So, you’ve forgotten that today is Valentine’s Day and now you’re scrambling for ideas that won’t look as though they’re last-minute. Stop, relax and breathe, we have you covered

Spa treatment

The chances of getting a spa treatment on Valentine’s Day are a bit slim, but you could always get a spa voucher as a gift. Choose a spa and location based on what you think your partner would enjoy the most.

For example, if your partner has a job that keeps them on their feet all day, book a treatment that focuses on their feet, or if they’re at their desk all day, a shoulder and back massage is always a good bet.

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Romantic dinner

A romantic dinner is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, so this is always a winner. If you haven’t yet booked at a restaurant, call around to see who still has space. There are a few spots that can easily squeeze in one or two more couples.

Tobago’s at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, for example, still has some openings for their sunset picnic on the lawn (R890 per couple), as well as for their dinner under twinkling lights (R750 per person).

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Picnic at home

If you’re not the going-out type or you’re looking for a way to save some money, a picnic at home may be your solution. There are few things more romantic than dinner by candlelight, so place candles all around the room and make the space feel intimate and extra romantic.

For food, perhaps a sushi platter or an extravagant cheese board? And don’t forget a drink of sorts!

Sunset drive

If you and your partner are both at work for the day and you don’t have much planned for the evening, a great idea is to surprise them by packing a light picnic supper and collect them from work for a sunset drive.

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A last-minute event

If you’re the type of couple who enjoy going to events, definitely have a browse through the events listed on Quicket. As one of Africa’s largest ticketing platforms, Quicket is the place to look for events of any kind – concerts, dinner parties, drive-in movies and more. You are bound to find more than a handful of events happening around your city on Valentine’s Day.