Something for everyone: 11 Valentine's Day gift ideas
31 Jan 2022
Looking for Valentine's gift inspiration? Take a look at these ten ideas with which to surprise your spouse or bestie
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for your other half, or want to treat your friends on Valentine's Day, here are ten of the best gifts with which to say "I love you".
1. Say it with flowers
Flowers are always a good go-to on Valentine's Day, but if you're eco-conscious about the brands you choose then consider Bloom – the UK's first 100% plastic-free, online flower delivery service, which uses sustainable floristry techniques.
Created by award-winning, celebrity florist Larry Walshe and his team of expert florists, Bloom is a London-based business that offers a selection of luxury, hand-crafted bouquets, roses and market flowers. Bloom also offers an online Flower Subscription Service on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis and costs £35 per delivery.
2. The love-liest words
Nothing says "I love you" more than a poetic verse of meaningful and heartfelt words, but why limit your gesture to one poem? The Folio Society's Anthology of Love Poems features 155 poems selected and introduced by acclaimed British poet, artist and filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker.
The anthology features the works of classical and contemporary literary greats such as Shakespeare and Carol Ann Duffy, and is beautifully illustrated by Korean-American illustrator Mikki Lee.
Above: Love Poems from The Folio Society, £75
3. Put a smart spin on your wine
Relax and unwind with a glass of wine in hand. This wine aerator from Aveine uses smart technology to deliver the perfect glass of wine time after time.
Enriching the bouquet and taste through instant aeration, the Aveine wine aerator was developed in France by an inventor whose family have run a Burgundy vineyard for more than 75 years. A smartphone app reads the wine label and displays how long to set the aerator for, then simply pour to optimally oxygenate the wine as it flows into your glass.
4. Dine out in Bath
For an evening to be remembered, couples are invited to attend one of Bath's most romantic Georgian buildings for a fine dining Valentine's-themed experience. Held on 14th February 2022 at The Pump Room, guests will be welcomed with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine on arrival, before being served a four-course menu, accompanied by music from the venue's resident pianist.
Above: Valentine's Evening Dining at The Pump Room, Bath, £50 per person and selected sittings available
5. Life's little luxuries
Who doesn't like dessert? Indulge the senses with an at-home dessert making kit from Mon Dessert, which can be ordered online. The kits include heart-shaped chocolates (£25), heart-shaped chocolate tarts (£25) and raspberry and rose doughnuts (£10). Each kit contains ingredients, recipe cards and access to video tutorials, so you can't go wrong.
Above: DIY dessert kits from Mon Dessert
6. The personal touch
For a piece of jewellery with meaning, consider a birthstone which offers a personal touch. Rachel Jackson’s iconic Birthstone Amulets are available in sterling silver and 22 carat gold plating. Each amulet is hand-filled with scoops of up to four different semi-precious birthstones to represent the wearer and their loved ones.
Above: Rachel Jackson's Birthstone Amulets offer twelve options to represent a combination of birth months, £75
7. Sealed with a kiss
If your other half or bestie is a gin connoisseur, consider this limited edition Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur from the Isle of Barra Distillery – uniquely 'sealed with a kiss'.
Michael and Katie Morrison, founders of Isle of Barra Distillers, comment: “While crafting our Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur last year, we knew it was something special. And something special deserves to be shared with your special someone."
Above: Limited Edition Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur from Isle of Barra Distillery, £22 (plus £4 delivery charge)
8. Something sweet
Some snacks are worth sharing, so swap your red rose dozen for a doughnut dozen instead. This dozen box from Krispy Kreme includes: six limited edition Love Hearts doughnuts; three Whole Lotta Love ring doughnuts dipped in white sherbert icing topped with sugar hearts; and three Original Glazed ring doughnuts.
9. Charitable cause
If you want to buy a gift that gives something back to society, then look no further than these Circle of Life - South Africa heart studs from Vurchoo Jewellery. Part of the Studs of Hope collection, each sale supports Vurchoo Jewellery's aim of helping children escape poverty and find education in partnership with UK charity Teach A Man to Fish.
Circle of Life studs by Vurchoo Jewellery, £36
10. Snuggle up
Sometimes there's nothing better than a cosy night in. Keep your toes toasty with these matching socks from Sparks & Daughters. Available in a range of sizes and colours, the socks can be personalised with your chosen names and genders.
Above: Sparks & Daughters Kissing Couple Socks, £15
11. The gift of sleep
Tired mums, worn out dads and overworked loved ones will all agree that sleep is the greatest gift of all this Valentine's Day. So, encourage a great night's sleep with this luxury beauty sleep set from LilySilk, available in a range of colours.
The set includes a sleeping cap, pillowcase and eye mask, as well as 12 silk cocoons, which are applied to the face and promise to nourish skin and improve metabolism.
Above: LilySilk's Monogrammed Silk Beauty Sleep Set, £63.80