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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to share some gift ideas with you. No matter who you are buying for, whether it is your partner, future love interest or a friend(for those that celebrate Galentine’s), I have you covered!
I know shopping is difficult at the moment with Covid restrictions in the UK but all of the ideas I have mentioned can be purchased online and if you don’t live with the recipient you can simply get it sent direct to their house.
Food & Drink
Il Gusto Pick n Mix
£28 for 3 bottles
If you want to get someone the gift of spirits but aren’t sure what they may like then Il Gusto is worth checking out as they have a great range of pick and mix bottles that stack together. You can pick from vodka, gin or a creamy liquor and then pick out your different flavours. They have so many great flavours to pick from and you can even have your own message written on the bottles.
I have always been impressed by the quality of Il Gusto products and have tried various things from them in the past. They also do a great range of vinegars and oils in special bottles.
Prezzybox – Personalised chocolates
These personalised chocolates are a great idea. You can pick you own photo to use on the little card that comes with them as well as a message. These are a great gift that can be shared. I know by giving this to my husband he will end up sharing with me! The picture is removable as well as is a nice little keepsake to keep hold of after the chocolates have been eaten!
Prezzybox always have a really great range of presents and most of them can be personalised.
The Edible Museum – Chocolate human heart
This is amazing. How else would you show your loved one you care than by giving them a heart? I think this is a brilliant idea and it looks so cool.
The heart is formed to look as realistic as possible to a human heart and is made completely out of chocolate and to scale. Each one is hand painted with chocolate to look as realistic as possible. It is such a unique gift!
£4.99 per bag usually, packaging is an additional cost:
Two pouches £9.99
Three pouches £13.49
Four Pouches £16.99
All the prices above include UK P&P.
This box is a great gift for any chocolate lover. It contains a bag of chocolate buttons in a flavour of your choice, wrapped in valentine’s themed paper as well as a beautiful fake rose.
All of their ingredients are natural with no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings or any other nasties. Their chocolate contains 50% less sugar than mainstream chocolate and is boosted with plant proteins, which help to provide the essential building blocks keeping your body healthier as part of a balanced diet. Those chocolate is vegan and suitable for people who are intolerant to lactose, gluten and soy.
They have so many different flavours to pick from!
Another great idea is a cookery book. Forty fantastic farmers from all over the British Isles share their recipes and stories about what British farming means to them. It is a great way to find out new recipes and also a must have book for anyone that loves cooking and spending time in the kitchen! If your loved one enjoys cooking then this is a really useful gift idea.
Say it with champers is a company that creates personalised champagne and prosecco. They offer a variety of sizes and you can pick whatever label design and text you want. The heart of hearts label is perfect for the occasion and you can add your own message. They will even send you over a copy of the label before printing if you want to check what it will look like. I think this is a thoughtful gift with a message on.
Mooze botanical spirit
£19.99 for 70cl
Mooze 12% is a crisp, lower alcohol botanical spirit, distilled by international award winners in Essex, filling the gap for when you want to drink, but less units and calories.
Mooze contains 6 delicious Botanicals: Juniper, Cucumber, Orange, Clementine Zest, Coriander and Macadamia Nut.
It is a great alternative to regular spirits as it means you don’t get that awful hangover or feel as drunk but still get the taste of a nice alcoholic drink, the perfect gift for anyone that likes a drink or two!
£7.25 each for a 200ml bottle
These sauces are a good source of protective antioxidants plus vitamins and minerals, chillies are a great addition to a nutritious, balanced diet. All in all, these three carefully crafted chilli condiments combine authenticity and deliciousness with ultimate convenience and health benefits. Choose from:
‘Even Flow’ – the one that started it all. Orriss & Son’s original recipe hot sauce, based on fiery and fruity habaneros plus red and smoked chillies, tomato and apple juices to deliver that defined ‘hit’.
‘My Wave’ takes inspiration from the heat of the classic and now familiar piri-piri seasoning. Fresh and dried chillies are combined with red peppers, tomatoes and cider vinegar along with the traditional lemon, bay and garlic, to bring a fresh piquancy and balanced salinity to a host of dishes.
‘Fresh Tendrils’ is based on the subtle heat of fresh green jalapeños, balanced with green peppers, apple juice, earthy nettle and mint to impart a vibrant acidity in a tasty green sauce.
They all taste really great and a donation from the sale of each bottle also goes to a water aid charity which changes millions of lives every year, working in 28 countries to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
Sharkie and Bear – Heart studs
These beautiful earrings are lead and nickel free stainless steel with a heart pattern on, they are such a cute gift idea for valentine’s and they have so many different designs to pick from in studs or in dangly earrings. They also have a good range of non heart related ones that are worth checking out. They are so well made and a really good price for something so delicate and lovely.
These black knitted mens gloves feature touch screen capability on the thumbs and forefingers so are great for anyone that uses a phone or tablet regularly.
They are crafted from 100% recycled cotton, they keep the heat in without trapping sweat, really soft and come in a variety of sizes but also slightly stretchy to be more accommodating. The gloves are great quality and a really good gift idea.
From £12 depending on size and design
Asda have such a good range of photo items from cushions to blankets or mugs as well as wall canvases. You can personalise them exactly how you want, from the size to the border to the colour scheme. I created this absolutely massive one to go on our wall in the living room complete with 4 wedding photos, two in black and white and two in colour. It came out so well and the pictures look so clear on it. It comes with small wooden blocks if you want to stretch the canvas further but I didn’t need to.
I have always been impressed with the Asda photo products as they are always such great quality and are affordable compared to other photo companies. Their website is so easy to use and I designed the canvas from my phone. You can upload your photos and use their tools to crop and resize as well as change the colour hue.
I think candles make a great idea as a gift, whether they are for your loved one or if you wanted to treat yourself. Crosskey Avenue have a good range of scents but the one I have been burning is Ischia which is freshly picked lemon, red rose and tomato leaf combine with Mediterranean cypress to produce this zesty yet floral perfume redolent of the Italian island of Ischia. It smells beautiful and even after burning for a while you it still lets off a powerful scent without being overpowering.
Each candle is wrapped in minimalist matt white glass and presented in a beautiful gifting box embossed with the signature Crosskey Avenue keyhole. It has approx. burn time of 38 hrs and the packaging is sustainable.
This is the ideal gift for anyone that likes to pamper themselves as it contains:
Mr Tea Bath Tea Bag, Mr Melt Bath Melt, Mr Smoothie Shower Smoothie and 50g Lime and Cedarwood Shaving Soap.
It is a lovely set all packaged together in a blue themed box aimed for men and I think it’s a really good idea as some men love using different bath products but don’t go out of their way to get them so to receive this as a gift is a really nice thought.
Neves bees have the most lovely range of products made from natural bees wax, blended with pure, sustainably sourced plant oils and butters and fragranced with natural essential oils and packaged in recyclable tins, card and linen packaging.
This everything looks rosey gift box contains 1 Rosey Hand Salve in a 30ml tin and 1 Rosey Lip Balm in an 8ml Slider tin. I love their hand save and use is regularly especially in the colder months and when washing my hands more frequently. I love the quality of their products and the packaging is really cute.
This is a great idea to treat yourself to if you are preparing to look your best for valentine’s day, whether you live with your loved one and are having a takeaway or having a virtual date with someone over zoom, you will want to look and feel your best.
These patches work so well overnight by reducing inflammation and redness of spots whilst protecting them and helping them heal. I am really impressed with these patches and surprised how well they work on pesky little spots.
Embryolisse – Hydra serum
If you want to treat yourself or your loved one to skincare then Embryolisse is a great brand and their products are so kind to your skin, whilst really working, especially good for the colder months when your skin needs extra love.
The hydra serum is great to replenish moisture without leaving your skin sticky or greasy, it soaks in well and really helps to hydrate your skin.
The hydra light cream is designed for people that don’t like heavier creams or serums. The lightweight, ultra-nourishing moisturiser sinks into the skin in seconds to provide hydration that lasts all day long. The refreshing texture doesn’t feel heavy and protects the skin’s natural barrier against external aggressors. It helps to give you glowing, healthy looking skin.
Lane 44 – Rose gold razor
From £26 depending on blade supply
This beautiful razor is designed to be an affordable sharp and plastic free design. You can buy it with a 1, 6 or 12 month supply of double edge blades and the 6 or 12 month options come with a free blade bank.
By using a single blade razor you can get a close cut shave without irritation and ingrown hairs. It’s so easy to hold and use and is already the perfect weight and size so you don’t have to apply pressure. This would be a great treat to yourself or for someone you love that suffers with sore skin after regular shaving.
These are a set of 20 practical activities to get couples into a positive mindset and enhance their connection. They are the perfect Valentine’s day gift, designed to encourage partners to grow and have fun together, to understand and support each other better, to share mutual appreciation and complicity.
They can be used together or in turns, so works well as a gift they can be sent directly to the recipient with a free message and fit through the letterbox.
The cards are printed on FSC paper and have a bio lamination, which makes them compostable and 100% plastic-free. They come in a lovely tin box that is reusable too.
This is a great gift idea to treat yourself to something useful and give your phone or tablet some love. This lifestyle accessory, though produced predominantly for phone and tablet use, can also be utilised for reading glasses or camera lens cleaning thanks to its versatility. It’s so handy to have and I have used it on all my devices as well as my glasses to keep my screens clean and clear.
It’s available in six different colours (Navy Blue, Saffron Yellow, Slate Grey, Powder Blue, Polar White and Camel Brown)
Loving small business box
Loving Small Business have a monthly subscription box that supports independent small businesses and charities. All of their box contents are a surprise which subscribers love. Their previous boxes have included handcrafted jewellery, natural beauty products and home fragrance, this is an example of what a box may contain.
I think this is a great idea as a gift or a treat for yourself and a really good way to try out products you wouldn’t usually buy or haven’t heard of. The boxes have a great mix of products and you can view previous boxes on their website if you want an idea of what people have received in the past.
They have a continuous offer of 30% off the first box for anyone who subscribes to their newsletter!