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The Best Valentine’s Day Ideas for a Romantic Celebration

Blog • February 8th 2023
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Coming up with Valentine's Day ideas to show your loved one how much they mean to you can be difficult. Whether you have been together 3 months, 3 years or 3 decades you may feel the pressure to plan the perfect day or gesture. If you need a little extra help this year, read our selection of Valentine's Day ideas.

Table of Contents:

  • When is Valentine's Day?
  • Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
  • Valentine's Day Meal Ideas

When is Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is on the 14th of February every year. Before we start talking about Valentine's Day ideas, it is important to check you have the right date marked in your calendar! It has been celebrated on this date since the end of the 5th century when Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine's Day. Since then, the day has transformed from a religious celebration into one of the most romantic days of the year.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

  • For the foodie - a meat box. If you have a food lover in your life, they will love receiving a selection of premium British meat on Valentine's Day. Filled with exceptional quality grass fed beef, free range chicken and more, our meat boxes are perfect for delicious home cooking. What's more, these are a Valentine's Day gift that keeps on giving. All the items can be frozen and defrosted to spread the enjoyment throughout the year. If you don't think you can choose for them, why not spoil your special someone with a Farmison & Co gift card. They can then choose their favourites or try something new and have it delivered direct to their door.
  • For the homebody - new cookware. Although it may not sound glamorous, kitchenware can be a lovely Valentine's Day idea for anyone who loves home comforts. This idea can be especially thoughtful if you have recently moved in together or bought a new house as it can be used in your shared life together.
  • For the music lover - a personalised playlist. This Valentine's Day idea is a modern spin on the classic mixtape gift from all the best rom-coms. Simply create a playlist of all the songs that remind you of your partner. This gift may be free but it is so thoughtful and personal they are sure to love it. Not only can they play it whenever you are apart but also you'll have the perfect playlist ready to go for a romantic Valentine's Day meal.
  • For everybody to enjoy - a romantic dinner. We think one of the most romantic and meaningful Valentine's Day ideas is a home cooked meal. Whilst a dinner reservation can be spectacular, there is something extra intimate about enjoying a restaurant quality meal in the environment of your own home. Plus, we are sure your loved one will appreciate the extra effort you've gone to prepare dinner for them. It is the perfect Valentine's Day idea as it combines a gift with quality time together which is what the day is all about.

Valentine's Day Meal Ideas

A candlelit meal with just you and your loved one can be the perfect start to your Valentine's evening. We have a range of products to suit any budget and any cooking ability. Plus, browse our collection of recipes from Michelin starred chef Jeff Baker for expert guidance on preparing a truly exquisite meal. Here are some top Valentine's Day Meal ideas to get your mouth watering:

  • Steak - Perhaps the most classic Valentine's Day meal idea, you can't go wrong with steak. Special and sophisticated, this meat is perfect for the occasion. From tender fillet steaks to marbled rib eye steaks, there is something to suit every taste. You could even try a sharing steak for something truly romantic. Our Valentine's Day steaks are exceptionally high quality meaning you can prepare a restaurant worthy meal at home. Pair with our luxuriously creamy gratin dauphinoise potatoes to elevate this meal even further.
  • Osso Bucco - Osso Bucco literally means 'bone with a hole' in Italian and is a cut of beef taken from the shanks or leg. Wow your date with a gorgeously indulgent Valentine's Day meal of Osso Bucco with pappardelle. This recipe requires minimal ingredients and lets the rich flavours of the meat take centre stage. The pasta is perfectly moreish and the melt in the mouth tender beef makes this meal extra special.
  • Duck Pancakes - Peking duck pancakes with all the trimmings is a great choice for Valentine's Day celebrations. Our free range peking duck is prepared in an authentic mix of classic Chinese flavours including Black Vinegar, Five Spice, Sichuan peppercorns, malt & light soy sauce. All you have to do is add fresh spring onions & cucumber and you will have a flavourful and impressive spread.
  • Venison - A little more unusual Valentine's Day meal idea is Venison. A fantastic alternative to the classic steak dinner, venison is sure to please. One of the best ways to prepare venison for a Valentine's Day meal is with a simple garlic, rosemary, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce marinade. This is an ideal Valentine's Day idea for adventurous eaters who may like the excitement of trying something a little different.
  • Truffled Chicken Ballotine - Valentine's day is the perfect excuse to indulge in some truffles. This dish features juicy free range chicken filled with decadent truffle-infused stuffing so you can really dine in style. Sounds complicated? Our pre-prepared Couple's Chicken and Truffles Box makes it easy! What's more, the box is complete with our chicken schmaltz, rosemary and sea salt french fries. This pairing makes for an excellent Valentine's Day meal you will crave to have again.
  • If you aren't a confident cook, you can still impress your partner with our saucepan ready collection. Choose from rich and rustic Italian dishes, fragrant and sumptuous curries or decadent and warming pies and wellingtons. Pair with their favourite simple sides and a bottle of wine for a completely delicious and foolproof dinner.

Why stop at dinner? Kick Valentine's Day off with a romantic breakfast of sausages, eggs and crispy bacon.

Celebrate with Better Meat

Farmison is proud to make it easier to eat restaurant quality meat at home. Whether you are looking for Valentine's Day ideas or for something special for Mother's Day, Father's Day or a dinner party, celebrate with better meat. We are committed to sustainability and work with small, local farms. This means that each lamb chop or bbq sausage that ends up on your plate can be traced back to the grass fed sheep or free-range pork which it came from. Delivered straight to your door, exceptional dining at home couldn't be easier.