Pre-pandemic, couples would usually take trips to romantic cities around the world like Venice, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Charleston and Dubrovnik to name but a few. Alternatively, experience days and spectacular gifts were also a big hit, but since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in spring of 2020, international travel is extensively off-limits, close contact is prohibited and a lot of businesses have closed their doors. 

You’d be forgiven for thinking a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers are the only viable options left, but they’re not. A lot of businesses have adapted their services to be accessible online, and that’s resulted in some pretty spectacular experiences perfect for your significant other this coming February. 

If you’re looking for a lockdown present for your partner, take a look at some of the ideas listed below. 

Date Night In Boxes 

Date night doesn’t have to cancelled when you order from Date Night In Boxes. A subscription-based service, this really is the gift that keeps on giving far beyond V-day. When you sign up, you will get sent a themed box that comprises a selection of activities and games you and your other half can do together, as well as accessories to set a romantic mood, either alcohol mixers or snacks, and a recipe card curated by a chef so you can cook up something special for the occasion. This is a truly imaginative ways of helping couples reconnect – and it’s delivered right to your door for maximum convenience! 

Movie Night At Home 

For as long as movie theatres have existed, they’ve been a go-to location for couples. There’s something about the magic of the big screen that is irresistible to two united souls, and just because a lot of theatres are closed, that doesn’t mean you can experience that feeling from the comfort of your own home. Simply purchase a smartphone projector and watch as your favorite film expands from the small screen to the big screen right before your eyes. Get some microwave popcorn, some slushie cups and lots of candy and you’re good to go! This is a thoughtful option any partner will love. 

Virtual Tours

If you’d planned a trip or a tour and it’s since been cancelled, the company may be offering online experiences! if the company is offering online experiences instead. If your partner loves true crime and you were planning on walking the streets of London for a Jack the Ripper tour, you still can – just virtually! If you had plans to indulge in some history and go back in time to Pompeii, check out the walking virtual tour online instead. Sure, they’re not exactly the same, but online tours give you the chance to live out your plans until you have the chance to do it properly. 

Craft Activities

There are a whole host of online craft classes, so why not try one for yourself? Whether it’s pottery, painting, embroidery or mixed media, there’s no better way to express your love for someone than doing something you wouldn’t usually and giving them the fruits of your labor. Your parents were right when they said handmade gifts really do mean the most! Years from now when the pandemic is all but a distant memory, you’ll have an artsy gift to remember how you spent lockdown. 

Whatever you choose to gift your partner, make sure you spoil them from dusk ‘til dawn. Decorate the house, cook breakfast in bed and enjoy each other’s company. Even if you don’t like the holiday of love, now more than ever it’s a chance to express your gratitude and thanks to the people you share your life with.