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Fall in Love with these Valentine’s Day Ideas

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We believe in celebrating love all year round, but Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to kick things up a notch and do something thoughtful for the special person in your life. Even though we have to adjust our Valentine’s Day plans this year, the day won’t be any less special. Whether you’re planning a big surprise or a low-key celebration, these gift ideas and activities are sure to make a lasting impression.

For a virtual date night

If you’re spending V-Day apart from your significant other, there are plenty of ways to let sparks fly, even if it isn’t IRL. Organize a special date night where you both cook the same meal together over Zoom or Skype. On the menu: a three-course meal with an appetizer, main course and a delicious dessert (chocolate and wine not optional).

Set of 4 Otis Red Wine Glasses, Hudson’s Bay
Hasami-Ware Plate in Reeds Pattern, MUJI
Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat, Indigo

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Or try a meal kit! Some restaurants offer meal kits ready to go, complete with fresh ingredients and instructions, including Scaddabush with their Build Your Own Pizza Kit or Fresh Pasta Kits. Not a chef? Don’t stress! Simply order your favourite meals for takeout and enjoy a delicious evening – without the clean-up!

View our restaurants offering Takeout below.

Takeout at STC

For celebrating with your BFF

Celebrating Galentine’s Day? Plan a rom-com movie marathon and queue up all your favourites. Your movie night checklist can include the following: a snack station (think chips, chocolate and candy), a cocktail (or mocktail!), face masks and matching PJs.

Printed Jersey-Knit Pajama Pants in Valentine Hearts, Old Navy
Graphic Jersey-Knit Shorts Set in Love You More, Old Navy
Cotton Jersey Pajamas Light Gray Melange/Fries, H&M

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For a film-worthy surprise for your S.O.

If grand gestures are your thing, surprise your S.O. with a breakfast in bed served with a side of fresh flowers. If you’re planning a dinner for two at home, set the mood by hanging up indoor string lights. For a more playful date night, put together a scavenger hunt that ends with a surprise gift (jewellery is always a great idea).

Orange Blossom Candle, Jo Malone London at Sephora
Curtain String Lights, Best Buy
Jonathan Adler Muse Gilded Gala Porcelain Vase, Hudson’s Bay

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14K White Gold Hugs & Kisses Fancy Earrings, Spence Diamonds
Pink Swirl Heart Collier Necklace, Pandora
Purple Rose-gold Necklace, Twist Wrap Ring & Cosmopolitan Watch, Swarovski

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For a cheerful surprise

It’s entirely possible to spoil your loved one without breaking the bank. Draw up a Pinterest-worthy bubble bath, complete with a bath tray, book, candles, fluffy bathrobe and slippers. Another thoughtful but budget-friendly gift idea is to frame a favourite vacation photo so you can relive the memories together.

French Vanilla Bean Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Philosophy at Sephora
Teaology Green Tea Detoxifying & Reshaping Salt Bath, Hudson’s Bay
Faux Shearling Bathrobe, H&M

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Umbra at Hudson’s Bay:
Clipline Photo Frame
Edge Marble Picture Frame
Crowd Photo Frame

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For spoiling yourself

Self-love and self-care are just as important on Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the mood for a pampering session, a skincare set is just the thing to help you unwind and get glowing. Or, treat yourself to lingerie that makes you look and feel good, whether your style consists of delicate and lacy underslips, silky sets or bold bodysuits.

Start’r Set, Fenty Skin at Sephora
That JLo Glow 4-piece Kit, JLo Beauty at Sephora
5-piece Set Glow Kit, Boscia at Hudson’s Bay

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In Bloom Words of Love Satin Robe, Hudson’s Bay
Lace bralettes, La Senza
Lace & Logo Teddy, Victoria’s Secret

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STC Gift Cards

Having trouble deciding on the perfect present or looking to sweeten your V-Day surprise?

Say ‘I love you’ with a gift card. Our gift cards offer something for everyone, no matter what they love.

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