The day we broke up for Christmas is now a distant memory. Routine is back, the tree is down and boy is it nice to see space in my living room again! However January is the longest month EVER in my opinion, so I’ve decided to start my year in February and that said, looking forward to another seasonal day that’s segregation of lovers and haters is much stronger than Christmas… Valentines Day!
The day we celebrate love and affection for each other. Typically a couple but I’m not a lover of ‘standard’ practice. Sometimes a good shake up is just what you need. Partners treat partners. Parents treat children. Owners treat pets. Friends treat friends. No matter what your relationship, you can chose the 14th of February to show someone you care. It may be small to you but to that someone, it might mean a whole lot more.
So if you love it, embrace it, I’ve a few ideas for those of you in doubt of gift ideas. If you hate it or don’t even rate it, then my unconventional take on a ‘date’ is perfect for you!
GIFT GUIDE: CONVENTIONAL TO UNCONVENTIONAL
Best places to shop in Leeds City Centre
Some of the best shopping in Leeds city centre for gifts is Trinity Leeds, the Merrion centre and Leeds Markets. All excellent places for Flowers, Perfumes and aftershaves are usually an instant go-to for gifts on Valentine’s Day. Thoughtful and individual gifts make a person feel special and by getting it right it’s a win win.
Depending on who you’re treating for this special occasion, don’t forget the art of romance and sexuality. Underwear, not the Bridget Jones type however, is also a great idea.
HOTEL CHOCOLAT TRINITY LEEDS
The Patisserie Sleekster – £22.95
27 chocolates from the best loved cakes, bakes and puddings, recreated with all the flair, imagination and skill of an artisan chocolatier.
EVERYMAN CINEMA TRINITY LEEDS
Gift vouchers with various price ranges are a perfect way to commit to a date with anyone you wish to treat this Valentines Day. Luxurious surroundings with fabulous food and drink and of course a film of your choice. (See availability on website www.everymancinema.com)
TENPIN MERRION CENTRE LEEDS
Newly refreshed and perfect for a Valentine’s Day with loved ones with no pressure (except for a strike of course)! From 2 to 20, gather your friends and family for a V day with a difference. (See availability on website www.tenpin.co.uk)
Whatever you do, buy or see I hope you have a fabulous time!