Wild + Wolf’s 5 Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas!

If romance and red roses aren’t really your thing, then you’re probably not all that hyped up about Valentine’s Day.

Don’t give up just yet - there are still plenty of ways to make the day special! Here are some of our ideas for alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day, along with a selection of our favourite goodies to match…

Galentine’s Night In

Invented by Parks and Recreations legend Leslie Knope, Galentine’s is all about celebrating female friendships. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, nothing’s stopping you from having a night in with your favourite gals!

For the perfect night in, we suggest playing a few rounds of the Inspirational Women’s Trivia Game from Ridley’s Games. Gather round together and feel inspired by some of the world’s most iconic women!

Our Inspirational Women’s Trivia Game from Ridley’s Games features 80 trivia cards with beautiful illustrations.

 

Puppy Love

Love spending nights in with your pet? Of course you do! So why not make Valentine’s all about them?

Celebrate your puppy love together by snuggling up on the sofa and surrounding yourselves with sweet treats (for you) and a treat from Wild & Woofy (for your four-legged friend).

Research from Buffalo University in New York found that pet owners reacted less to stress – and recovered from it much quicker – when their pets were present. So do away with the stress of Valentine’s Day, and instead celebrate by buying a gift fur the real love of your life!

 

“I’m so barking excited for 14th Feb with my human!” This Jump & Catch toy from Wild & Woofy will keep your furry friend paw-sitively occupied!

 

Treat Yo’self

Forget all about Cupid this Valentine’s. Just light some candles, run a bath and treat yo’self!

For an extra restorative evening, we suggest trying out our Amethyst Gemstone Soap from Yes Studio. According to folklore and stories, gemstones are thought to restore your inner peace and balance. Bask in the peace and quiet of being date-free!

 

This calming, vegan friendly soap features a lovely, floral scent of gardenia.

 

Have a… Gardening-tines!

Who needs anyone to buy them roses when you can plant them yourself?

Gardening can be immensely therapeutic, and it’s a relaxing group activity, too. So why not gather together with family or housemates this Valentine’s and plant some winter veg?

Our beautiful V&A Leicester Garden Fork & Trowel Set should help you get motivated!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden - there are plenty of options for flowers, fruits and vegetables to grow indoors, too.

Sturdy yet stylish, these trusty garden accessories are a perfect gift for the keen gardener - and style aficionado.

 

Escapentines

Make Valentine’s an excuse to go on a well-needed break!

Get a few close friends on board and head off for a great weekend together, away from the flowers and romance.

Our handy Travel Documents Holder from Yes Studio will help you keep your train tickets, ID and spare cash safe and in one place. Nothing to worry about now but a great Escapentines Weekend!

Tickets? Passport? Money? Check! Keep them all handy and organised in these three fun pockets.

 

We hope some of these ideas have inspired you. Tag us @wildandwolf on Instagram with your alternative Valentine’s pics!