Romantic Ideas for a Valentine’s Day in Lockdown

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Whether you’re living with your significant other or living apart, here are some romantic ideas for you both – to make your lockdown Valentine’s Day special.

Romantic Ideas for those who live together

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Cook a romantic dinner

Now’s is your chance to be Gordon Ramsay or Nigella Lawson…

This time, rather than creating your household staples, push the (at-home) boat out by making a dish you’d usually order at a restaurant. Pull out all the stops, make sure no expenses are spared…

Look, even if it doesn’t taste as good, you’ll have a laugh – and may even surprise yourself!

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Create a spa experience at home

If you can’t go to the Four Seasons, why not bring it to you? Those oils are essential for setting a romantic mood… Dim the lights and just relax.

You could even go as far as giving each other actual massages (keeping things PG)! Pop a relaxing playlist on in the background to really transport yourselves to Zentropolis. 🧖‍♀️ 🧖🏼‍♂️

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Turn your living room into a dance floor

Love to dance? Kick your slippers off, put the music on blast and have yourselves a boogie… 💃🏼 🕺🏻

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Cuddle up and watch a movie

Sort of like Netflix and chill – but where you actually watch Netflix and chill out on the sofa with a blanket and some hot cocoa.

Very little is better than a cosy night in, if you ask me!

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Play games

Board games, video games, ‘How Well Do You Know Your Partner/Spouse?’ games – literally all the games, play them together. If you win, well done. If you don’t, you let them – it’s fine! 😉

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Take a trip round the world without leaving your house

I can’t decide whether this is cute or just torture (and a sure-fire way of giving ourselves FOMO)…

I heard of a couple who did this at the beginning of lockdown in 2020, and thought it was cute. So, maybe you could give this a try?

If streaming footage of an exotic location isn’t your thing, you can just do themed nights – like Italian wine tasting etc. Order all you’ll need in advance and set it up on the day!

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Set up a treasure hunt around the house for each other

Plant little gifts around the house and go in search of them together. Sort of like an Easter Egg hunt, but for two adults celebrating the cherub with an arrow (aka St Valentine).

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Create art together

This one’s pretty fun, like all before it, basically: get arty and creative! Draw or paint each other, do what you have to do… If they’re good, why not frame them to look back on?

Romantic ideas for those who are dating but live separately

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Have the same food or similar delivered

Lay the table, and make your laptop the centrepiece as you Zoom each each other. Pop a candle on there for extra romance vibes…

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Cook/bake together on video

Cook or bake together on Zoom and then eat what you make. What’s the worst that can happen!? Honestly, I’ve done this before and it’s a right laugh!

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Watch the same boxset/film

Sort of like book club, but for movies and boxsets. Watch the same shows or films (potentially at the same time) and discuss them while you’re watching (or later).

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Crack open a bottle as you video chat

Start off with a glass of wine, and finish off with a coffee…

Let’s be honest, dating in lockdown is far from ideal – but it’s the only thing we have right now… It sure will make us appreciate the time we’ll be making up for post-lockdown.

What lockdown Valentine’s Day plans do you have in mind? Comment below!

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  1. I love these ideas and the humour you have included in your post. I liked reading through each idea, and have already ticked a few off my list during last Lockdown. We haven’t tried taking a trip around the world without leaving our flat though, so we might give that a-go! While I am lucky enough to live with my partner, I still enjoyed the creativity of the date ideas you included for couples that might not live together. 😊 Thank you for sharing!

    • Aww, awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading them. They were really fun to write. I definitely agree that you should give the Google Earth/YouTube tour thing a go, then you can make a list of places you’d like to see in real life after Covid! 🙂 x

      • I love the idea, especially since we are putting a list together of places we would love to go this year – we are being optimistic. 😂 It would be nice to see the place and get an idea of what it is like. 😊 Thank you for your response.

    • Ah! Awesome, I love a bit of girl power! Hope you and your sister have an awesome time! Will be putting a Galentine one up too, it’ll be dropping soon! ☺️x

      • Yesss, shout out to the single girls during lockdown! These ideas still sound fun if you’re not in a couple and I would defo use them ❤️❤️

  2. These are such lovely ideas. I have so many celebrations coming up over this lockdown, my fiances birthday, my sons 13th and my two step daughters. Plus of course Valentines.

    I want to make them all as special as I can for them x

    • Thank you so much! Oh, no way! I’m sure yours is just as good – I definitely think things are different for everyone.

      The fact that yours has different stuff there is refreshing. ‘Cause I’m sure it’s stuff I’ve not tried! 🙂 x

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