Upgrade Your Valentines!


Whilst a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates are failsafe options for Valentine’s Day, why not treat your partner (and yourself!) to something a little different this year?

Here are some alternative gift ideas we’re rating:

WATCH: Dinner and a movie is a failsafe date night idea, but what if you could combine the two?! Taste Film is the big new foodie trend to hit the UK. The premise is simple, relax and enjoy a cult-classic film, with only one gimmick – a perfectly timed set-menu, crafted to compliment the film’s most memorable moments. In collaboration with well-rated restaurants and independent chefs in unique spaces, Taste Film take film loving foodies on a multi-sensory, gastronomic adventure, where the boundaries between spectator and participant are shifted. With upcoming eat-alongs including Harry Potter, Mean Girls, Pulp Fiction and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, be sure to grab your tickets fast! Find out more here.

FLOAT: Why not raise the bar for great gifts everywhere?! Treat a loved one, or tick something off the bucket list with a hot air ballon experience. Rise serenely to 2000ft from one of a range of beautiful locations UK-wide, and take in astounding views of fields, rivers, forests, villages and anything else you may float over. You can fly at dusk or dawn, so as the sun comes up or as the sun sets over the trees – it’s up to you! Once your feet hit land, debrief on your experience with a glass of champagne in hand. Book your weekday one hour hot air ballon ride for two with a glass of champagne each after landing for £339 here.

RELAX: A massage, at home, in an hour?! We’re big fans of Urban here at Glorious. This ingenious app and website brings massages (and many other therapies) to your doorstep! Simply pick a treatment – they offer 15+ styles of massage, at home beauty, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Choose a therapist – browse individual profiles to learn about their experience and read ratings and reviews (all their therapists are qualified, insured and offer the best hygiene practices.) Then simply set a time and place, anywhere in the city, any day, between the hours of 7am-11pm! When it’s time for your treatment, grab a couple of towels and they’ll bring the rest – including a treatment table. It really couldn’t be easier! Urban prices start at £68, operating in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Paris

EAT: Give the gift of gourmet brunch in bed with The Newt In, Somerset’s irresistible brunch selection, freshly delivered to their door! You’ll find a recipe card inside written by their estate chef, Alan Stewart, for making the perfect eggs royale – guaranteed to impress! Along with all the ingredients; freshly baked English breakfast muffins and croissants, eggs, cold smoked trout, lemon and butter. Serve with a bottle of Babylonstoren fizz for a toast, or enjoy a glass of sweet Red Love apple juice. Delicious! Order by 3pm for next day delivery, serving London and South West. Eggs Royale Brunch Selection for two £59.99

GIFT: If you believe in the saying, “If you run together, you’ll stay together,” then treat yourself and your loved one to a pair of On running shoes. If you’re London based, you might want to check out On’s newly opened three-storey store on Regent Street. It’s based on a science museum to give shoppers and communities of runners a unique design-centric and technology-driven experience. There are plenty of trainers to choose from, but we really like the men’s and women’s Cloudnova model, as it’s lightweight and super soft and offers the best of both worlds when it comes to running and walking. Find out more here.

STAY: Why not treat your partner to a weekend getaway where you can relax and unwind in the luxury of a cosy cabin? We love this cool and contemporary cabin that sits in a peaceful dell surrounded by rolling valleys and white farmhouses of this quaint Cumbrian corner. Hill walking, fire stoking and hot tub wallowing are all good things to add to your must-do list at Eden Vale. Book your night at Edens Vale Lodge in Cumbria here (sleeps 2, from £214 per night.)


What are you up-to this Valentine’s?

Whether you’re lounging with your lover, hanging out with your friends or taking some time out for yourself, Team Glorious wishes you a very happy Valentine’s Day!



N.B. Glorious is not affiliated with these products/ companies in any way. We are not sponsored by them and do not receive any monetary gain from featuring them!