News — 5 Valentine’s Day Must-Haves for a Perfect Date Night in Guildford!
Ditch the cliches and run-of-the-mill predictable dates and go for something fun and flirty this Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry about thinking too far outside the box; we have done that for you and put together five simple ways to make your Valentine’s Day perfect!
1. Dress to Impress on Valentine’s Day
Whether in town or home on the sofa, you can always look your best and comfiest! Forget the lace and the frills; being you is what your Valentine will love you for. True love is being head over heels in love in your Primark PJs – not just the maxi dresses in Mango or outfits from Zara.
2. Only spend on the nice stuff
We all enjoy getting little gifts to spoil those we love, but why not get them something that will make a big statement. Rather than a fancy meal, a bottle of champagne and more chocolate than the Easter Bunny for it to all be gone in 3 hours… spend your hard-earned money on something special. Many watches and jewellery can say “I love you” year-round, making for a long-lasting memorable gift. Check out Beaverbrooks, Pandora, Swarovski or H.Samuel for some great gift ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to look for (who does?). Just ask the staff, give them your budget and walk away happy with the right gift for you Valentine.
3. Make the House a Home
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about the perfect date night. It’s about the ideal date LIFE. When spending time together, make it something special. If one of you is cooking at home on a special occasion, make the table pretty with the help of Flying Tiger’s massive range of Valentine’s Day treats, novelties and decorations.
For those snuggling on the sofa with a takeaway, make your movie night extra comfy and cosy with your favourite merch and movie from HMV. Or if you’re having a more active evening… Menkind has excellent games and gifts that will entertain you for hours!
4. Night shifts are No Excuse
The perfect Valentine’s lunch break is all you need. If the date night is more of a late lunch or afternoon tea, then have a bite to eat at The Friary’s food court or one of our mall cafes. There is a wide selection of sushi, McDonalds, noodles, KFC, Subway, Costa, Muffin Break and more on the menu.
5. Make Valentine’s Day a Self-Care Spree
Are you spending Valentine’s Day single? Good for you! Have a self-care spree and enjoy your own company. Treat yourself to something you look good in from Boux Avenue and live unjudged! Top up your beauty regime with Kiko Milano and spend time looking in the mirror saying, “I am Beautiful” or smell out of this world with top name fragrances from The Fragrance Shop. Or have a chill night where nothing else matters except the Holland & Barrett bath salts with a glass of wine and Netflix. You know what you want; why wait for someone else to give it to you?
Quick Gift Grabs
Checking out every store at The Friary for gifts could take some time if you need to get home quickly, so head over to our Friary Finds Gift Displays located throughout the centre for a little extra gift inspo. We’ve been busy collating some of our fave gift ideas, so you can spot what you want and head straight in store to get the love of your life the gift they’ll really love!
Share your Valentine’s Day in Guildford
Make this Valentine’s Day all about love – whatever that looks for you and your life! We would love to know what you get up to, so tag us in your Valen-Pics on Facebook or Instagram or drop a comment on our posts – we love hearing from you!