Origin of Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day on 14 February.
In the 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer associated the day with romantic love. A tradition started in the 18th century when lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).
We’ve put together some gift ideas for chilli lovers, collated lots of recipes and some things to do with your sweetheart.
Gift ideas for Foodies
- Chocolates from Hotel Chocolat
- Chocolates from Godiva
- Organic and fairtrade dark chocolate from The Kent Dark Chocolate Company
- More chocolate suggestions from The Independent
- Have you tried Goupie Chilli Chocolate? Made in Goudhurst, Kent
- Flowers from Colonnade in Tunbridge Wells or your local florist.
- Personalised cheese board and lots of other gifts from Not on the High Street.
- Personalised Valentine’s Day cards from Moonpig and Funky Pigeon.
- Our Must Chup Gift boxes make a perfect present for Valentine’s Day.
Do you know which foods will help you get “in the mood”? Oysters, chocolate and many more you may not be familiar with… Find out more about aphrodisiac foods. And if you want to cook a special meal here are some ideas…
- Chocolate vegan chilli
- Valentine cheese board
- Chilli chocolate mousse
- 10 best Chilli hot chocolate recipes
- How about making your own chilli chocolate fudge?
- Personalise your pizza
- Food to get you in the mood: 23 recipes from BBC Good Food.
- 40 Romantic Recipes to Make for Dinner from Country Living.
- Strawberry mimosas
Romantic things to do and places to visit
- The most romantic restaurants in the world.
- Things to do in London from TimeOut.
- Ideas for a day (or night/weekend) out in London from Visit London.
- Things to do and places to stay in/near Tunbridge Wells.
- Places to visit in Kent.
- More ideas for things to do in Kent from Muddy Stilettos.
Where we will be in February
Please share any other Valentine’s themed ideas you have in the comments below.