Whether you want to delight a long term partner or surprise a long-distance crush, here are 13 lockdown Valentine’s gifts to send that special someone
By Abbie Schofield
The past year has taught us a lot about relationships. From Zoom parties to lengthy Whatsapp voice notes, we’ve had to find new ways to show we care when we can’t physically be there for our friends and family. So while we’re spending Valentine’s Day 2021 in lockdown, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a wonderful gesture. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s, Galentine’s or simply showing yourself some love, these gift ideas are guaranteed to deliver romance.
13 of the Best Lockdown Valentine’s Gifts to Send
Book an Online Cooking Class
You may not be able to go out for a romantic meal, but you can make one together with The Avenue Cookery School’s live online cooking classes. Happening across Valentine’s weekend, you can choose which recipe to master, including sushi, beef wellington and doughnuts.
From £40; theavenuecookeryschool.com
Smith & Munson Flower Delivery
It’s a classic, and for good reason. Nothing puts a smile on someone’s face more than a bright bunch of flowers, like Smith & Munson’s well-packaged Red British tulips.
Primrose Bakery’s adorable Valentine’s cupcakes can be personalised and ordered in advance for either collection or delivery. From a luxurious assorted box to heart-shaped cookies, each sweet treat is decorated with a red and pink theme.
From £3.25; primrose-bakery.co.uk
Annoushka x The Vampire’s Wife Charm
Go for gold with a classic Valentine’s gift: jewellery. Annoushka’s pieces are not only beautifully made but versatile, like this Love Letter charm that you can clasp onto earrings, necklaces or bracelets.
Cake or Death Brownies
Thanks to the first lockdown when we drowned in banana bread mixture, most of us are sick of baking. For a sweet fix without the work, you can order Cake or Death’s vegan brownies to your loved one’s door for an indulgent Valentine’s treat.
Plateaway Restaurant Delivery
Romantic restaurants are off the cards, but you can have a top-notch meal kit from Plateaway delivered. If you live apart, why not choose each other’s meals and have a virtual cooking session and dinner date?
Fund Charity Jumper
A celebrity favourite, jumpers by Fund are sustainably made from British wool and a donation from the sale of each jumper funds up to 100 school meals for children living in poverty.
Personalised Song from Lark
If you can’t serenade your beau in person, have professional songwriter Jess Hamilton and her team of musicians write and record a song for you. It’s available in a range of formats (including vinyl) and you can have the sheet music framed as an extra special something.
From £950, lark.co.uk
NIO Cocktail Delivery
Bring the bar to your Valentine with letterbox cocktails from NIO. The ready-to-drink cocktails in super slim pouches come in boxes of three, six or nine, and you can choose from 16 different tipples. NIO have also created a limited edition Valentine’s set in collaboration with Majani chocolates.
From £19.50; niococktails.co.uk
Pornstar Martini Kit
If your Valentine is more of a budding bartender, they can mix their own Pornstar Martinis with this kit created by the inventor of the cocktail himself, Douglas Ankrah. It comes with Grey Goose Vanille, Passoa fruit liqueur, passion fruit syrup and vanilla sugar.
Say it with carbs this Valentine’s and send your loved one a La Tua Pasta box. It contains antipasti, a limited edition heart-shaped pasta dish and dessert, and you can add on a bottle of Prosecco too.
Sculpd Pottery Kit
Tackle lockdown boredom by sending your Valentine a Sculpd pottery kit so they can craft something lovely. While a romantic afternoon at the potting wheel a la Ghost would be ideal, you’ll have to settle for a virtual session instead.
You can personalise a bottle of Special Reserve Highland Whisky or London Dry Gin thanks to The Whisky Exchange, who will create a bespoke label for your spirit and deliver it straight to the recipient’s door.
From 39.95; thewhiskyexchange.com
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