Want to show a special someone how much you care this Valentine’s? Maybe you want to share the Galentine’s love? Or perhaps it’s the ultimate day to treat yo’self? However and whoever you’re celebrating, here are some gift ideas that’ll have the lucky recipient looking like the heart eyes emoji.
Rebel Rebel Bouquet
You can’t go wrong with a beaut bouquet on V-Day and we heart this ‘You’re Gorgeous’ one from Rebel Rebel, with its Pink Floyd roses, orange Icelandic poppies, seasonal foliage, ranunculus, anemones, mimosa, rich dark scabiosa and calla lilies. They’ve also got three other specials this year, so have a browse and see which one takes your fancy.
New Theory Love Bite
This is the kind of love bite you’ll want to show off thanks to another banging bottle design from New Theory. What’s inside is pretty spesh too – a low-intervention, Beaujolais-style Cinsault with lots of red fruit notes.
Sausage Press Natural Wine Guide
With the gift of the Sausage Press Natural Wine Guide, your giftee will never suffer a so-so glass of wine again. This is *the* handbook to the most bangin’ low-intervention wine bars in London.
DELLI Valentine’s Day Hamper
Love New Theory’s Lovebite but wanna go a step further? Grab DELLI’s ‘A Treat For My Sweet’ box, which includes a bottle of the pink stuff, as well as decadent COCO truffles, Pink Shrewsbury Biccies by Biskut Bar and Dr Sting’s Hot Honey. Plus, there’s a special card designed by Studio Nattu thrown in there too.
Why Don’t I Have Anything to Wear?
London-based journalist Andrea Cheong is tackling fashion overconsumption in her new book, ‘Why Don’t I Have Anything to Wear?’. With her five-step programme, Andrea walks us through how to break up with damaging shopping habits, save money and ultimately build a wardrobe that works for us – rather than against us.
Lola’s Cupcakes Valentine’s Collection
They’ve got love hearts, they’ve got rose petals, they’ve got sparkly sprinkles; it doesn’t get more Valentine’s-y a Lola’s Cupcakes special. Grab a box of these vanilla and chocolate cakes and you’ve got a guaranteed hit on your hands.
Sausage Press Full English Breakfast Guide
If you have a little too much to drink on the big day itself, you’ll wanna have this guide in your pocket. The Sausage Press Full English Breakfast Guide is all you need to find that ultimate hangover buster.
The Proof Marvin The Shag Cake
If you want a gift as showstopping as it is sweet, you can’t go wrong with something from The Proof. But, their Marvin The Shag cake is a particular fave. Why? Just look at him!
Desmond & Dempsey PJs
A great pair of pyjamas really is the gift that keeps on giving. We love the sets from Desmond & Dempsey, who specialise in excellent quality, sustainably made loungewear that comes in a range of striking designs.
Love Stories Lingerie
This Amsterdam-based lingerie brand is all about unique and versatile designs. Whether it’s bralettes, underwear, swimwear or loungewear you’re after, you’re sure to find a winner here.
Sausage Press Sandwich Guide
With the Sausage Press Sandwich Guide, your Valentine can kiss goodbye to boring lunches. Inside, you’ll find the absolute best, biggest and tastiest sandwiches in the city including the likes of Doms Subs, Dusty Knuckle, Sons + Daughters and lots more.
Crosstown Valentine’s Day Doughnuts
Keep your sweetheart sweet this Valentine’s Day with a box of limited-time specials from Crosstown. This year, they’ve got four flavours of dough bites on offer: Ruby Chocolate & Cherry Liqueur, Passion Fruit & Chocolate, Lychee & Cinnamon and Sauvignon Blanc & Strawberry. YUM.
Maya Njie Liquid Amber
Cult favourite perfumer Maya Njie has just launched a limited-edition scent in collaboration with Tayēr Studios. It’s spicy, warm, creamy and lactonic, with notes of pink pepper, cardamom, amber, benzoin, Virginian cedarwood, patchouli and milky sandalwood.
Love Cocoa Petite Praline Hearts
A heart-shaped box filled with heart-shaped praline chocolates wrapped in red foil – if that doesn’t say Happy Valentine’s, we don’t know what will.
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Who wouldn’t want the gift of endless hours of new releases and exclusive TV shows?
Natoora ‘Radicchio, Not Roses’ Recipe Box
Natoora is encouraging us to choose a more seasonal alternative to roses this Valentine’s Day with their recipe, filled with everything you need to recreate Bistro Freddie Head Chef Anna Søgaard’s Chèvre Chaud & Radicchio Salad. Korean floral designer Frida Kim is also in on the project, helping make the box’s content as beautiful as it is delicious.
La Tua Pasta Heart-Shaped Pasta
If your Valentine hearts pasta, then you gotta get them some of La Tua’s heart-shaped pasta. The themed stuffed shapes are filled with the likes of wild mushroom, British crab & mascarpone, Italian sausage and black truffle & ricotta and can be paired with sauces like sage butter, lemon butter, truffle butter or spicy tomato sauce.
Gymkhana Fine Foods Bundle
These Indian cooking sauces, chutneys and marinades from Gymkhana make it easy to whip up a Michelin-star quality curry at home. Use them to impress your other half with a home-cooked V-Day feast or keep them on hand for your next dinner date night.
You can’t go wrong with jewellery on V-Day and this necklace from Cernucci (the likes of Barry Keoghan, Phil Foden, Jorja Smith, Marcus Rashford, and John Boyega are fans) is a statement piece at an accessible price.
Mr Bao Dragon Oil
Spice it up this Valentine’s with a jar of Dragon Oil from Mr Bao. The house-made chilli oil is made from Korean and Sichuan chilli flakes, garlic, crispy onions and fermented black beans, and will defo bring the tingles.
Mirror Margarita Date Night Set
If the person you’ve got in mind loves a margarita, this Mirror Margarita set is the perfect gift. Inside, you’ll find a bottle of Mirror Margarita, two handmade coasters, a silver bar spoon, some Habanero Love Corn and a personalised gift note.
Sveva ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’ Plate Set
Sveva Home has immortalised this truism by popping it on a plate – and we think it’s just the thing for a V-Day gift.
Hard Lines Hard For You Coffee
Wake up on V-Day the right way, with. a Hard For You brew. The limited-edition blend from coffee brand Hard Lines is fruity, flirty and fun and will set you up for the day (and night) ahead nicely.
Personalised Chapel Down Rosé
A bottle of Chapel Down Rosé (the vineyard’s classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc) is already a great gift but you can take it up a notch by personalising it. Add a special message for your special someone to make their V-Day toasts even better.