Buying a gift for the woman in your life can be a challenge but YLC has picked out five ideas for you to find that perfect special something for that perfect special someone.
The list of things to buy your lady love is endless and well-worn: jewellery, chocolates, flowers … been there, done that, right? We thought it more fun to find five gift ideas that may just make your special lady agree to be your Valentine.
Romantic Mini Break
If you are feeling flush, why not invite someone you hold dear for a weekend of relaxation, gourmet experiences, and romance at Gimo Herrgård, not far from Stockholm? The Romantic Lifestyle package includes: superior room accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, fruits and chocolate in your room upon arrival, afternoon tea, welcome drink, four course dinner, breakfast to your room and access to the Sjöstugan SPA.
Where: Bruksgatan 14, Gimo
Contact: 0173 88 900
Damage (per person): For the Romantic Lifestyle Weekend 2,295 SEK
For other ideas to whisk your Valentine away, check out YLC’s guide to great weekend getaways!
Luxurious Afternoon Tea for two
Time spent at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel is always time well spent and giving your special lady afternoon tea at the Grand is sure to put a smile on her face. Grand’s own special blend tea is to die for and the wide variety of cakes and biscuits will tickle her palate delightfully. Throw in a fabulous glass of bubbly and by the time dinner rolls around she’s going to be one very happy woman. Reservations are recommended.
Where: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8
Contact: 08 679 35 85
Email: [email protected]
Damage: 415- 535 SEK
For more Afternoon Tea delights and more budget options, check out the YLC guide to Stockholm High Teas.
Visit to a Japanese Spa
One of the finest spas Stockholm has on offer, Yasuragi Hasseludden is perfect for a day – or a weekend – of pampered relaxation. With a Japanese theme, Yasuragi offers top of the line spa treatments, an excellent selection of restaurants and a variety of activities, a visit to Yasuragi will make your lady purr with delight – and joining her will make it even more fun.
Where: Hamndalsvägen 6, 132 82 Saltsjö Boo
Contact: 08-747 61 00; Private booking: 08-747 64 00
Email: [email protected]
Damage: A variety of packages available, both day visits and overnight stays, including a special Valentine’s Day offer from 1,850 SEK.
Giant Heart Balloon
What says ‘I love you’ better than a massive floating red heart? This one comes in well under budget and imagine her face when you walk into a restaurant carrying this one? Better yet, imagine having it delivered to her desk, where her work will be buried and her face will be beaming. At 3 feet this one is as big as your love.
Damage: 90 SEK
Crème Brûlée Torch
Is your other half a keen cook? Does she love whipping up special treats in the kitchen? If so, this might be the perfect gift for her. Crème Brullée is a decadent dessert and you simply cannot get that gorgeous crunchy topping (which, when cracked, reveals the creamy smoothness of the custard) without a good torch. Trust me, I’ve tried! The torch comes with four heart-shaped ceramic forms, so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Damage: From 285 SEK
What great ideas do you have for Valentine’s Day gifts? Tell us in the comments below!
Judi Lembke is an experienced editor and writer who, when not shackled to her computer, enjoys reading, cooking and sometimes watching embarrassingly bad reality TV. Judi also works with communications and thinks coming up with clever ideas is about as much fun as one can have without taking off one’s clothes.