February is finally here and that only means one thing, the most romantic time of the year ..... Valentine's Day. The first Valentine's Day was celebrated in the year 496! Having a particular Valentine's Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival. The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February where it officially marked the start of their springtime.Every year on February 14th, millions of gifts are exchanged, but not just to romantic partners. I remember as a child my Dad would write us all a Valentine's Day card just to let us know how much he loved us. Do you have any special traditions? Me and my partner now celebrate Valentine's Day in the best way possible .... lazing on the sofa with a takeaway! What is your favourite way to spend Valentines?Here at Baskets Galore we are busy preparing for the season of love. We know how important it is to make your gifts that extra bit special for your loved one, whoever they may be. As we are all about gift baskets, you don't just get either one box of chocolates, a miniature bottle of fizz or a single red rose when ordering a Valentine's gift from us. You get all of the above, and more! A selection of their favourite chocolates & sweet treats, a full bottle of Prosecco and a pretty rose plant. You can browse the full romantic range here.I would have to say my favourite Valentine's gift basket this year would have to be our 'Valentines Be Mine' Gift. I better start dropping hints! This gift is utterly perfect. It includes items such as Lily O'Brien's Ultimate Chocolate Collection (for the sweet tooth, who even diets on Valentines anyway?), yummy Chocca Mocha real Strawberries in creamy white chocolate and my personal favourite a Valentine's Day mug by Coulson Macleod.Valentine Be Mine GiftsAnd the romance doesn't stop there! At Baskets Galore we think the best way to help show your love is by having your very own personalised gift card message included with your gift.Over the past few years we have seen some lovely messages from our customers to their special Valentine. We thought you would like to read some to give you some inspiration:This particular message was from a woman in Utah, US. She was sending her gift to her boyfriend in Suffolk, England. What a nice Valentine's day gift and message.
"Happy Valentine's Day! May it be as wonderful as you are. You are amazing and I'm glad to have you in my life xx"
When I read this message I thought of my partner. (Better late than never!)
"Happy Valentine's Day. Sorry it's late. Love you xx"
This message made us laugh, we hope she wasn't too embarrassed.
"So I know you're reading this with all these gifts in front of you feeling mad embarrassed, but oh well, lol. Happy Valentines Day!! See you tonight!"
Of course, if you/they aren't into all the hearts and flowers style of Valentine's Day, we also have plenty of other options for your loved ones to enjoy. Perhaps they prefer Wine & Cheese or to be Pampered. There are so many ways to say "I Love You" with a hamper or gift basket from BasketsGalore.We are still taking Valentine's gift orders right up until 3pm on Thursday 13th February, for express delivery to the UK, Ireland and even EU. If you would like some assistance choosing your gift please email us or use our live chat facility. Our sales team would be more than happy to help!