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5 last minute ideas for Valentine's Day

February 11, 2016
Red flowers in crystal vases

Valentine’s Day is making you nervous? You know how your loved one secretly appreciates this day and you don't want to disappoint? Loyal to your old habits, you haven’t stopped postponing the moment you were going to plan the romantic evening she dreams of?

Don’t worry – there are glorious ways to escape last minute’s pressure without overspending or falling into the trap of easy solutions. Here are 5 wallet-friendly ideas for Valentine's Day that will undeniably charm your other half.

A homemade brunch

This year, February 14 is a Sunday. Sundays are often associated with brunch. Why not surprise your sweetheart with a lovely breakfast in bed? He or she won’t be able to resist the smell of freshly cooked delights! Oh, and not only are we sharing this idea with you, but we also have some great recipes that will help you set up the perfect brunch: scones, muffins and even a delicious smoothie!

Breakfast in bed - pancakes topped with fresh fruits and a drizzle of maple syrup

Photo credit: Instagram @kara_bino

Ice skating in the Old Port of Montreal

Winter sometimes inspires us to condemn outdoor activities although there are a variety of options! One of the most appreciated romantic activities that allow us to enjoy the great outdoors is definitely ice skating. Snuggle up in your warmest outerwear and head out to enjoy the enchanting panorama the Old Port of Montreal offers, while skating hand in hand. You can even bring along a nice bottle of sparkling wine (or hot chocolate, just to warm up) to make the evening even more special.

Ice rink in Montreal's Old Port

Photo credit: Pastis Studio Créatif

Delicate lingerie

It's no secret, women love lingerie. FYI gentlemen, there's one golden rule to follow while purchasing undergarments: something comfortable and simple. Yes, something very elegant hides in simplicity. Right now, bralettes are really popular, mostly because they provide valuable comfort and their delicate, minimalist design fits perfectly with any type of clothing. By the way, your partner will certainly fall in love with Sokoloff Lingerie’s collections.

A black piece of delicate lingerie from Sokoloff Lingerie

An impressive table setting to enjoy a dinner for two

Time to get your DIY skills out! If you lack inspiration, no worries! Pinterest is there for you. You can find plenty of easy and inexpensive ideas to create the perfect romantic atmosphere. Since you’re going to put some effort in this, why not seize the opportunity to cook your lover's favorite meal? Again, to help you, we have amazing sweet recipes that would be well suited for dessert (our chocolate mousse is truly divine). Trust us, no matter the outcome; simply the effort that you’ll put into doing all of this will make the other happy.

Table setting for gathering people around a delicious meal

Getting out of town and spending the day in one of Quebec's national parks

No need to go far to see what our beautiful province holds for us! There are several national parks near Montreal (e.g. Mont Saint-Bruno, Îles-de-Boucherville, Oka), which offer several activities at a very affordable price: hiking, snowshoeing or even cross-country skiing. After enjoying the great outdoors in one of the most charming scenery, why not stop at an unfamiliar cafe or restaurant to break the routine?

National Park des Grands-Jardins Québec

Parc national des Grands-Jardins | Photo credit: Sarah Babineau

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