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The ultimate Valentine's Experience for him

Posted on
February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is one of the few celebration days that is held on the same day every year, 14th February.

It is a day when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts and although it has origins as far back as the Roman times, it became celebrated as a day of romance since the 14th Century.

I have been with my husband for 20+ years now and gone are the days of secretly sending a card, buying a cute cuddly toy and doing battle in with other couples to get a good table in the local restaurant.

This year we are off to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton to see The Full Monty, which is probably more for my benefit than for that of my husband, but it got me thinking of other alternatives for the man in your life.

5 Valentine’s Experiences for him

Experiences for two

If you are keen to treat the pair of you to something special, nothing can beat a romantic weekend hideaway, somewhere away from the beaten track and with a hot tub to relax in as you stargaze at the night sky, or perhaps a spa treat, where you can both be pampered with a variety of exotic treatments.

Supercar Track Day

If your other half is a car lover, why not treat him to the ultimate driving experience with a Supercar driving experience, which gives you the opportunity to drive a selection of the fastest, most powerful ultimate supercars in the world like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ariel Atom, without having to worry about car maintenance, insurance costs and the speed limit!

Head to a local Brewery or Wine Tasting Tour

Depending whether you prefer grape or grain, a Brewery Tour or Wine Tasting experience gives your man the ultimate chance to learn how beer or wine are made, before getting the chance to sample the produce.

If you are lucky, you might even get invited along too – just make sure you budget for a taxi ride home!!

Hang Gliding Lesson

This is perhaps my husband’s favourite gift from me – the chance to try free flying – no engine, no noise, just the whistle of the wind in your face and a clear calm perspective on the world below you.

Hang Gliding

You can choose between a series of Hang Gliding lessons, or just a one-off tandem experience, where you are safely enclosed in a snug-fitting harness, and your BHPA instructor will be controlling the hang glider at all times.

Power Boat Experience

If water is more his thing, why not release his inner Bond and relive an action movie favourite with a chase on water, where powerboats and speedboats weave along the water and frequently jump across each other’s’ wake as the wind their way across the wave.

It is certainly an experience like no other and is not for the faint hearted.

Would the man in your life like any of these gifts, or do you have something else planned?

Disclaimer: Written in paid partnership with Scuderia Car Parts

  1. Reply

    Sarah Bailey

    February 14, 2019

    These are some really wonderful ideas of things to give for Valentine’s that offer the ultimate experience. I often think that you remember things more when you experience them as well.

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    February 14, 2019

    Love these ideas! My husband would love it if I booked us a trip away together. Spending time together just us would be the ultimate gift!

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    Jenna Parrington

    February 14, 2019

    A romantic hideaway! Book me in! Sounds amazing and hubby would love it too!

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    Melanie williams

    February 15, 2019

    Wow never mind him what about herI would do some of these haha xx

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    February 16, 2019

    My husband would really enjoy the hand gliding experience, he loves sky diving and things like that I think he would give this a go! I on the other hand might not ah

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    February 17, 2019

    Love the idea of organising an experience that will last a lot longer than chocolates or flowers!

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    February 17, 2019

    Wow! What wonderful ideas for creating a memorable experience for the loved one. A hot tub can never go wrong for relaxing!

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