Valentine’s Day is the quintessential day of the year to show someone you love them. Whilst traditionally for those in romantic relationships it is an occasion to show someone you love them. However, love can come in many different forms and Valentine’s Day can be used as a demonstration of your love and appreciation for all the people you hold close.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of February. It is celebrated worldwide, though it is most popular in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Originating from the Pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, Valentine’s Day began due to the banning of the Lupercalia by Pope Gelasius I, in favour of celebrating the martyrdom of Saint Valentine. Over time, the day became synonymous with the celebration of love and relationships. In the modern day, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by many couples, married or otherwise. Gift giving and Valentine’s Day cards are staples of the holiday, with approximately 19 million Valentine’s Day cards being bought in the UK in 2021 alone.
Did you know?: Saint Valentine, whilst also being the saint of love and marriages, is also the saint of beekeepers, epilepsy and the plague!
EZ Hampers’ Valentine’s Day Movie Favourites
This February season is the perfect time to watch a rom-com, and our staff at EZ Hampers have put together a list of our favourite romance films, from oldies but goodies like When Harry Met Sally, to more contemporary classics like The Shape of Water. Why not treat your partner to one of our gift hampers and put on one of these charming and heartfelt movies?
Lisa’s Picks- Groundhog Day and The Notebook
“I love the movie, Groundhog Day, as it shows that you can change your life if you reflect on it. The Notebook always manages to make me cry. It’s a more realistic portrayal of a couple than most romance movies show- despite their ups and downs, they still loved each other until the very end.”
Erin’s Picks- While You Were Sleeping and When Harry Met Sally
“I love When Harry Met Sally, it’s the greatest Rom Com ever. Their relationship even as friends is really sweet. While You Were Sleeping is a classic I used to watch as a young child. It’s a very funny and sweet film. They’re both films I could watch over and over and never get bored.”
Gabby- The Shape of Water and Bridget Jones’s Diary
“The Shape of Water is such a unique take on a romance movie. Whilst most ‘monsters’ are treated as the antagonists of their respective films, Guillermo Del Toro decides to make the ‘monster’ of his film into the romantic interest for his film’s deaf protagonist. Equally, I love Bridget Jones’s Diary as it’s a modern reinterpretation of the classic book, Pride and Prejudice. It’s also one of the few movies that can make me cry with laughter.”
Valentine’s Day Gift Hampers
Valentine’s Day is only 13 days away, but there’s still time to order something special for your special someone. Below we’ve listed gift hampers for men, women and even couples! Treat your partner to a luxurious spa day hamper, or one of our many deluxe prosecco and chocolate hampers. Want something more specific for your lover? Don’t hesitate to get in contact to have a consultation with the EZ Hampers team to create your perfect custom gift hamper.
Couple’s Blue and Yellow Hamper
Angelic Chocolate Chip Plant Based Cookies (125g) Ve, GF, Nut Free, Top 14 Allergens Free
Scrub Up Bergamot 2 in 1 Scrub Face and Body (150ml)
The Man-icure Set
Creative Nature Gnawbles Light and Crunchy Bites Super Salted Caramel (30g) Ve, GF, Nut free, Top 14 Allergens Safe
Cheeky P’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Que Flavoured Crunchy Cheeky P’s (40g) Ve, GF
Angelic Ginger Chocolate Chip Plant Based Cookies (125g) Ve, GF, Nut Free, Top 14 Allergens Free
Champagne and Spice BettyHula Body Wash (200ml) Ve, Cruelty Free, Sugar Cane Bottle
Champagne and Spice BettyHula Anti-Bacterial Hand Moisturiser
Yellow ‘Be Happy’ Glass Nail File
Man’s Grooming Hamper
Man’s grooming hamper is the perfect gift for your favourite man, birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day, or just to say you’re thinking about them.
x2 Saucery Session India Pale Ale (330ml) Ve, GF – A pale and fruity session IPA, low in strength but high in flavour! Hopped with Citra and Ekuanot, and packed full of tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Full-favoured, with notes of passionfruit and mango; followed by a well balanced, slightly bitter finish on the tongue; making this a supernatural session beer to return to again and again.
Botanics Men’s Face Scrub (150ml) – Vegan, Cruelty Free, Sustainable commitment. Energises tired-looking skin, Reduces the appearance of fatigue, tired-looking skin, Leaves your skin looking and feeling re-energized, refreshed, revitalised, invigorated and healthier, Formulated with Ginseng, Green Tea & Vitamin E, Not tested on animals
TEMPRD Decadent Dark 55% Dark Chocolate (100g) Not certified vegan but only allergen is Soy
The MAN-ICURE – Pocket Sized Nail Grooming Kit with Gentlemen’s Essentials
Rainbow Wine & Earrings Hamper
x2 Popcorn Shed Rainbow Popcorn (24g) GF
Candy Kittens Loves Ruby Taylor (140g) Ve, GF, Palm Oil Free
Wine Hardy’s Red and White Wine
Vegan Rainbow Soap
Vurchoo Studs of Hope: Guatemala – Vurchoo Studs of Hope Cubic Rainbow Stud Earrings – A symbol of peace of unit is captured in the timeless style of this pair of Cubic Rainbow stud earrings. They are perfect on their own or in combination with other studs, if you are after a layered look. Handcrafted in sterling silver, featuring colourful cubic zirconia stones, they are comfortable to wear for any occasion, adding sparkle to your outfit.
Also available with beer or non-alcoholic soft drinks, and without the earrings.
Bulldog Cassidy and the Moonshine Kid Hamper
Want to treat a special man in your life? Treat him to this luxurious hamper filled with sustainable products to make him feel great!
X2 O’Donnell Macadamia Moonshine (20ml) Ve, GF
Skincare Original Bulldog Moisturiser (100ml) Ve, GF, Cruelty Free, Certified Carbon Neutral
Skincare Original Bulldog Face Scrub (125ml) Ve, GF, Cruelty Free, Certified Carbon Neutral
Skincare Original Bulldog Lip Balm (4g) Ve, GF, Cruelty Free, Certified Carbon Neutral
Skincare Original Bulldog Shave Gel (175ml) Ve, GF, Cruelty Free, Certified Carbon Neutral
Skincare Bulldog Lemon & Bergamot Shower Gel (500ml) Ve, GF, Cruelty Free, Certified Carbon Neutral
Valentine’s Day Hamper
Think Wine Organic Vegan Prosecco
Bailey’s Strawberries & Cream Heart Chocolates
Goats of the Gorge Strawberry Lip Balm
Bettyhula The Secret Wonder Oil Bath Salts Tea Bag
Heart Shaped Tealight Candle
Bubbly Hearts Hamper
Freixenet Prosecco D.O.C. Sparkling Wine (20cl)
Délicieux Chocolat 55% Plant Based DARK Mini Chocolate Bar
Vegan and Cruelty Free Heart Soap
Wide Champagne Glass
Couple’s Blue and Pink Hamper – With Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Options avaliable
Angelic Plant Based Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Cookies (125g) Ve, GF, Nut Free, Top 14 Allergens Free X2
EZ Hampers Sweets Mix X2
Creative Nature Gnawbles in Salted Caramel and Cheeky Choc HazelNOT (30g) Ve, GF, Nut free, Top 14 Allergens Safe X2
Equilibrium Pale Ale 1
Niche Cocktails Pink Grapefruit Gin Fizz
Scrub Up Bergamot 2 in 1 Scrub Face and Body (150ml)
Bettyhula Rum & Blackcurrant Body Scrub (200ml) Ve, Cruelty Free, Sugar Cane Bottle
Délicieux 47% Ruby Chocolate Bar