With Valentine’s day fast approaching I’ve been getting emails left right and center letting me know about all the limited edition, special production, all singing, all dancing, heart-shaped, cotton-candy-pink Valentine’s gifts!
I’m therefore here to make the man in your life’s job a little easier when it comes to V Day this year. So without further ado… here are my top picks for Valentine’s gifts. (Listen up boys!)
Firstly for the candles. I’m a huge candle fan and there’s no better way to add a little atmosphere to your evening than with a few delicately scented candles.
As usual, Jo Malone will get you the most brownie points… their “Red Roses” travel candle is perfect for the occasion, and more affordable than their full size ones at £22
A cheekier choice would be one of Earthly Body’s Edible (yes, edible!) massage oil candles. They come in a variety of fruity flavours and once the wax has melted you can use them as a warm massage oil (even if you don’t want to use them as a massage oil, these smell amazing!) £12.95 each.
Keeping on the oil theme, bath oils also make a great indulgent treat for your loved one. My all time favourites come from Aromatherapy Associates, and their sampler sets make fabulous gifts. Their Ultimate Bath & Shower Oil collection contains samples of their 9 best selling oils (enough for about 40 baths) for £49.
One piece of jewellery that has caught my eye this year is the rose gold edition of Zoe & Morgan’s ‘Love’ ring, which is £85 and exclusive to new online retailer ‘Then & Now’ I know the boyfriend would definitely be in my good books if this accompanied my Valentine’s card this year!
I also adore this pink heart friendship bracelet from Mulberry. I think it makes a perfect little love token, and at £60 it won’t break the bank either (considering it’s Mulberry, I thought this was quite a steal!)
If you want to get extra kissable lips this Valentine’s day (or give the gift of kissable lips!), I’d thoroughly recommend getting your mitts on Soap & Glory’s brand new ‘A Great Kisser’ lip balms.
These half-gloss, half-balm formulas come in three delicious flavours. I’ve got Juicy Peach, which is a pale coral colour that’s so tasty it’s tempting to eat it straight out of the pot! It also comes in a brighter pink shade ‘Chocolate Cherry’ and a clear ‘Sweet Coconut’. They are only £5 so make a perfect little gift or even just a treat for yourself.
If you’re a Vaseline fan you’ll probably already have clapped eyes on their huge tin sets. They bring them out around Christmas time, but for Valentine’s they’ve made a pretty pink one… perfect to keep this frosty winter weather from chapping your lips! (£5, available from Superdrug & Morrisons)
Last but not least, I’m absolutely loving these cute gold foil nail wraps with little black hearts from Nail Rock (£6.95 from Topshop) I feel like they are one brand who just keep getting better and better so I can’t wait to see what else they come out with in 2012!
I hope that’s given you all a few ideas to get you in the mood for love next week, whatever you’re up to!
This week I have an Earthly Body edible candle, a Vaseline lip tin and a Nail Rock set to give away as a Valentine’s treat for one lucky follower. All you have to do is head over to my Website, and enter a comment!