Valentine’s Day is a week away and for some people, it’s an exciting occasion filled with love and laugher. But for others, it can be tricky trying to find the perfect way to show that special someone that you care. Do you go out? Do you stay in? Do you say ‘I love you’ with the latest gadget or flowers? Whatever you do, there are a few apps available to download on both Apple and Android that can help you prepare for cupid’s arrow!

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

If you’re considering staying in for Valentine’s Day and you want to cook your other half a romantic meal, Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is the perfect option if you need a little inspiration. There’s a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and tea options, along with desserts and more so you won’t be stuck for ideas. The app allows you to save your favourite recipes and watch step-by-step cooking videos to make the process that much simpler. Show your Valentine your best culinary skills using this app and you’ll definitely be in their good books.

Download on Google Play

Download on the App Store

Amazon

Amazon is great at any time of the year but it certainly takes the pressure off when it comes to gift options for Valentine’s Day. Not only does Amazon usually have fantastic sales in the lead up to February 14th, you can even search ‘Valentine’s Gifts For Her/Him’ on the app to make your search even simpler. Even if you don’t end up purchasing anything, just browsing the app alone is enough to give you some gift ideas.

Download on Google Play

Download on the App Store

Eventim UK

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a ticket to a show, so if you’re thinking of treating your other half to an evening of entertainment, Eventim has a variety of shows, gigs, concerts and festivals that will be thoroughly enjoyable. You can buy tickets directly from the app and you don’t even have to wait for them to arrive – you can just show up on the night and collect them from the box office. This is a good option if you find yourself on the last minute this Valentine’s Day.

Download on Google Play

Download on the App Store

OpenTable

Reservations fill up quickly around Valentine’s Day so it’s a good idea to see what your options are in advance. OpenTable is a handy app to use if you want to eat out on Valentine’s Day as it helps you to find restaurants that are in your area and you can make a reservation to ensure that you don’t miss your opportunity. Choose from a variety of cuisines and take your pick of the time slots (providing you get in there quick).

Download on Google Play

Download on the App Store

Valentine’s Day Cards & Editor

Some traditions are meant to be kept and what is Valentine’s Day without a card filled with meaningful words that signify your love for one another? However, traditions are meant to be tweaked ever so slightly and we wouldn’t truly be in a digital era if there wasn’t an app that allowed you to create that perfect card for your special someone. It’s not just cards either; you can send images, quotes or postcards that can also be downloaded to your tablet/smartphone and used as wallpaper. Simply download the app and choose your favourite design to begin customising your message/poem – it’s as easy as that!

Download on the Apple Store