With Valentine’s Day now just a couple of weeks away, today’s post is the second this month to give you some gift ideas. (You can find the first guide here for more ideas.) This post will be updated as we get nearer to the date, so please bookmark it for future reference.
Here are some lovely ideas for your Valentine this year.
A collage print from Max Spielmann
Photographs are a wonderful, personal gift on Valentine’s Day, and this could be anything, from a favourite picture that you put into a special frame, to lots of memories immortalised in a larger collage print. Max Spielmann is always a brilliant destination when it comes to high quality photographic products, especially as these can be produced as quickly as within 1 hour of ordering, and then collected in one of their 400 stores around the country.
This year Max Spielmann has a dedicated Valentine’s Day section that includes everything from chunky photo blocks that could commemorate your first date, or wedding day, to the cutest printed cushions, to a pair of Lovebirds mugs that can be personalised with your names. These are thoughtful and affordable gift ideas that you will really love.
Fields ‘Album’ Tee
Fields is a really cool, independent brand that I featured on the blog at Christmas. It is a great destination for retro and vintage style t-shirts that make a fantastic, affordable Valentine’s gift. The t-shirts are made with organic cotton, and come in a great range of sizes (from small to x x large) and have a stylish design that offers something a little different to basic High Street fare.
The Album tee is a very striking monochrome design, featuring a UK printed image. This would look just great with jeans and trainers for a very cool, everyday look.
The Callas Imprint by Sophia Lambton
The way to my heart will always be through the gift of a book, and The Callas Imprint is an actual labour of love by Sophia Lambton, so this makes it even more special. Maria Callas was one of the most iconic women of the 20th century, a true one off in the world of Opera, a diva who seemed to live the roles as well as sing them, and one who had a private life that was as controversial and troubled as any of the roles that she played, one forever entangled with Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy.
The Callas Imprint: A Centennial Biography reaps never-before-seen correspondence and archival documents worldwide to illustrate the complex of their multi-faceted creator – closing in on her self contradictions, self-descriptions, attitudes and habits with empathic scrutiny.
This is a scrupulously researched book that seeks to address the rumours and untruths about a truly remarkable woman, instead presently an authentic picture, often in her own words, of a complex, talented and beautiful woman who was also a queen of reinvention.
Find The Callas Imprint: A Centennial Biography at Amazon here.
The 5th Season Aromatherapy Set From TJC
Aromatherapy is a great idea to gift someone who is struggling to ever relax and wind down. The Aromatherapy set from The 5th Season, that is available at TJC is a one stop shop for adding beautiful essential oils to your home in the form of a scented candle and a reed diffuser, complete with holder, The set also includes a beautifully scented massage oil that is a gorgeous blend of Lavender and Thyme.
I can’t explain how beautiful, and relaxing the scent is. You can smell it before you even open the box and it is intoxicating. This is also a beautiful looking gift, as it is well boxed, and, at £12.99, you are actually get a lot of gifting for your money.
You can find the set at TJC here.
Prezzybox have all sorts of brilliant things available this Valentine’s Day, that should be sure to literally appeal to even the most difficult person to buy for. They have curated selections for both him and her, personalised gifts, affordable gifts for under £20 and gifts that are cute and amusing, and are sure to raise a smile on February 14th.
I love the Hot Chick ladies socks, which are just this side of naughty, but are also super cute and made with a high quality cotton blend – these are a sweet gift, but are also practical – who doesn’t need socks! You could also make this a his and hers gift with the Hot Stuff boxed set which are emblazoned with chilli peppers!
Another top pick, and probably the cutest gift you will find this year is the Love Hearts I Like You A Latte Plush which combines romance and coffee (two of my fave combinations!). This is a cuddly toy in the shape of a latte mug holding one of those famous ‘love hearts’ sweets that we know and love!
Evolve Bio Retinol Lip Oil
Now I turn my attention to some beauty products, starting with a new product from Evolve that will ensure perfectly kissable lips this Valentine’s Day. The Evolve Bio Retinol Lip Oil is perfect for those dry, cracked lips we often experience in Winter. It plumps, hydrates, and soothes your damaged lips, keeping them healthy and luscious whilst giving them a gorgeous glossy watermelon pink finish.
This is definitely a hero product that your lips really need, and is scoring highly on Google beauty reviews. At less than £20, it is a perfect Valentine’s gift with a pink edge.
Doll Smash Lipsticks and Glosses
Continuing with the theme of luscious lips, we turn to cult cosmetic brand Doll Smash. This luxury, vegan, gender-neutral cosmetics line have launched some truly stunning lipsticks and glosses in neutral shades that will not only look amazing, but are totally cruelty free and sustainable.
Doll Smash lipsticks are like a kiss to the lips with their buttery formulations, which genuinely make your lips feel better (and obviously look amazing) when you are wearing them. As the brand says:-
Maximum colour. Complete care. No compromise.
Djusie Fruit Glaze Facial Oil
We’ve all enjoyed K-Beauty, now it’s time to embrace F-Beauty. Finland is set to be the latest cult beauty destination, and Djusie is one of the brands at the forefront of a new beauty revolution. They are a visionary brand who offer high-quality natural skincare products certified by Ecocert. The Djusie philosophy is based on juicy, glowing, moist, plump and clear skin, inside and out. The range offers abundant hydration, pH balance and healthy skin barrier function, all in bright, eye catching (fully recyclable) bottles.
A key product to look out for is FRUIT GLAZE, a Vitalizing & Brightening Facial Oil that promises to be:-
Regenerating, Nourishing, Protecting, Antioxidant, Healthy Glow
Fruit Glaze is suitable for all skin types, and will give your skin a healthy glow and brighter complexion whilst helping it to feel softer. This is a key product for those who love to be at the forefront when it comes to skincare.
Silea Silky Facial Oil from Yin Your Skin
The second new F-Beauty brand that is well worth a look is Yin Your SKin a brand that prides itself on the highest standards of botanical expertise.
Rooted in the transformative power of nature, Yin Your Skin offers artfully crafted formulas designed to ignite your supernatural glow.
The Silea silky facial oil from Yin Your Skin is a formulation for all ages and skin types that is gentle enough that you can apply it twice a day to improve the look and condition of your skin. In Finnish, ‘silea’ means smooth and sleek in an effortlessly silky way’, this is certainly how it leaves your skin feeling. This is a perfect gift for someone who loves F-Beauty and is looking for a new wonder product to try.
Aviela Foot Butter
Aviela is a brand I love and often feature on this blog. Their products are made up of 100% Pure A Grade shea butter, one of the best ingredients for smooth, soft skin, and for Valentine’s day this year the brand that has a fantastic Foot Butter that is a perfect pampering gift idea, particularly if your loved one is often on their feet for work, or enjoys sports that take their toll on their tootsies.
You can buy this as a one off product, or can set up a subscription which will give you a saving and can be cancelled at any time.