Valentines Day Ideas During the Pandemic

Saturday, February 06, 2021

For me, this time is important. It's been almost a year since we've all got locked in our homes and of course Valentines day is fast approaching. What do you do in a situation like this? I've done the legwork of putting these things together of some really good stuff hotels and brands are dishing out this February 14. Truth be told, there are really good ones out there and if you ask me, it's okay to dine out just as long as you follow strict health protocols. You're not just helping yourself in the process but also the businesses and employees.


 Sheraton Manila Bay


 Sheraton Manila Bay just recently opened their Pacific Lounge. If you want to celebrate Valentines day at home or this hotel, you can have a romantic fine dining dinner with you. They have "Love Picnic To Go" which costs Php 2,188 net. It's a 3-course Dinner package for your and your loved one. They also have a Valentines Grazing Box & Country Baguette which costs Php 2,488. You also get a complimentary bottle of wine with it, which is good considering that price. Call them via +632 5318 0788, 0917 583 7294,  0917 583 7326 for reservations. You can also email them via A 24 hour advance order is required so they can prepare it for you. If you opt for a romantic dinner under the gazebo, the 5 course dinner and wine with grazing box would be nice.That costs Php 9,888, but I love how exclusive it is so get that if you have money to spare.

 They also have a Pre-Dinner Cocktail Buffet for only Php 988 which includes house wine, local beer, chilled juices, fresh juices, iced tea or soda. It only happens every Friday, so take advantage of that if you can celebrate early.

Sofitel Manila


Sofitel's got your romantic date while the sun is going down, or covered while dining out under the stars. They have a new food truck which they aptly call The Food Truck by Sofitel. Aside from the usual international food they do so nicely, they've got aphrodisiac-ish items such as Foie Gras Sliders, Beef Brisket, Chicken Gyro, Sizzling Gambas and your hubby or boyfriend's favorite, unlimited beer! For the more classy ones, they also have wine and sparkling wine to make you a little woozy. It costs Php 4,000, but well worth it. You may inquire with this form Make sure you also do reserve ahead of time so you can go there without hitches!

You can also opt for the romantic valentines day at home by ordering Spiral at Home. The best dishes, all well planned and thought about to make sure your special someone enjoys it for that occasion. They're serving Truffle Roasted Poulet Jaune, Burrata Salad, Cheese and Charcuterie, their Chef's Sushi Selection and a dessert treat of Framboise Chocolate Crunch Gateaux with macarons. That truffle dish is already making me salivate, plus the dessert OMG. Go and check the rates via this form and inquire about it


Savoy Hotel



This is my personal favorite hotel to stay in when I'm going in and out of Manila. It sits right outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3 and you can even walk there by foot from here. They currently have good breads including Ube Cheese Pan de Sal offered at the Savoy Cafe. They also have really good ala carte offers which is composed of Western and Asian dishes. They also have really mean salads and sandwiches too, so if you're up for a breakfast meet or snack, this would be a nice place to do it.

Belmont Hotel Manila

 Part of the Megaworld Group of hotels, Belmont Hotel Manila also has regular dining options. Aside from that, they've got a good bar that serves cocktails from their in house bar. I'd suggest you call (02) 5318-8887 or email if you want to have a fun night with friends and close family, with health protocols observed of course as they have their own Stay Safe campaign. They even share their cocktail recipes via B Sessions which they post on their Facebook page. I'd like to have a dry Martini or frozen Margarita with a few ladies please!


Shopping at Shopee

 Since most of us can't go out or choose not to really be outside our homes, shopping must be done online. There are a few things in Shopee that are good for you or your loved one. We still need to remain active even at home right?


Track your workout efforts with this Xiaomi Mi Band 5. Know your heart rate, steps you take and the calories you burn. Get one here

For girlfriends that adore beauty products, Vice cosmetics has this Kavogue Everyday Palette. She will look pretty in this, and it's also on sale! Get it here

Now celebrating valentines day need not just for parents, you can have your kids dressed up with these Sesame Street themed sleepwear. Too cute!

If your boyfriend always says he didn't have batteries and could not text you back, this signals you to buy this Pineng Powerbank. It's on sale too so better get this on your cart! Get it here

If your boyfriend is muscular, or athletic, this Gun massager is used by NBA greats. You can use this on him for a night of relaxing massage without having to do it all by hand. Get one here

The day after, it's also nice to brush together. Get this Bamboo toothbrush. Cheap too! See it here

These Cowin Wireless Sweatproof Earphones would be good for those who run, buy two if you want to join in the fun!

Wash up with this Cerave Renewing SA Cleanser. It pays to be clean! Check it here

For a fun desk, KDrama and KPop lovers should get this Bling Light 3D Night Light, because it doesn't need to be bright, on a romantic night hehe. Get one on this shop

Shopee also has some of these up to 90% discount, and free shipping too. You don't have to go out and buy stuff because almost everything is here!

Now don't worry about the pandemic, we're all going to be fine as long as you follow strict health guidelines set by experts and the government. Take time to make her feel special, your family, your friends, because at the end of the day, valentines day is all about LOVE and you are part of that. You have to still make it special and memorable for her, she deserves the nice things, you too. Get her a nice dinner, small gifts, and who knows, she might give you the same too.


Happy valentines day!


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