Over-priced cards, flowers and restaurant set menus are NOT what we're after for next week.
Why not give a present that you'll use for the rest of the year, and is cleverly really for you! I'm guilty of this a LOT, but it's the thought that counts....
So have a little peek here for easy to make treats for you, or pressies for others if you're feeling like going with the vibe of it all.
To get ready for my Mini Bundt Beauties you'll need these:
Start the big day (or make at the weekend like we seem to on repeat), these gorgeous heart waffles - using my pancake recipe, and these fabulous waffle irons that go straight on the stove! They're too pretty to ignore.
Or add a few quid and get the non-stick ones:
Champagne and Oysters are a great way to go if you're not going out, way cheaper and you can keep your tracky bums and go to bed early still too!
And there's nothing like a smart ice-bucket to make you think you're in a boutique hotel!
I buy oysters at my local fishmonger - you might need to book them this week - they'll be super fresh, you can pick them up on the day and they shouldn't cost more than £1 a shell, then you just need a good shucker:
Supermarkets do amazing fizz deals these days, so you can chill it and then have it ready to go when he gets back from work. Give the occasion a little retro chic upgrade with these beauties, click for details:
And then the slightly pricier but super elegant version, click for details:
And we ALL need chocolate, of course, but why not have a go at making your own. Who can refuse a meltingly gorgeous plate of these pretty hearts? Make them for your man, your sis, your kids or your mum - I gave a batch to the kids' teachers which perhaps as it's Valentin'e day wasn't normal, but they loved them! The easiest, healthiest, cheapest and tastiest way of eating chocolate you'll ever know I reckon. Heart shaped moulds perfect for Valentine's Day, and great to keep forever. Get your pretty heart moulds for a steal here: