Chocolates that you’re never going to eat and a bunch of flowers that are half dead before you can shove them into a vase? If you share the opinion that Valentine’s (and the days surrounding it) are overrated as hell, you’re in for a real treat.
We’ve got 10 incredible ways you can spend Feb 14, 2022, that’ll have you deep in balls (in a ball pit, obvs) and indulging in yourself – no S/O required. A PDA-free night out? Take your pick...
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Get spicy with Magic Mike Live. If you're craving something a little bit cheeky and a little bit sexy, we've got you covered. See MAGIC MIKE LIVE with two theatre tickets to see this sizzling show at The Hippodrome Casino London. Directed by Channing Tatum and based on the hit movies, this cheeky performance is perfect to mark the occasion. Enjoy 360-degree dance moves and acrobatics that will get you hot under the collar. Your temperature is guaranteed to rise as some of the most sensational performers show of their incredible dance routines, moving in every direction – so be sure to look in front of you, above and all around. Tried and tested by commercial content writer Angelica Daujotas, @angedaujotas"Prepare for one of the best nights of your life, quite literally. The night exceeded all expectations I had already built up in my head and from the moment the show starts you're met with an indescribable aura around the room. In a room full of eager and excited women (and some men too!) the atmosphere is electric and it's impossible not to have the best time ever. "The show of gorgeous gorgeous men is equally as mesmerising as it is fun and most importantly SEXY. It's impossible not to end the night in an uplifting and giggly mood, especially after receiving a little bump and grind, or two… You'll leave the show wishing you could stay there forever, trust me. If you're feeling flirty, fun and fabulous, Magic Mike Live is the ONLY way to celebrate Valentine's right."
Keen to get balls deep this Valentine's? Brighten up your Sunday afternoon with a bottomless brunch at Ballie Ballerson – the unique ball pit cocktail bar. Home to two huge ball pits and a million balls, you'll experience the ultimate childhood nostalgia as you embrace all the excitement of the playground. Get the ball rolling with two-hour access to the giant ball pits and enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco or Pornstar Martinis and mouth-watering pizza. This trendy venue features a dancefloor, a photo booth and a bar with an extensive cocktail menu, perfect for a Galentine's treat.
Food is love after all... So, treat yourself to this huge Valentine's-themed cake that you can put all your hard work into and then gobble up straight after. We won't tell anyone if you eat it all yourself ud83eudd2b
Pamper yourself. Treat yourself to a little pampering with this experience box by Buyagift. Packed with revitalising treats for one person, from manicures and massages to male grooming and deluxe makeovers, you'll look and feel like a million dollars. Your gift box will include a brochure, packed with a selection of the pamper experiences available so you'll have plenty of time to flick through and select your favourite treat. So go ahead and spoil yourself.
Night in done right. If you don't feel like leaving the house, this Patchology Night In Kit is perfect. It's a date night with your couch. Snuggle up with our fave low-key essentials, and you and your skin will be feeling relaxed and renewed before the next episode starts.
Newly single? If you're on the hunt for something to watch for your night-in alone, or with the girls, this film is just what you need. In a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love, the films main characters learn and re-learn how to be single. The cast includes Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr and many more.
Dinner party time. Host a SINGLES ONLY dinner party for your nearest and dearest, and make sure there are plenty of drinks to go around. Perfect for cocktail lovers, this M&S gift box features the most-loved pre-mixed cocktail cans, paired with some delicious snacks. All that's left for you to do is get the invites sent out.
Treat yourself. Splash the cash and treat yourself, because nothing mends a broken heart quite like retail therapy. Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably have the Dyson Airwrap on your wish list. Splurge till your heart's content and treat yourself to the treat of all treats, then spend the 14th getting the hair of your dreams.
Indulge. Gift yourself some brownie points this Valentine's Day with Lola's cupcakes limited-edition 'Be Mine' Brownies. Six Belgian chocolate brownies perfectly paired with delicious ganache and topped with sugar hearts, lips and pearls. Finished with a chocolate drizzle. Plus, they're conveniently available through the post for nationwide delivery.
Stressed, blessed and nails obsessed. For a Galentine's treat go get those nails in check. Treat your nails to some expert pampering from the professionals at London Grace and bring along a friend to share in pink fizz and conversation in the heart of the capital for a morning or afternoon at one of the trendiest nail bars in town.
Love yourself. If you've ever wanted to try out the 1Rebel Rider Studio or a class at Barry's Bootcamp, sign up for a one month free trial at ClassPass and you can do just that. ClassPass is revolutionizing the fitness and wellness industry by bringing together the world's best classes and experiences into one app. On top of all the endorphins you'll be releasing, you'll get a mood boost to tackle the rest of the day.