Valentine's day gifts
What will Valentine's Day 2020 bring? Spread the love and spoil your beloved. We’ve got stunning Valentine's gifts for him and for her, and so many great ideas to make Valentine's Day special.
Valentine's gifts for him
Valentine's gifts for her
Valentine's gift ideas
What is Galentine's day?
Galentine's Day is a new event for women that celebrates friendship. It falls on 13 February, the day before Valentine's Day. You can celebrate Galentine’s Day by spending time with your mates and sharing gifts, from spa days and boozy brunches to jewellery and personal pampering.
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When is Valentine’s day?
Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February each year. In 2020, this day is a Friday.
What is Valentine’s day?
Valentine’s Day’s roots are thought to be in the Roman festival, Lupercalia. Though in its early days it featured sacrifices and carnal rituals, it was a celebration of fertility and health, in which couples were paired off by luck of the draw. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day, to honour a martyr named Valentine. Since the 14th century, connections between Valentine’s Day and romance have become more common, indicating the cultural shift towards Valentine’s Day as we know it.
Valentine’s Day originally honoured two Roman martyrs, Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. The events of their lives and martyrdom in the 3rd century are disputed. Some sources tell how a man named Valentine was executed for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. Others depict a Valentine was imprisoned for joining soldiers and Christians in marriage, when the former were forbidden to marry and the latter were being persecuted. Before his execution he befriended the jailer's daughter, leaving her a letter signed “Your Valentine”.
Valentine’s presents for him
Why not help him enjoy his hobby, or inspire a new one? If he’s into gaming, check out our calendar of the most recent releases and hotly anticipated upcoming games. Fitness fanatics will go crazy for our fitness equipment and a new camera will encourage any budding photographer to get out there and work on their shots.
Valentine’s presents for her
For her, we’ve got romantic treats such as perfume, jewellery and experience days. Surprise her with some technology – smart speakers are a great shout and, if she’s a home-owner, other smart home devices will be fondly looked at for years to come. Or why not join forces on a treat for the both of you, like a new TV?
If this is a special year for you, visit our wedding ideas page for ways to make that day special. Keep in mind our hand luggage size guide – the day when you jet off as a newly-wed may be fast approaching.