Feb' 1812


Last Minute Gift Ideas For Valentines Day!

With the big V day fast approaching it’s time to get your act together and invest in a little something for that special person in your life.  Whether it’s a new fragrance, candle or flowers, it’s important to make some effort to show your other half you care.

Gift buying is never easy, especially so close to Christmas and with many great gift ideas already exhausted, so I’ve put together a quick gift guide for you guys to take the pain out of Valentines Day gift buying this year!

I can guarantee any of the below will win you some serious brownie points with your loved one and all the gifts featured are available on next day delivery, so get shopping! 🙂

HER Valentines1. Flower Subscription from Bloom & Wild // 2. Neom De-Stress Candle // 3. FlowerBomb by Viktor & Rolf // 4. Monica Vinader Siren Ring // 5. Theatre Tickets – Lion King

I would argue girls are the hardest to buy for when it comes to Christmas time and Valentines Day is no different!  A little bit of thought goes a long way and Valentines Day is the ideal day to make your loved one feel special with a small token of your affection to show how much you care.

You can’t go wrong with a nice bunch of flowers but classic red roses can often be quite overpriced in the run up to the 14th, so I’ve put together 5 alternative ideas for you guys that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face.

Bloom & Wild have fast become my ‘go-to’ when it comes to flower deliveries and their creations are stand out in what is a very crowded market.  A nice option for those looking to really spoil their loved one is the subscription service whereby you can schedule a monthly (or bi-monthly) delivery of freshly picked wild flowers for your other half. Get £10 off on your first order here.

If flowers aren’t your thing then you can’t go far wrong with a scented candle or seasonal fragrance.  Neom Organics have a great selection of candles and scents – my personal fave is their ‘De-Stress’ collection, ideal for romantic evenings in and to help with sleep.  Fragrance wise Viktor & Rolf FlowerBomb is a firm favourite of Josie’s and a scent well suited to the Spring transition, with notes of orchid, jasmine and rose.

Jewellery will always make a special gift at Valentines and shows particular thought and attention to detail.  Opt for a brand such as Monica Vinader where the designs are classic and timeless. My pick this year is this stackable Siren ring in a rose gold, which can be worn alongside existing rings or as a sole statement piece.

And finally, what more could a girl want than a special evening out in town! Theatre shows are a great way to treat your other half and the Lion King is without doubt Josie (and my) favourite in London at the moment.  Tickets are on the pricey side but it’s an evening that will forever be remembered.

On the night itself, a home-cooked meal is often my preference over a fancy restaurant, serving up all of Josie’s favourite dishes, including a whole load of Mac n’Cheese.  Put some thought in, invest in some tea lights and enjoy spending some valuable time with your love.

Him Valentines.jpg1. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve // 2. Dollar Shave Club Subscription // 3. Bjorn Borg Gift Set // 4. Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot // 5. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

Putting together a list of just 5 gift ideas for him was the biggest challenge here with so many great options out there! When it comes to buying for guys the strategy should be simple, what does your man like and what doesn’t he typically buy for himself?

First up I’ve picked out a bottle of the golden nectar, a safe play and a gift that will be well received by all.  Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is built around a single malt and is a great tipple for those special occasions or on the rocks after a tough week.

 For the well-groomed guy there’s a plethora of options out there and if anything it can be a bit daunting when choosing the right products and in particular when it comes to shaving tools.  Dollar Shave Club are new to the UK market and offer a subscription service to suit your guys needs, whether you shave every day or twice a week.  The starter kit comes with the shaver, spare blades and a couple of shave products; a cracking gift to keep your man looking slick and well-groomed.

Stylish boyfriends or partners will welcome a pair of brightly coloured Bjorn Borg boxers and this gift set is the ideal cheeky gift for the well-dressed chaps out there.

When it comes to gifts you can’t go wrong with a solid fragrance and Oud & Bergamot from Jo Malone is an all-time favourite, particularly this time of year.  Oud works well with the cold Winter’s air and the bergamot brings some much needed citrus freshness, a great fragrance for the modern day gent.

Finally a gadget for all those tech-lovers out there, a coffee machine to cast shade over all others.  The Nespresso Vertuo Plus by Krups is one damn sexy machine, with a sleek jet black design and is the ultimate gift for any coffee-lovers.  Make the gift extra special with a box of the newly launched and limited edition Robusta collection.

Hope you guys found this useful and have a great Valentines Day!