5 low-key ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Letterbox flowers by Interflora

Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day this week. I’m somewhere in the middle. We don’t push the boat out with a fanfare of trumpets and confetti – but I do like to do a bit of low-key celebrating.

Here are my five favourite ways to have a super relaxed Valentine’s Day…

Buy yourself some flowers. Chances are, he’ll forget – so why not treat yourself? And while you’re at it, buy some for a friend too. I’ve recently tried letterbox flowers for the first time. Such a cool idea and I still can’t believe it’s possible. This sweet letterbox-friendly bouquet by Interflora will brighten someone’s day.

Go for a bracing walk on the beach, followed by fish and chips. After ten years of marriage, my husband and I don’t tend to gush sweet nothings. When we get time together on our own, we usually spend time thrashing out the big things happening in our lives. Talking’s easier when you’re walking – and a problem shared is a problem halved. And few things are more romantic than sharing a bag of chips by the sea.

Search for some snowdrops. They’re at the their best around Valentine’s Day. I always think they’re a really romantic flower – so pretty and elegant. Finding a patch is like finding treasure. Warm up afterwards with tea and cake.

Enjoy a yummy meal at home. And feel smug that you haven’t forked out for a romantic dinner in a restaurant. According to a survey by HelloFresh, 70% of us are planning to do just that this Valentine’s Day. Steak and chips is the nation’s favourite. It’s a favourite in this house too – always cooked by my husband and always accompanied by a romantic cloud of smoke.

Watch something you’ll both enjoy. Ok, maybe that’s easier said than done. Rom coms are probably out – although, surprisingly, I did manage to persuade my husband to watch When Harry Met Sally recently and he actually admitted to enjoying it. Mostly though, the only things we’ll agree to watch together are Game of Thrones, Stranger Things or Father Ted.

What are your low-key Valentine’s Day favourites?

This post was a sponsored post in association with HelloFresh



  1. February 13, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Very lovely ideas x

  2. February 18, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I love these beautiful tips for self care on a day when some people may struggle with Valentine’s Day. Such a gentle and wise post. Thank you xx

    • marmaladepie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:44 am

      Thank you so much Catherine. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. It’s the small things rather the grand gestures that count.

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