“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy; to return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”
The Prophet (1923) by poet, writer, artist, and philosopher Khalil Gibran.
Love it or Loathe it, there’s no escaping the fact that next week, in fact February 14th to be exact, is St Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year that you have no excuses and by golly you better not forget that Romance isn’t dead. Mrs Mc is exceptionally lucky in the sense that being married to my good self, everyday is like Valentine’s Day, or so I tell I keep her. This year ensure you fall into the camp of having a present, card and something booked. Rather than the adrenaline rush of chasing around the local convenience store, having to settle for a bunch of Carnations, which have definitely seen better days and having to pay an astronomical ransom for the pleasure as the proprietor can clearly see and quite possibly smell the desperation and fear in you.
So remember think less Elizabeth Duke and more Tiffany and you will be doing well. BUT, as with most good intentions, as much as we’d like to be able to offer this gesture, reality can often get in our way. So, here are a selection of great gift suggestions, that will get or keep you in the good books, once again bought to you in collaboration with the wonderful Rotary Watches ;
Great idea if your thinking of maybe popping the question, or if you want to cement your relationship this is a great quirky gift idea from Notonthehighstreet.com
This Valentine’s Day Thomas Sabo are offering 15% discount on all heart jewellery. Plus, As a special gift for you – you can have a personalised engraved message, complimentary with every engravable LOVE BRIDGE Jewellery.
Fill your house of love with the scent of LURVE this Valentine’s Day with Jo Malone‘s Red Roses Scented Candle.
Oooooh that age old dilemma do you buy Red underwear for your girlfriend/fiancé/wife/partner well Mrs Mc informs us it’s OK as long as it’s tasteful and pointed us in the direction of Rosie Huntington Whitley for AUTOGRAPH Silk & Lace Teddy.
The Legacy collection from Rotary Watches offers a selection of matching duo of watches for ‘him & her’. Legacy offers a sleek, elementary design representative of the new Rotary foundation family. Swiss Made in either a 32mm or 38mm case.
This great gift idea from The White Company offers you the chance to offer your soul mate a selection of key memento moments in your life together, so far with this sleek and modern picture frame featuring 15 5×7 – apertures.
Roses are often associated with St Valentine’s Day but who said they have to be of the floral kind. Surprise her with this 18ct yellow gold vermeil Wild Rose bracelet features a delicately handcrafted 15mm openwork rose flower from Dower & Hall.
What says romance more than 2 complimenting beers with pork scratchings and a large ‘I love you’ design pork pie on Valentine’s Day, beautifully presented in a re-useable. Don’t say we never show you a good time and thank you Marks & Spencer we salute you.
Great for guys and gals this 14 inch satchel with magnetic closure from The Cambridge Satchel Company is prefect for your laptop, butties and any important documents. Plus with free shipping over £100 and free embossing for a limited time, make it a personalised Valentine gift delivered right to their doorstep.
Love truly is in the eye of the beholder, but everyone needs a little help and the Esteè Lauder Advanced Night Repair Range. This targeted system is designed to keep skin beautiful and healthy-looking.
This really is the gift that keeps on giving rather than a bunch of blooms this rose bush will thrive year after year providing a lifetime of stunning red roses; so long after bouquets wilt and fade this rose tree like your love will be blossoming.
Have you heard it’s in the stars ? Love that is, Mrs Mc is loving these Zodiac Journals from Anthropologie, do you think she’s dropping a hint ?