Valentine’s Day

10th February 2021

May lovers rejoice – Valentine’s Day 2021 hasn’t been cancelled. For everyone else however, the day to worry about your relationship status is nearly upon us – although this year’s homebound festivities will look considerably different.

Whatever your views are on February’s recognition of romance, it is at least refreshing to finally have something fun to do. After a cascade of monotonous weekends, this Sunday gives you an excuse to celebrate – and best of all, make a whole day of it! In this week’s blog, we’re sharing ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day in a stylishly safe and socially distanced fashion!

Roses Are Red…

The current government guidance states people must stay at home except when absolutely necessary. This means you cannot visit your partner unless they are part of your support bubble. This rule has been difficult for couples throughout lockdown and on Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration of love, not being able to cuddle a significant other is set to be particularly upsetting for many. 

Thankfully, there are other ways to share the love this St Valentine’s Day – a delivery of luxurious red roses is certain to bring a smile to your partner’s face! Home Bargains dispatch their wonderful range of fresh flowers 7 days a week – if you order before 10pm, they will be delivered the following day! 

Digital Date

Arrange a dinner date together via FaceTime or Zoom, followed by a movie night or box set-binge using an app like Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party)! If you’re both gamers, why not fire up the Playstation 4 or Xbox One and play some Minecraft? Or if you fancy some fantasy RPG action, grab Diablo 3 – it might be a few years old now, but the game’s immersive cooperative gameplay still makes it an engrossing online experience for long-distance lovers! Both of these epic titles are available for click and collect at CeX. 

Of course, if you’re single, lockdown means that there’s no pressure to book early or pile into restaurants crammed with lovestruck couples. Simply batten down the hatches, light the candles, award yourself a takeaway and enjoy a girl’s night on Zoom!

A Mushy Marathon

During the lockdown, you are allowed to exercise in a public outdoor space with one other person (limited to once a day and only in your local area). Therefore, if your partner lives nearby, you can meet – although you must always maintain social distance and sitting on a bench for a Valentine’s Day tipple is sadly prohibited.

If you live with your partner, venturing out of the house together for your daily exercise session can be surprisingly romantic! Hear us out here; picture yourselves strolling hand-in-hand, hearing the snow crunch beneath your feet – then stopping beneath the swaying trees for a cheeky embrace! How does that not sound blissful? 

Netflix & Chill

Being stuck at home in your trackies with your partner is no reason not to celebrate in style! Whether it’s an elaborate meal, a bottle of something delicious or an evening on the sofa with a romantic film – make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Visit Iceland’s website to grab a beverage and a box of your favourite choccies for a mere £9! With Ferrero Rocher and Lindor to choose from – you’ll be well set for a romantic evening snuggled on the sofa watching great television with your loved one! 

If you’re at a loss for what to watch, then why not subscribe to a new streaming service to make this occasion special? This way you can start a new TV series, or watch a movie you’ve wanted to see for a while! 

Valentine’s at Garden Square

Letchworth can be the perfect location for a scenic and romantic walk! Explore the picturesque Norton Common and conclude with a romantic exchange at the town’s iconic fountains in Broadway Gardens (be it a passionate kiss, if you live together – or a seductive, socially distanced stare if you don’t). If you require any essential items, our key stores remain open for business – for more information, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Garden Square Shopping Centre wishes all their customers a very Happy Valentine’s Day!