So, you used up all your giftspo at Christmas and here you are, two months later, doing it all again. And the thing is, Valentine’s day isn’t just about presents for him/her anymore. We’re all about treating anybody who makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside (our BFF/work-bestie/ourselves) on the most romantic day of the year.
Although money can’t buy you love, a special treat for the object of your affections certainly can’t go amiss. And luckily for you, we’re here with some heartbreakingly flawless Valentine’s Day gifts that’ll melt their heart.
Yes, we’ve put this first, because there’s no relationship more important than the one with yourself. If you don’t have a special someone around this Valentine’s, why not shower yourself with love (and some really nice stuff). Because you’re SO worth it.
Give yourself the gift of self-worth with You are Enough, a heart-warming guide on how to love the skin you’re in and embrace your inner awesomeness (say no more). This adorable little Sass and Belle Planter in a fresh white with gold heart detail will suit that succulent on your desk to perfection. And this beautifully fragranced Terrazzo Rose Gold Candle will set the scene for a bit of self-care on Feb 14th (bubble-bath, glass of prosecco, face pack…you get the picture).
Love your single friend
Because not everybody has somebody on V-Day. If they need a helping hand, the Swipe Left Book is the ultimate guide to modern dating with advice on everything from pulling together the perfect profile, to avoiding dating disasters. These School of Life Calm Prompt Cards are a pocket-sized pack of wisdom, to help them summon their calmest selves when they need to most.
Love your work-bestie
You probably spend more time with them than you do with your actual partner, so why not show them you care with Valentine’s Day gifts that will make them smile? A Leggy Terracotta Planter will bring some fun to their desk (pop a cute cactus in it too). This Leopard Notebook will be a talking point in meetings with its gorge inky blue and orange colourway. And this Drag Queen Dress Up Mug will ensure nobody forgets who’s drink it is on the tea round.
Love our planet
You can show your love for them at the same time as showing love for the planet. These retro Striped Stainless Steel Straws will help them say no to plastic in style. How to Break Up with Fast Fashion is a creative guide to changing the way we shop. It’s a brilliant gift for your fashion-loving friend who wants to tread more lightly on the planet, without sacrificing style. This Personalised Water Bottle is the ultimate gift for the eco-conscious Love Island fan. They can sip sustainably like the islanders from their own named bottle, because we all know that single-use plastic is proper muggy.
Love your squad
While we’ve got a lot of love for February 14th, February 13th may be our favourite holiday in the calendar. Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the bond you have with your female friends. The term was coined in an episode of Parks and Recreation, where one of the characters gathers her besties together for a waffle brunch and a love-in: “every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style…ladies celebrating ladies.” We approve.
You don’t need to get gifts for your whole squad, it could just be about spending the day together and showing each other extra appreciation for being amazing, but if you did want to buy something, we’ve got your back. This Boobies Trinket Dish is as cute AF and perfect for keeping her favourite rings, earrings and bits together. What Would the Spice Girls Do? is a funny, warm celebration of female friendship and pop culture. Whether they came of age when the Spice Girls ruled the charts or not, this is sure to make them zig-a-zig-ah (friendship never ends). Last but not least, this Embroidery Kit funks up a traditional craft with girl gang slogans and female empowerment messaging, perfect for creative feminists (Q: who run the world. A: Girls, obvs.)
Love him, her or they/them
Oh ok, we like spoiling our other halves on Val’s Day too. Treat them to something that says you’re the best / you tickle my pickle / thanks for putting up with me. This striking Love is Power Print will brighten any wall with its punchy pinks and graphic type-face. Olive You is a punderful illustrated book that tells them that you love them a latte. And this Love Light Bulb and Stand channels the industrial naked bulb trend while shedding light on how you feel.
Happy V-Day peeps. We love you like we love cake. (That’s a lot. Like really a lot).