Put the flowers and chocolates down, and discover a whole heap of Valentine’s Day gift ideas that scream ‘I put real effort into this’.
We gather the best recommendations from our experts at Ticketmaster, from nights at the ballet to days on the rugby sidelines. Guaranteed to take you from zero to hero.
“If it’s not a surprise trip to Florence, then there’s nothing more romantic than a trip to the opera or ballet this Valentine’s Day.”
Laura Johnson, Digital Content & Promotions Manager
“I’d recommend Once – it’s the cutest, most romantic (and genuinely heartfelt) musical there is. As far as Valentine’s Day activities go, there’s nothing better. Head to Soho for a late night meal afterwards and it’ll be the best date ever!”
Abi Tyler, Content Editor
“Shakespeare in Love – it’s charming, funny and enjoyable for both sexes. It’s not an event that a bloke would take his partner to to keep her happy – he would genuinely enjoy it too.”
Nihal Pekbeken, Marketing Vice President
“Nothing says ‘you’re the one’ like a night at the wrestling, right? If someone’s willing to wave foam fingers in the air and eat hot dogs at WWE with me, I know it’s meant to be.”
Jessica Bridgeman, Blog Manager
“For me, it has to be a weekend at Download Festival.”
Alex Towers, Music Marketing Manager
“I’d definitely recommend seeing Jason Mraz live. There’s nothing better than jamming to the blue-eyed, soulful, feel-good singer, full of acoustic numbers where the lyrics resonate with me and my hubby!”
Talya Zwiers, Content Editor
“I love Jersey Boys. It’s an amazing show – even people who hate musicals love it. Added bonus: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You is one of the most romantic songs ever.”
Oona Howard, Sales Promotions Executive
“Give a new meaning to a romantic crush with a ticket to England v Italy at Twickenham.”
Tom Cummins, Campaign Executive
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Check out more ideas at Ticketmaster.co.uk/valentines-day.