Alternative Valentine's Day Ideas

Going against the status quo has been in our DNA since day one. 

Looking at a mainstream map – with its pastel hues and patchwork borders – sent shivers down our spines so violent that we were compelled to make our own. Like you, we believed there was a different way to express our love. Reader, don’t throw your money away on a mass-produced teddy bear that will end up in the bin faster than you can say “Netflix and chill”. We’ve compiled a few ideas for spending quality time with your bae, from staying in to flying further afield.

Give Me a Hygge

Staying in is the new going out, we hear, so get your house romance-ready with a few wise buys that express your personality and add warmth. Have a quick sweep, plump up the pillows and you’re all set for a perfect evening. What else are you going to spend all that leftover beer money on?

Why not try:

Pair with:

  • Darkroom Pouf
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  • Classic World Map
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On Yer Bike

If romance needs a bit of mystery and excitement to flourish, what could be more of a sure thing than a Sunday bike ride exploring London’s hidden charm? Head for the City to experience its historical past without the suits and tourists getting in your way, or do laps around Victoria Park (you’ll be too busy looking into each other’s eyes to notice, anyway).

Why not try:

Pair with:

  • Tokyobike
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  • London Wall Map Gift
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Festive Fun

We are so spoilt by the variety and quality of summer festivals in Britain. Sway to the beats of your favourite band, roll around in the mud or run for shelter when the inevitable downpour arrives, but don’t forget to bring a spare charger for the ultimate “I love you” moment. 

Why not try:

Pair with:

  • Festival Sunset
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  • British Isles Wall Map
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The Trip Of A Lifetime

Why constrict yourself to a paltry 24 hours to woo your boo, when your love is for forever? Whether you go snorkelling on Bali, climbing volcanoes in Iceland, or strolling hand in hand along Venice Beach, a romantic getaway somewhere new is an opportunity to make memories together.

Why not try:

Pair with:

  • Abene Beach Senegal
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  • World Wall Map Gall-Peters Projection
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What alternative ways are you celebrating Valentine's Day? Let us know on .