5 Valentines Day date night must haves for a lockdown celebration

Looking ahead to the 14th of February? Here are 5 Valentine's Day must haves to (try and) make the day special while in lockdown

Valentine's Day must haves: Lights4Fun image of bar cart with drinks on and fairy lights
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Searching for things to buy to make this Valentine's Day a good one? Seeing as 2021 will be the year we spend this day inside, it seems this topic is on many people's minds – including ours! – and whether you are in a relationship or single, it's hard to ignore the 14th February. So, here's how to make the best out of a bad situation and enjoy yourself at home. Even if you are sad that you can't go out for dinner, or to the cinema, or to your favourite bar – here's how to bring it all home...

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1. Cook up a storm with some Valentine's-themed cookware

Le Creuset Cast Iron Heart Casserole

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Le Creuset Cast Iron Heart Casserole | £169 at John Lewis & Partners
We're big lovers of anything Le Creuset, so much so that our kitchen is bursting with the Volcanic Orange collection. For Valentine's Day, why not buy a special casserole dish for a hearty meal? You'll use it year-round and it's so cute for when you (are allowed to) have guests over! Love! View Deal

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2. Set up your own home cinema just like this Instagrammer has!

APEMAN Mini Video projector | £79.99 at Amazon
Tried, tested and loved by us, this wireless projector is a total bargain. As you can see from Kelly's (@kellyprincewright) setup above, you just need to add some fairy lights to the mix for an oh-so Instagrammable evening. Gives another meaning to date night at home, eh? 

Connect this projector to a smartphone, tablet or laptop and plug it into a power source to use. It's lightweight, has speakers built-in – though you might want to connect it to your own. We use it with an Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite to watch Netflix, Disney Plus and more. Just face it towards a plain white wall and you're set.View Deal

3. Set the mood with this neon love light

Love Neon Wall Light

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Love Neon Wall Light | £69.99 at Lights4Fun
Who says this cute neon wall light is just for Valentine's Day? We think it would look lovely squeezed onto a gallery wall, around photos of you and your favourite people. View Deal

4. Buy some dried flowers from Bloom & Wild to bring the outside in

The Jo | £42 at Bloom & Wild
You heard it from us first: dried flowers are going to be so in this year. Why? They can't die, they look nice and they're much better for the purse strings. These ones from Bloom & Wild are especially beautiful – use them to decorate your home and bring the outside in, or to go on your Valentine's Day table...View Deal

5. Treat yourself to a cocktail making kit and get busy in the kitchen (with your other half, of course)

Grey Goose Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit

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Grey Goose Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit | £39.99 at Amazon
This Espresso Martini kit comes complete with Grey Goose vodka, Patron XO Café and cold brew coffee. Oh, and a Grey Goose Martini glass! Not only does it make this caffeine-fuelled cocktail easy to make, but it's also a great at-home date night idea. Especially if you used to spend date night at your favourite local bar. All you need is some coffee beans and a pinch of salt for garnish. We've tried it ourselves and we obviously loved it.

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