Ahhhh everyone’s favourite Hallmark holiday is virtually upon us, the day we feel highly pressurised to perform great acts of romance. This year ensure you fall into the camp of having a present, card and something booked. Rather than the rushing around the local convenience store, having to settle for a bunch of Carnations, which have definitely seen better days and paying an astronomical amount for the pleasure as the proprietor can clearly see the desperation and fear in your eyes.
Take a look at some of these great gift ideas and as usual we give you some food for thought for gift idea for yourself, so get dropping those hints fellas.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, Ted Baker gives you a bit of what you fancy. Focusing on the chemistry side of love, find out which elements make you blush and which will make your Valentine fall for you.
Have a go on their Valentine’s Facebook app by inputting your name to reveal your chemical element along with fun facts about your personality and compatibility. The app runs right through until midnight on Valentine’s Day.
They are also giving you the chance to win a personalised purse or wallet! Simply share your romantic findings across social media and you will automatically be entered into the draw.
If your after someone a little different but still highly romantic, then bear in mind the Love Log. The log can be burnt in a traditional fireplace or wood-burner, or outside on a camp fire. You and your loved one should first ensure they have a roaring fire going. Then recite love poetry to each other, either choosing your own or reading verses provided on the ceremonial scroll that comes with the log.
Once the log has been burning for seven minutes, the couple then decide which six questions, from the list on the scroll, they wish to know the answers to. As each question is asked, they take it in turns to toss one of the special pine cones into the fire. The colour of the flames, as well as their size and the way they flicker, reveals the answer to their question.
For an ultimate romantic gesture whisk you beloved of to a romantic getaway. Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London takes Valentine’s Day to a new height with its Love Is In The Air package. This exclusive stay includes two nights in one of the hotel’s stunning rooms, overlooking London from floor to ceiling windows, featuring a special in-room St. Valentine’s Day four-course dinner with a bottle of Champagne, an indulgent in-room breakfast for two, and plenty of other personal touches to wow that special someone. Guests will leave the hotel after two days of Valentine’s bliss with a heart key ring from Smythson’s iconic Panama collection. A purveyor of British luxury leather goods since 1887, guests can visit one of the London boutiques to have their key ring personalised for a truly unique keepsake.
A chilled bottle of Deutz Rose NV Champagne is ready and waiting as guests enter their stylishly appointed room while they hear the gentle sounds of their favourite song as a couple. Monogrammed pillowcases further add a personalised touch and offer a lasting memory to take away. A romantic turndown service sets the mood for the evening, with a full English Breakfast in the soft comfort of Frette linens amongst the clouds the following morning. The large marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors offer a luxurious standalone bathtub filled with rose petals overlooking the city from floor-to-ceiling windows – the perfect place to sip Champagne as the sparkling London lights twinkle below.
For Valentine’s Day Swatch are being both Romantic and fun loving with A fuchsia pink heart-shaped lock signs, seals and delivers messages of time on the watch’s innocent white dial. Its key is always at hand, counting the passing of the minutes, chased by an impatient fuchsia second hand. Boldly printed lock-inspired patterns feature on both the front and back of the watch, echoed also on the three loops. Only on the inside do the padlocks contain secret confessions of love in pink lettering.swatch
What’s your story ? Nineteenthirty are offering a unique print that will be created to trim the shirt of your choice. Ideal for that romantic gift for such a special occasion. This is coupled with all the versatility of their bespoke service and is turned around from fit to delivery in 10 weeks.
This Bella Freud Loving Candle will brighten up any home. Let the light fragrance of sandalwood dance through the air for a warm atmosphere and relaxed vibe: the perfect way to set the mood for Lurve after a long day.
Planning a romantic dinner to show off your culinary skills, then this is the perfect accompaniment, with initial aromas of fresh red and black berry fruit with some cherry notes leading to dried fruit and biscuity notes. This bottle of bubbly by Veuve Clicquot is perfectly balanced and combines elegance and personality.
We’ve all been out with Nightmares but hopefully this one has a sense of humour and ideally a fondness for designer handbag. If so this the perfect gift. Put a directional spin on it by toting Givenchy’s Large Rottweiler Pouch. Crafted in coated canvas, it features the iconic print to the front.
Your beloved one will be so impressed if this is delivered to her in work. Net-A-Porter.com have specially selected some of their favorite goodies to create a super stylish and chic gift for someone special. As well as luxurious beauty and bath products, this box includes a playful iPhone 5 case and stickers to personalize their accessories. It all comes impeccibly wrapped in their ever so sleek signature packaging.
These indoor roses come in lovely rich velvety-reds, but unlike a bouquet these growing roses will continue to bloom for several weeks and can even be planted out in the garden later in the year.They are specially bred for Valentines Day and are looking lovely delivered with at least 12 buds and blooms that will slowly open
David Gandy might the dream companion to many for Valentine’s Day, however, that’s all it is, a dream. So go for the next best thing, Designed by the top British model and in collabortion with Marks & Spencer. Get your hand on his lounge and knitwear, this is a great example from the range a cashmere cardigan but be careful, as even though it might have been bought for you is so desired it might not be yours for too long.
An all-Italian fragrance true to Acqua di Parma’s heritage, Rosa Nobile is born from the essence of the centifolia rose which is carefully grown and cultivated in a small rose garden in Piedmont, Italy. Each bud is hand-picked at dawn, when they are still fresh and dressed with the morning dew, during 40 days between May and June, making it perfect in every way as a Valentine’s Day gift.
If your better half is a little lost for what to get you, start dropping hints, like NOW, if you’ve got a hobby that’s a good starting place for gift ideas. This is a great example from Cycling supermo brand Brooks, as part of Savile Row’s Hardy Amies carefully curated selection of goods. It offers solutions to any problem the ardent cyclist may encounter.
Anything for a quite life and that includes a good night’s sleep is many a poor man’s mantra and to assist in that check out this Silk Lavender enfused eye mask from Holisticsilk, the height of chic elegance andglamour. Plus lavender is proven to help with insomnia, jobs a good un.
Lastly, one for us to finish things off, the Sanctuary4 available from the Brotique has been completely reengineered with a 4-amp charger to give you enough juice to quickly charge up to four devices at once. The angle-adjustable tablet stand was designed to work with all tablets, yet remain as minimal and discreet as possible to keep the design clean and simple. Hands up who wants one ?