The month of love is here and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you haven’t made your Valentine’s date plans, now is the time to lock it in. If you haven't done your shopping yet, now is the time to get on Kilimall and start shopping. There is a whole 50% Discount for you, along with crazy prizes... like 5 Star Hotel Nights.
SEE Also: Kilimall Valentines Gift Guide
While a standard dinner date with flowers might be what most people do, it isn't for everyone. And since we're all busy - Valentines comes on a weekday- we've rounded up Valentine's Day date ideas that will get you and your partner out of your comfort zones.
Valentines needs to be special. You can't do the same things you have been doing. To experience the feeling of a home away from home, book into a romantic hotel that's free from roommates, dirty dishes, and paper-thin walls. Many hotels host their own Valentine's specials, from champagne service to three-course meals to flowers at the hotel restaurant. It can be expensive, but it is totally worth it.
And Kilimall is giving away one romantic night at the Golden Tulip hotel to one lucky couple, for FREE!
Go for a professional photo-shoot
It is the era of Social Media and the one with the flashiest photos carries the day. Well, that's the vain explanation... but seriously, poses are very romantic and pictures of you and your lover will live forever.
So, how about taking a stroll in Nairobi or your town, visit a natural place like a Park... and have your pictures taken. If you want to relive the memories, you can even go to a photo studio and do crazy poses like we did when we were kids (remembers those?)
Again, Kilimall is giving you the opportunity of an exclusive photoshoot at Nairobi National Park on Valentines Day!
Take a tour of an unexplored town or venue.
This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday, and for those of us with demanding jobs, scheduling enough time for travel on a weekday may simply be out of the question. But who says you have to celebrate your relationship on the actual holiday? Instead, get out of town the weekend before or after. Whether it's a new restaurant that's too far away for the typical lazy weekend or a trip to Tsavo or Zanzibar, take a Valentine's Day weekend excursion somewhere that will get you both exploring the unfamiliar.
Watch a movie at Home
Going for movies is something you should strive to do with your better half frequently. But nothing beats a movie at home. Create the atmosphere, make popcorns, dim the lights, open a bottle of wine, cuddle up and watch a movie!
No, it doesn't have to be cliche romantic movies, watch anything, enjoy the undistracted company and have a time of your lives! It costs almost nil.
Relive the first date.
Throwback to where it all started by recreating your first date. Dress the same, Go to the same place, order the same foods recreate the first kiss, remind each other of the awkward moments and see how many details you can recall from your first date
It is fun, and will breath fresh air to your romance.
Lots of spas are coming up in Kenya and many of them will capitalise on the romantic holiday with specials for couples, so take advantage of the reduced costs to chill out with your significant other. Get a couple's massage, a facial package and extended hours.
Nothing kills romance like stress. Along with working out those knots in your back, massage has the potential to ease everything from headaches to anxiety to insomnia. When the massage has finished, you'll hopefully be feeling calm enough to enter a state of mindfulness. It is a healthier Valentines date than junk food. :)
Spice things up by cooking something new.
Cooking is sensual by definition, from the smells of spices wafting through your apartment, to the sounds of sizzling veggies in a pan. So it's much more intimate to cook a meal for your partner. For extra, try cooking something new. And for even more, cook together, alone.
Have a great one, will you?