The Perfect Valentine’s Day In

The Hallmark holiday will soon be upon us and we would like to give you a few ideas to help ease the pain of trying to come up with ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day for your loved one. We know that Valentine’s Day often means the stress of finding the perfect card, something that says ‘I Love You’ but not in a sickly sweet way. Finding the perfect gift, not too big, not too small and booking your favourite restaurant in advance, only to find that when you arrive on time you still have to wait half an hour to be seated. But, just because it’s Valentine’s day doesn’t mean you have to go out. It’s true! Why not try something different this year and stay in. With our simple hints and tips you can create the perfect, romantic night in with your partner this Valentine’s Day.

The Mood

Create the mood with lots (and we mean lots!) of candles both scented and unscented. You want to have a nice aroma but not so much that it’s overpowering. Max Benjamin, Bog Standard and The Homemade Soap Company have a fantastic range of floral scents that are perfect for Valentine’s. Dot some lanterns among the candles to add a bit of depth to the scene.

Max Benjamin Persian Rose candle, €21.95
Max Benjamin Persian Rose candle, €21.95
Carson pillar holder – medium, €120
Carson pillar holder – medium, €120

Cosy, soft décor is a must when creating your romantic Valentine’s day haven in your home. Think soft throws on the sofa, a luscious rug that you can sit on near the roaring fireplace, and vases full of beautiful flowers to really set the scene for your night in.

Hand Knit Throw Collection, from €69.95
Hand Knit Throw Collection, from €69.95

 

Aluminium hammered vase, €64.95
Aluminium hammered vase, €64.95
Irish Sheepskin rug - double, €169
Irish Sheepskin rug – double, €169

The Food

A romantic night in is nothing without good food and good wine. A beautifully set table can make all the difference. This is not your average dinner, make it special and unique for your loved one.

Bamboo Serveware Collection, from €12.95
Bamboo Serveware Collection, from €12.95
Le Creuset round casserole dish 22cm, €235
Le Creuset round casserole dish 22cm, €235
Reclaimed wood rectangular tray, €29.95
Reclaimed wood rectangular tray, €29.95
Sweetheart dessert spoons, €3.95
Sweetheart dessert spoons, €3.95

 

Oh, and for the morning after…

 

Rise & Shine mugs set of 4, €23.80
Rise & Shine mugs set of 4, €23.80

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Meadows & Byrne team X

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