Valentine's Day is waving coyly from the other side of the
room. How are you going to impress? Dinner, a surprise hotel stay or...
This is the first time in two years that Valentine's Day will take place with very few Covid restrictions in place.
Admittedly, that is not the sexiest opening sentence for a Valentine's Day blog but romance is always easier when you don't have to worry about social distancing, bubbles or travel embargoes.
Here are a few suggestions for Valentine's gifts. Of course, there are lots more for you to browse on our Big Deal page.
Luxury Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for 2 at Champagne Central, Grand Central Hotel Glasgow; from £25
The elegant bar is part of Glasgow’s Principal Grand Central Hotel, which has played host to everyone from Winston Churchill to Frank Sinatra to The Beatles.
Now you can treat someone special to a decadent afternoon tea in one of Glasgow’s most glam hangouts.
Sparkling afternoon tea
Today’s Big Deal is for two to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with option to include a glass of Prosecco each.
Available Sunday to Friday from February to April, this deal makes a perfect gift.
Your afternoon tea will include the Chef’s selection of sandwiches, mini filled brioche rolls followed by freshly baked fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and preserves.
To finish, guests can tuck into Chef’s top plate of cakes.
Say it with flowers? Pah! Say it with cake!
Chateaubriand Steak with Peppercorn Sauce & Triple Cooked Chips to Share for 2 at Bo'Vine; from £35
Over the years, 5pm’s team of resident philosophers has studied many of the world’s greatest thinkers and this is what we have discovered: happiness is a large steak.
See the light with this Big Deal from Bo’Vine and enjoy a magnificent Chateaubriand steak.
Grass-fed Scottish beef
The Big Deal is for two to share a gorgeous Chateaubriand steak accompanied by peppercorn sauce and triple cooked chips.
The steak is grass-fed Aberdeen Angus from Perthshire and it is served with chips and a fiery peppercorn sauce.
The deal is available Sunday to Thursday between 5pm and 9.30pm.
Bo’Vine is rated a tremendous 4.3/5 from more than 800 reviews on 5pm Dining. This recent review is typical:
‘Can’t wait to go back. My bf and I were really blown away with the quality of food… and Grant was a star seeing to our every need. I will defo be back soon.’ Rating 5/5
If the thought of sharing a Chateaubriand with someone special lights your fire then snap up this Big Deal from Bo'Vine.
Choice of Beauty Treatments from Kerenza Nails & Beauty; from £19
We all like to be pampered occasionally and this Big Deal offers a great choice of beauty treatments including an option for a back, neck and shoulder massage.
All treatments are carried out at Kerenza Nails & Beauty, an Anniesland salon that’s had rave reviews from 5pm Spa & Beauty customers.
Whether your gift recipient wants a relaxing treat, beauty treatments or fresh glowing skin, this will suit them.
Choice of beauty treatments
This Big Deal at Kerenza Nails & Beauty comes with three options.
Option one is for a back, neck and shoulder massage with an express mini facial.
Option two is for gel polish plus an eyebrow wax with brow and lash tint.
Option three is for three microdermabrasion facial sessions.
Perfect for a pamper session, this Big Deal would make a thoughtful Valentine's gift.
Overnight B&B Stay in Sea-View Room with Dinner for 2 at 4* Loch Melfort Hotel, Argyll; from £149
Country house escape or ocean getaway? Oh, the agony of deciding.
We’ve taken that dilemma away from you with today’s Big Deal for a stay at Loch Melfort Hotel in Oban, a country house residence by the sea.
This deal is for an overnight stay in a sea-view room with breakfast and dinner spend. What could be more romantic?
Loch Melfort Hotel is an award-winning, family-run hotel. Adjacent to the magnificent Arduaine Garden – well worth a visit – the hotel also enjoys views of Islay, Jura and Scarba.
Guests can look forward to roaring log fires and a big comfy sofa, spectacular Scottish produce, miles of shoreline for long walks, individually styled boutique bedrooms and a warm welcome (as demonstrated by their VisitScotland gold rating for customer service).
£40 dinner spend
Today’s Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a sea-view room for two with a full cooked breakfast and a £40 dinner voucher per couple.
Option one is for stays in February and option two is for stays in March.
You will be staying in either a double or twin sea-view balcony or deck room.
All individually designed, the Sea View Lodge bedrooms offer guests stunning views of the sea and beautiful grounds. Comfortable, well-equipped and all en-suite, each lodge bedroom has a private balcony or deck so you can take in the surroundings at your own leisure. A TV, WiFi and hot drinks facilities are also available.
If your Valentine would love a West Coast getaway then this Big Deal is for you.
Want to book your dates now? Visit Loch Melfort Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.