Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

By on February 13th, 2018


Left Valentine’s Day to the last minute? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of inexpensive, last-minute gift and date ideas to surprise your loved one:

Gift Ideas:

• Personalise a card

Moonpig is offering first class delivery on Valentine’s Day if you order before 7pm tonight! Go, go, go!

• Order a box of luxury chocolates

Hotel Chocolat has a wide range of delicious boxed chocolates, unique treats and hampers to spoil your other half. Order before 6pm today for next day delivery!

• Get creative with a photo gift

Create a photo gift in minutes with Zippi and order today for next day delivery (just make sure to double check printing times).

• Book a last-minute city break

Make a grand gesture and surprise a loved one with a city break to one of Europe’s most romantic destinations! You can find great deals at

• Get a gift card

If you’re rubbish at buying presents, a gift card is a stress-free way to put a smile on that special someone’s face. If you’re buying for a foodie, popular restaurants such as Pizza Express, Nando’s or Wagamama’s do them. Or if you’re really stuck, the one4all gift card can be used at over 50,000 retailers nationwide!

• Buy a subscription

A subscription is a thoughtful way to say you care! Check out Netflix, Amazon Prime and Spotify Premium.

• Book a concert

Visit Ticketmaster for tickets that are on sale now!

• Pick up a bottle of booze

You can’t go wrong with a bottle of bubbly, check out Sainsbury’s top picks for Valentine’s Day!

Date Ideas:

• Dine in for two

Pick up a Mark’s and Spencer Valentine’s Day Dine In meal deal for just £20, for a cosy night in.

• Pamper night

Stock up on some Lush goodies for the ultimate pamper-treat (order before 3pm, but double check delivery times). Or even pop into a local cosmetics shop if you’re really pushing it for time.

Decorate your room with rose petals, LED fairy-lights and pick up a bottle of prosecco for the perfect DIY spa experience, that’ll look like you’ve been planning it for days!

• Movie night

Cuddle up with some comfort food and a romantic movie for a cheap night in.

• A home-cooked meal

Go all out and impress your date with a home-cooked meal for the opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen! Check out BBC Good Food for recipe inspiration.

Downing Student Life

Visit our blog
Back to Top