Valentine's gifts for her – that's right, we've dedicated an entire shopping gallery to pretty things we want for Valentine's Day. Go on, check it out and start dropping hints...
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, terrifying everyone across the globe looking to buy the perfect present.
Let’s face it – gift shopping is an absolute minefield. You just went through that stress at Christmas, using up all your best romantic ideas then, and now you have to do it all over again.
Not to mention, the selection of a Valentine’s present is more pressurised than most – thanks to Nicholas Sparks the lucky lady in question will be comparing your romantic gesture to the ones made in every chick flick ever.
Unless you’re going to build her dream house like Noah in The Notebook, you’re really just playing for second.
So what are you going to do? Will you go down the sentimental gift route, or prioritise the price tag? Is it better to take a risk or to opt for something fail safe? Do you dare to guess your other half’s dress size (knowing that if you get it wrong you could be spending February 14th apologising)? Or should you go for something that can’t possibly backfire? Are to going to go OTT on the romance, or if it’s not reciprocated could that get a bit awkward?
Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered this year, with our February guides: Valentine’s gifts for him and for her.
Whether she’s a girlfriend, wife or someone you’ve been admiring from afar, we’ve compiled our Valentine’s wish list – with truly something for everyone.
Whatever your budget, your relationship or her taste, you’re bound to find the perfect Valentine’s gifts for her here.
From posh candles and luxury scents to artwork and jewellery, from lingerie and designer shoes to pocket sized Polaroid cameras and Valentine’s Day jewellery – we’ve got it all here, and more.
So whether you’re shopping for your other half or doing some research to drop a few hints for you, here is the ultimate Valentine’s gift guide.
From the exclusive Tom Ford Private Blend collection, comes this suitably seductive new fragrance that is a new favourite amongst the MC editors. A grown up, smoky take on vanilla, prepare to make this your new signature scent.
If you really want to impress her, then this is how to do it. Open the iconic cream and black box to reveal freshly cut blooms by Philippa Craddock, as well as a heady scent inspired by the world’s finest roses. Plus it comes in a bespoke printed Jo Malone bag (which is also available online). Available in Selfridges nationwide and Brown Thomas.
We are currently obsessed with this fun, skin-loving brand that is both responsibly sourced and vegan. Our pick? The Geranium Shower Gel that is like citrus sorbet in a bottle. Love.
Does it get sweeter than this? This heart-shaped lipstick from Guerlain is available in both red and coral shades.
Set off to the land of nod in style in these cute heart-printed jammies.
Marc Jacobs has taken his signature fragrance for a spin with this special lilac edition.
Date night outfit sorted. The long winter maxi from De La Vali is practically calling our name.
Tell it like it is with this cute gold-plated bangle.
Red, red roses are always going to be a Valentine’s Day staple but this unusual bouquet from Design by Nature is an utterly whimsical alternative.
Go big or go home. This gorgeous 18ct rose gold ring from Ruifier is a playful way to remind your partner just how much you love them.
We’re still obsessed with bright red and this COS jumper certainly isn’t helping matters. Love.
Draw a bath and grab some wine – this fragrant frankincense and cardamom candle will put you at ease in no time.
Bespectacled chic, we’re coming for you. This classic frame is also available in six other colours ranging from champagne through to a warm caramel.
This brand new fragrance from Miu Miu brings together blackcurrant, lily and musk notes for a well-rounded experience.
Keep your skin silky smooth with this blend of Bassabu oil, Murumuru butter, tonka bean, jasmine and patchouli.
Give the girls a little boost with this embroidered push up bra.
This cute bag from Monki will add a pop of colour to any outfit – plus, it’s giving us major Powerpuff Girl vibes.
Bring on the 90s with these narrow vinyl glasses.
Keep your fragrances protected while jet setting in this sleek case.
This iconic lipstick from YSL will keep your smile scarlet and glossy – always a winning combination.
Help her unwind in a rose-scented bath, blending together with argan oil, moringa oil and sweet almond oil.
Love her tender with this fragrance from Ex Nihilo, a strong aroma of pink grapefruit, peach and white cedar.
You can never go wrong with a floral fragrance and this unusual complex offering from D.S. Durga is designed to smell like ‘violets in a thunderstorm’.
Love these sunglasses? Well you’d better snap them up quick as they’re part of a super limited edition collection – only 60 pairs have been made.
This gold plated interlocking necklace is a beautiful gift for the woman in your life.
Blending together fruity and floral scents, this Hugo Boss fragrance brings together peach and freesia notes for a sensual experience.
This rose-scented fragrance from Sisley is grounded by notes of cedar, white bergamot and pink pepper.
This super retro camera from Polaroid Originals is one we’re in love with – plus, they’ve released special pink film just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Everybody needs a little TLC and this gift card from Margaret Dabbs treats your loved one to a 45 minute foot treatment with pedicure, nail reconditioning session, manicure AND a hand massage to top it all off.
Spicy yet floral, this fragrance from Bulgari pulls together notes of neroli, mandarin, magnolia, orange flower and more.
This sheer set by Les Girls Les Boys is a playful take on sexy Valentine’s Day lingerie.
This beautiful box is a winner for any stationery obsessives and includes an Iphis notebook, heart patch, belly band and notecard.
These pastel pink trainers have us dreaming of summer with their espadrille platform sole.
If your partner couldn’t care less about glam, this cosy sweater from Fiorucci is the ultimate casual staple.
Pucker up. This understated wallet from Lulu Guinness is a winner and we’re in love with the lip-shaped clasp.
Inspired by the fiery romance between Ava Gardner and bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguin, this bold scent has notes of agar wood and wild honey.
This muted pink pillow brings a boho vibe to any flat.
This witty set from Lazy Oaf is a total winner and ultra comfy.
This chic card holder is giving us major Hermes vibes (for a fraction of the price).
Turn up the heat in the bedroom with this body massager. No time like the present to step things up.
Wrap up tight in this champagne robe, detailed with butterflies and botanicals.
Includes a raspberry & prosecco marshmallow box, vanilla bean marshmallow, prosecco caramel sauce and all you need to toast them. Yum.
Forget the roses, we’re all about the rose body oil. While this product was made exclusively for Chinese New Year, it’s one that’ll do just as well for February 14th.
If she’s not into flowers, maybe this stunning floral bag will do.
Paula Cademartori’s heels are a fun, playful take on party dressing and we’re particularly in love with this pair. The subtle heart buckle detail is just too adorable.
These adorable pink socks are adorned with mini red hearts, perfect for the holiday.
This modern chain watch gets a romantic update with a shimmery mother of pearl clockface and diamond details.
This dreamy gold watch actually ‘beats’ every second at the touch of a button as the two halves of the heart separate and rejoin. Perfect for the one you love.