Valentine’s Day. The day when card companies around the world have convinced us to express our love for our better-halves. I’m sure some of you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day and think it’s a “made-up” holiday, and to an extent, I agree! However, I do think that amongst our hectic lives it can be a good reminder to show the people you love how much you appreciate them!
So whether you are single wanting to treat yourself, newly in a relationship and panicking about how to not seem too keen or deeply in love and wanting to spoil your significant other rotten I have a suggestion for you!
The Makeup Addict
Does your partner love makeup? Treating your significant other to a luxury piece of makeup that they wouldn’t normally splurge on could be the perfect treat! I think Charlotte Tilbury products make perfect gifts especially Pillow Talk lipstick (if you want more suggestions I have a post here that might help!). Alternatively, Burberry and Guerlain have both got Valentine’s themed limited edition products that are gorgeous! I especially love the heart shaped Guerlain lipsticks. Finally if you want to splurge then a new set of makeup brushes would be a great option!
I love interiors and I know I’m not alone! Especially if you live with your significant other why not buy something to help make your house feel even more like home! From waffle knit blankets to a cute pair of big spoon, little spoon pillowcases there is a range of options at different price points. My interior favourite this year is the limited edition Rose Delight candle from Diptique which is a blend of their classic Roses scent and Turkish Delight, it honestly smells good enough to eat and the packaging is beautiful!
So you are alone on Valentine’s and planning on spending the night with your gals or having a good pamper sesh’. I don’t live near Tom so this is definitely what my February 14th will look like! A hot bubble bath, scented candle and a good read makes for a perfect night in my opinion! Oh and if you can’t buy yourself heart-shaped chocolates then you clearly don’t love yourself enough! I also love giving my skin a treat with a nourishing face mask and my beloved Magnitone!
The Perfume Lover
If you fancy treating your partner to a new scent, Valentine’s is the perfect excuse. A new perfume is definitely a very generous Valentine’s Day gift and I’m sure any girl would feel spoiled rotten! I’ve linked a few of my favourites to give you some ideas but I recommend going to smell some in person. I’m currently loving Miss Dior which I received last year for my birthday and the new Tiffany scent is top of my personal wishlist! Perfumes are a very personal thing so if you haven’t been together long it might be worth waiting until you know which type of scent your other half likes!
The Cliche Romantic
We all know a cliche romantic who wants to be wined and dined and then to head back to a room with a bed covered in rose petals! If that sounds like your partner you have lots of easy options, a nice box of chocolates, bunch of roses, cuddly toy or fancy meal. However, if you want something more personal Not-on-the-high-street is my go-to! From personalised love letters to date night vouchers they have something for everyone. You can even send roses via the post if you aren’t together on Valentine’s Day.
If your partner a big foodie? Why not opt for a nice bottle of Champagne and a luxury box of chocolates! It might be cliche but its certainly tasty! If you can’t do a meal out on Valentine’s Day itself (because Wednesday’s are a bit annoying) why not buy a meal experience voucher from somewhere like Prezzybox? That way when you do eat out it will be a “proper” delayed Valentines. Alternatively, if your partner isn’t a big drinker why not treat her to some nice tea or coffee? I’ve really been enjoying the T2 french earl grey and they have hundreds of teas from traditional loose leaf brews to fruit tisane infusions!
The New Girlfriend
So you’ve only just started dating and you don’t want to scare your new girlfriend with excessively romantic gifts and if you are totally honest with yourself you don’t know her well enough to get something too personal. What do you do? Well, I’ve been in this situation before and I think there are a few fail-safe options! Last year my boyfriend treated me to a spa-day which was a lovely thing to do together and not too specific. I think when you are newly dating opting for an experience-based gift such as theatre tickets, a day-out or maybe even just offering to cook dinner so you can spend some time getting to know each other better is a great option! You can even get a night’s Glamping trip for £50 which I think looks super fun!
My Valentine’s Day pick!
I hope this has given you some ideas! In my opinion, you don’t need to spend lots of money on presents to have a lovely Valentine’s day. A home-cooked meal and a night snuggled up on the sofa suits me fine! If you are interested in what I’d buy if I had a special woman in my life I love the personalised bracelets from Rachel and Joseph, they are handmade in the UK, not too expensive and BEAUTIFUL. I’m not actually going to get to see Tom on Valentine’s Day itself because we live about 2 hours apart, but I’ll see him at the weekend to celebrate instead!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!