valentines day ideasMany people believe Valentine’s Day is a bit of a 'Hallmark Occasion'. But here at VOYA, we do believe in appreciating your loved ones and sharing the love whenever possible. So, with that being said we have selected five simple gift ideas that you can share with that someone special this year.

Made with Love

We’re aren’t telling you to take out the glue gun and spend hours trying to create a unique gift that shows that special someone just how much you care. Making a gift can be as easy as cooking a nice meal, running a relaxing bath or making a special playlist of all your special songs. Sometimes the simplest of gestures are the one’s that go the longest way.

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Go on an Adventure

Your adventure can be a city break abroad, a staycation or simply a day trip involving a new or much-loved activity!

If you are heading on a city break aboard, here are some of team VOYA’s favourite destinations: London, Edinburgh, Budapest, Krakow, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Staying closer to home: Head west and visit the home of VOYA, Sligo, with some of Irelands best surfing spots, golf courses, hiking trails, kayaking routes, historical attractions and an abundance of tasty food there is so much to do and see. Plus, you can also book a relaxing seaweed bath at the VOYA Seaweed Baths in Strandhill to make the trip extra special!

Additionally, love always prospers in the most unlikely of places. So, might we suggest scheduling a fun activity for just the two of you? Cupid's bows in the form of archery, sailing in the Atlantic (properly supervised, obviously!) and even climbing the highest walls in the land are fun activities you can do as a team. You'll have a great laugh, bond and even work up an appetite if you'd still like to go for a more traditional dinner date afterwards.

Hang out with Friends 

The standard dinner for two might not be your style. So, turn Valentine’s Day on its head and organise a night out with your friends instead! Instead of the usual dinner for two, which let’s face it could be hard to book on the day of love. Book a larger table to accommodate your gang and enjoy the company of the many people who bring love into your life.  

Don’t have a significant other? Well, Valentine’s Day is also the perfect excuse to get together with your besties and celebrate your finest female and male friendships!

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At Home Spa

For a treat you can both enjoy together at home, how about putting together a little spa night kit? This is a great option for those of you who want a chilled out night in, or if you can't find a babysitter. You can adapt this care package to whatever budget you are on. We recommend throwing in our most indulgent customer favourites: our classic Lazy Days Seaweed Bath for an at-home seaweed bath.

Some Angelicus Serratus Body Oil to keep your skin moisturised and nourished. Plus, you can set the atmosphere with our beautifully fragranced home fragrances. If you really want to up the ante, buy two sets of white dressing gowns and slippers. You can even make your own spa music playlist.

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Put it into Words

How about a Valentine's Day gift that will brighten up your beloved's home or workspace? These amazing Irish-made prints from Jam Art Factory are quirky, hilarious and beautifully designed. Some are a bit mushier than others, so you're bound to find something that's just right for your relationship. Even if it is "You Wash, and I'll Dry". Sure, that's only the sign of good teamwork!

Elsewhere, if your significant other loves to read. Create a gift box with all of his or her favourite books or specially curated reading list that you think they’d love.