Valentine's Day Ideas + Thornton's Giveaway*

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, for a lot of us it's time to start thinking about how and with who we're going to be spending the day. I can't go on any social network or website without being reminded of the impending occasion. Personally, I'll be wining and dining with my best friend followed by an evening on snuggling with the dog. Whether you're spending it alone, with friends, pets or indeed a loved one, here's just a few ideas for how you can spend your day. Though I'll be honest, a lot of these ideas are aimed at my fellow singletons. I also have a great giveaway at the end of this post with thanks to the lovely people over at Thornton's. 

1. Go out with friends. Go for a meal, go-karting, laser quest, anything that takes your fancy! I recently went go-karting for the first time and had an absolute ball. It's always great to et out of your comfort zone and do something different. 

2. Treat yourself. Buy yourself some chocolates or flowers. That perfume you've always wanted? Go get it! Want that gorgeous Ann Summers underwear set? Girl, go for it. I can almost guarantee you deserve it. Thornton's have an amazing selection of gifts, including personalised chocolates, to choose from. 

3. Wine and dine. It's a fairly stereotypical and generic idea but really, is anything better than goinhg out for food? Pick your favourite restaurant, take some of your closest friends or your other half and put that January diet on hold. My option would definitely be a Mexican or Italian of some sort. 

4. Do nothing. Let's be honest, we all love a bit of a duvet day doing absolutely nothing and after a heavy Saturday night I know there's nothing I love more than slothing around in front of the TV in my pyjamas. If for you, Valentine's Day is just like any other day, then this might be the option for you. 

5. Check out the Thornton's Blog Post. They have dozens of ideas for how you can spend your day, whether you're single or loved up. You can read that here. I love the idea of baking a cake or having a spa day! 

Now for the exciting bit. Thornton's have given me the opportunity for one of you to win their Continental Chocolate Heart worth £25! The giveaway will be open for two weeks and you have a number of ways to gain entries. This giveaway is UK based only. The winner will be notified by Twitter and will have two days to respond before another winner is picked. I will require your name and postal address so please make sure if you are under 18 you have permission to enter. 

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* This post features free PR samples however all opinions are my own. I only accept and write about products that I genuinely enjoy and think work on the blog. I am always 100% honest. 


  1. I think I'm going to pamper myself for Valentine's Day. The chocolate box looks yummy, it'd definitely be perfect for the day! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  2. Valentines day certainaly does't have to be specifically for couples. I don't really celebrate it but love showing my family & friends that I care through small gestures. Thorton's chocolates are just delicious so might have to treat myself too :) x

    Beauty with charm

  3. Me and my boyfriend don't really celebrate valentines we try and do special things for each other all year round, so maybe we will cook dinner together or something like that xx

  4. Chocolate is such a classic yet great gift!
    Charlotte //

  5. Sulking as i don't have a partner. Suppose its a good excuse to eat choccie x

  6. I'm pretty excited for this Valentine's Day as my boyfriend and I are going out for a Valentine's Special Buffet Dinner, complete with seafood and a chocolate fountain!!! I'll probably be treating myself to a cheeky pamper in the day.. :) xx

    Kayleigh |

  7. I'll be spending it with my family and pets and maybe some sneaky chocolate or Ben and Jerry's xo

  8. I will be spending my Valentines Day with my boyfriend☺️ We're going out to a meal and cinema!! Xx

  9. We will probably have a takeaway we don't tend to do a lot

  10. Hopefully up London with my partner

  11. I'm spending today (it's come around so quickly) just having a day of rest after a day out yesterday. I'll be cooking a beautiful three course meal this evening though as a treat for me and my OH, complete with a cheeky chocolate or two and a glass of fizz.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty