Valentine’s day is coming up and with lockdown preventing dinner dates and luxury weekend getaways, you might be struggling with gift ideas for that special woman in your life. Well we’ve got you covered with the following ideas that will keep the day romantic no matter the situation.
And if, like a lot of us, you’ve struggled with relationships and dating during the pandemic, we’ve got some ideas to help you treat yourself, because after the past year you’ve had, you deserve some TLC.
Self care hampers are a great way to treat yourself or someone else on Valentines day. Especially with the stress of the last year, relaxation and self care is much needed and any opportunity for this should be sprung on. Whether you make a personalised hamper, or find the perfect selection premade, like this energising gift set from Rituals, a bit of a pamper will always go down well.
Bouquet of Roses
Delivered roses are a romantic classic, and are bound to be popular this year with many couples apart because of isolation. This one is more a gift for someone else than yourself, as there’ll be no lonely awkward valentine’s day in the office this year.
Rings are another classic gift for valentines day, but don’t worry, we aren’t expecting you to propose: Gucci have some beautiful rings that say romance and passion without the risk of a false proposal. You can even get it gift wrapped in Gucci’s classic luxury packaging. It would be a great gift to spoil yourself with as well.
Another brilliant valentines day gift for yourself is a good skin care session. Treat yourself to a facial, grab a glass of wine and binge watch Sex And The City this Valentine’s Day, it’s the best and bougiest way to spend it this year.
Treating yourself or your girlfriend to some loungewear is another great idea for a valentine’s day present in the current climate. Most of us are spending all our time in comfy clothes whether working or relaxing during isolation, so new luxury loungewear is where it’s at this February 14th.
Coffee Table Books
We all love a good coffee table book – fashionable, aesthetically pleasing and an interesting read. It’s a great idea for a gift for a girlfriend, showing you know her interests in art, design, fashion or film as there are so many topics to choose from with coffee table books. It’s always a great gift for yourself too, as a nice addition to your home and your reading list. We love this Chanel Catwalk Collections book – a best-selling portfolio of Chanel’s greatest collections, complete with over 1450 detailed illustrations
Lipstick has always had a link with Valentine’s Day – red lips, the kiss stain – and it’s often an event we buy lipstick for, something cosmetic brands have understood, dedicating shades of red to the occasion. Whether you’re buying for yourself or gifting to the one you love, a luxury lipstick gift set is never a wrong move for such an occasion.
Perfume is a brilliant gift for Valentine’s day – it’s romantic and memorable, and with more beautiful bottles and scents than ever, there are plenty of great fragrances to choose from for your valentine this year. Like everyone, we love the KKW fragrance Crystal Violet Musk: with a minimal crystal shaped bottle, and lush tones of lavender, violet and bergamot, it’s a sweet present for the day.
Whatever your situation this february 14th, there’s nothing like a sexy set of lingerie to be worn and appreciated on the day for love and affection. You could even be buying solely for yourself this year, wearing it for your own enjoyment and appreciation. Much like lipstick, brands have sales and sections dedicated to the special day so you can find the best seductive set for yourself or your partner.
With nail salons closed for the moment, a good gift idea is an expensive, glossy nail varnish like this Christian Louboutin one. High end nail varnishes like this always deliver a salon grade manicure from home and with beautiful packaging and vibrant shades, it’s a great gift for the current climate, or a perfect purchase for yourself.
Words by Daisy Grace Greetham