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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!

cocktail cupid

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!


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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.


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burning love

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.


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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.


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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.


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tiger tiger

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.


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Mr Hobbs Gin

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.


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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.


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cheers to love

Raise a glass to love with these mismatched rainbow-hued coupes, available from Liberty London. Just add Champagne.


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the classic

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.

From £45

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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!).


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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

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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!

From £7.95

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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).


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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.


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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!


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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.

From £65

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