Valentine’s day - How is it for you?
Call us unromantic, but these days we’re finding that Valentine’s is all a bit much. Don’t get us wrong, we love love, but packed out restaurants with hiked up couples’ menus, sentimental cards and clichéd bunches of flowers leave us a bit cold. It’s also the kind of calendar event that can make single people feel isolated or like they’re missing out and that’s just not cool.
Let’s reclaim Valentine's day people!
Let’s make it something more considered. A time to appreciate those we love without sentimentality. Let’s include people we might not usually on Feb 14th, and think about gifts and some love for single friends, mums and our dogs (love them). Let’s look at ways of showing we care without spending a thing, and if we are gifting, let’s make those gifts thoughtful and unique. Got it? Valentine's gifts for single friends are totally a thing and we love them!
If you’ve been together forevs
It can be tricky to find something fresh and fun for Val’s day if you’ve been together for years. Luckily, we’re full of ideas. This Love Light Bulb and Stand is an investment V-present that shows how much they light up your life. This Love is Power wall art is a bold and beautiful design created by a Hackney based illustrator. And this cute AF Sass and Belle Mr and Mrs Planter Set are as inseparable as you are – awwww.
If you’ve just started dating
This is tricky territory people. You don’t want to go all in and freak them out, but a bunch of roses from the petrol station just won’t cut it. A new relationship valentine's gift can be a really cool way to share how you feel if you get the right vibe and we can certainly help! Show your feminist credentials with Beauty Reimagined – a book of essays by remarkable women, on loving yourself inside and out. Or how about this fun Sass and Belle Boobies Mug and matching Trinket Dish for a fun and loveable take on girl power? We have loads of cool gifts for new relationships that say just enough but not too much! Keep it fun but show you care and make this one of many more gifts and love to come in the future.
If romance is dead (and you’re OK about that)
Sometimes you don’t want romance and candles and moonlight. Sometimes you’re just after something that’s actually useful. Non-traditional valentine's gifts are more and more popular and especially good for those people who are looking for creative ideas that are a long way from the cheesy side of things. This Dusty Pink Power Bank is an essential for keeping you charged when on the go, and who doesn’t need a Leopard Print Lunch Box?
If you love the planet as much as them
How to Save the World for Free is an indispensable guidebook to making small lifestyle changes that make a big difference. These Stainless Steel Straws will have them sipping in style, while treading lightly on the planet and this Personalised Water Bottle is the ultimate gift for the eco-conscious Love Island fan. We love eco friendly valentine's gifts they are a great way to show some love for someone and the planet at the same time
If they’re always the bridesmaid, never the bride
Maybe they’re too picky. Or unlucky in love. Or perhaps they just haven’t met the right person yet. Either way you know they’re amaze. If they’re tired of Tinder and burnt out on Bumble, Swipe Left is a witty take on modern dating that’s both humorous and helpful. And this Who Should I Be With Card Game asks questions that might genuinely help them find the love of their life.