For some people, being stuck at home for Valentine's Day can be seen as a massive buzzkill. But when life gives you lemons, make sweet lemonade. At Ukiyo, we are channelling all the positive vibes to make Valentines Day one to remember.
You've come to the right place if you're looking for some romantic date night inspiration. We've pulled together some romantic lockdown ideas for Valentine's Day and paired them with some of our favourite Ukiyo Valentines Day looks. We have everything from loungewear to breathtaking dresses and of course, super cheeky cocktails to do Valentine’s Day right this year. After all, there’s no better time like the present to show some appreciation for the people you adore the most.
A romantic breakfast
Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast. If you’re keen to cook up a storm why not go for a stack of Valentine’s Day pancakes, drizzled with syrup, berries, cream, whatever they love the most. If it's a full English they’d rather, why not use some cute heart moulds for the eggs. There’s nothing better than breakfast in bed, so ladies, start dropping the hints now.
Keep it cosy and comfortable for your romantic morning in one of our Ukiyo tracksuits. Available in a whole host of colours, you could even go matching with your loved one or bestie. Team with a hot coffee and our fluffy slides to give you all things comfort.
Cosy Netflix den
It’s safe to say that we are all children at heart. Nothing beats creating your own den and filling it with fairy lights, getting all your fave snacks, and bringing in your laptop to catch up on Netflix shows in your cosy Ukiyo joggers. Stock up on treats galore, we’re talking pick and mix, crisps, nachos, popcorn, chocolate - everything you could ever want.
Whip up some cocktails (or buy some pre-made ones) and choose a film you both love or if you’re struggling to pick, put a couple of new releases into a bowl and pick one at random.
At-home spa day
Who can say no to a pamper session? Grab your skincare essentials and lather on to de-stress. Put your favourite dressing gown and slippers on, tie your hair, sit back and relax. Don’t forget to make a playlist of your fave chilled songs and zen out for a moment. Because we can’t book any relaxing couple’s massages this Valentines, why not take it in turns to give each other a romantic massage or shoulder rub?
Self-care is just as important as taking care of a loved one. Why not have a pamper day for Galantines and put on your favourite podcast.
Get dressed up for a romantic meal for two
Since we can’t go out for a romantic meal why not bring the atmosphere to your own home. Put on a sexy date night dress and a pair of heels and get your love to dress up too. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly and start the Valentines Day celebrations.
Prepare a three-course meal if you are feeling up to the challenge or even better order in your favourite take away. If you're not in the same house, you could whip up a feast at the same time over Zoom, and have yourselves a romantic Zoom date.
This one is also perfect if you are celebrating Galantines with your flatmates, mum, sister or if you are not with your partner this year.
Jump on a Zoom call and have a virtual party of cocktail making. Simply collect a selection of your favourite drinks and give anyone who gets involved a list of ingredients and the recipe. If you’re looking for some cocktail recipe inspiration, check out Good Housekeeping’s 20 easy and romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails.
Enjoy re-creating the cocktails over Zoom and say good-bye to the taxi fare home.
Plan a couples evening and play Mr and Mrs
If you and your partner are missing the energy of other people right now, spend a little time just the two of you and then engage in a Zoom game of Mr and Mrs. You can even do this with friends and family, whoever you are with and see who knows each other best.
Cocktails at the ready, loungewear on, it’s time to challenge your relationships and your friends with some nitty-gritty questions.
With these date night ideas, you are sure to have the best Valentine’s Day ever. Check out Ukiyo for some cute Valentines Day looks to really get in the Valentine’s Day lockdown spirit, and if you’re looking for a last-minute present, we offer 24-hour delivery. Make sure to tag us on Instagram in your Valentine’s Day activities, and your Ukiyo looks.
Head to our Instagram page now to enter our Valentine’s Day giveaway to be in the chance of winning the perfect at-home Valentine’s kit including a £50 Uber Eats Voucher, a pair of our gorgeous Ukiyo fluffy slides, a Ukiyo outfit of your choice, two bottles of prosecco and a box of chocolate from Hotel Chocolat! It’s free to enter, so what are you waiting for? Go to @ukiyoonline_ on Instagram now!