Fancy doing something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday so you have all day to spoil the one you love. Make it memorable with these ideas from Sainsbury’s Valentine’s gifting buyer, Anna Grigg.

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect excuse to spoil – and be spoilt – by the one you love. It’s a shame the day is sometimes associated with pressure to impress when it should be about nothing more than small gestures of appreciation. I have a young son, so I look forward to spending my ‘date night’ as a family with
a tasty home-cooked meal in the evening, but there are loads of other unique ways to make it special.

Start the day with a romantic breakfast

Having someone cook for you at home is such a lovely, relaxing way to celebrate Valentine’s Day so don’t underestimate it – especially when it involves a lie-in! Serve an elegant breakfast in bed on our heart-shaped crockery – the tiered cake stand is perfect for a Parisian-themed feast of croissants and pains au chocolat.
1. Heart cake stand, £10 | 2. Heart dinner plate, £8 | 3. Heart teapot, £6


Plan a date night at home

Going out in the evening on Valentine’s can be an expensive, crowded nightmare. If, like me, you have a little one to tuck up in bed, staying in is far more appealing. But there’s no reason why you can’t make a night at home special. Food you can share is ultra-romantic – serve mussels for two in our special moules pot. Afterwards, recreate a trip to the cinema by lighting a few candles, streaming a romantic film from sainsburysentertainment.co.uk and snuggling up together on the sofa.

Valentine's Day gifts

Choose a gift with year-round appeal

True love lasts well beyond Valentine’s Day so choose a gift that won’t look out of place once Cupid has hung up his bow. Heart motifs are a big homewares trend in 2015 and we have a fab range of wall plaques and decorative wooden blocks that will add a romantic touch to your home all year round. Typography is also a lasting trend for 2015 – these wooden blocks look great on a mantelpiece, side table or bookshelf.

1. Large stackable blocks, £15 | 2. ‘Morning gorgeous’ and ‘Morning handsome’ plates, £4 | 3. Hand-painted ‘Love you’ mug, £4 | 4. ‘You & Me’ wooden blocks, £8