Wild + Wolf’s 5 Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas!

If romance and red roses aren’t really your thing, then you’re probably not all that hyped up about Valentine’s Day.

Don’t give up just yet - there are still plenty of ways to make the day special! Here are some of our ideas for alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day, along with a selection of our favourite goodies to match…

Galentine’s Night In

Invented by Parks and Recreations legend Leslie Knope, Galentine’s is all about celebrating female friendships. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, nothing’s stopping you from having a night in with your favourite gals!

For the perfect night in, we suggest playing a few rounds of the cards with our Inspirational Women Playing Cards from Ridley's GamesGather round together and feel inspired by some of the world’s most iconic women!

This deck of Inspirational Women Playing Cards features a fact about an incredible woman on each card!

 

Puppy Love

Love spending nights in with your pet? Of course you do! So why not make Valentine’s all about them?

Celebrate your puppy love together by snuggling up on the sofa and surrounding yourselves with sweet treats (for you) and a treat from Wild & Woofy (for your four-legged friend).

Research from Buffalo University in New York found that pet owners reacted less to stress – and recovered from it much quicker – when their pets were present. So do away with the stress of Valentine’s Day, and instead celebrate by buying a gift fur the real love of your life!

 

“I’m so barking excited for 14th Feb with my human!” Show the world who's top dog with this Dog Pin & Tag Set from Wild & Woofy! One for them, one for you.
 

Treat Yo’self

Forget all about Cupid this Valentine’s. Just light some candles, run a bath and treat yo’self!

For an extra restorative evening, we suggest trying out our Zone Out Kit from Yes Studio. Featuring pillow spray, an eye mask and a sandalwood scented perfume stick, it's all you need for a good zone out sesh. Bask in the peace and quiet of being date-free!

 

Create some calm and kick it to stress with this calming kit from Yes Studio.

 

Have a… Gardening-tines!

Who needs anyone to buy them roses when you can plant them yourself?

Gardening can be immensely therapeutic, and it’s a relaxing group activity, too. So why not gather together with family or housemates this Valentine’s and plant some winter veg?

Our beautiful V&A Leicester Garden Fork & Trowel Set should help you get motivated!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden - there are plenty of options for flowers, fruits and vegetables to grow indoors, too.

Sturdy yet stylish, these trusty garden accessories are a perfect gift for the keen gardener - and style aficionado.

 

Escapentines

Make Valentine’s an excuse to go on a well-needed break!

Get a few close friends on board and head off for a great weekend together, away from the flowers and romance.

Throw your travel essentials into our practical and stylish Foldaway Backpack from Pretty Useful Tools and jump into the car. Nothing to worry about now but a great Escapentines Weekend!

This lightweight Foldaway Backpack is perfect for when you want to travel light. Great for cycling trips, hikes, shopping or weekend mini breaks!

 

We hope some of these ideas have inspired you. Tag us @wildandwolf on Instagram with your alternative Valentine’s pics!