How to Spend Valentine’s Day Your Way 2023

Reading time: 10 mins. Spread the love this Valentine's Day in the best way you know how.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and as it’s important as ever to feel the love. Whether that’s self love, love for a partner, or your closest gals, we’ve got you covered to enjoy Valentine’s Day your way this year.

Celebrate that Friendship Love

Not feeling the love this year? Grab your nearest and dearest and plan something fun with the girls (or lads!). Show them you’re thinking of them by sending a card, a text, a funny meme, or even a Galentine’s/Palentine’s date day/night – the 13th February just happens to be one of the best days to celebrate love with your besties!

  • Host a cocktail brunch or night
  • Take a trip to the cinema
  • Coordinate a pamper day
  • Leave any negativity behind and breathe in some fresh air on a walk
  • Stay in and binge-watch the best (or, arguably, worst) rom-coms

Get in the Mood with Movies or Snuggle Up with a Good Book

Is there anything better than cosying up on the sofa watching a good film or reading a good book? Especially after a long day at work or looking after your little (or big!) ones. We know with all of these streaming services to choose from, you get stuck with choice paralysis. Have no fear, we have collated a few films to watch for rom-com fans, those friendship feels, or if you want to watch with the kids.

Paramount / Working Title / Universal
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • About Time
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • PS I Love You
  • The Notebook
  • The Vow
  • Sleepless in Seattle

Columbia Pictures / Disney / Universal
  • Stand by Me
  • Finding Nemo
  • Bridesmaids
  • Love, Rosie
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Clueless

Dreamworks / Disney / Disney
  • Trolls
  • Princess Diaries
  • Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Shrek
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Frozen
  • My Girl

Be the Hero in Your Relationship with Gifts that Mean More

Of course, gift-giving is a lovely gesture of love, but Valentine’s shouldn’t have to break the bank if you don’t want it to. The cost of loving is free and one of the most powerful gifts you can give and receive. If you love to give a little extra, we’ve highlighted some thoughtful options to treat your loved one with.


The classic symbol of love, you just can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers to show someone you were thinking of them.


Another classic for the sweetie in your life. Show them how much you care by selecting their favourite chocolate or a bunch of their favourites so they know you pay attention.

Be Thortful

Thortful is the UK’s number one marketplace for thousands of independent creators and offers orders before 6 pm for next day delivery (between Monday-Friday). Here, you can order cards, flowers, and chocolates, all from one place! They have a card for every sense of humour and a gift for every personal touch. Thortful provides funny, kind, and hilarious cards for all seasons and occasions, but their Valentines selection, in particular, is one not to miss!


Stuck on ideas? Partner got everything? Short on time? An experience day is the way to go. Think staycation, race car driving, afternoon tea, pamper day, or even a safari. This is a great way to spend that quality time together and doe something you both will love and cherish the memories from.

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If Quality Time is your Love Language

Quality time is the one that centres around togetherness. When you’re together, put down your phones and focus on each other. Be intentional about how you are spending that time with your loved one and give them your undivided attention.

Go to the cinema – or create your own indoor cinema experience

Dinner date – you could even cook it yourself with Asda offering a three-course meal for £15, £15 meal deals from Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, £12 in Tesco, and only £8 at Aldi

Explore a new place together – get those endorphins high with a walk or adventure in a local park or place you’ve never been before

Create new memories – whatever you decide to do, be it chilling out on the sofa together or indulging in a three-course meal, revel in each other’s company and create memories to last a lifetime

No matter how you choose to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, the important thing is that you do something to make yourself feel loved and appreciated. Whether that means treating yourself to a nice meal, buying yourself a new outfit, or taking yourself on a romantic date, take some time out of your hectic life to show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day. And if you’re single and happy about it, use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to treat yourself! Indulge in all of your favourite things and enjoy being surrounded by the people who mean the most to you. Happy Val/Gal/Palentine’s Day!