Valentine's Day gift ideas, recipes and romance tips

By: Tasia Rivero

Author: Canadian Living


Valentine's Day gift ideas, recipes and romance tips

By: Tasia Rivero
Whether you're with a new squeeze or your mate of many years, Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to spend an evening together and celebrate your love. Make this year's celebration even more special with our sex and romance tips, delicious recipes just for two, and easy craft and gift ideas.

This year, start your night right by dining in, rather than at a crowded and noisy restuarant. We've got two easy recipes you'll love: easy slow cooker lamb shanks or lobster fettucine for two. Complete your romantic meal with a special bottle of wine (read our buying guides, below) and our video recipe for sumptuous Chocolate Souffle.

Could your relationship use a little more romance? If you've got intimacy inhibitions, we've got the answers! Find sex tips below to overcome shyness in the bedroom and have a sex life newlyweds would envy. You'll also find our favourite gifts to give someone special, and cards and crafts to decorate your home.


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Food and wine

Love me tender lamb shanks menu

Slow cooker lamb shanks made with a secret ingredient to get you in the mood.

Lobster Fettuccine for Two

Lobster is so luxurious that it's perfect for special occasions. You can get freshly cooked lobsters in the seafood department of the supermarket.

Video: How to make perfect Chocolate Souffle

In this video our food director Annabelle Waugh walks you through the steps of our luscious Chocolate Soufflé recipe, showing you the right batter consistency, folding techniques and baking tips so you can pull off a flawless soufflé every time.

14 sparkling wines for every budget

Want to buy bottle of bubbly but don't know where to begin? We've got just the right sparkling wine or for your style, taste buds and budget.

How to pick up a bargain Bordeaux

What to look for when you're looking to pick up a great bottle of wine from France's Bordeaux region.

Sex advice
Photo gallery: Boost the sex appeal of your bras and underwear

Expert tips on choosing, buying and caring for sexy intimates.

How to overcome shyness when it comes to sex

Boost your sexual confidence and learn how to ask for what you want between the sheets with these 6 expert tips.

How to have a sex life newlyweds would envy

4 ways to revive the passion in your relationship.

How to have more sex

Canadians are having less sex than they want to. Are you one of them? Read on to discover 8 expert tips to boosting your sex life.

Gift guides

Foodie gifts for men

Wow him with a gift his heart (and stomach) will love.

Photo gallery: 14 great Valentine's Day gifts under $30

You don't have to break the bank to make your guy feel special on Valentine's Day. Browse our top 14 gifts for men and find the perfect present for $30 or less.

Sweet Valentine's packages

Check out this easy, family-friendly Valentine's Day craft. Make these cute customized boxes so you can deliver sweet treats to your favourite people.

3 easy Valentine's Day crafts your children can make at home

Gather your brood inside to make handmade Valentine's cards, holders and bunting this year.

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