Valentine’s Day gifts for the live events lover, from plays to games
Valentine’s Day gifts can lead to plenty of headaches — and heartache, if they’re not just right.
While life may be like a box of chocolates, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be. This is your culturally prescribed chance to do something that shows your loved one just how much they mean to you, so best make it memorable.
Even if you know your partner better than the back of your hand, it can be difficult to put your finger on the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Frankly, V-Day shopping can make us all feel a little stupid — so let us be your Cupid. What could be more thoughtful and memorable than tickets to your love’s favourite event?
We have put together a list of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the live events lover. Whether it’s tickets to a London West End show that gets their heart aflutter or they like to get it beating with sports like Six Nations Rugby, we’ve got something for your special someone.
This is your chance to think outside the chocolate box and into the best seats. Getting that warm and fuzzy feeling? Keep reading for all the best Valentine’s Day gifts for live events lovers.
For the concert lover
Roses are red, violets are blue and there’s nothing like concert tickets to say, “I love you!” If you’re looking to create memories you’ll both never forget, this is the way to do it — whether your special someone is into pop or punk rock. Plus, with festival season just on the horizon, there is no better time than now to turn up the volume on these Valentine’s Day gifts.
Concerts for couples
There are plenty of UK concerts coming up that will make for unforgettable memories together. Whether he or she is into fresh talent like Billie Eilish or Harry Styles or is more about the all-time greats like Elton John and Queen, there is a 2020 show for everyone. It’s never been easier to be a Lover like Taylor Swift or make it a My Chemical Romance.
- Taylor Swift
- Elton John
- Harry Styles
- Billie Eilish
- My Chemical Romance
- Avril Lavigne
- The 1975
Fall in love at a festival
For festival lovers, tickets could be music to their ears — and the fastest way to their hearts. From All Points East to Download Festival or the appropriately titled Lovebox Festival, there are plenty of lineups they’ll love happening in Britain: check out our list of best UK festivals 2020 for inspiration. Want to turn your Valentine’s Day gift into a getaway? Explore our roundups of best US festivals 2020 and best European festivals 2020.
For the theatre lover
The songs. The dancing. The laughter. For lovers of the stage, nothing makes them feel more alive than a live experience. Whether it’s comedy or theatre tickets, this really is the most authentic way to truly capture the magic of being in the audience.
A romantic trip to the London West End
Thanks to improvements in rail and discount airlines, the London West End is more accessible than ever — whether you live in the capital or Cardiff. Why not surprise him or her with tickets to their favourite theatre show? There are plenty on at the moment, from long-running productions like The Lion King and Mamma Mia! to more contemporary hits like Waitress, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie or Pretty Woman: The Musical, which actually launches on Valentine’s Day!
London West End shows:
Want a Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving? Many UK theatres now offer annual memberships to fans, with benefits ranging from priority bookings to pre-sale tickets, and cheaper drinks to back-stage access — and they’re not all just in the London West End. Check out our Manchester City Guide and Liverpool City Guide to see some of the biggest venues outside of the capital.
Comedy shows for couples
The couple that laughs together, stays together. If you believe this too, comedy show tickets may be the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your LOLing lover. Fortunately, there are plenty comedians and tours coming to London and the UK in 2020.
For the sports lover
For sports lovers, nothing gets them going like blood, sweat and cheers. While it’s never good to play games with somebody’s heart, you can certainly win their love by scoring some amazing tickets to see their favourite team or player. Plus there, are plenty of options around the UK — not just in London!
Six Nations 2020
Fancy diving into the Valentine’s Day gifts scrum head-first? Six Nations 2020 will bring some of the biggest rugby teams in Europe to Twickenham Stadium in London, Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium from 1 February to 14 March. Or, if you want to make a real power play, why not use a Six Nations 2020 game as an excuse for a romantic weekend in Dublin, Paris or Rome?
The World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2020
If you’re trying to impress your sports lover, this Valentine’s Day gift idea does the heavy lifting. The World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2020 is Giants Live’s biggest, best, strongest competition series yet — with five dates in the UK planned this year. The next will be the Europe’s Strongest Man competition on 4 April at First Direct Arena in Leeds.