Whether it’s chocolate, jewellery, romantic dinners or just a movie by the couch, you’ve got to have your game face on for Valentine’s Day.

You may remember (or not!) that we’ve covered some ground around how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world. If you’re based in the UK though, and you just can’t afford world travel, fret not!

Any of the following activities will make your day that much more special!

1. Go on a distillery/tasting tour

What’s Valentine’s Day without a taste of something special? Whether you’re traipsing across the highlands of Scotland, or sampling some of the finest gins in the West Country, or just topping up some pints at a microbrewery, the sky’s the limit when it comes to tasting tours. A fun way to plan this can be choosing a specific location where you’d find a cluster of different breweries or distilleries, that are commutable distance from each other. Start bright and early, and make your way through each of them, sampling and tasting something special at each stop! Keep this up for a few hours (responsibly!) and both of you will remember this day for years to come! Oh, and another way to remember it, is to scratch each location off as you pass it! Did we mention we’ve got amazing maps to suit every occasion?

Scratch Off UK Gin Distilleries print

Scratch off UK Breweries print

Scratch Off Whisky Distilleries print

2. Take a City Break

Between sightseeing opportunities, shopping in abundance and a general cultural experience, city breaks are perfect for a couple to get away for a few days together. Of course there are the typical romantic hot spots like Paris, Amsterdam or Rome, but there’s also a ton of fun to be had locally as well! You can very easily plan an entire day of activities, if you’ve got your wits about you. You could start with a lovely lunch (and wine!) in Central London, followed by a play at the West End, and wrap up the evening with a sunset viewing at the top of the Shard or the London Eye. It will be a day to remember.

But wait, there’s more! Make sure that the next morning, you surprise her with a personalised message on a Postcode Map, and pick any one of the activities you did the day before as a reminder forever.

3. Book an Adventure

Don’t get us wrong. This isn’t an exclusive idea for the real adrenaline junkies amongst you, who find themselves at their most comfortable at the edge of a cliff. Or with a bungee cord strapped to your ankles over a bridge. Adventures take many forms, and sometimes you can discover a new side to someone when you’re on a climb together, or go on a long distance cycling trip. Fill up your favourite picnic basket, load it into your car or your bike, and find a secluded spot to have a romantic getaway from civilisation and the hustle and bustle of a city. Or why not take up an iconic route you’ve always wanted to do together, with nothing but your backpacks and the road in front of you? You’ll be surprised at how close you’ll feel to your partner at the end of trips like these!

Whatever your plans this Valentine’s, we’ve got a map that would make a lovely gift to go with them!

For more map gifts for Valentine’s Day, visit Maps International