Valentine’s Day may be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a date night at home filled with your favourite Tees Valley treats. We’ve come up with some lockdown Valentine’s ideas that you’re bound to fall in love with!

Raise a glass to romance

If you’re not already feeling love drunk, why not order a few delicious drinks from a Tees Valley independent?

Spoil that special person in your life with amazing cocktails and gorgeous glassware from The Sitting Room, who are offering local delivery on their Valentines Gift Sets.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s than to treat your significant other to a gin tasting session? Steel River Gin are supplying the nation with romantic gin tasting kits that you’re bound to fall in love with.

Raise a glass to love with The Nuthatch, who are delivering craft cocktails and their very own pink gin in time for the special day or give the gift of locally distilled gin thanks to the Little Gin Palace’s local drop-off service.

Fall head over heels for food

Whether you’re treating your Valentine to a romantic meal or keeping it causal with a sharing platter, find the way to their heart with these fab foodie options.

Dining out may be off the cards at the moment, but you can still pull out all the stops thanks to Muse in Yarm and The Bay Horse Hurworth, who are dishing up their delicious three-course meals, or take advantage of Wallis & Co’s takeout service if you’re looking for a box filled with gorgeous grub .

Treating your other half to a fancy hamper is always going to impress, so opt for a Valentines gift from CC’s Deli, or make the morning meaningful with their breakfast in bed box.

If you fancy something to feast on during Netflix and chill, try a graze board that tastes as good as it looks from Teesside Graze, or try something different with a tasty fondue for two from The Cheese and Wine Shop.

Make Valentine’s even sweeter

Banish those boring boxes of supermarket chocolates and surprise your partner with an extra special sweet treat, all whilst supporting local businesses.

If your sweetheart has a soft spot for baked goods, shower them with sweet treats from Sophellie’s Cheesecakes or collect cupcakes and sugar cookies from The Village Bakery.

Get your next date night in the diary

You may not be able to enjoy all of the things you like to do together at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a gift for you both to look forward to and start planning your next date night out.

Treat your loved one to absolute luxury with a lakeside spa experience from Wynyard Hall, or surprise them with a five-star stay at Rockliffe Hall.

Surprise the better half with afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of Gisborough Hall, or swap tea for the River Tees and feel the thrill of stand-up paddle boarding thanks to Tees Active.

If cupid has matched you with a culture buff, book tickets for some theatrical fun at Darlington Hippodrome or plan an unmissable experience at ARC.

Don’t forget to use #EnjoyTeesValley to share your lockdown Valentine’s Day celebrations with us!


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