Valentine’s Day With Sparkling Direct*

It’s been a while since J and I really bothered with Valentine’s Day. When we first got together he surprised me with a trip to Disneyland Paris (which I’ve written about here) but it sort of all went downhill from there really! I think he peaked too soon and set an impossible standard to match up to 😂😂

The year after, I received some beautiful potted roses and we’ve also done the obligatory box of chocolates but after that, it pretty much dwindled down to getting a takeaway so I didn’t have to cook!!

This year I wanted to do something a little but different and actually make a bit of an effort but I had no idea what to get for J!! So, when I was contacted by Sparkling Direct to see if I wanted to review their alcoholic gifting service, I knew I was going to be on to a winner!

Sparkling Direct are a company who specialise in champagne and wine gifts, although they have loads of other alcoholic options such as Baileys, Archers (my personal favourite), gins, rums, vodkas and more! You can include other little extras to go with your alcohol including chocolate, glasses, balloons and flowers!

I decided to get J a bottle of prosecco spumante (mostly so that I could enjoy it as well!!) It’s a full sparkling prosecco from the Casa Defra family vineyards. The prosecco came well packaged and, inside the cardboard packaging, there was a gorgeous wooden crate with the words “with love” stamped across it 🙂


The box also came with a little personalised card inside (which I had to open for the purpose of the post) but I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Although the message I wanted was printed on it, there was nothing else on it at all. I was expecting a little card that said Happy Valentine’s Day on the front with a heart on or something, but all I got was a plain plastic card with my message on it 🙁

I’ll be honest at this point and say that although the service is amazing, we haven’t actually tried the prosecco itself yet because we wanted to save it for Valentine’s Day, but I’ll definitely be updating you on how it tastes when we do drink it 😀

The best bit (apart from alcohol being delivered straight to your door, obviously) is that all the prices include delivery and, wherever possible, they will deliver the next working day; so if you’ve completely forgotten to get your special someone a gift, there’s still time for you to get your orders in and for your gift to arrive on or before Valentine’s Day!! Don’t forget you must be over 18 to shop on their website!!

What do you get your partner for Valentine’s Day? Do you still bother or do you find it a bit too commercial? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*Sparkling Direct kindly sent me a bottle of prosecco to review their gifting service but views, love of prosecco and love for J are my own.

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  1. What a cute idea! It’s nice to be able to gift something different, flowers and chocolates are nice but it’s good to be able to mix presents up and alternate between a few ideas. I’m not doing anything to celebrate, it’ll be my first V Day single in 3 years so I’ll probably listen to some music, chill out and celebrate myself x

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