Valentine’s Gift Ideas For The Lady In Your Life

We are now just a month from the most romantic time of the year. Yes, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, showering us with hearts and flowers and all levels of romance.

If the idea of Valentine’s day fills you with dread because you either don’t know what to buy, or are frankly still struggling financially to get straight after the excess of Christmas, then read on. I am going to be bringing you a whole heap of Valentine’s ideas that I promise will not break the bank and should offer enough variety to make everyone smile.

 

Lypsyl’s red fruity flavours

If you are looking for a little something for a loved one, but the budget isn’t allowing it, you could give them the gift of soft, kissable lips. Lypsyl has two very special fruity flavours that are perfect for Valentine’s day as they help to both soothe and smooth those lips making them totally kissable. The red packaging is another cute touch.

The two flavours are uplifting Strawberry and Pomegranate and revitalising Cherry & Almond, both of which deliver a dose of softly scented hydration Lypsyl sticks contains a rich, hydrating blend of natural Shea and Cocoa butters, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. This makes them perfect for conditioning and protecting in cold Winter weather.

Sparkling Wine Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Another cute buy for the love of your life are the Sparkling Wine Jelly Belly Jelly Beans that come in a mini Champagne style bottle. The sparkling wine flavoured Jelly Belly beans have all the flavour of a glass of the real thing but are totally non alcoholic. The jelly beans would make a great little gesture of your love if you are not into big, ostentatious gifts, but could also work well as favours at a wedding. For just £3 these are a delightful buy that would definitely put a smile on any face.

Jenny Wren Chocolates

I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with the gift of chocolates, and if they are beautifully gift boxed, hand finished Belgian chocolates, even better. Jenny Wren chocolates were founded in July 2016 by Mike Stainfield from Tunbridge Wells. He said:

 “We make the only chocolate gift boxes that you can buy for under £10.00 and still get a ‘wow!’ from the recipient! Children also love the boxes once they’re emptied – for putting small keepsakes, toys and jewellery in! ”

The chocolates are totally delicious, a good range of soft centres and truffles that taste so divine it will be hard to eat one without then eating the whole box. I love the Fleur de Sel caramel flavour and the white mocha. But once you do eat the box, you are left with a gorgeous keepsake box that would look gorgeous on a dressing table.

The chocolates are available from Sainsbury’s, and from the 22nd January you can pick them up at the special price of £6.49, saving £1.50 on the RRP.

Castelli Art Deco Notebook from The Gifted Notebook

A thoughtful gift this Valentine’s Day could be the gift of a beautiful notebook, perfect for those who love to jot down their thoughts, notes and lists. The Gifted Notebook has a beautiful selection of notebooks, journals and pens that offer something a little different and extra special this Valentine’s day. My key pick is from the Castelli range. It is the Art Deco notebook that is a simply stunning, embossed book with a classic Art Deco rising sun style design. It comes with a gold tipped triangular pencil, is sized 130 x 210mm and has 240 pages.

I love the fact that you can have this wrapped and gift boxed for an extra £2.99, making this a real beautiful gift that will be treasured. Definitely one that would be high up on my list.

7th Heaven Complete Pamper Pack

Montagne Jeunesse create the fabulous 7th Heaven masks, a range that includes facial masks and scrubs, hair masks, hand and nail treatments, and treatments that can be used on the feet as part of a pedicure. Their range is multi-award-winning, natural, vegetarian, high performing, Cruelty Free and PETA-approved. Their ultimate gift pack combines all of these as part of the Ultimate pamper kit, and this could be a knockout gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day. This is the ultimate gift of me time in one wonderful, pink package, and for just £19.99 this could be the answer to your gift queries.

You can pick up your own pamper pack from Argos, click here to view.

 

Budget Friendly Beauty Gifts

So Christmas Eve is just 17 days away, and those shopping days are counting down fast. You may be completely finished with all the presents wrapped (and if that is the case then well done you.) You may be just looking for a few more gifts before you say ‘Done’. Or you may not have even started (eek!). Whatever the case is, this post is dedicated to a few stocking fillers that may be great for secret santa’s , gifts for teachers or friends, or just to add a few affordable luxuries to a loved one’s stocking.

I’m starting with Tangle Teezer, and this year’s newest designer addition, which comes from one of my faves, Lulu Guinness. Her first design was hugely popular, and this one has the fabulous lipstick print she is so famous for. Tangle Teezer adds a designer edge to your handbag or dressing table (they also have a lovely Markus Lupfer design available here) and there really is nothing better for taming bad hair days.

Tangle Teezer

 Lulu Guinness Vertical Lipstick Print £13.50 Click to visit Tangle Teezer

Lulu Guinness Vertical Lipstick Print £13.50 Click to visit Tangle Teezer

More Lulu Guinness now with the iconic new version of an old favourite, Vaseline in the Lulu Doll Face pot – such a cute idea for just £2.99.

Lulu Guinness Vaseline

Vaseline Limited Edition Lulu Guinness £2.99 Click to visit Boots

Vaseline Limited Edition Lulu Guinness
£2.99 Click to visit Boots

Boots is well worth checking out for their budget friendly Ted Baker sets. Beautifully gift wrapped, and less than |£10, the body sprays in particular are really good.

Ted Baker Goodies

Ted Baker Mini Trio Gift £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker Mini Trio Gift £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker White Mini Body Spray Trio £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker White Mini Body Spray Trio £8.00 Click to visit Boots

If you are creating a beauty hamper, a cute cosmetic bag is a lovely addition. I love these two designs from Boots, with the Wink Wink really reminding me of Lulu Guinness (that lady again!).

Cute Cosmetics Bags

Boots Wink Wink Cosmetics Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Wink Wink Cosmetics Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Dat Pout Cosmetic Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Dat Pout Cosmetic Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

And if you are really looking for a bargain, head over to Beauty Expert.

Under a fiver!!!

Bubble T Bath Fizzer - Moroccan Mint Tea 180g £3 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bubble T Bath Fizzer – Moroccan Mint Tea 180g £3 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Balance Me Beautiful Body (30ml) £4.50 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Balance Me Beautiful Body (30ml) £4.50 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bee Good Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm £4.75 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bee Good Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm £4.75 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Weleda Mini Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn Hand Gift Tube £4.95 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Weleda Mini Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn Hand Gift Tube £4.95 Click to visit Beauty Expert