Long Distance Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

As February 14th is just around the corner, you’re probably feeling the pressure to dial up the romance for Valentine’s Day.

But for long distance lovers, it’s not always easy to show the person you love how much you truly care from miles away.

We’re sure you’ve thought about shipping a Valentine’s Day gift to them, maybe you’ve got a facetime planned… but if you’re feeling like Valentine’s Day might be a bit lackluster this year, why not try to mix it up a bit?

Take a look at our top 6 ways to get creative with your long distance date this Valentine’s Day - show your love that romance sees no borders!


1. Go On a (Virtual) Date

Whilst you might not be able to whisk each other out on an actual romantic date, why not plan to go on a virtual date instead?

You could get your culture on with a tour of the Louvre, go wild in San Diego Zoo, take a stroll around Buckingham Palace, or have an adventure in the Grand Canyon. There’s no limit on where in the world you could go.

Or, if you really want to wow, why not plan a date that’s out of this world with a tour of the International Space Station.



2. Cook Some Delicious Valentine’s Day Food

They say that food is the way to the heart, so put that apron on and get cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

If you’re not with your partner, then write out the recipe for their favourite meal and send it to them ahead of time with all the ingredients - you can then cook it at the same time over a video call.

Or put your thinking cap on and take them on a culinary trip through your favourite moments of your relationship. Start the meal with an appetiser that conjures memories of your first date, followed by the main course inspired by your favourite holiday, and finish off with dessert from the first place you’ll visit after lockdown.

Then exchange some thoughtful Valentine’s Day presents and dim the lights.

Not a natural chef? You could collect the local snacks from all the countries you’ve visited together and send it right to their door!



3. Why Not Dress Up?

Get dressed up as though you were going ‘out out’ to show them that your Valentine’s Day video call isn’t like any other!

Ship them a cocktail making set of their favourite tipple and have virtual drinks in the kitchen, as if you were sat in your favourite bar.

When it comes to food, gift an at home steak night to remember with Hawksmoor at Home, or if for plant-based partners take a look at these luxury vegan food boxes.



4. Send an Extra Special Valentine’s Day Gift

If you’re having to spend Valentine’s Day apart, why not think outside the chocolate box and send a parcel filled with romantic treats?

Fill the box with shredded tissue, confetti, or rose petals then hide some romantic notes, luxurious treats, and some special Valentine’s Day presents inside.

Arrange a time to meet on-screen, then open your boxes and watch each other’s reactions.

Stuck for present ideas? Check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022.



5. Escape the Room

No pun intended (honest) but challenging each other to an online Escape Room could be just the kind of escapism you need if you wish you could be somewhere else this Valentine’s Day.

A popular choice for competitive couples who love a challenge, you could up the ante by agreeing on a forfeit for the loser.

Check out this guide to some fun online Escape Rooms which reviews games from Mr X, Escape Live and Deadlocked.



6. Watch a Valentine's Day Movie

Together or not, what better way to spend the most romantic day of the year than snuggled up on the sofa with a Valentine’s Day movie?

Go for the authentic experience by sending them a giant box of popcorn, some retro pick-n-mix and some grown-up fizz before-hand.

And, with Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday this year, why not celebrate early and spend the whole Sunday before watching all of your favourite feel-good films.



Share the Love

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