Shakespeare once famously suggested that music is "the food of love" - and the strong association between music and romance certainly hasn't faded in the centuries since. So, if your special someone loves music, why not tune them in, so to speak, by giving them a great music-related gift or taking them to a romantic event with music? Here are some ideas for suitable gifts and events.
Groove EarMOJI's Stereo Earphones
We don't doubt that you often send the "kiss emoji" - yes, that emoji blowing a kiss in the form of a red heart - when messaging your significant other. Imagine their amusement, then, when you give them these earphones with that familiar emoji emblazoned on the outside of the buds. They will feel like you are blowing them a kiss even when you're not messaging them.
Personalised Glass Token - All Of Me Loves All Of You
With John Legend's piano ballad "All of Me" having become one of the best-selling songs of 2014 according to the IFPI, we reckon that many people would consider it one of the most achingly romantic songs of recent times. Therefore, gifting your partner this square glass token, adorned with the song's leading line and your names, could be a wonderfully romantic gesture.
Personalised Set of 6 Vinyl Placemats
Collecting vinyl records has become a more popular pastime recently - and, if your partner has been one of the many people driving that trend, there are several good reasons to buy these placemats for them. You could personalise the labels with mentions of romantic songs and first present these placemats by laying them down in preparation for Valentine's Day dinner.
Sentimental Song Cushion
You can probably easily think of a song that is really special to you and your other half. Maybe it's the song that was playing in the background when you first met or was selected for your first dance on your wedding day? Whatever the song and whatever your reason for choosing it, you can have the artist and song title added to this comfy cushion that is available in six lovely colour schemes.
Jazz's Greatest Love Songs: With Charlie Pyne
If you're planning to dine out in London on Valentine's Day, then head to Boisdale in Canary Wharf. At that eatery in Cabot Square, diners will be, from 9:15 pm, treated to classic love songs like "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Fly Me To The Moon". While listening, the two of you can sip cocktails while tucking into dill marinated Scottish salmon, deep fried fish cakes and more.
If, on the other hand, you are in the North East, then head to Stockton-on-Tees and, to be more specific, its High Street. Here, on Valentine's Day from 2 pm until 5:30 pm, a giant marquee will host Strictly Valentine's, a 1940s themed event where Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice will be strutting his stuff and top North East act The Paul James Band will provide music.
There's a similar treat on offer for Manchester couples - though they will get to turn time back a further twenty years, to the 1920s and the era of prohibition. From 5 pm on Valentine's Day, attendees will be able to follow free dance lessons from Katz Korner and show off what they have learnt as the three-piece band 52 Skidoo plays accompanying music.
Six Strings of Apollo
For classical music, spend the year's most romantic day at Handel House Museum. At this venue in London's Mayfair between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Royal Academy of Music student Martyna Kazmierczak will perform Viennese fugues and French suites based around Johann Pachelbel's Hexachordum Apollinis. Tickets are £12 each