Love is sweet – so the saying goes – but whoever said that obviously wasn’t in a long-distance relationship! Long periods apart, dodgy video call connections, not to mention the time difference, can be hard going. We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that it’s impossible to send romantic vibes hundreds of miles overseas…

Thankfully, we’re here to prove that romance IS possible, even when you can’t actually be together in the same country. Here are five Valentine’s Day ideas for partners spending the day apart.
1) Send a care package

lebara valentine package


Know all of your partner’s favourite things? Why not bundle them all into a fun gift box/hamper and have them delivered to their door? Can you imagine someone being disappointed with such a gift? We can’t – EVERYONE loves them! Framed photos, candles and vouchers. You can even send phone credit with Lebara – just so you can hear your partner saying how much they love you more, right?


2) Virtual dinner – we’re calling it ‘Vinner’…
lebara vinner

Agree on a date, time and menu, and have a romantic dinner ‘in’ together. Light some candles, turn up your most romantic Spotify playlist – we know you’ve got one – and make it feel like a special occasion, rather than just your usual FaceTime catch-up. Just remember to warn any housemates who might fancy popping in to make a cup of tea right in the middle of your date…talk about killing the moment!

With Lebara’s unlimited international calls and handy data bolt-ons (that will save you from a #nodatadrama while in the middle of pouring your heart out) there’s even more reason to arrange that virtual date!

3) Book an experience for two

lebara valentines

Work out when you’ll next have some time together in the same country and book a day out! Whether it’s tickets to a gig, a voucher for their favourite restaurant, a spa treatment or something more adventurous like paintballing or zorbing – it’ll give you both something to look forward to and memories to look back on in the future. Don’t forget to snap a selfie while you’re there!

4) Send a letter

lebara valentines letter

When was the last time you even wrote a letter? Exactly! Put pen to paper and send them a heartfelt, handwritten message that they can read over and over again. Post it with a vintage stamp and include a photo that they can stick up on their wall. You’re going to earn some serious girlfriend/boyfriend points with this one…you’re welcome!

5) Send something homemade

lebara valentines food

There’s nothing that says “I love you” quite like a handmade gift! Don’t worry if you’re not overly creative, it doesn’t need to be a masterpiece! It could be something as simple as a scrapbook full of photos of the two of you, or a handcrafted Valentine’s Day card. Don’t forget to sign it from ‘Guess who?’! Let’s hope they guess who it is correctly…

Spending Valentine’s Day together? You lucky things! Here’s a list of romantic date ideas in the UK capital, London!

Lebara Valentines day london

  • Book a free visit to the Sky Garden and enjoy the views
  • Stock up on picnic items at Borough Market
  • Enjoy a stroll in one of London’s many beautiful parks
  • Visit Columbia Road Flower Market and buy some blooms for the one you love
  • Watch a Shakespeare play under the stars at the Globe Theatre
  • Take a London bus tour and see the sights
  • Watch a film from a cosy sofa at the Electric Cinema
  • Take a boat ride down the Thames
  • Go to a late opening at the Natural History Museum
  • Visit the animals at Hackney City Farm

Don’t forget to take advantage of Lebara’s unlimited international calls, and show someone you love them this Valentine’s Day! Click the link for more details: