Not one for sentimental cards or gestures? Maybe dinner on the 14th of February is too cheesy, too expensive – or it’s simply not possible to head out for the evening. Instead, get up with the sun and spend time meditating or stretching together before the household begins to stir. Twenty minutes of quiet contemplation is the perfect way to connect before the day’s busy current carries you away from each other.
If you opt to exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day, don’t just hand them over – turn it into a game. Write clues on scraps of paper that lead your partner through your home and, finally, to the present that you have so thoughtfully chosen or made. Don’t overthink it – clues can be really simple: ‘Page 24 of my favourite cookbook’ or ‘taped underneath your favourite coffee perch’. Get the kids involved too, if they’re up for it.