While a bumper box of Black Magic or some limp petrol station pansies might have sufficed on previous Valentine’s Days, this year why not treat the love of your life to something a little special? A romantic city break could be just the ticket to win you 12 months of brownie points, and best of all, it doesn’t need to break the bank.
From £119-£199 per person, there is a host of romantic getaways on offer to classic spots such as Paris, upcoming destinations including Prague and Budapest, or something a little less schmaltzy such as a 4-star Amsterdam long weekend for £139. If you’re taking the wooing up a notch, it doesn’t get much more idyllic than a Rome and Venice twin-centre break for under £200, including flights.
And if you’re hunting for something a little closer to home, there is a plethora of great UK breaks around, from cosy Cotswolds inns to gourmet getaways. For around the £100 mark, choose from a host of rural retreats with extras including dinners in award-winning restaurants, complimentary glasses of fizz, afternoon tea and free upgrades.
Alternatively, if an overnight stay is stretching the budget, pick a package for dinner, cocktails, high tea, champagne or theatre in your local area with up to 50% off. Certainly beats those mouldy chocs!