It’s nearly that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. The day to treat your special other half with gifts, love and affection. If you are like me, I find it hard to get a gift for my husband, he is always hard to buy for! So to give you lots of ideas and inspiration I’ve come up with this gift guide.
I have divided it into three segments – Men’s, Women’s and a Naughty but Nice section!
Men’s Valentine’s Gifts
Kicking us off is this Gold Aftershave. It smells gorgeous. Notes of Lemon, Bergamot and Lime. Heart notes: Geranium, Rose, Jasmine and Iris. Base notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Leather and Amber. A fresh, modern and elegant scent.
Cufflinks are always a smart choice for a gift for your partner. There are many classic and also funky designs available. These game controller cufflinks are a perfect choice for the gamer in your life. Many more designs are available from Dobell.
Wallet Gift Set
Most men appreciate a nice wallet. This gift set from Mainline Menswear makes an excellent Valentine’s gift. Arriving in a gorgeous box this Luke 1977 Forbes Leather Wallet Gift Set contains the wallet, card holder and key ring.
Stockist: Mainline Menswear
The Art of Football
If you have a sport loving boyfriend or husband how about a nice piece of art? The Art of Football create handcrafted designs try to emulate the energy, passion and euphoria that erupts from that one magical kick of a football. Not only producing pieces of art they make t-shirts & prints, and like any good piece of art, they are exclusive and completely original.
Well presented, gift wrapped for you and in a hand painted box. The Art of Football have recently expanded to include boxing and rugby prints as well.
RRP: From £9.99
Stockist: The Art of Football
With the weather being so cold and miserable at the moment, why not treat your Valentine to a woolly bobble hat? Buff has a huge selection of men’s sport head and neckwear in a variety of colours and styles. This woolly hat is of high quality and perfect for any outdoor activity.
RRP: Various prices, please check website for further details.
This might seem a little strange for a Valentine’s gift but how about gifting some cool charcoal toothpaste especially designed for teeth whitening? Great for lots of kisses! 💋
Curaprox’s Black is White contains activated carbon to adsorb and remove stain particles which discolour teeth.
Stockists: Curaprox, professional dentists and some larger Boots stores
Women’s Valentine’s Gifts
Starting off the Women’s Valentine’s gift section I have this bath and massage balm from Nelson’s. It’s smells divine and great for aching muscles, the perfect way to unwind and relax. As a luxurious dual-purpose balm, it’s perfect for a romantic massage or pouring into a bath to create a gorgeous fragrance that will help your partner to relax and unwind after a busy day.
Eye Brush Kit
So Eco is a range of “eco-friendly” makeup brushes, with the unique emphasis on components being 100% responsibly & ethically sourced.
The So Eco Eye Kit is made up of brushes with hand crafted handles made using bamboo from sustainable sources. The brush heads are cruelty free Taklon sourced bristles that are also suitable for liquid & powder based cosmetics.
The Eye Kit contains:
Fine Liner Brush.
Large Eye Shading Brush.
Small Eye Shading Brush
Lash & Brow Comb.
Stockist: All Beauty
Look Good Feel Better Mini Masterclass Set
The must have travel companion. Complete with a sleek travel case and 3 essential brushes. Bespoke Europe Limited will donate 10% of the wholesale price from this promotional initiative to Look Good Feel Better – a charity that specifically deals with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment.
Stockist: Marks & Spencer
Beauty Makeup Mirror
Most women love a good mirror for their beauty regime. This one by HAMSWAN is an Oval Shaped LED Lighted Makeup Mirror, an Illuminated LED Beauty Mirror with Detachable 5X Magnifying Mirror and Touch Screen for Adjustable Brightness. I can’t tell you enough how bright the mirror is. It’s that clear it has shown me lines that I didn’t know I had! The must have for any dressing table or bathroom.
How about his ‘n’ hers aromatherapy massage oils as a gift? Indigo Herbs had a luxurious range of massage oils which contain a range of natural herbal aphrodisiacs. I love the smell of the oils!
Intimate Bliss for Woman This massage oil blend is a flirty mix of Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Sweet Fennel and Aphrodite’s own plant Myrtle. Together these aphrodisiac oils are deeply relaxing, sensually uplifting with an aroma that intends to stir desire and promote blissful release.
Erotic Spice for Men This massage oil blend is a pokey mix of Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Cinnamon and Black pepper. Together these aphrodisiac oils are sensually stimulating, with an aroma that intends to stir passion, increase libido and enhance pleasure.
Stockist: Indigo Herbs
Short Story Novella
As you know I’m a huge book lover, so my gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a book of some sort included. I was lucky to be sent Lunch With Harry by Tom Drury. A novella inspired by the iconic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Lunch With Harry is set in modern-day time.
You can find out more on the Novella Nostalgia series at City Fiction.
RRP: £5.99 Paperback – £1.99 Kindle Edition
Every girl loves jewellery for Valentines. If you are looking for affordable jewellery for that special someone, why not have a look at Jewellery Box to see what they have to offer? I love these gorgeous pieces. The charm bracelet is a wonderful gift that can always be added to with more charms and the cute little stone earrings are a fabulous little thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank. The open heart pendant is a personal favourite of mine.
- Sterling silver ruby stud earrings £5.25
Heavy sterling silver charm bracelet with diamond cut puffed heart charm £28.00
- Sterling silver open heart pendant on 18 inch chain £ 7.95
Stockist: Jewellery Box
Earrings are essential fashion accessories for ladies and diamonds are a girl’s best friend. For someone who loves bling bling, diamond ear studs are affordable pieces of jewelry that goes well with many outfits. And shopping for them is pretty straightforward if you follow this handy guide.
Here are a couple of my favorite designs from Blue Nile.
- Mini Diamond Bar Earrings in 14k Rose Gold £162
- Petite Diamond Double Circle Earrings in 14k White Gold £193
Stockist: Blue Nile
The cold weather plays havoc on the lips, I know myself I’m prone to cold sores at this time of year. If you are looking for kissable lips this Valentine’s why not try out this lip therapy by Prevasore? It’s fab for keeping them soft and moisturised and say goodbye to dry cracked lips.
Sleek MakeUP have a great selection available at affordable prices. From fat lash mascara to lipsticks and foundations, not forgetting blush and eyeshadow palettes.
RRP: Various Prices, see stockist for details.
I have been a huge fan of 7th Heaven’s face masks for many years. They are a range of natural, vegetarian, high performing, Cruelty Free and PETA-approved treats. In fact you can also get treats for your hair and fet in their Top to Toe treats tin.
- The tin, Black Raspberry Scrub, Goji Body Smoothie, Foot Soak Foot Lotion, Coconut Protein Hair Rescue, Manuka Honey Hair Rescue Mask, Exfoliator & Masque in 1, Red Hot Earth Self Heating Sauna Mask, Strawberry Souffle Mask, Passion Peel Off, Dead Sea Spa Mask, Creamy Coconut Mask and Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask.
Cute Valentine’s Day cards and gifts.
I think it’s always hard choosing a card for a loved one to show you that you care. Hallmark have a wide range of Valentine’s cards this year, so you are sure to find the perfect card. Here are a selection available. In addition are the super cute itty bitty’s of Kermit and Miss Piggy the true sweethearts.
Most girls love a cute mug to drink from, she maybe a tea lover or a coffee connoisseur, either way, this cute mug from Scribbler would be an ideal accompaniment to their Valentine’s Day card selection.
RRP: Various Prices, see stockist for details.
A touching gift for your other half can be one of these amazing personalised round clocks from Bags of Love. You can add any photo to where ever you wish on the clock. It can be like mine below and only a small photo, or it could fill the whole clock face. The numbers can be chosen, plus you can add some text. I was stunned at the quality of the photo I wanted on my clock.
RRP: From £44.00
Stockist: Bags of Love
Unique Valentine’s Day Card
If you are looking for a unique card for your special other half, why not get them a 3D pop up Origami Valentine’s Day card? They are handmade and extremely pretty to look at. In fact a miracle in paper engineering.
A Fun Gift
Being an 80’s child roller skates were all the rage. So how about buying a retro pair and taking your sweetheart back to the 80’s? These fabulous red pair from Skates.co.uk would be perfect.
To get your lips ready for the big day why not pop over to Vaseline and get your very own personalised Vaseline tin. You can order them here at personalised-tin.vaseline.co.uk.
RRP: £2.99 +P&P
Authentic Italian food is a must for Valentine’s Day. Definitely is the food of love! These gorgeous products from Vorrei are good choices. Chocolate covered figs and stuffed with cherries and almonds mmmmm! Also a gorgeous chilli infused oil perfect for any pasta dishes.
RRP: See stockist for details.
Naughty but Nice Valentine’s Day Gifts
Here are a selection of gifts I have popped under the heading of naughty but nice. I won’t be offended if you stop reading here. But if you are intrigued please do carry on!
A modern-day karma sutra – G-Strings to No Strings
A fun little book to give you and your partner a few giggles! The illustrations are quirky. A book with very few words, illustrated by award-winning French designer Ionna Vautrin.
‘Kiss Kiss’ vibrating rabbit
From new sex toy brand – So Divine comes the Kiss Kiss. It warms up to a body temperature of 37-38 degrees that will leave you with a warm happy glow for Valentines.
- Contoured Shaft with Clitoral Stimulator
- 10 Modes – 3 Speeds & 7 pulsating patterns
- 7 Levels of Speed in each mode
- Heat Function 37-38 degrees
- Dual Motor For Dual Purpose
- Premium Silky Soft Silicone
Stockist: So Divine
Keeping you safe
ONE Mixed Pleasures condoms offer a variety of flavours and textures, making sure that any intimate encounter is memorable while keeping you protected. The foil designs are hilarious!
The ONE mixed pleasures pack contains:
- Vanish, Super Studs, Glowing Pleasures, Pleasure Dome, Flavour Waves and Tattoo Touch
RRP: ONE mixed pleasures £9.99 Personal Lube Oasis £7.99
Beauty Skin Range
Be Beautiful, Sensual and Confident with The New Miss Vivien Intimacy Range. This range of products combines beauty and pleasure.
- Before: Massage Gel
- During: Intimate Lubricant
- After: After Party Restorative Gel
RRP: Various prices see stockist for details.
Stockist: Miss Vivien
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this gift guide inspirational and useful.
If you are looking for more ideas for a personalised gift why not have a look at this post, I wrote last week.
*This post contains products that was given in exchange for this gift guide. Also contains affiliate links. Prices correct as of 29/01/2018