Valentine’s Day gifts you *really* want
Cocktails, chic PJs and cool accessories - here are 15 alternative gifting ideas for Valentine's Day from the high street and local stores. Print and give to your partner!
Quaff bar-quality cocktails for your at-home date night with this limited edition box of four pre-mixed tipples from Kocktail. Rose Petal Martini for me, please!
wear your heart on your sleeve…
…or, erm, all over the rest of your body with this fine-knit abstract heart print jumper with ribbed details from Scandi brand Monki.
Nothing like a good candle to set the mood, right? Subscription service Light Box Candles handpicks a different artisan candle each month, chosen for its gorgeous scent, long burn time (30-50 hours), as well as sustainability creds using natural wax and ingredients.
bags of love
A statement bag instantly ups the chic creds of an outfit and this cute heart-shaped crossbody number by Kate Spade is at the top of our wishlist. Muddy loves.
sharing is caring
Fizz, choccies and macarons for two? From hampers. com this Couples Sharing Hamper includes all the indulgent treats needed for a romantic love-in, plus is comes in a chic re-usable wicker basket ideal for summer picnic dates.
Hand-painted in watercolour by Oxfordshire print designer Alice Acreman and then digitally printed onto vegan fabric this pink tiger cushion makes for a super-easy interiors update and lovely gift.
raise a glass
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a large glass of gin. Our pick is Henley’s award-winning Mr Hobbs 150 London Dry with notes of lemon peel, black pepper, grapefruit and elderflower.
she sells seashells
Cast in 100% recycled silver and then hand-finished, this delicate shell necklace from Muddy Award-winning jeweller Charlotte Berry will look gorgeous as a solo piece or layered up.
cheers to love
Raise a glass to love with these mismatched rainbow-hued coupes, available from Liberty London. Just add Champagne.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – roses are a Valentine’s classic and these from Muddy Award-winning The F* Word in Wallingford are gorgeous. This bouquet is part of the florist’s 2022 Valentine’s collection.
time for bed
Chic and sexy, these feather trim PJs from cult brand Daily Sleeper can be worn in the bedroom – but we’ll be wearing ours out for dinner with heels, a bright lip and a snazzy clutch bag (see above!).
man meets madame
Is there anything more romantic than a bottle of wine shared by candlelight? Make sure your tipple is top quality with a curated Valentine’s case from Levin Wines, including this 2013 Wanted Man Shiraz and 2011 Madame L Gamay IGP VL pair.
£65 down from £72.65
sweet like chocolate
Head to cult hot chocolate brand Knoop’s brand new store on Oxford’s Turl Street (opening 11 Feb) to pick up a box of its indulgent hot chocolate in this limited edition Valentine’s Day pink sleeve. Oh, and don’t forget the heart shaped marshmallows!
Snuggle up in style this V Day with this super-soft heart print jumper with sweet lace cuff detail from Amersham’s Fabric boutique (we’ll also be snapping up the matching joggers).
roses are red
Lacy undies got you itching in all the wrong places? Then try this pretty rose print triangle bra from Calvin Klein – still sexy, but with added comfort factor.
Pucker up this Valentine’s Day with brand new shade Keep Dreaming from MAC in the brand’s iconic matte formula with comfortable 10-hour wear. Mwah!
between the sheets
Whether you’re sleeping or doing, erm, other activities – make sure you’re comfy with these crisp 200 thread count 100% cotton sheets from The White Company with pretty petal detail.