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Our Valentine’s Day top picks

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of romance, friendship and admiration. Whether you wish to show your appreciation to your partner, friends or family, here are our top 5 picks on how to say the perfect ‘I love you’

Candles – Something a bit more thoughtful & unique. A beautiful candle is the perfect compliment to a hot bath, a good book and romantic evenings. The scent of a candle can help evoke feelings of joy, relaxation and romance. Why not combine the two and gift your loved ones with a scented candle that epitomises romance; roses. Our Bath Roman Roses scented candle is the ideal gift this Valentine’s, a quality candle made with love, for the one you love.

Flowers – Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a bouquet of flowers. Introduced in the 18th century, flowers were used to pass on non-verbal messages to loved ones. The red rose is the traditional Valentine’s Day flower, symbolising romance and adoration, the perfect gift for your better half. Whilst we all recognise this flower as a symbol of love and passion, there is also a symbolism with numbers. Check these out;
• A single red rose symbolizes LOVE
• Two tied together symbolizes ENGAGEMENT
• Twelve red roses symbolize GRATITUDE
• Twenty- five red roses symbolize CONGRATULATIONS
• Fifty red roses symbolize UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Therefore, flowers are the traditional way to say ‘I love you’, without having to say anything at all.

Chocolates – Chocolates, a classic Valentine’s Day tradition. We have our good friends Cadbury to thank for this one. Cadbury launched their ‘say it with chocolate’ Valentine’s campaign several years ago, advice that we took to heart. An edible declaration of love that makes us feel special and gratified, ideal right?

Cards – Probably one of the most understated Valentine’s gifts, a card can be the perfect way to express how you are feeling. With the rise of social media being our main form of communication, we tend to send simple online messages to show our affection for one another. However, none of us can deny the warmth we feel when someones cares enough to send us a card, on any occasion. Try saying something new with your card this year. Perhaps personalise the card or include a list of the ten things you love most about your Valentine. Whatever the message the recipient is bound to appreciate the simple sentiment.

Dinner – Whether it’s beans on toast or lobster thermidor, a home cooked dinner can be a winner. Taking the time to prepare a home cooked meal can be an excellent way to show your appreciation for your loved ones. Be sure to create a romantic and personalised atmosphere, whether the room’s candle lit or their favourite music is playing in the back drop. A simple but intimate way to for the perfect ‘I love you’. Plus, we all know the way to a man’s heart (and woman’s for that matter) is through his stomach.

No matter what you end up getting up to, or who you end up spending it with, we hope you have a day full of love and joy.