The fabulous day dedicated to love is just around the corner. Yes Valentine’s Day, the day of hearts and flowers, of teddies and cupids, the perfect time to gift a Valentines Jellycat to the one that you love most of all, will soon be upon us once again.
But if are looking for a different kind of gift, then step this way for a few ideas.
I will be updating this post as we get nearer the day, so bookmark the page and make sure you come back for more ideas.
Heart Jewellery From Carrie Elspeth
Jewellery is traditionally a lovely gift idea when it comes to Valentine’s Day, and if you can choose jewellery from an independent company that prides itself on wonderful, handmade pieces that are truly unusual, then even better. One such company is Carrie Elspeth, the creators of award winning, beautiful jewellery pieces that are handmade in Wales.
For Valentine’s Day 2024, Carrie Elspeth Jewellery have created a range containing that much romantic of all symbols, the love heart. I absolutely love the Golden Love Earrings which come in a choice of three enamel designs – Turquoise, Jet and coral, and combine this with gold plated earring hooks to give them an elegant drop that would look perfect with pretty much any outfit. I personally love the Turquoise design, which has a really gorgeous look that harks to Spring.
My second key pick is a bracelet, my own personal favourite when it comes to jewellery. The Lustre hearts bracelet is just so pretty, made up of coloured love hearts created using Czech glass beads. This is a bracelet that will look perfect worn either by itself, or layered with other bracelets, and the use of many coloured glass beads mean that you will be able to team this well with any of your outfits.
You can find the full range of Carrie Elspeth Jewellery here at www.carrieelspeth.co.uk
Coated Jeans From Lovall Clothing
Lovall are a great independent brand who offer the best in lounge wear and top quality basics. Originally Love Leggings, the brand revitalised leggings making them a stylish fashion staple in every woman’s wardrobe, and have now created what might just be the perfect coated jeans. These coated jeans come in a range of sizes, from size 6 – 28 and are just the best fitting jean you will find, sitting perfectly on the waist, with a really flattering fit, and with a proper zip and button fastening to ensure these look like jeans rather than jeggings, and yet have all the fit and comfort of leggings.
These would be a great gift idea for a jean lover looking for something a little different, and are stylish and comfortable. They can be dressed up, or dressed down, so you know they will earn their place in any wardrobe, being worn over and over again.
Hydrating Day Cream From Dr PawPaw
If you are buying a gift for a beauty lover then Dr PawPaw is well worth a look. Their original balm is a wonder product that is suitable for so many areas of the skin, from lips to hair, and is certainly something I always have in my make up bag, loving the formulation and the scent which obviously contains the PawPaw (papaya) fruit. Now they have turned their attentions to daytime skincare, with a skin hydrating day cream that is vegan and ultra-hydrating, suitable for all skin types and containing a world-first ingredient – papayaluronic.
It is lightweight and fragrance free, so you can wear this every day under or over your make up without feeling like you are wearing a mask, and it contains vitamin e to help nourish and restore your skin to its very best.
The cream, together with the rest of the skincare range, will be 40% off at Superdrug between the 31st of January and the 27th of February.
You can find out more about the cream here.
Accessories From Accent Clothing
Accent Clothing is the place to go for designer accessories for men. Established in 1984 in the heart of Leeds, Accent started out as a local Denim and Outerwear specialist, but now offers a wide range of clothes, shoes and accessories for both men, woman and children, including key designer names like Valentino, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs and Belstaff.
Accent Clothing has a range of gift ideas that would be great for your Valentine, including a brilliantly stylish Valentino Bags Mens Kylo Backpack In Black. This is a bag that is perfect for travel, for the gym, and for everyday purposes, and has a great look in a monochrome colour way, with the Valentino logo in stark lettering along the front zip pocketing, and with adjustable shoulder straps.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland Body Care Gift Sets
Arran Sense of Scotland are renowned for their incredible fragrances, many created with ingredients found in their beautiful home, the Isle of Arran. They have a range of gift ideas which are perfect for Valentine’s Day, as they look and smell incredible, and are beautifully packaged for presentation as a gift.
My chief pick are the Body Care Gift Sets (rrp £30). These feature a full-sized bath & shower gel and body lotion in ARRAN’s three most popular fragrances – After the Rain, Glen Rosa and Glenashdale – and beautifully presented in a signature gift box. You can find them by clicking here.
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