Valentines day is just around the corner and the supermarket shelves are filled with cheap chocolates in heart shaped boxes and tacky valentines gifts that are really only fit for kids to give to their secret crush. If you want to make Valentines day special and make an impression then you need to put a little more thought and effort into the gift that you buy. Check out the ideas below which I selected to be sent to me for inclusion in this guide.
Show you care with a cheeky tipple
Knowing your loved ones favourite tipple and then buying something a little bit special will really show that you care. For me, a decent bottle of gin will always enamore me and Caorunn Scottish Raspberry gin is expensive nough that I know they really care without being so expensive you don’t want to drink it. It is also a delicious gin that goes with most mixers.
Sparkling Direct have a fabulous range of wine, champagne and spirits available in these lovely with love wooden gift boxes. You can also choose to add a box of chocolates and a message card to make this gift extra special. The box is a lovely touch that just shows a little more thought and can be kept and used in the future.
The way to their heart is through their stomach
I am a huge fan of food as gifts, especially when it is something that really shows that you know them. As an avid cook who loves making spicy food this Spice Kitchen Chilli Spice Tin is perfect for me. The silk sari giftwrap is stunning and the fact that the tin can be reused (and would make a great dish for poppodum accompaniments) is a real bonus. I love a gift that keeps on giving and this certainly has that.
A great gift that you can send to them to receive at work as a fantastic publish display of affection would be a set of 6 cupcakes from Send them cupcakes. Not only are they super cute but they are delicous as well and even though they came through the post they were well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. You can even order for next day delivery up to 4pm! If you dont want to embarass them at work you can order them for home, but where is the fun in that!
If the one you love has a sweet tooth then a gift box of HARIBO Heart Throbs will make for a small token of affection that they will appreciate. Trying not to eat them yourself will be tough though (or it is for me anyway as I love HARIBO hearts.)
The way to my heart is usually lined with caffeine so a dcent coffee bean with a cute message on it is a winner. Available in a variety of messages and ground to the constancy you request the Maverick coffee company are on to a winner with this valentines day blend You’re Brewtiful coffee gift bag.
Something to wear to think of you
I love receiving a gift that I can wear and that allows me to remember them everytime I look at it. Toff London sell a fantastic range of watches for all tastes and budgets. Whether you want a smart looking watch or one with a bit of personality they have you covered. I love this Pride linear batons watch and 5% of sales from their pride collection gets donated to LGBT+ support charity Switchboard so they can look good and feel good at the same time.
Trendhim is a great site if you are looking for something stylish for the man in your life. Filled with accessories, jewellery and more you can even get a range of items personalised to make them extra special. I chose some slightly alternative items in the dog tags and skull pendant but I was blown away withe the quality. These items feel like you care and with a huge range you are bound to find something that matches their personality.
Make your gift ‘vouch’ for you
Ok, that was a terrible pun but sometimes giving a voucher is the best option. I am a huge fan of the Red Letter Day vouchers as it allows the recipient to choose an experience they will love whilst also showing you care. It also offers the flexibility of booking dates and they can even change the experience they received to something you might not have thought about. Whatever they choose they will love it and the Especially for him gift box includes a booklet for him to look through full of experiences he can choose to help him get excited and make valentines day special just like the day he uses his experience.
If the one you love loves shopping but you are not really the best at choosing gifts then a VEX gift card is the solution. A VEX gift card doesn’t tie them into a shop that you choose but instead allows them to choose the shop they want. With over 150 different options to exchange it for they can shop or eat out in the place of their choice.
Give the gift of geekiness
When it comes to gifts for me you can not go wrong with an Ewok, honestly it’s my most prized collection. You also can’t go wrong with geeky tshirts so the idea of combining them was a winner. To be fair I really struggled to choose what I wanted from the Lost Universe website because it was filled with the stuff of my geeky dreams but 2 tshirts for £20 was a fabulous deal and with one of those being an Ewok I had to ask for it. The quality of the tshirts are fantastic and the range is even better, it is hard trying to choose just two and I probably could have completely replaced my whole tshirt collection. Lost Universe sell all sorts of geeky items include those from some of the new game releases for 2022.
To go with the geeky tshirts I also love a decent pair of geeky socks but usually they are thin and of fairly poor quality. Jimmy Lion socks came to the rescue with these Back to the Future gift box of sport socks. They even have ET and Jurassic World! As well as the geeky licenses they have lots of other cool socks to choose from with fun illustrations across a range of themes.
A perfect pamper
When it comes to receiving a pamper gift I want luxury and the ARRAN sense of Scotland products provide that feeling of luxury. From beautiful packaging telling the story of the company through to the amazing fragrances, you really feel the quality and luxury of these items. We have had a few different ARRAN gift sets over the years and they have all been amazing. This Glen Rosa Fig & Ylang Ylang hand care gift set is no exception and the fragrance is stunning.
Village Wax Melts sell a huge range of products that will enable you to create the perfect pamper box. With candles, wax melts, bath bombs, soap sponges, room perfumes and of course wax melts there is something for everyone. They also come in a variety of scents so you can choose the scent that appeals to them the most and make your valentines day special.