Make a big impression on your special someone with these romantic ideas. Romantic treats that are original and imaginative don't have to cost the earth. It's really a case of the thought that counts - as long as it's not an, afterthough, like a bunch of flowers from the gas station convenience store.
These romantic ideas make an unforgettable impression and are enjoyable for both of you. Only one costs a bundle, and that's so special that it's probably worth every penny.
The Lodge on Loch Goil is a gorgeous Arts & Crafts period house about an hour from Glasgow. It has the most glamorous tree house and if you stay fora winter weekend, you can probably have tea served there.If the budget doesn't stretch to an overnight stay, you can still enjoy this incredibly romantic place by booking a winter lunch on selected weekend dates. It's prepared by their talented chef and served in an antique filled dining room.
Have a fun day shopping together and let your partner outfit you in what he or she would like you to wear. Or be more mysterious - shop separately and present your partner with your chosen outfit before the big night.
You might be surprised about what you learn about each other so be sensible and remember it's all in fun. And do make sure to take a list of your partner's sizes or measurements with you to avoid disappointment.
There are certainly plenty of places around the UK to stock up on stylish clothes without spending the earth. Try one of the many designer discount outlets around the UK.
Have a Champagne Breakfast in Bed
We're big champagne drinkers in the UK. In fact we're France's biggest export customer of the fizzy stuff, 39 million bottles of French champagne in 2007 compared to only 22 million bottles downed by Americans. When the recession set in, French champagne imports to the UK fell a little bit (only 4%) but other sparklers took up the slack.
We don't need much of an excuse, in the UK, to pop our corks. A light, leisurely breakfast in bed with some homemade treats (how about English Marmalade and English Muffins) and a bottle of bubbly between you can turn a romantic morning into a very special event. If champagne isn't on your budget, the less expensive Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco are nice alternatives.
Learn How to Pamper Each Other
What could be more romantic than learning how to give each other massages using the best eastern and western massage techniques. You could go off to a spa for lessons but why not makeit more private (and cheaper) by doing it yourself. Stock up on:
No, it's not some sort of space adventure but one of the most romantic settings we can think of for a very special romantic celebration.
With the whole of London as your backdrop, enjoy a private flight on the London Eye. The special package includes exclusive check-in and fast track boarding. Once on board, share a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and a box of Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles, served by your private host (no, you are not completely alone but he is very discrete).
The flight only lasts 20 minutes and at about £300 (in 2010), could be the most expensive 20 minutes you'll ever spend. But think of it this way. It's an investment in turning a romantic occasion into the memory of a lifetime.
Walk Across a London Bridge
London's Tower Bridge may be the one on all the post cards and the Albert Bridge, with it's frivolous pink and blue paint job and its twinkly lights at night is certainly pretty. But for my money, one of the most romantic views of London is from the middle of Waterloo Bridge.Bundle up warm and cuddle close to enjoy night time views of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, The South Bank and the London Eye with their glittering lights reflected on the night black waters of the Thames. Then continue on over to the South Bank to warm up with a drink, a meal or a show.