Whether you’re planning something very special, keeping it low-key, or burying your head under the sheets until it’s all over, we’ve got a few ideas for things to do on Valentine's Day.
Valentine’s Day is here again, and whether you like it or not, it’s pretty tough to ignore the big V. Are you planning something special? Keeping it low-key? Or burying your head under the sheets until it’s all over? No matter what you’re up to, we’ve got a few ideas that’ll keep your loved one sweet.
If you fancy spoiling the love of your life, you could treat them to a shiny new phone. But if that’s way out of your budget, how does £20 a month sound? Our 12-month SIM plan is a unique Valentine’s Day gift that’s all geared up to give their current phone a new lease of life. As well as unlimited data, calls and texts, they’ll be able to use their phone abroad at no extra cost with Go Roam and stream music and movies endlessly with Go Binge. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
It’s worth checking out some of our accessories too. For gamers and streamers, we’ve got audio essentials, like the Flip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and the Jabra Move wireless headphones. And for the gadget geek, why not treat them to mobile Wi-Fi so they can connect their tablet, console, laptop and other devices, securely whenever and wherever they like.
Valentine’s dinner ideas
If you fancy a night in, you can always depend on Deliveroo to come up with the goods. Or why not rustle up a three-course meal yourself if you’re on a budget? Don’t worry if your cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, because there are apps on-hand. Here are two of our favourites that’ll have you sautéing, steaming and simmering in no time:
BBC Good Food on iOS / BBC Good Food on Android
With a choice of around 10,000 recipes from celeb chefs, enthusiastic users and the Good Food team themselves, there plenty of starters, mains and puds to float your boat. The step-by-step guides make it easy to cook up a storm, and you can create an account to rate and save all your favourite dishes so you’re all set for next Valentine’s Day. Win.
Deliciously Ella on iOS / Deliciously Ella on Android (£2.99)
Looking for a healthy option? This clean eating recipe guide will help you whip up something tasty and nutritious while avoiding gluten and sugar. All the recipes come with clear instructions and photos, with some handy detox eating plans.
Valentine’s dinner deals with wuntu
If you haven’t got anything planned and your bank balance isn’t looking too healthy, don’t despair. Our rewards app, wuntu is here to help you out. Exclusive to Three customers, it brings you offers, competitions and deals from big brands every week. Most weeks there’s at least one lunch and dinner deal, where you can chow down on everything from Italian to Mexican, for as little as £3.
This Valentine’s Day, wuntu brings you 2-4-1 on burgers at the popular London PubLove chain; or you can buy one all-day brunch and get one free. Then wash it all down when you get home with a fine bottle of vino, because wuntu is offering 10 bottles of wine from Virgin Wines for just £45. All you need to do is make sure you download the free wuntu app from Google Play or the App Store and get the offer code for whichever deal you fancy.
Why not use a couple app?
Valentine’s is the perfect time to get closer and make sure you’re working together as a team. There are a few apps designed for couples that will help you share tasks and keep you both in sync. Here are two of our favourite couple apps:
Simply us on iOS
This one isn’t particularly romantic, but it’s a fun app with great intentions. It helps you organise your life together so that you never double book your nights out and you know who’s turn it is to buy the milk. Create private to-do lists, shopping lists and small projects, and sync up a special calendar so you know what each other is up to.
Couple on iOS / Couple on Android
Couple is a little more romantic and perfect if you’re not yet living together or you’re in a long- distance relationship. You can create a private social media space where you can call, text, FaceTime and express your feelings with video, audio, doodles and cute stickers. It’s a way of keeping all your memories in one place and if you want to add a cheeky photo you can set it to disappear within a certain time. On top of all this, you also get a shared calendar and you can exchange to-do lists. It’s the perfect way to stay connected and keep the love alive.
So, there you have it: everything you need to make your Valentine’s Day run as smooth as silk. Whatever you’re up to on 14 February, your phone has you covered. And if you love being single, check out our top apps for solo travellers. #PhonesAreGood