Valentine's Gift Guide 2023
14 romantic Valentine’s gift ideas to spoil your loved one on the 14th of February…
Everyone deserves to be treated on Valentine’s Day, and it’s often the small gestures that can mean a lot to those you care about the most. Here’s our round-up of go-to gifts this February for brides and grooms to be, from small business finds to investment pieces that last a lifetime.
1. April & Bloom
The French Riviera gift box: Whispering Angel Rose (375ml), Charbonnel et Walker Mini Pink Champagne Truffles, mini hand-tied bunch of dried flowers and a Blush Shell Candle, £50
April & Bloom is passionate about making you and your best ones feel loved. They’re all about celebrating the significant milestones as well as all the little moments that lead up to them, with carefully curated gift boxes to share with your friends, fiancée or wife in your life!
From luxe bottles of crisp rosé to divine chocolates, scented candles and lush soaps, their collection of beautifully presented gifts will shower your significant other with love from the ‘yes’ to the big ‘I Do’. April & Bloom like to sprinkle a little magic into your wedding journey, offering elegant Valentine’s presents, Galentine’s gifts, bridesmaid proposal boxes and wedding favours to decorate your tablescape when your special day comes around.
Discover more at aprilandbloom.uk
2. Aura Frames
Mason Frame in White Quartz, £169
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and with Aura Frames, you can do just that! For a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift, you can preload a digital photo frame with your favourite images together and add a personal gift message - how romantic!
Aura Frames allows you to securely share 10,000+ photos and videos with no storage limit, and with the useful app, there’s even the option to invite friends and family to share their treasured memories with you. With optimum colour and brightness, you can display your best memories in their best light around your home all in a single frame. We’re sure this sentimental gift idea will leave a huge smile on your partner's face!
Take a look at auraframes.co.uk
The Art of Love biscuit tin, inspired by famous artists, including Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse and Jackson Pollock. The square-edged keepsake tin contains 8 decorated vanilla biscuits, £38
Nothing spreads happiness quite like sharing a box of biscuits with loved ones! That’s what the Biscuiteers do best. Their imaginative and eye-catching bakes are hand-iced by artists at the Ministry of Biscuits in London and packaged in illustrated boxes that double up as a keepsake.
The Biscuiteers Valentine’s Collection will add a little sweetness this February, from DIY date night icing kits to “you’re cracking” egg-shaped biscuits and a lightbulb cookie emblazoned with “you light up my life!” With three months of shelf life, these delicious snacks can be enjoyed throughout spring, and the empty biscuit tins are perfect for storing nicknacks and baking bits. You’ll definitely earn brownie points with this playful gift!
See the full collection at biscuiteers.com/valentines-gifts
4. Bloom & Wild Flowers
Anoushka bouquet: 21 stems of roses, stocks, waxflower, limonium, eryngium, and eucalyptus, £37
Any green-fingered fiancées will be overjoyed with a bunch of blooms arriving on their doorstep. Bloom & Wild, one of the UK’s most popular online florists, will go above and beyond to deliver sustainably sourced flowers that last. Their eco-conscious letterbox packaging is also 100% recyclable and their carbon emissions are offset, meaning your Valentine’s gift is good for the heart and the planet!
With stems in all shapes and styles, there is sure to be a bouquet that pleases your beau. Every flower is unique and beautifully formed, arriving in bud form and bursting into life over 48 hours, so they can wake up and smell the roses! Every order includes a free gift card and a helpful pamphlet with tips to create the perfect arrangement.
Explore the bouquets at bloomandwild.com
5. Blue Eyes Bow Ties
Spring Floral Bow Tie with adjustable fastenings made from Tana Lawn fabric by Liberty of London, £42
A funky bow tie is an uplifting accessory to any groom or wedding guest look, and what better way to prepare for the celebrations than by gifting your love a dickie bow in a bespoke design? Blue Eyes Bow Ties is a limited edition bow tie company that brings you a handcrafted collection of unique pre-tied and self-tie bow ties, pocket squares and cufflinks that are all made in the UK.
Made in small batches, the quirky high-quality cotton, silk or velvet designs show off your personality and make a great conversation starter at any party. The friendly team at Blue eyes Bow Ties can also create a limited edition commissioned piece for you, making the ultimate gift to jazz up a groom’s ensemble!
Discover their designs at blueeyesbowties.com
6. Calliopes Collection
Hubby and Wifey Sweatshirts, £29.99 each
With everyday bridal needs in mind, Calliopes Collection is the apparel brand you’ve been waiting for! Supporting small businesses is always special, and Calliope’s high-quality collection of merchandise is perfect for any bride or groom-to-be. How about customised Hubby and Wifey hoodies to wear over your wedding weekend and on your honeymoon travels?
Available in shades of pink, blue, sand, white and black, find a variety of garments and accessories from t-shirts, robes and tote bags to caps, tumblers, mugs and bridesmaid boxes. They make memorable Valentine’s gifts to cherish throughout your engagement and beyond. You can even add initials or your wedding date to add a personal touch.
See the full range at calliopescollection.store and follow @calliopescollection on Instagram!
7. Coeur De Lion
Unisex Sunray Midnight Blue Stainless Steel Watch in Frosted Silver, £175
A timeless watch is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Award-winning German brand Coeur De Lion is celebrating 35 years in 2023 and their individual, classic pieces keep getting better and better. At their atelier and workshop in Stuttgart, they use genuine natural stones, crystals and freshwater pearls to create their jewellery and watches that are sold around the world.
For every occasion and celebration, there’s a suitable Coeur De Lion accessory for you and your partner. This Valentine’s, one of their unisex designs could be the perfect gift to spoil your other half, giving them a statement heirloom to keep with them through life.
Explore their online store at coeur-de-lion.org
8. Code8 Makeup
5secs Express Lip & Cheek Balm in shade Voyage End Orient, £29
Valentine’s kisses are in store with the sleek lip hues available at Code8. This British brand has a rainbow of shades to suit every skin tone and mood, plus, when you spend £50+ you can receive a free Colour Brilliance creamy lipstick in shade French Quarter (worth £28) for a limited time only.
Across their site, you’ll also find expertly curated Valentine’s Day gift sets for that special someone, and a unique lipstick workshop opportunity at their Colour ID Lab in London to create your own perfect lip shade - Valentine’s shopping has never been easier!
Browse their products online at codeeight.com
9. Emma Dodi Cakes
You’re my Lobster! Macarons with strawberry cream and hazelnut chocolate, £25
A sweet luxury token for your other half this Valentine’s Day could be an exquisite selection of macarons, displayed in a classy gift box. There’s something so sophisticated about macarons, and their history dates back to when the Italian Catherine de Medici married Henry II of France, so in many ways, they symbolise two becoming one!
Emma Dodi Cakes has refined a spectacular collection of macarons in all colours and styles fit for any celebration. Lovingly handmade and decorated in their Battersea studio, Emma uses the finest ingredients to bring out the best taste and texture.
Delight in her sweet creations at emmadodicakes.com
10. Kitty Joyas Valentine’s Edit
XL Joyas Heart, Gold (£235) and Silver (£205) each
Kitty Joyas embraces the modern, bohemian spirit and her Valentine’s Edit celebrates all things romance - a perfect present for budding brides to be. Her playful, artisan approach shines through every piece, with necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings available in both recycled sterling silver and fair-mined gold.
Your spouse’s jewellery box will dazzle this season with the addition of a stylish charm from Kitty Joyas. The brand is proud to be built in London using sustainable methods, so each and every design is handmade in their studio with love, just for you.
See more styles at kittyjoyas.com
11. Sunday’s Daughter
Personalised Weekend Vegan Leather Holdall Bag, £70
Looking to browse for unique artisan gifts in one place? Look no further than Sunday’s Daughter, a family-run creative dedicated to sharing extra special personalised presents. They are passionate about curating thoughtful, high-quality gift ideas for every person in your life.
Show your partner how much they mean to you with a one-of-a-kind gift made just for them. Their new vegan leather weekend bag is an ideal holdall to bring on a romantic weekend away together, all personalised with their initials. We think it’s perfect for newlyweds heading on a minimoon or celebrating a special night away for their anniversary!
Find the full range at sundaysdaughter.com
12. Nudea Monogram Mesh Collection
Monogram Mesh Semi Demi Bra (£48) and Monogram Mesh Brazilian Brief (£18)
Sexy, sustainable underwear is a no-brainer for Valentine’s! Eco-conscious brand Nudea has everything you need to treat your partner and make them feel confident in their skin. With the addition of a sultry Raspberry shade to the brand’s Monogram Mesh collection, it’s a playful and flattering twist on the traditional hues of red and hot pink.
Nudea’s main collection is available in an impressive 43 bra sizes from 30A to 38GG and 7 brief sizes from XXS to XXL so everybody can find a supportive set that looks and feels amazing. Priya Downes, Nudea’s Founder says, “our new Raspberry Monogram Mesh bras and briefs are made to be seen, they’re not only romantic and feminine but also bold and sophisticated.”
Check out their stylish and comfortable sets at nudea.com
13. The Million Roses
Preserved roses from themillionroses.com
Roses are an absolute classic on Valentine’s Day, so why not get a box of rosy blooms that last for longer? Million Roses was founded in 2014 with the goal of appreciating the beauty of flowers by preserving them. They last for up to three years, meaning less water and waste, and you can enjoy their stunning petals for a long time to come.
Their unique rehydration technology keeps the roses' natural freshly cut appearance as they are set in glycerin and other botanicals. This liquid is slowly absorbed through the stem which preserves the flowers for years! Brighten your better halve’s day with a box of stunning long-life stems.
Order your box of million roses over at themillionroses.com
14. Pure Lakes Skincare
Limited Edition Essential Oil Reed Diffuser with a handmade ceramic vase, £70
Home is where the heart is, so giving the gift of a gorgeous aroma to fill your abode is just the tonic for springtime. With award-winning Pure Lakes Skincare, you’ll bring a breath of fresh air into your house, with products and scents all handmade in a Lake District.
Sourcing the best, environmentally friendly ingredients, Pure Lakes Skincare are taking things to new levels with an entirely remote self-built studio accessible only by boat to provide jobs for the local people. They really care about their community and so this gift will give back too.
Find their full range of conscious products at purelakes.co.uk
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