The most romantic day of the year is coming up and now is the time to prepare. This day is not just about choosing the right gift, but also planning the most romantic date. There is nothing more important than taking time out from your busy schedule to celebrate your love for your partner or spouse. This is one way of ensuring that you keep that flame burning bright. Here are some great tips to help you wine and dine your way to the perfect Valentine’s Day date.

Choosing your wine

The first thing you need to do when planning to wine and dine your Valentine’s socks off is to choose the right wine. If you have been together for years, you will know whether they prefer red or white wine. If you have not been together all that long and you’re not sure what they will enjoy, sparkling wine or champagne are always a safe bet. You can pour some bubbly before dinner and enjoy some quality time together before dinner.

Planning your meal

Next, you will need to choose the right meal. There is no rule that says you must eat out for Valentine’s Day. You can always wine and dine at home. In fact, many couples find this to be a better option for a more intimate date. Set your table and choose dim lighting such as candles. You can choose to serve a three-course meal or you could opt for a picnic style dinner instead. If you would like to enjoy dinner at the table, you could either cook or order your favourite foods. It all depends on your preferences and budget. Should you prefer a picnic, you can simply set out a cosy blanket in your favourite spot. If you have a fireplace, this is the perfect spot for an indoor picnic. You can set out all of your foods on a platter or you can each have your own plate. This will come down to personal preference once again.

Satisfy their sweet tooth

Don’t forget to include something sweet when serving your romantic meal! There is nothing more delightful than a delicious cake, brownie or even some luxury chocolates to conclude the romantic dining experience. Strawberries and cream are also delicious option if you prefer something fruity. You can enjoy some more champagne along with your dessert if you like. Once you are done eating, perhaps you would like some coffee or tea as you snuggle on the couch and listen to music or watch your favourite movie.

Something to keep

As important as it is to create the perfect experience, you should also make sure that your Valentine has something that they can keep after this special day is over. Something that will remind them of just how much effort you put in to wine and dine them the whole evening. Some ideas include potted plants and cuddly teddy bears. You should also include a romantic message in a card that they can treasure for years to come.

If you are planning on ordering a Valentine’s Day gift online, remember that you can always choose where the gift should be delivered. This means that you can have it sent directly to your loved one or you can take delivery and present it in person.