Valentine’s Day is a lovely way to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle and spend some time with your sweetheart.
Buying a gift is a great token of love, but they don’t have to be expensive; something meaningful and from the heart means more than the price tag. To help you choose the perfect present for her, here are our top picks to give you some inspiration:
For established couples, a massage is a great way to show her that you appreciate all of her hard work. For newer couples, giving her a little me-time to relax and unwind will surely score you some brownie points. Either way, it’s a winning gift.
Glasshouse candles range
Candles are a great way to set the mood on Valentine’s Day. Pick calming scents like jasmine or lavender to create a romantic and relaxing environment for the perfect night in together. We love the Glasshouse range; its gorgeous glass holders are also reusable and as a Valentines gift hints at many more romantic evenings together.
Just like flowers and chocolates, perfume is a classic Valentine’s Day gift. But picking the right fragrance is always a challenge. The best way to make sure it’s something she loves is to find out what she’s already wearing and then ask for help at the beauty counter. Is it usually light and fresh, rich and spicy or floral and sweet? Our pick is the Miss Dior Eau De Toilette, a fresh mossy woods fragrance with citrus and fruity notes and has a beautiful, feminine bottle that she is sure to love.
Twelve long-stemmed roses
You can never go wrong with twelve long-stemmed roses. Red roses are traditionally associated with Valentine’s Day and they proclaim “I love you”, being the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion; pale pink roses symbolise grace, gentleness and gratitude, while lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight and is enchanted. Yellow roses are a declaration of friendship so probably isn’t appropriate for the day.
Charms are a great way to commemorate a moment in your relationship or a special milestone. Check out the gorgeous new Pandora Valentine's collection, with charms of romantic hearts and sparkling stones so she can be reminded of this Valentine’s Day every day. Or choose from the wider range to symbolise something special you two shared like a passport for a recent trip or a rocking horse to celebrate a newborn.
Sparkling rose with champagne flutes
A gift to symbolise many more great times ahead together is a nice touch, especially for newer couples. Choose a nice bottle of sparkling rose for a touch of romance and a set of glasses like these champagne flutes reserved especially for you two.
KK summer 'It' bag
Give her something she’s had an eye on or something that reflects her taste to show that you’ve been paying attention. Check out the latest range of handbags from the popular Kardashian Kollection – you’re sure to find something chic that she will love and she’ll think of you every time she uses it.
Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend, especially on Valentine’s Day. Not only are they beautiful, the stone symbolises steadfast and everlasting love, not to mention the bragging rights it comes with! Choose something simple and elegant like this tennis bracelet, so that she can wear it every day and be reminded of you.
DIY spa experience
If you live together, a great personal touch is to set up an indulgent spa experience at home. Run a warm bath (though not boiling to the point where she will feel uncomfortable sitting in it) and fill the bathtub with rose petals and scented oils. For extra credit, play some relaxing, sensual music like Sade or Corrine Bailey Ray and dim the lights by lighting candles instead. Pour a glass of wine, take away any distractions and give her time to unwind.
A romantic dinner
What do you get someone who has everything? Try a special dinner experience for the two of you to enjoy or simply spend time together. It doesn’t have to be fancy either - a nice restaurant with a great ambience is perfect for new couples to cosy up together; if you’ve been together for a while, try picking a favourite restaurant to remind each other of a great night or discover something more exotic together. Better still, plan a special night in together for just the two of you and beat the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. Try these simple yet delicious Valentine's day entrees
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