Falling on a Thursday this year, February 14th marks the special day in which we’re all totally not ashamed for publically spoiling our loved one, or let’s face it, even ourselves…after all, we do deserve it. It’s all fun and games until you’re running around Oxford Circus with approximately 2 hours and 18 minutes to find that perfect gift (and now you kind of regret taking so long to plan your outfit) – so now you’ve bagged the dress it’s time to wrap up your partner’s perfect pressie. I thought I would help you out and provide some inspo for gorgeous gifts that will keep giving and will be adored as much as you are.
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Words by Chantelle Billson
The Ultimate V-Day Gift Guide
For you Both:
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The problem: as much as it’s nice to buy gifts for each other, sometimes you just really don’t need anything, if this relates to your current situation then pounder no longer. The answer: treat each other to an experience that you can enjoy together, a weekend trip away, theatre tickets, a luxe spa stay or a culinary experience (food is the fastest way to anyone’s heart, after all.)
Top of my wish list would be hot air ballooning, now that’s a great way to take their breath away and show them the world! Take a look at virgin experiences to book an experience that will be one to capture the essence of why you are together.
For the Gents:
Comme Des Garcons Super Fluorescent Leather Cardholder. You really can’t go wrong here, gift him a practical pressie that he will use daily, this Comme Des Garcons Cardholder is sure to put a smile on his face, if this colourway is a little too fluorescent for the man in your life then take a look at Selfridges selection, they have great options for every taste and price range.
Comme des garcons super-fluorescent leather card holder (via selfridges.com)
Aspinal of London Double Domed Sterling Silver Cufflinks
He works hard so this sterling silver gift is something he can wear and will last a lifetime, plus they’re customizable, why not add his initials and make these cuffs ones that he can cherish.
Classic double domed sterling silver cufflinks (via aspinaloflondon.com)
Best Made Company SWS Cordura Duffle Bag
Indulge him and influence his sense of adventure by gifting him with this classic weekend holdall, a bag that will always come in handy and is perfect for city escapes or long haul breaks.
Sws cordura duffle bag (via mrporter.com)
UGG Scuff Sheepskin Slippers
Home is where the heart is and now (thanks to you) his favourite slippers! Gifting him these super snug UGG slippers will have him feeling like he’s walking on clouds, so comfy that you should probably think about grabbing yourself a pair to save you from stealing his.
Ugg scuff sheepskin slippers (via selfridges.com)
Tom Dixon Fire Charcoal Scent Diffuser
It’s quite possible that he may just fall in love with you a little more after receiving this gift. Show him that you embrace his personal space (even if it is just one section of the wardrobe), and gift him this gorgeous scent diffuser by Tom Dixon.
Tom Dixon fire charcoal scent diffuser (via mrporter.com)
For the ladies:
Aerin Musk Eau De Parfum
Splash out on a scent that she will adore – it’s the gift that we all want to be given, on my wish list would be, Aerin Musk Eau De Parfum – velvety, warm and inviting, (and no I’m not
describing the chocolate fondue that you have already chosen to eat from the menu), this luxe fragrance is a perfect gift and ‘like a soft cosy blanket on a cold snowy night’ – what more could she want, plus you can also benefit from the gorgeous aroma.
Aerin amber musk eau de parfum (via esteelauder.co.uk)
J Crew Knitted Sweater
A classic cosy sweater, cuddly and cute just like she is, pick up a versatile jumper in her fav colour – there is no better feeling than the snuggle of warm fabric against your skin, treat your loved one to a knit that they will enjoy wearing and wouldn’t have brought for themselves –NET-A-PORTER has some pretty hot contenders in the sale section right now, quickly fill up your baskets whilst you can!
J crew knitted sweater (via net-a-porter.com)
Swarovski Oxo Pierced Earrings
Swarovski is my go-to for spoiling a loved one with some sparkle, these statement earrings are gorgeously unique and are sure to be cherished and worn in the glam evenings that you both enjoy, jewellery remains one of the ultimate gifts that you can give and one that will last a lifetime.
Oxo Pierced Earrings Red Gold plating (via swarovski.com)
You love her for all that she is and you know that she loves to feel pampered, treat her to a beauty set that will make her feel as special as she is to you, this set from NET-A-PORTER is a sure winner and contains everything that will have her swooning for you and a well deserved pampered night in.
Net a porter beauty clean beauty kit (via net-a-porter.com)
Charbonnel Et Walker Champagne & Truffle Set
This is a no brainer, champagne and chocolates are an easy way to remind her of how well you know her, plus they are the perfect accompaniment to a cosy night in and if she’s feeling generous then she’s sure to share the choccies with you (I can’t guarantee the champers will be shared).
Charbonnel et walker champagne and truffle small gift set (via selfridges.com)
Valentine’s day can mean a different thing to everyone, so, there really isn’t a right or wrong, you can splash out and go for an opulent evening in town, or you could stay in, cook a meal and cosy up on the sofa, it’s so much more about the thought that counts and remember that the main thing is making sure that you have a lot of fun!