Gasm’s tips for an intensely pleasurable Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is a great chance for couples to remind each other of the spark that made them fall in love for the first time. Let’s face it, we don’t get many opportunities to be romantic and celebrate our relationships, so we’re all for giving Valentine’s a good go. To give you some food for thought, read on for a few ideas on how to make the most of it.

Tip #1: Ask and you shall receive.

Nothing ruins romance more than crossed wires. While you might be chuffed to bits with your theatre tickets and candlelit dinner in a French restaurant, your scheme will fall spectacularly flat if your other half was hoping for a Chinese takeaway and a cozy night in.  If you want to avoid this pitfall, there’s no substitute for asking your date about the kind of evening they would enjoy. By happily focusing on your date’s desires, you’ll make yourself attractive, sensitive and considerate in equal measure. Which, on February 14th, can only be a good thing!

 Tip #2: A little effort goes a long way.

Whether you’re under the cosh or feeling flush, there are lots of ways to impress without splashing the cash. Taking the time to cook your loved one their favourite meal is just as good as picking up a tab, and a handmade card with a poem inside knocks spots off anything you’d buy in the shops.   The same goes for making a posy with wild flowers (which you’re allowed to pick for your own, non-commercial use in most places), which will be far prettier and more thoughtful than the dreaded, overpriced bouquets you can buy from a supermarket or (perish the thought) a petrol station. Something you’ve put thought into will always trump what you’ve paid for with a tap of a card, so save yourself some dosh and make it personal. You won’t regret it.

Tip #3: Don’t forget to remember.

Anything which brings back happy memories is sure to make your partner smile, especially if you’ve been blessed with a long relationship. Think back to a time or place that’s special to you both, and give yourselves the opportunity to reminisce on all the special times you’ve shared. Why not look through some of your old photos on the computer and put together a traditional, printed album to enjoy together? You could even make a surprise trip to the place you first met, or return to an old haunt that you both frequented in years gone by. Have a think about everything you’ve both loved, and do something to help those special memories come flooding back. Times change and years tick by, so pausing to reflect on moments of bliss will remind you both of how lucky you are to have each other.

Tip #4: Avoid cliches and be original.

Our fourth and final tip applies to everything we’ve said already: forget about going through the motions and do something special for your loved one. No-one has ever been bowled over by a box of chocolates and a card from Clinton’s. Instead, why not spend half an hour dipping strawberries into melted white chocolate a day or two before, so you can pop to the fridge and share something infinitely more memorable and delicious? In the same way, as much as many of us love a glass of Champers, French fizz is a well-trodden path. Imagine how much sexier it’d be to pop open a chilled bottle of Gasm (which we can deliver to your door if you order here)? A fizzy, fruity, colourful cocktail with an invigorating kick of foxy fruit gin could be just the thing to get the juices flowing! And, let’s face it, what sounds more fun for an intimate occasion: ‘Champagne’ or…’Gasm’.

I think we all know the answer to that one!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you.

Love,

Family Gasm x