give to your loved one. Whether it be a dozen red roses, a flutter of hearts or a special message, Loubys will make sure your order is a perfect one! They also provide gift vouchers, intimate cupcake workshops and personal baking tuition - A perfectly thoughtful gift for your loved one. Loubys has very kindly offered us (or should I say you!) 20% off when ordering any Valentines sweet treats! Just mention Chasing Beads Newsletter when ordering. Valid until 13/02/12.
Absolutely everyone can enjoy this one - warm bubble bath, glass of wine, childminder booked if you have kids, and music. This equals one, possibly two, happy and relaxed bunnies! Why not add a few of your favourite candles to the equation to create that real relaxed moment.
Now, what goes with bubble baths, wine and cupcakes???? CHOCOLATE! 2012 is a leap year and equality is always high on the agenda. At Sara Jane Chocolates they are giving women the opportunity, (as well as men!) to buy a fabulous Valentines gift. Treat your Valentine (or yourself) to the gift of a Sara Jane Chocolates Chocolate Workshop! All ingredients including the fabulous chocolate will be provided as well as the tasting of 3 chocolates from their handmade chocolates range and as much tea, coffee and cake that your heart desires. You will take away with you a fabulous gift box of 18 Champagne Truffles – what more could you or your Valentine ask for? For more details click here.
Spa treatments are a great way to relax and it can also be great for spending some quality time with your partner, no disturbances, away from computers and mobile phones. A perfect gift to each other.
Jewellery - what girl doesn't like jewellery?? If you're going out for dinner why not juge up your outfit with some fabulous new accessories. Chasing Beads can help you with high end fashion jewellery as well as commissioned orders. Or perhaps you fancy having a go at making jewelleryyourself??? One of our workshops would make the perfect gift. As a special valentine's treat and because we love you we're offering our readers free standard shipping on all UK orders. Just quote NEWS-VAL in the discount code box. Valid until 10 February 2012 (for guarenteed delivery before Valentines Day.
You don't have to go out for dinner to enjoy Valentines Day, why not treat your partner to a lovely homecooked meal and make him feel well and truly spoilt - they always say the way to a mans heart is through his stomach.
Well these are just a few of our ideal gifts for Valentines Day - whatever you decide to do have fun (wink wink)!!
P.S Don't forget to write down you discount codes.