It’s time to ditch the cuddly teddy bear and the chocolates. Or the cheesy red roses. It’s time to get imaginative and spoil him or her with something that’s bound to get their heart racing.
We have done all the work for you and picked out travel gifts that are thoughtful, fun and original.
From zip lining in Wales to a mystery holiday abroad, these ideas are guaranteed to please – whatever your budget.
Splurge – when money is no object
1Wix Squared mystery holiday
Perfect for: anyone who loves a surprise
Every relationship needs a little mystery. And you can inject some with a trip that will be a mystery for both of you – sharing the surprise can be very bonding.
Just give Wix Squared details of your partner’s loves, likes and dislikes and they will do the rest, taking care of every element of your trip. Once the budget is set they will do everything from booking restaurants, spa treatments, day trips, guides, flights and much more for your surprise getaway. The whole trip will be a complete surprise for them, and you won’t need to plan a thing!
Destinations include Iceland, Japan, Morocco and Jordan (prices on request).
Free champagne for all The Travel Magazine readers who book this tour!
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2London theatre experience
Perfect for: London lovers
London’s West End is arguably one of the best places in the world to see a show. With so many choices, you’re bound to find something you’ll both love. Package it with a romantic pre-theatre dinner for a really heady evening.
3Zip World Caverns Adventure
Perfect for: adrenalin junkies
Get their heart racing at Zip World in North Wales. On offer is a Cavern Adventure for two, where you can explore underground caverns and navigate your way through various zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels. The experience takes approximately three hours and is great for those who aren’t a fan of soppy, romantic presents. The cost for two is £130.
4Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus
Perfect for: old-school romantics
This is an original take on a classic afternoon tea. The two of you will be whisked through the streets of London on a vintage double decker bus. Take in famous views of Big Ben and Nelson’s Column while tucking into a delicious array of sweet treats, dainty sandwiches mini scones. Prices start at £110 for two for a table on the lower deck.
5Chocolate workshop with Prosecco for two
Perfect for: foodies and chocoholics
This is a fantastic option for chocolate lovers who want to try their hands at truffle making. On arrival enjoy a glass of Prosecco while sampling chocolate dipped strawberries. Then it’s time to get creative and make your own fresh-cream truffles and chocolate fudge hearts. Each couple will also get their own chocolate martini and you’ll get to take your handmade chocolates home with you. The workshop takes place on 0, 14, 17, 18 February 2018 and the price is currently £80, reduced from £160.
6Instax Mini Camera
Perfect for: spontaneous snappers
This quirky camera is perfect for chronicling your day of romance. The semi-automatic FUJI Instax Mini is easy to use and produces lovely instant photos. The Flamingo Pink colour is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Price on Amazon: £67.95
7Personalised Photo Love Letter Necklace
Perfect for: perpetual travellers
If you travel regularly (or your loved one does) and you won’t be able to spend Valentine’s Day together, why not present them with a personalised necklace with a photo of the two of you. This one from Not On The High Street contains a sweet envelope trinket that opens to reveal the photo inside.
Price on Not On The High Street: £64
Perfect for: technology junkies
One for the geeks! These clever cufflinks by Cuff Daddy can store up to 2GB each and come with a nice presentation box. Why not upload a photo album to one cufflink and a playlist with your favourite songs to the other?
Price on Amazon: £29.99