With the calendar having flipped into February, we’re on the horizon of the most romantic time of the year, Valentine’s Day. The traditional time for countless ropey bouquets of flowers to be bought from petrol stations up and down the country as the ultimate token of affection for their loved ones.
Well not on our watch they don’t, as we’ve got some foolproof recommendations for gifts that cupid himself would endorse. There’s gifting inspiration to make the longest suffering better halves crack a smile, or to show that potential partner you might just be the one. Added to that everything is under a hundred quid. Here’s our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
The Copenhagen Company Candle – £20
You can’t really go wrong with the classic Valentine’s gift that is a quality candle. We’re big fans of this ‘Escape’ candle from The Copenhagen Company. It’s made from a natural wax blend, vegan and cruelty free, with this candle promoting feelings of happiness with it’s scent of warm cedar wood and fresh vetiver blended with sweet citrus and orange blossom. What’s not to like?
Boostology Amethyst & Star Diffuser Bracelet – £32
Here’s a really unique gift from super eco-friendly company Boostology. Made from natural lava & amethyst stones and featuring a 14K gold plated star charm, this bracelet’s really clever trick is that it diffuses essential oils to its wearer throughout the day. The gift set includes a bottle of lavender, sweet orange & rosewood essential oil blend.
Le Cratére Sparkling Rosé – £28
This tasty little organic number will put a bit of added sparkle into any relationship. Made by wine producer Domaine du Météore, this rather special new rosé is created in limited quantities (970 bottles) from Syrah grapes, which are all grown inside the 200-metre-wide meteorite crater from which the wine takes its name. Which all comes together to create a totally cosmic wine.
CellDerma Perfect Lips – £33
Give the gift of perfectly plump, kissable lips with this award winning product from CellDerma. Perfect Lips supports collagen and glycosaminoglycans within the lips to help reduce any lines and wrinkles around them. And the moisture protecting ingredients keep them safe and reduce dryness, leaving lips soft and plumped as pillows for that Valentine’s smooch.
Aviela Pure Shea Butter – £30
This sumptuously delicious, whipped body butter from Aviela is perfect for a Valentine’s Day massage. Made from 100% pure, highest grade unrefined shea butter, it smooths, nourishes and hydrates even the driest of winter bods. Rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and E, it boasts natural soothing properties that your partner’s skin will love.
Vintage Playing Cards – from £25
These lovely framed vintage Snoopy playing cards will make a picture perfect addition to the wall of any Valentine. The card is double mounted with cream and black, in a stylish black wood box frame and each card is an original. The brand also do an amazing range of handmade greetings cards for the special day.
Olverum Body Cleanser – £26.50
Although we know love is more than skin deep, gifting this cleanser from Olverum is a surefire way to show you care about your partner’s body. Those sensitive of skin will particularly appreciate this unique formulation, fragranced with essential oils that helps ease stress and relax tension in mind and body as well as leaving skin feeling cleansed and comfortable.
Ticket to the Moon Hammock – from €64.95
One way of making sure you cosy up to your loved one this Valentine’s Day is by purchasing one of these beautiful ethical hammocks from Fair traders Ticket To The Moon. They have a wide range of handcrafted products, all renowned for their
incredible comfort, strength and durability. We’ve gone for the kingsize travel hammock, perfect for a romantic getaway where you can sway together under starry skies. No swinging jokes please!
Van Hunks MCC Sparkling Rosé – £20
Some more fizz here in the shapely form of this South African Sparkling Rosé from Van Hunks. This refreshing and fruity drop is made by the same traditional method used to create champers, being bottle fermented in small batches and matured in contact with the lees for approximately 30 months creating its deep rich flavour. It’s a glass of pink perfection. Bottoms up!
Melitta Classic Edition Pour Over Set – £29.99 (currently £15)
If your better half’s blood type is essentially recognised as coffee, they’re sure to appreciate this stylishly simple pour over set from Melitta®. These classic porcelain pour overs include a 600ml jug (around 4 cups), a porcelain filter, plus five filter papers to ensure the perfect brew. Available in a host of colours, it’s the ideal gift for any that appreciate their daily java lava.
Beans Coffee Club – from £7.99
To espresso how much you love that coffee fiend in your life, why not get them a subscription from Beans Coffee Club. Their multi-roaster subscription service tailors coffee based on tastebuds. Their intelligent 30-second matching process means the perfect beans will be shipped directly from the roaster to your loved one’s door. Brew-tiful!
Slingsby Rhubarb Gin – £30
Gin lovers will thank you for delivering them a bottle of this fine booze from god’s own county. Slingsby have taken their London Dry Gin, crafted using locally sourced botanicals and masterfully infused it with the finest Yorkshire rhubarb. The result is a deliciously drinkable, not to mention multi award-winning drop.
Forever Living Smoothing Exfoliator – £19.18
If you think a glowing complexion might be the route to your lovers heart, then look no further than this award-winning smoothing exfoliator from Forever Living. It uses eco-friendly round jojoba beads that massage and cleanse the skin while sustainably sourced granules of bamboo delicately remove dead skin cells. It also features natural extracts to regenerate the skin. The result is a youthful glow that could help navigate any couple home through a dark Valentine’s eve.
Lockdown Liquor Mezcal Copita – £25
This new Mezcal cocktail will help you kick off any Valentine’s Day the right way. The Mezcal Copita from Lockdown Liquor combines the smokey flavour of Mezcal Unión Uno with the refreshing pairing of fresh pineapple and Campari. Add in a hit of citrus and grapefruit bitters and you’ve got a pre-mixed cocktail with romance written all over it.
Arran After the Rain Bath Salts – £16
Treat that special someone to a relaxing soak in the tub with the help of these After the Rain bath salts from Arran. The brand’s expert perfumers have delivered a fragrance that evokes the scent of a rain shower by combining the likes of floral, citrus and sandalwood aromas. Its blend of natural sea salt and magnesium-rich Epsom salt also supports skin health. So it’s win win with this one.
Waterford Biodynamic Whisky – from £69.95
This elite single malt whisky from Waterford will warm the hearts of anyone who receives a bottle this Valentine’s. If it looks a bit special, it’s because it is. This Irish whisky is silky smooth, yet complex and characterful, with a taste of light spices and fresh apple. It’s also biodynamic, boasting being the first whisky in the world to be made solely from biodynamic barley, not to mention the ancient esoteric practices utilised to unearth whisky’s most natural flavours. We told you it was special!
Valentina Karellas Cashmere Mittens – £60
What better gift than that of warm hands this Valentine’s Day. These lovely ‘Tilney’ Mittens from independent knitwear brand Valentina Karellas are hand crafted from wonderfully soft 100% cashmere. The brand focuses on sustainable, zero waste making processes, with the loose strands of yarn on the mittens proving that ethos and showcasing the rawness of their natty knits.
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