It’s the day we embrace romantic notions and show affection by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love. But could your Valentine fancy something a little different this year?
With Valentine’s Day already on the approach we’ve rounded up our favourite gifts for the lady in your life.
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – ALTEYA ORGANICS ROSE LIP BALM, £3.60
The Organic Rose Replenishing Lip Balm form Alteya intensely hydrates and provides reliable protection for sensitive lips from the harsh environment. It deeply nourishes and replenishes delicate skin to reveal soft, beautiful, more youthful-looking lips.
This special organic formula locks in moisture and increases lip elasticity and suppleness. It reduces wrinkles and makes lips naturally glowing. Continuous use provides age fighting and repair benefits, making lips fuller and more defined. The sweet-smelling Rose Oil (also known as Rose Otto) instantly smoothes lips, while adding softness and restoring their texture.
Alteya’s Organic Rose Lip Balm is a natural remedy, rich in vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids that will swipe away dullness and dryness to reveal luscious, kissable lips. – USDA certified organic treatment and protection – 100% natural and Earth friendly – Paraben- and petrochemical-free – GMO-free – Animal cruelty-free
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – ALTEYA ORGANICS ROSE CENTIFOLIA WATER, £7.95
The name of the Centifolia rose comes from Latin and means “a hundred leaves”, which corresponds to the numerous petals the blossom of this kind has.
The Centifolia rose boasts not only with its beautiful blooms, but also with rich and complex aroma. Its scent is sweet with rich honey and jamlike red berry nuances. Sensual and intensely floral, this aroma represents the elegance of eternal femininity. It is not a coincidence that Centifolia rose oil is a very cherished ingredient in many classy perfumes.
Our pure and organic Centifolia Rose Water is made from fresh Centifolia rose blossoms carefully picked by hand early in the morning, when they are still cool from the night and the first rays of sunlight unveil their fragrance.
This rose water gently helps tone, soften and soothe skin. Thanks to its tightening and toning effect, it assists in minimizing the appearance of pores and superficial capillaries.
By delivering a healthy boost of moisture and essential micronutrients, it promotes a dewy complexion and naturally fresh, youthful appearance.
Benefits: Softening and soothing Even-looking skin tone Cooling and balancing Skin conditioning Invokes sensuality
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – Roger & Gallet Gingembre Exquis Extrait De Cologne (RRP: £30)
The Gingembre Exquis Extrait de Cologne from Roger&Gallet blends floral and citrus hues to produce an invigorating scent. Created by Nathalie Lorson, an expert French perfumer, this fragrance merges the delicate scent of fresh florals with the invigorating aroma of strong citrus to create an interesting and complex cologne.
Intermingling the fresh zing of ginger with the rich herbaceous scent of Green Tea, the overall fragrance has an invigorating and uplifting aroma. Uniquely crafted, this Extrait de Cologne merges the intensity of an Eau de Parfum with the freshness of a cologne to produce a hybrid scent. Precious and precise, this floral blend will grace the skin with a sense of power, awakening the senses.
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – The Perfect V’s Vanicure Specialties Kit
The Perfect V’s Vanicure Specialties Kit is a collection of paraben free products designed for a full skincare regimen of the V area (or bikini area). However, you groom this triangular area, irritations such as redness, bumps and ingrown hairs might arise, and this kit makes the ideal gift to any woman as the ultimate self care products for feminine and sexual wellness! Each product from this kit is carefully formulated to leave the skin feeling refreshed, renewed and deeply hydrated for a smooth and pleasant (next) LOVE encounter……Kit includes: VV Cream 30ml, Luminizer Cream 30 ml, Beauty Mist 30 ml & 5 VV Beauty Sheets £37
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – Love Hearts Noughts And Crosses
This beautiful set consists of a leather box with the noughts and crosses grid embossed in gold foil on the top.The pieces are embossed with gold crosses and love hearts and can be kept inside this calf skin leather box with suede lining. The perfect present to keep entertained during lockdown! Price: £150.00
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – I Love You Travel Jewellery Box
This travel size Chelsea Jewellery box is the ideal product to keep in your hand bag, take on holiday or simply keep on your bedside table. Finished in the finest Italian calf skin leather with a suede interior. Inside the box you’ll find an earring and ring holder with a hollow compartment of the right of that to hold other larger jewellery. There’s also an elasticated pocket in the lid to hold longer earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Price: £185.00
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – YOU AND ME Vintage Playing Card Frame
Solidify your relationship with a quirky picture ‘You and Me’ frame. Made from vintage playing cards sourced from a 1930’s spelling game which are double mounted with cream and black. Brought together in a stylish black wooden box frame, this gift will make the most perfect stylish piece of artwork for your home. Price: £45.00
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – Kiss the Moon LOVE Aromatherapy Soy Candle, £38.00
100% natural soy wax candle made with essential oils of rose, frankincense, palmarosa and ylang ylang to comfort and rejuvenate the spirit after dark. 50+ hours burn time.Each candle is hand-poured in small batches in the UK and made using natural pure soy wax and the highest grade, braided cotton wicks to maximise the burn time.
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – Kiss the Moon LOVE Rose Ritual Bedside Set, £30.00
This gift set includes a deeply nourishing overnight hand cream and gorgeously soothing aromatic pillow mist. Both infused with essential oils of rose, frankincense, palmarosa and ylang ylang to instil a feeling of peace and wellbeing at bedtime.Contains: LOVE Night Cream for Hands (40g) and LOVE After Dark Pillow Mist (30ml).
Valentines’s Day Gift Guide – Kiss the Moon LOVE After Dark Bath Oil, £38.00
The LOVE essential oils of rose, frankincense, palmarosa and ylang ylang are blended with coconut and jojoba to leave you relaxed and moisturised from top to toe. Squeeze two full pipettes into a still, deep, warm bath. For a more intense experience, massage lightly into the skin before stepping in. Take three slow breaths and relax.
A new addition to Jo Malone London’s Cologne Intense collection: the ravishing Scarlet Poppy. Jo Malone London’s Cologne Intense collection travels the world, collecting treasured ingredients to create unexpected fragrances. This new floral has been inspired by the extravagant and exotic great scarlet poppy from the wild steppes of Asia. Amplified by velvety iris, notes of barley and tonka bean add a double hit of sweet decadence while a succulent fig accord draws you into this opulent scent.
This latest Cologne Intense comes in a rich red bottle design, referencing the flower that inspired it and also making it the perfect Valentines gift
Perfect for celebrating at Valentines, this gift set of English sparkling wines includes one bottle of Ashling Park Cuvée NV and one of Ashling Park Sparkling Rosé 2014. Both won a Trophy Award in the WineGB Awards 2020.
Gift Set – £55.00 (with gift boxes £60.00)
Snag Tights (a size-inclusive online retailer based in Edinburgh) has launched an exciting range of mock garter tights that are guaranteed to make you feel sexier – whether that’s for lockdown date nights or a work-from-home boost.
Designed to create the illusion of stockings and suspenders (which are notoriously uncomfortable) the mock garter range goes from sizes 4 up to 36, and comes in a variety of height, waist and body shapes – so everybody can feel sexy.
Their unique sizing matrix allows customers to find their perfect fit.
So…? You Magic Dream
Discover your individuality with this uplifting body mist, for the woman who lives in the moment, loves adventure and has effortless style. A fun and colourful powdery oriental gourmand fragrance. This body mist has a creamy coconut and passionfruit top note that opens into exotic floral notes, and then finishes with a golden amber, musk base.
RRP: £4.99, available exclusively www.superdrug.co.uk
BESPOKE LONDON introduces a new fragrance range for the powerful and confident woman who know exactly what they want from life and fully in control of her image. Proving that fragrance is an extension of you and your character, the brand-new fragrance range captures the essence of femininity whilst it embodies strong and dominant women, everywhere.
BESPOKE LONDON WOMAN Spiced Pear & Warm Amber, 100ml
Whether you’re owning it in the office or just running errands, make the BESPOKE LONDON WOMAN Spiced Pear & Warm Amber your go-to. Opening with warm accords of pear, cinnamon, and strawberry, which transitions into orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli, and vetiver. It’s a sophisticated fragrance that is subtle enough to carry you throughout the day, with the occasional touch up. Also features notes of vanilla wood, amber and soft warm musk.
RRP: £9.99, available exclusively www.superdrug.co.uk
Aoura London Midnight Passion
Create you own midnight adventures with this true floral amber gourmand fragrance with enticing notes of bitter orange and anise. Spritz this alluring scent and capture the notes of rose and almond, leading to a gorgeous base of tonka bean, creamy vanilla and sandalwood.
RRP £15.99 (edp), £9.99 (body mist), available instore and online at Boots and Boots.com
A NEW vegan Liquid Lipstick brand that has just launched in the UK and is available from Superdrug (stores and online).
The Liquid Lipsticks are 100% natural and vegan friendly, with a lovely matte finish and powerful staying power. Available in 12 punchy shades, suitable for all skin tones, such as ‘Hear Me Roar,’ ‘Lead the Game,’ and ‘Live Fearless.’
Most importantly, a percentage from all sales goes to the Poh Kao Association, to help protect wild tigers in Rajasthan. What a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift!!
- Vegan and 100% natural
- Zero-animal based ingredients
- Contains a unique blend of plant oils, organic jojoba, organic castor oil and organic aloe vera to keep your lips hydrated and prevent them from drying out
- RRP: £21.80
Critically Endangered Socks are a sustainable sock company that helps some of the world’s most critically endangered animals by supporting charities that protect them. Their latest range has been released in collaboration with WWF and is helping to protect Borneo Orangutans, Snow Leopards, and Giant Pandas. The socks are made from GOTS certified organic cotton, making them super soft and luxurious – super cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day
Made by Sunday vegan supplement range is all you need to keep healthy and keep your immune system in check during this pandemic . Featuring Pimple Police that will help tackle acne, Good to Glow supplements that work to help your immune system and give you the glowing hair, skin and nails you need. Get your Sh*t together which is a multivitamin, Sunshine in a Can a vitamin D supplement that you need to keep your bones strong! Lastly, our veganImmunity Shot which helps you to sleep better and help with fatigue and depression.
People either love Marmite or hate Marmite. For all the Lovers out there, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by gifting the ultimate expression of love: the Valentine’s Marmite Lid. Made out of solid 925 sterling silver in a Birmingham silversmiths, the exclusive design can be personalised with the name of your loved one to make it that extra special token of affection.