Classically flowers and chocolates. We can recommend florists both in the UK and internationally, and help make sure what you order is perfect for the one you love. For that sweet-toothed special someone, I can recommend some superb artisan chocolatiers who have come up with new ideas for Valentine's Day: such as a collection of jewel-shaped chocolates, with hand-painted hearts. Award-winning chocolatier Marc Demarquette personally hand-seals these bespoke chocolates by customer request, which can range from embedding an engagement ring to simply including a handwritten love note.
WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE DAY ITSELF?
Going out for dinner is a traditional choice, and we've got a great restaurant team who recommend and book restaurants anywhere in the country, particularly if you are looking for something special or a little unusual. But restaurants on Valentine's Day are full of other couples, so for something more intimate I'd suggest staying at home and making the most of the luxury hampers. You can the relax and let your love blossom.
A LOT OF PEOPLE USE VALENTINE'S DAY AS AN IDEAL CHANCE TO PROPOSE.
I love jewellery. Knowing the budget and a style of my clients I am always able to go back to them with some brilliant options. I keep a little black book of all my favourite suppliers and have great knowledge on unusual jewellery brands - it's a job I love doing. We can also help with ideas for creative ways to propose.
What to SUGGEST FOR THOSE IN LONGER RELATIONSHIPS?
Couples that have been together for some time might view Valentine's as an opportunity to get away for a few days. I would recommend going to a spa for a really romantic weekend away where you can embark on a couple's massage among many other pampering treatments. We can help you find a spa in your area to match your budget. We can also help with hotel stays, or perhaps even a short break abroad, so let us know if you fancy treating yourselves to something special.
how about SOMEONE LOOKING FOR A REALLY SPECIAL GIFT?
Unusual gifts always go down really well and I love discussing ideas with clients for how best to surprise their partner. Recently I came across a company called Fun Hearts, which has people dressed as giant love hearts available to hand out roses, chocolates and messages to that special someone. Another idea might be having flowers planted in your garden to say the words ‘I love you', or for something dramatic we could even look into having doves released from a place that's special for you both. Get in touch with Hassle 3 to discuss how to make your Valentine's Day a unique experience.
SOME COUPLES LIKE TO GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING TOGETHER ON VALENTINE'S DAY.
Valentine's can be a good time to do something you've always wanted to. This might be hiring an Aston Martin for the weekend, going on a hot air balloon ride or treating your partner to a personal shopper experience. These sorts of gifts are really popular and will give you a Valentine's Day experience you won't forget.