Normally with Valentine’s looming people are planning weekends away and date nights out, sadly this year is going to be pretty different for everyone with the continuing pandemic! It’s the perfect year to focus on getting creative at home and come up with an exciting date night for the living room or via zoom! I thought I’d put together a handy guide full of ideas to treat your Valentine, Galentine or loved one this year.
Okay, I think this may be the most perfect gift of all. Nixplay have created a digital wifi photo frame and I think it’s the coolest thing I’ve seen all year. You can hook the frame up to the app on your phone and create customised playlists and stream photos and videos directly from your phone, even if you’re not with the person who has the Nixplay frame! How special to create a slide show of your favourite pics and memories with your someone special for them to enjoy on Valentine’s. The picture quality is insane and this is a gift that can be used for years to come.
Valentine’s is always the perfect excuse for a pamper and a little bit of self love. Alterna have released a limited edition Valentine’s ‘Love is in the Hair’ gift set containing a luxurious anti frizz shampoo, conditioner and blow dry butter from their Caviar, Anti ageing range perfect for taming frizzy and unruly hair. You’ll be zoom date night ready in no time.
Mad Beauty have a range of affordable pamper treats including the cutest Disney princess head bands to keep your hair back while doing your skincare or makeup. Their frozen range is equally cute, with mini reusable gel eye patches to help soothe tired eyes after staring at a computer screen too long and of course a mini hand bag hand sanitiser, an essential for life today.
If you’re looking for something exciting to do at home, an at home cocktail making night is something a little different, Isle of Wight distillery have created the cutest gift set of 3 beautifully packaged mini’s a mermaid pink gin infused with strawberries, an original mermaid gin and a mermaid salt vodka. I love how pretty these little bottles look, any gin lover would be delighted to receive this little trio for Valentine’s and get creative with their at home cocktails.
If you’re a little stuck on what to pick for him, The Bluebeards Revenge Beard Grooming Kit is a fab solution for a beardy hubby or boyfriend. Super affordable and containing a compact beard brush and classic bottle of beard oil your hubby will be sure to have a soft and cared for beard that won’t get in the way of some Valentine’s kisses! They also have a matching Original Eau De Toilette for those less beardy. A combination of bergamot, basil, vanilla and sandalwood, it smells incredible.
If you’re looking for something Valentine’s or love themed then I always fall for a beautiful willow figure. A perfect ornament to gift your loved one, they’ve a range of Valentine’s themed choices, my particular favourite being the stunning Je T’amie figure. Or if your Valentine is a Disney fan then this little eeoyre love snow globe is an adorable addition for a ‘work at home’ desk set up to make your special someone smile throughout the day.
I know we all joke about giving socks as a gift but hear me out. Luxury Valentine’s themed socks would be the cutest addition to a little bundle of Valentine’s gifts and would mean your Valentine could wear a little sometime every day to remind them of how much you’re thinking about them. Burlington have a matchy Valentine’s range including the cutest love letter socks so you can match with your special someone whether they’re male or female.
Finally, some small little love themed gifts perfect for those who like something a little more handmade and individual. I love this little glass love heart, it’s a gorgeous little heart trinket to remind your special someone just how much you care for them on Valentine Day. Or this beautiful hand printed ‘love’ print that your Valentine can get framed for their bedroom wall.