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. Valentine’s shopping is always trying, but with the addition of a national lockdown and the subsequent closure of all non-essential shops, it’s an absolute minefield. We’re here to help.
VALENTINE’S GIFTS – QUICK LINKS
- Lulu Guinness Blossom Mini Bingo Tote, £165
- Needle & Thread Sylvie Cable Cardigan, Needle & Thread, £250
- Jo Malone Green Tomato Vine Townhouse Candle, Jo Malone, £90
- Missoma Lucy Williams Gold Legion Coin Choker, Missoma, £165
- Rosie Fortescue Jewellery Love Charm Hoops, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery, £90
- Temperley Goddess Knit Jumper, Temperley London, £280
- John Lewis Cross Strap Faux Fur Mule Slippers, John Lewis, £26
- Anissa Kermiche Love Handles ceramic vase, MATCHESFASHION, £340
- Desmond & Dempsey Sansindo Tiger print pyjama set, Farfetch, £125
- Hayley Menzies Gloria Alpaca Cropped Cardigan, £320
- AWAY’s The Carry-On Suitcase, AWAY, £215
- Tom Ford Bitter Peach eau de parfum, Selfridges, £228
- Ghd Glide Hot Brush, Ghd, £139
- Misha Nonoo Husband Shirt, Misha Nonoo, £175
- LØRE ORIGINALS Legend Dry Hair Masks, Liberty London, £38
- Lele Sadoughi Embellished Headband, Farfetch, £175
- Caia Aphrodite Natural Candle, Selfridges, £24
- Note on Love by Fenton and Co., Waterstones, 24.99
- Superga 2790 Tank COTU flatform trainers, Superga, £67
- Neom Organics London Complete Bliss Scented Candle, John Lewis, £32
- Your London Florist Fairy Floss mixed dried and fresh bouquet, Selfridges, £85
- Saint Laurent Lou Mini Shoulder Bag, Net-a-Porter, £945
- Lola Rose Loved Chain Bracelet, Lola Rose London, £65
- Ladurée Incontournable macarons box of 12, Selfridges, £29.50
- Boy Smells Fleurshadow Candle, Osmology, £45
- Rixo Amanda Buttercup Lacy Insert Top, Rixo, £165
- Christian Louboutin Loubikiss Eau de Parfum, Harrods, £225
If you’re living apart from your Valentine, you need to be extra organised and get your gift buying in early so that you can send it in the post, and if you’re living with your Valentine, you have no excuse so the pressure is on.
Don’t panic. Whether you’re going down the sentimental gift route or prioritising the price tag, we’ve done the hard work for you, collating our Valentine’s Day present wish list. You’re welcome.
Needle & Thread Sylvie Cable Cardigan, Needle & Thread, £250
The Sylvie Cable Cardigan is piece of premium knitwear, designed in a super soft, fluffy Alpaca blend yarn. Adorned with subtle playful flower bobbles, the cosy cardigan comes in three colours: light pink, birch and azure blue.
Jo Malone Green Tomato Vine Townhouse Candle, Jo Malone, £90
The Green Tomato Vine candle (300g) is a new spring-like scent, with green aroma and an earthy tang, packed into a chic monochrome Townhouse Candle in a textured bisque ceramic. Burn time: approximately 70 hours.
Missoma Lucy Williams Gold Legion Coin Choker, Missoma, £165
This gold legion coin choker from Missoma’s Roman Collection features a collection of unique, 18ct gold-vermeil coins, set onto a gold beaded choker. It is perfect as a stand-alone piece or to layer with other Missoma gold necklaces.
Rosie Fortescue Jewellery Love Charm Hoops, Rosie Fortescue Jewellery, £90
These LOVE charm hoop earrings by Rosie Fortescue Jewellery are the perfect Valentine’s gift, embellished in Pink, Aqua, Green & Purple Cubic Zirconia Stones.
Temperley Goddess Knit Jumper, Temperley London, £280
This signature knit by Temperley is the perfect tribute to the Wonder Woman in your life. Made from 100% premium merino wool and coming in bold crimson red, this jumper features a contrasting intarsia ribbon ‘Goddess’ banner.
John Lewis Cross Strap Faux Fur Mule Slippers, John Lewis, £26
These cross strap mule slippers by John Lewis and Partners are the perfect 2021 indoor shoes for a touch of luxury. The Scandi-style sliders feature a comfortable sole and a fluffy faux fur cross strap.
Updated just in time for Valentine’s day Lulu Guinness’ beloved bingo tote will make a charming gift for a loved one. Roomy enough to securely stow your essentials on the weekly shop, wear the cosy bouclé bag in the crook of your arm or style cross body on the days you need to be hands free.
Anissa Kermiche Love Handles ceramic vase, MATCHESFASHION, £340
This striking orange ceramic Love Handles vase by Anissa Kermiche celebrates the female form, with a smooth glazed surface and two side handles. It is the perfect on-trend interiors addition to any millennial home.
Desmond & Dempsey Sansindo Tiger print pyjama set, Farfetch, £125
The Sansindo Tiger print is one of Desmond & Dempsey’s signature Pyjama sets, made from 100% cotton with a long sleeved shirt and a shorts featuring a drawstring fastening waist.
Hayley Menzies Gloria Alpaca Cropped Cardigan, £320
This Gloria Alpaca cropped pink cardigan is part of Hayley Menzies’ new SS21 collection, Paradise Found, featuring bobbles and a dramatic sleeve silhouette.
AWAY’s The Carry-On Suitcase, AWAY, £215
The Carry-On suitcase by AWAY is perfectly sized to fit in the overhead locker of most major airlines and is an ideal bag for a weekend away. Featuring a durable polycarbonate hard shell, 360° spinner wheels and a built-in battery, it’s equipped for all your needs.
LØRE ORIGINALS Legend Dry Hair Masks, Liberty London, £38
The LØRE Legend dry hair masks come in a pack of six and are intensely nourishing and restorative, designed to rebuild the core integrity of any hair type.
Tom Ford Bitter Peach eau de parfum, Selfridges, £228
This Bitter Peach eau de parfum comes in a 50ml bottle, offering top notes of Pêche de Vigne Accord, Sicilian Blood Orange Oil and Cardamom Oil and heart notes of Heliotrope and Davana Oil. Also expect base notes of Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Indonesian Patchouli.
Lele Sadoughi Embellished Headband, Farfetch, £175
This dusty pink embellished headband by Lele Sadoughi is made of 100% velvet, featuring 100% crystal gold plated brass embellishments.
Caia Aphrodite Natural Candle, Selfridges, £24
Following a nude body interiors trend, Caia’s Aphrodite natural vegan candles are becoming a go-to for gift giving. The 250g handmade unscented candle is 100% biodegradable , vegan and made from 100% natural wax and wick. Burn time: approximately 45 minutes.
Note on Love by Fenton and Co., Waterstones, 24.99
Notes on Love by Fenton is a beautiful collection of over 40 essays on life, love and loss. Seeking to challenge, empower and highlight stories of love which do not ‘conform’, expect pros from Pandora Sykes and Alain de Botton to Binwe Abedbayo and Elizabeth Day.
Superga 2790 Tank COTU flatform trainers, Superga, £67
The iconic Superga 2790 trainers are made of premium cotton canvas, featuring 4cm platform soles and distinctive Tank lug soles.
Choose Love Classic T-Shirt, Choose Love, £25
Choose Love’s iconic tees are a fitting Valentine’s gift, designed by Katharine Hamnett and made of organic cotton. Money on each item purchased will be donated to the amazing Choose Love charity.
Pale Fox & Charbonnel et Walker Prosecco and Chocolate Box, Pale Fox, £48.95
Pale Fox Prosecco has teamed up with Charbonnel et Walker to create a Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Prosecco and Chocolate Box. The gift box includes a bottle of the luxurious single-estate Prosecco with a box of Charbonnel pink Himalayan salted caramel truffles.
Dr David Jack London Dry Skin System Set, Dr Jack London, £253
This daily skincare trio set by Dr David Jack is designed for dry skin, aiming to hydrate and restore. Included in the set is a daily tinted broad spectrum sun protection moisturiser, an active night cream and a blue face paint peel, containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and azelaic acid. Plus, all purchases right now come with a free wash bag.
Ann Summers L’Amour Body, £28
Save 30% this Valentine’s Day at Ann Summers. Elevate your every day with one of the label’s red hot lace lingerie sets – our Editor’s recommend the basques. Or, treat yourself to toys and games certain to liven up your weekend. Think, fluffy handcuff and flirty board games.
Neom Organics London Complete Bliss Scented Candle, John Lewis, £32
Neom’s Complete Bliss candle is organic. Its fragrance is ‘a complex blend of 17 of the purest possible essential oils including Moroccan blush rose, lime & black pepper, all chosen to help ease tension and calm and relax body and mind’. Burn time: approximately 35 hours.
Pure Musc Eau de Parfum by Narciso Rodriguez, John Lewis, £89
This Pure Musc Eau de Perfume by Narciso Rodriguez comes in a 100ml bottle, featuring top notes of Jasmin and Orange Blossom, heart notes of Musc and base notes of Cashmeran, Amber and Patchouli.
Creature Jewellery Cairo Bracelet, Creature Jewellery, £80
This retro inspired Cairo bracelet by Creature Jewellery is as on trend as bracelets get, made from sterling silver plated in 18 Karat gold.
Your London Florist Fairy Floss mixed dried and fresh bouquet, Selfridges, £85
This Fairy Floss bouquet mixes dried and fresh flowers, including: 2 pink anthuriums, 5 pink asparagus, 1 lilac palm leave, 20 pale pink bunny tails, 3 pink roses, 4 lila/pink carnations, 2 branches hot pink eucalyptus, 2 purple ruscus and 3 lilac solidago. Arrangement size: height 70cm, width 50cm.
Saint Laurent Lou Mini Shoulder Bag, Net-a-Porter, £945
This Saint Laurent ‘Lou’ mini shoulder bag comes in five shades and is the perfect compact handbag. It is made in Italy from quilted textured-leather and features a chain strap and gold ‘YSL’ hardware.
BABE Wine, Galentine’s Day Gift Box BABE Wine, £20
BABE Wine’s Galentine’s Day Gift Box is a delight, containing 6 cans of BABE sparkling wine, a BABE beanie, a face mask, playing cards and lollipops. Plus the packaging is Instagrammable to the max.
Lola Rose Loved Chain Bracelet, Lola Rose London, £65
This Loved chain bracelet by Lola Rose comes in both gold and silver, featuring a lobster clasp and coming from the designer’s Bunting Collection.
Ladurée Incontournable macarons box of 12, Selfridges, £29.50
For Paris lovers, Selfridges is selling boxes of 12 macarons by famous French pâtissier Ladurée. Inside this macaron selection box, you will find caramel, chocolate, pistachio, raspberry, rose and vanilla offerings.
Christian Louboutin Loubikiss Eau de Parfum, Harrods, £225
Christian Louboutin’s Eau de Parfum combines floral and woody notes, infusing Jasmine, Tuberose and Musk. The fragrance – an ode to eternal love – even looks like a Valentine’s present, coming in a red glass bottle with a calavera skull lid and pursed red lips.
Drowsy Damask Rose The Mulberry Silk Eye Mask, £49.50
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep. It’s like your typical eye mask, but oh-so-much better. It’s like wrapping a cloud around your eyes. Oh and silk helps to retain moisture, so it’s anti-ageing too.
Fairholme Candles, £9.50 for two | Etsy
Just because we’re locked down, doesn’t mean you can’t have that romantic meal. Turn off the TV, put on your favourite music and decorate your table as if you were hosting a banquet. Line the centre of your table with mismatched candle holders and use Fairholme’s pink and red shade candles to add accents of colour. Even your takeaway will look chic.
Jo by Jo Loves Body Crème, Jo Loves, £50
Jo by Jo Loves Body Crème is new to the Jo Loves range, featuring luxurious Shea butter with notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lime and spearmint.
Valentines Beauty Box Edit For Her, £20 | Next
Worth over £75, this box of joy has everything a woman could need for a spot of lockdown pampering. There are products to moisturise her body from head-to-toe, make-up to accentuate natural beauty and there’s even a This Works Pillow Spray to improve sleep.
Flowers and chocolates are a go-to gift for a reason – they are fail-safe, especially given the fact that they can now be delivered to your Valentine’s door. But read on if you’re interested in spoiling her that little bit more.
Jewellery is always a safe bet, with British brand Missoma offering up some dreamy heart-shaped offerings that we want to get our hands on. In terms of clothes, we’re lusting after luxurious Needle & Thread knitwear, Sezanne star sign tees and Rixo heart patterned shirts.
Candles are becoming an increasingly popular Valentine’s gift ‘for her’, striking the perfect middle ground gesture between casual and full-on married. So, these offerings we’ve chosen from Jo Malone, NEOM and Boy Smells are a safe bet.
Luxury PJs are a great gift – especially during a lockdown – and there’s nowhere better than Desmond and Dempsey, or on a similar route some luxury slippers – can we recommend the UGG Scuffettes?
Happy Valentine’s Day, and more crucially, good luck!