It’s that time of the year again.
It might feel like Christmas was only seconds ago but now February 14th is just weeks away… and that means V-DAY.
Whether you like to splash out on heaps of presents and a fancy meal or have a more low-key celebration like cooking a romantic dinner at home, Valentine’s Day is a time for showing your favourite person how much you love and appreciate them.
Sure, you can do this any day (and perhaps you should!) but whether you’re treating a friend for “Galentine’s” or hunting for a present for your significant other, it’s a perfect excuse to spoil that special someone.
Here are some gift recommendations for the one(s) you love…
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend… or any jewellery, really! It’s a romantic gesture you can wear with you every day.
Jewellerybox is a great site with so many different accessories to pick from. They have affordable gifts from under £5 to slightly more expensive gold and silver jewellery.
Sterling silver arrow pull through earrings (£6.25) here
9ct gold faceted huggie hoops earrings (£32) here
Anna Calvert is another great jewellery brand. Anna designs and makes all of her silver jewellery. It’s beautifully delicate.
Small silver ruffle necklace (£57) here
A good quality hairdryer is one of those things you lust over but can never justify splurging on, making it the perfect gift! This Babyliss Ombre Hairdryer was a bargain £25 from Love The Sales which finds the best sales on all different products.
This hairdryer deal has expired now but find plenty more here
It’s a Valentine’s Day classic for a reason – everyone loves chocolate!
This selection by Jenny Wren Chocolates features twelve delicious hand-finished Belgian chocolates and truffles. There are four each of milk, dark and white chocolate – including Fleur de Sel caramel, raspberry yoghurt and white mocha.
Buy a box (£8) here
A Pamper Hamper
Can’t afford a trip to the spa? Why not make your own pamper hamper with her favourite beauty products. Here are some things I’m loving at the moment, but you can fill a box with bespoke items you know she loves.
- TIANA Argan Fresh Coconut TLC Intensive Hair Treatment (£12.99) will turn damaged and dry hair into shiny and manageable locks. Get it here
A collection of 7th Heaven face masks make great hamper fillers! Buy a mixed pack of six (£6.80) here
Or if you’re too lazy to make your own, Hanson & Hopewell sell beautiful hampers featuring natural beauty products from independent British brands, packaged in a luxury box. This box contained a lovely Peony & Lily candle from Willow and Honey, Calundula Cream soap from GK Natural Creations and a Blue Clay & Indigo Leaf Soothing Mask from Bloomtown Botanicals.
Valentines Day Pamper Gift for Her – £35.00 – here
Champagne is out and prosecco is in! And what better gift for a bubbly-lover than some classy glass flutes?
LSA International Prosecco Flutes – Set of 4 – Red – (£32.00) here
Buy a small 100ml bottle (£6.50) here
Another great gift is one they can keep on their desk at work, or even write sonnets in.
Clover A5 Notebook (£7.99) here
A Photo Frame
Another thoughtful gift idea is a photo frame, with pictures of some of your favourite memories together. I love this frame from Flamingo Gifts.
UMBRA Prisma Multi Frame Chrome (£30) here
A shaving kit is a great gift for the man in your life to pamper himself and look good for you too! Men-ü have a huge range of high-quality grooming products and gift sets.
Men- ü Shave Facial Essentials (£29.95) here
He’ll have no more excuses for being late with this alarm clock! A classic and simple gift from Hurn & Hurn.
Newgate Clocks Cubic Alarm Clock – Gravity Grey (£30) here
If your man isn’t a fan of prosecco, why not buy him some whisky? The Lakes Distillery has made this gift set, with two glass tumblers, perfect for the one.
The Lakes Distillery The ONE Whisky 70cl Gift Pack (£39.95) here
And to stop those glasses from marking the table, you need some coasters! These slate coasters from Flamingo Gifts look great when you’re having a romantic tipple.
Sass & Belle – Set of 4 Slate Heart Coasters (£5.60) here
Whatever the occasion, socks are always a reliable and practical gift! I love this fun pattern from Psyche.
Happy Socks Storm Socks (£8.99) here
A real leather belt makes for a stylish gift. I found this Lyle & Scott bargain on Love The Sales – great for finding big brands at discount prices
- Lyle & Scott Belt (£21.99) here
Whether you live together or if you’re giving them a spare key for late night visits, a personalised key ring is a cute gift to keep keys handy! I love these matching jigsaw ones from Find Me a Gift.
You Complete Me Couples Jigsaw Keyring (£14.99) here
For the bedroom
Valentine’s Day is a great time to add some spice to the bedroom. Love Drop is a subscription service which makes bespoke boxes for date night. This box included a scented candle, chocolate, condoms, sexy dare cards and a small vibrator.
Join Love Drop for £45 every two months here
Twisted Lingerie is perfect for adding a bit of kink to your Valentine’s Day. They do affordable seductive sets and bodies.
Another fab lingerie brand is Something Wicked which features lovely luxury underwear made in the UK. I love this lacy set.
You could also treat your OH to a sensual massage, with candles and oils to get in the mood. Mother Nature has created these natural herbal aphrodisiac massage oils with ylang-ylang, bergamot, fennel and myrtle.
With all the fun going on, please remember to be safe in the bedroom!
And don’t forget…
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – have a great day, whoever you spend it with x
Some items in this post were gifted to me for the purpose of this guide but all opinions are my own