Good Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him and Her
Looking for gorgeous Valentine’s Day gifts to make the 14th February all the more romantic and memorable? Chocolates, flowers (red roses), and Champagne are traditionally associated with declarations of love but don’t forget there are other exciting ideas to consider, too.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to choose a gift that lasts longer than an hour which, in our case, is roughly how long it takes us to get through a box of chocolates. Even fresh flowers tend to droop and look past their best after a couple of days.
The solution is to go for something scented, silky, or a charming keepsake – fabulous items that look, feel, or smell amazing. Choose an item that ticks all the boxes when you need a gift that keeps on giving. Here are some exciting ideas to consider:
What better way to get the message across that you really, really like someone? Put it down on writing. The candle will burn down eventually but the actual candle holder is an enduring piece, usually made of porcelain or glass. This can double up as a trinket box or even a pen holder.
A delightful, scented candle for Valentine’s Day with fragrance notes of tuberose, amber and sandalwood. The candle is embossed with the word “Loving” in gold to capture the mood on the 14th February.
Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day gifts
I’m in love with the shape of you, sang Ed Sheeran. Well, we’re in love with heart shapes when we’re shopping for a-little-bit-different Valentine’s Day gifts. In particular, practical, stylish and supersize hearts, like this towel, below. It looks romantic and it is brilliantly absorbent when you need to dry off (save water, shower with a friend). It also doubles up as a blanket when you’d like to lie down next to someone super cute and look up at the stars. See also the heart-shaped trinket dish by Kate Spade New York.
Made from terry cotton, this oversized heart-shaped towel is a bright red shade and is finished with fringed edges. Large enough to double as a picnic blanket, it is made for the two of you.
We’ve all heard of loveseats, the charming seating arrangement for two, but what about a love cushion for Valentine’s Day? Look out for heart themes, such as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland or a pair of luscious lips, see Silk Accessories, below. Kiss, kiss, baby!
Bella Freud Close To My Heart Cushion, £160.00.
Bring some love into the room and style a chair or sofa with this Close to My Heart cushion from Bella Freud. Made from 100% merino wool, it is soft to the touch and features ‘Close to My Heart’ embroidered in white. Finished with an envelope back and natural feather pad, what’s not to love?
Fiction lovers, this one’s for you. Available in a range of designs inspired by Lewis Carol’s classic characters in vibrant colours and intricate detail, this cushion is the perfect update for any interior.
Keep precious items in one place with a pretty, little designer trinket dish to place on the bedside table. Better still, choose one with a romantic message. Or, use it as a marriage proposal prop and drop a hint with a Kate Spade New York
Miss Mrs trinket dish. It works every time.
Kate Spade New York Posy Court Heart Dish, £42.00.
Spoil someone with a gift of this luxurious Posy Court heart dish from Kate Spade New York. In a charming heart shape, adorned with the message ‘after my own’, this dish is the perfect romantic gift for your loved one. Made from porcelain with an indulgent purple wash, ideal as a decorative piece, to store treasured jewellery, or even to serve nibbles.
For rings and things. Made from porcelain, this ring dish features a written design that says the time has come to tie the knot. Or pop the question on Valentine’s Day?
Show how much you care – take the time to personalise a gift for someone you love. This sort of thoughtful gesture is the stuff that precious Valentine’s Day gifts are made of. Choose to have an item printed or engraved with a loved one’s name or add a few special words of your own. Like when Piglet said to Pooh, “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
Choose a simple, stylish, personalised scented candle and you can’t go wrong. This one perfectly captures the “fresh linen” fragrance. All that remains to be done is to add your name next to the one who’s captured your heart.
We can’t stress enough how important a sense of humour is in a relationship. Laughter helps to keep the spark alive. Quirky ideas are playful and fun. What better way to show that you love someone than to put a smile on their face? Fun-loving Valentine, be mine.
How adorable is this fine bone china mug decorated with a jet black ink illustration in Rory Dobner’s signature quirky style? This is a stylish way to enjoy a cuppa and it’s also a purr-fect gift for him/her on Valentine’s Day.
Roses are typically symbolic of love and passion. When it comes to traditionally good Valentine’s Day gifts, bouquets of a dozen red roses are bestsellers at the florist shop. If you want to break with tradition, however, and make a gesture of love with a difference, think about beautiful rose-scented candles. These candles smell divine and are presented in gorgeous vessels that can be re-used for storing bits and bobs when the candle is no more. For more scented candle inspiration, shop our 70s-inspired collection here >> Retro scents.
A gorgeous candle scented with rose petals, a dash of honey, and a sliver of lemon zest. Rose Delight not only smells divine, it features a pretty pastel pattern inspired by a Middle Eastern version of French toile de Jouy adorns each scented product in a delicious collection full of springtime temptations.
Inhale the floral accord with notes of tuberose and gardenia intertwined with orange blossom, pink pepper and sweet red berries with base notes of night jasmine, sweet nectarine and soothing nuances of sandalwood. The perfect gift for a loved one.
Choose from a beautiful selection of scented gifts or treat a loved one to every single one to show them how special they are. Infused with sparkling pink prosecco and rose petals, the sweet floral aroma is perfect for Valentine’s Day on the 14th February.
The smooth sensation of silk definitely has Valentine Day vibes all over it. Soft to touch and beautiful to look at, look out for silk cushions and bedding when it comes to choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Yes, it’s a cushion in the shape of a sumptuous set of lips. Kisses to the one you love, baby! Made from silk with a gunmetal grey velvet back, these bold red lips are the signature look of sexy Valentine’s Day gifts. Filled with pure Orkney wool, it can be topped up or removed for simple cleaning.
Spoil someone. We know it’s easily done when you love someone. A little bit of luxury goes a long way, especially on Valentine’s Day. Money talks and a luxurious gift says it loud and clear: You. Are. Worth. It.
Beautiful, kissable lips look heavenly dressed in a velvet matte red lipstick like this one. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, Christian Louboutin has made a lipstick to have and to hold. Gorgeous!
Sumptuous gold packaging with a luscious lipstick inside, this Guerlain KissKiss lipstick is perfect when you’re after glamorous Valentine’s Day gifts for someone you want to KissKiss (on repeat).