If you’re stuck in the house all the time with your partner, things can quickly get dull. We love Netflix as much as the next person, but can we really stand re-watching the Friends boxset for the third time this week? Probably, but we shouldn’t.
What we need is a holiday - Lord knows we’re already gagging for a getaway. But we’ve got to make do. How? By taking a trip from the comfort of our own home, and by transforming the garden into our own romantic, super-secret retreat. It’s really quick and simple to do, and the results are amazing.
If you’re looking to get away with bae and spark a little fire in the garden, here’s our essential picks for a home-based romantic camp:
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Romantic garden camping
1. Coleman Waterproof Darwin Tent
This tent is really easy to pitch and will sleep up to three people (a crowd to some, a party to others), so there's plenty of room inside. In addition to the essential waterproofing, fireproofing and built-in ground mat, it's the perfect size for any garden. There's a front porch area, which is sheltered and perf for a romantic outdoor meal.
2. Pavillo Airbed Quick Inflation Camping Mattress
A well-inflated and bouncy double or king size air mattress will keep you both raised of the ground where it's comfortable, warm and dry.
3. Double Sleeping Bag
Camping doesn't have to mean flopping down next to each other like a couple of immobile slugs – this double sleeping bag will allow you take your spoon outside! Bonus: your partner can't steal the duvet if the duvet is everything.
4. Velvet Plush Cuddly Blanket
If you're looking for a little more of that cosy, romantic warm feeling that you get from glamping, then stocking the tent with soft blankets, pillows, duvets and cushions is a guaranteed winner.
5. Flickering Battery Powered Tea Lights (48 pack)
Candles are essential to nailing that romantic vibe, but having open flames in a tent is a straight up stupid idea. Skirt around this problem with these battery-operated tea lights.
6. Battery Powered LED Fairy Lights
These lights can be arranged in the porch of the tent for a welcoming look, or inside the tent to give you and your partner a cosy, romantic and enchanting camping experience.
7. VonShef Picnic Blanket
What's more romantic than feasting while watching the sunset? Nothing? Correct.
8. Lifewit Insulated Cooler
No romantic camp is compete without a cool bag full of snacks and chilled wine.
9. Champagne Flutes Plastic Reusable
The look, without the glass. Why plastic? There's a lot of blankets, sleeping bags and pillows in the tent, as well as a big ol' air mattress. If we lose track of our drink and accidentally roll onto a champagne flute, we sure don't want it to be glass!
10. GooDee Mini Projector
This miniprojector is a marvellous way of adding even more charm to the garden camp. You can project directly onto the canvas of the tent (inside or out), or peg a bedsheet on the washing line and have yourself an unforgettable open air cinema experience. You can watch a romantic flick, or take a look back at some photos from your time together. The projector can connect to a smartphone, USB, laptop or Fire Stick, and is powered by mains or portable power bank.
11. Retro Popcorn Containers Reusable (3 pack)
Add that final touch of razzmatazz to the secret garden cinema with some retro popcorn cartons.
12. Couples Dressing Gowns
Add a little glam into the tent! Lounge back on the throws and pillows, and sip on some Prosecco under the twinkling fairy lights. It's gorgeous.
13. Joules Fluffy Bed Socks
The only way to take your coze game to the next level.
14. Smug Eye Mask
Among its other… uses… this blackout mask will keep you snoozing at sunrise. Plus, it's contoured to keep eyelashes on fleek.