We often forget to show appreciation for our loved ones and tell them how truly special they are to us. Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and it’s a good reminder to show important people in our lives how much we cherish and appreciate them. This doesn’t just have to be a partner – it could also be a friend or family member. But we can celebrate love all year round.

Think about something sincere and heartfelt you can do for a special person in your life. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Cook one of their favourite meals – you can prepare the meal for them or cook it together.

Share your favourite pictures with them – looking at photos together is a great way to remember the wonderful times you’ve spent together. You could select some old photos and print a copy for them, or even create a photo book.

Organise a picnic – pack some snacks, drinks and a blanket and take them to a nice spot to have a picnic together. You can browse our recipes for food and drink ideas.

Write them a gratitude letter
– reflect on why this person is important to you and put it down in a letter to give to them. You may like to read the letter to them.

Do something they enjoy
– set time aside to join in activity they particularly enjoy. For example, you could watch their favourite movie or show, listen to their favourite music, drive or walk to a favourite spot, or get out in the garden together.

Pay them a visit – if you haven’t seen them in a while, taking the time to visit them and having a chat could make their day.

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