February 14th is fast approaching and it’s pretty hard to miss that fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In amongst the mass of Easter Eggs that were put on shelves a day after Christmas there are the cheesy Valentine’s Day cards and teddy bears with love hearts stitched to their chests. Whether you love getting all mushy or you are a Valentine’s Day scrooge, you can’t miss it.
I’ve compiled a gift guide for those struggling to think of what to get for their other half on this very special, overly commercialised day. I hope this is of some help and most of these can be purchased online and therefore you do not have to wade through the lovey dovey cards and teddy bears. Win. (Talking about cards, if you’re looking for non shit, gag reflex inducing cards then check out Pretty/Insulting).
If you don’t have a clue then jewellery is a good place to start, you can very rarely go wrong with a lovely bit of quality jewellery, or even a watch. Don’t get her a ring though unless you’re proposing, even if you buy and amazing ring, it will be overshadowed by the fact you didn’t pop the question. It’s also a bit dickish, unless however, she has specifically asked for a non engagement ring. Then you’re safe.
This watch is absolutely beautiful and would make the perfect Valentine’s gift for those with a more hefty budget. The rose gold detailing is stunning and the size makes it a perfect unisex piece too. This is truly gorgeous and is sure to put a smile on your loved ones face!
This beautiful suede grey bracelet with a rose gold charm that can be personalised with the initial of a loved one is another perfect Valentine’s gift. The colours look amazing together and would be perfect for long distance couples.
This gorgeous necklace is perfect for Valentine’s Day and anniversary’s alike. It’s made of quality, 9ct yellow gold on various chain lengths, there is also a rose gold version and let’s face it, everyone loves a bit of rose gold! This Karma Necklace symbolises togetherness with it’s signature circle pendant, which is simple yet stunning. With range of matching pieces making it such a perfect, thoughtful gift which is incredibly versatile.
For the gamers…
Games can be a good shout if that’s what she’s into. A few games I’d whole heartedly reccommned are:
The Sims 4 – Everyone loves The Sims right?
COD World War II – If first person shooters are more her thing then COD is definitely a good place to start.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – if open world, role-playing games are more her thing then Skyrim is a good shout. I have spent many an hour playing this, amazing, amazing game and 100% recommend!
Every girl deserves a good old pampering sesh, a nice long bath to give every inch of her with the TLC she deserves. This little collection is perfect for injecting that little bit of luxury into your loves Valentine’s Day:
Everybody like’s a quality, luxury, scented candle. This is probably one of my absolute favourites and even the packaging is beautiful! It is delicately scented with peach and raspberry contrasted with powdery violets and coconut, with base notes of vanilla, cinnamon, amber and sandalwood. This is perfect for a romantic bath and would look stunning on anyone’s dressing table.
Another beautiful product from Grace Cole, this bath soak is indulgent to say the least. The bottle is stunning, with the beautiful little tassel screaming luxury before you even open in. Delicately scented with vanilla, tonka bean and praline over middle notes of peony and heady jasmine with stunning based notes of wood musk and amber. Making it a wonderfully romantic scent which is perfect for soaking in on Valentine’s Day.
This is beautiful in every way, from the bottle, to the colour and taste. A wonderfully elegant light French wine. It’s the most stunning clear very pale pink fruity, dry tipple with hints of apricot, freesia, peach and apricot. A step up from you average wine bottle, this makes for a wonderful gift.
A beautiful scent in an equally beautiful bottle. Guaranteed to leave a smile on your favourite lady’s face this Valentine’s Day. Marc Jacobs fragrances are always stunning in every way, this scent is a beautiful light and fruity floral, with hints of raspberry and pear over a cascade of blooms including peony, magnolia and cyclamen with seductive base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
I have a couple more Valentine’s Day gift guides which will be popping up on here over the next week or so keep your eyeballs peeled.