Ideas For The Best Love Lockdown This Valentine’s

By Charlene Bent, Style News The most romantic day of the year is upon us and with it, comes the question of what to buy for your significant other.  Well, fear not, we have compiled the ultimate Valentine’s Day guide of stuff to wear, give or sneakily hint to receive from Rushden Lakes. Oh, and let us not forget, what to eat! So, whether you need some inspiration or fancy leaving a little encouragement by forwarding this on, you are sure to find something your favourite person will love. Even if that may be gifting for you! It is fair to say that this Valentine’s Day will require a little extra effort and the execution of a good plan. For quarantine, it’s all about creating a cosy, amorous evening consisting of great food and good vibes. Luckily above all, the memories you make together on V-Day is the most romantic gift you can give, and with a virtual shopping trip to Rushden Lakes and online shopping at our fingertips, you can be sure to bag gestures that will make it a day to remember.

What to do

We may be restricted on where to go but the one good thing about being in this fabulous county is the wide-open spaces with stunning views. Before you get dressed up for an evening of fun, take in some fresh air and enjoy a walk around the lakes and through the fields, donning some country style attire. Be sure to stay in your local area! Barbour Barbour Wilton Wellingtons £49.95 Barbour Womens Tempest Wellington £99.95

What to eat

To plan out your special night, be sure to have a selection of menus ready to choose the right meal for a delicious take away. Particularly for all the foodies out there, a gourmet selection can make or break your festivities. Choose from exotic flavours and escape to the Caribbean at Blue Mountain Yard with their popular dishes such as, Curry Goat and Rice and Peas for a little spice and super rich flavours. Visit their website here for details on how to order and the full menu. Blue Mountain Yard Nando’s Alternatively, head to Nando’s for a selection of dishes to create a platter so you can both pick and dip. And if Wildwood’s traditional classics tickle your fancy – go big with their grilled menu and enjoy a cheese burger for a laid back meal on the sofa. Order Nando's with click and collect here. Wildwood

What to wear

Go designer fashion and make a real statement with looks set to impress. This may be a dinner date for two via zoom or located in your dining room but, nevertheless it is a date indeed! Go to town (excuse the pun) and go bold with colours that nod to a memorable V-Day. Flannels Jimmy Choo bing 100 patent heels £750 H&M 3 pack necklace £9.99 River Island chinos £28 Robert Goddard Great Plains high neck red dress £69 White Stuff Sorrel Crinkle Skirt £45 Robert Goddard Tommy Hilfiger Taped Pullover Was £110 Now £93.50 Superdry Classic University Oxford Shirt £44.99 Now £31.49

What to gift

Some treats never go out of style and jewellery and fragrances are guaranteed to impress the one you love. And if you fancy extending the budget to a more generous offering head to where you can indulge in designer accessories for men and women. Flannels Gucci Mens Sunglasses £255.00 Flannels Vivienne Westwood Yasmin Bag Was £295 Now £239 House Of Fraser Ted Baker Crystal Heart Bracelet Was £59 Now £42 House of Fraser Sara Miller Hummingbird Gold Stud Earrings Was £30.00 Now £22.00 Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum £56.00 Robert Goddard - Valentino by Mario Valentino £75.00

Pamper session

Nothing can beat a good old-fashion massage when it comes to showing affection. Add an aromatic oil to your basket and invest in some good tools to do the trick. Take the time to watch a YouTube tutorial beforehand to really master the art and create the right ambience with candles and relaxing music to get them in the mood. Botanics Massage Oil Ylang Ylang & Mandarin 100ml £9.00 Flying Tiger Massage Ball £3.00 Flying Tiger Massage Roller £2.00 H&M Small Candle in Glass Jar £2.99

Say it with words

Taking the time to make your loved one feel special with a little heartfelt gesture will add the sprinkle of magic needed for a romantic evening. From tear jerking poems to thoughtful cards and DIY craft kits, make your feelings clear by taking the time to attach a little sentiment to your gifts. Love Poems at The Works £3.00 The Works Wooden Craft Heart £1.00 Mooch Valentines card £4.00 Mooch Best Husband Ever £3.00 Mooch Amazing Wife  £3.00


To wrap up your evening, slip into something more comfortable and cosy up on the sofa with a glass of wine, a good rom-com and get ready to chill….. H&M Satin PJ’s £24.99 Joules Montague Dressing Gown £59.95 Joules Red Gingham Shorts £26.00 River Island Intimates black satin mesh mix bralet top £20