Love is all Around

Love, love, love… It’s almost that time of year again when our Facebook news feed and Instagram pages get crammed with pictures of red roses, engagement rings and fluffy teddy bears, usually accompanied by balloons declaring undying love.

Of course, for some, Valentines isn’t all about cheesy love songs and singing bears. I’m one of those who believes it should be spent with people you love and have fun with. Use it as an excuse to create new, exciting memories whether you’re single or loved up. For that reason, I’ve put together a gift guide for those who want to give the gift of love in a sensible, more practical way. Sorry to be a spoil sport. This page is fluff and heart shaped balloon free!

We all work hard and need a bit of pampering now again. Valentine’s is a time to thank someone special to you for all the things they’ve done for you, the support they’ve given you, or just to tell them you think they’re great. A perfect way to do that is by giving a gift voucher from Yuu Beauty. With a great range of massages and beauty treatments for men and women alike, and with salons in Glasgow and Edinburgh, it’s a perfect treat.

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If you’re other half/friend/single VDay buddy isn’t into beauty treatments and pampering (eh, why not?) then maybe something a bit more energetic might suit them. Why not arrange a visit to Scotkart for you both, or for a group celebration or commiserations, whichever way you choose to spend Valentine’s. A fun day out that will no doubt bring out your competitive edge and fun side. It’s not just for the kids!

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So you’ve successfully beaten your other half on the track (so you say!) and you want to go out for a meal. With a huge array of Valentine’s day menus on offer, how do you choose which one to go for? Well, I suppose the answer to that is individual taste and, essentially, what you can afford. I’m a fan of Browns. I’ve visited the Glasgow restaurant a couple of times and have never been let down by the food or the service. They are offering a VDay menu for £29.95 per person for 3 courses. This includes a steak option, so I think it’s good value.

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I couldn’t write a Valentine’s post and add in the traditional gift of jewellery. No, I’m not talking about the left hand, ring finger style of bling, don’t worry unless, of course, that is your intention. Jewellery is a great choice of gift for anyone in a new relationship, or as a meaningful, thoughtful present.

If you are of the latter persuasion and you are on the hunt for something individual and heartfelt but don’t know where to start, then you need to get in touch with Sarah and Scott at Brazen. These two geniuses will listen to your every need and translate it perfectly into a stunning piece of jewellery. You’ll be sure to get a good giggle as well!

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So, there you have it. Not a heart shaped chocolate box of fluffy teddy in sight. Whatever you choose to do and however you spend your Valentine’s Day, make sure it’s a good one.

Until next time…

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