Valentine’s day really is the Marmite of holidays, dividing the masses into those who seize the opportunity to spoil the one they love and those who won’t be fooled by such a marketing gimmick. Whether you’re a Valentine’s Scrooge or hopeless romantic, you’re going to need to buy your significant other a present; men please do not believe us when we say ‘oh you don’t have to get me anything’ – its a trap. So here is a list of gift ideas that will knock your partner’s socks off, after all if she’s the mother of your child she deserves more than some grungy petrol station flowers. Ladies, maybe just ‘accidentally’ leave this page open on his iPad if your man needs a hint…
A Luxurious Valentine’s Spa Day
You can never go wrong with a spa day, and there are so many deals on Secret Escapes with as much to 70% off luxury hotels both UK and abroad. You will need to make an account but trust me, its so worth it. So get granny to look after the kids and whisk her away for some adults-only time, it will be much appreciated.
If a weekend away isn’t possible then why don’t you bring the spa to her this Valentine’s Day? I discovered these gorgeous luxury Vineyard Candles around Christmas and believe it or not they actually smell amazing. Perfect for if your partner is pregnant and missing her favourite tipple – go and run her a romantic candle-lit bubblebath with one of these to make her feel really spoilt.
Its a valentines day classic and done right it can be totally romantic. Buying lingerie can be a mine field for men; too big and that is a right slap in the face, too small and we’ll feel like a big fat muffin. No pressure… For guidance on mission impossible, John Lewis will have your back. Have a look at their lingerie how-to guide and luxury range here, its very witty and worth the read.
How about the God of all Backpacks?
It may sound like were back at school or something but men, trust me. Backpacks are back in fashion and on every woman’s wish list this year. For the twenty-first century woman about town who needs some hands-free, fuss-free luxury in her life, this gorgeous Thor backpack is the perfect way to say I love You this Valentine’s Day. Get yours here and to make it totally unique you can also get it personalised via our website.
Still stuck? Sentimental is always good…
Even if whatever you come up with is a bit naff, anything in which some obvious thought has gone into will always get you major brownie points (if you know what I mean). Last Valentine’s Day, Scotty got me an iPod holder for the gym to stop me stuffing it down my sports bra – it cost him peanuts but he had actually noticed I needed one bless him!
Ladies if you’re struggling for Valentine’s inspiration as well then don’t worry, I’ve got it covered.
A Timeless Watch
Scotty loves watches, for some reason he will wear the same brown belt with whatever he’s wearing but he literally has a different watch for every outfit he wears. Men are weird. Anyway if this sounds familiar then watches are like handbags for men and they can never have too many, so spoil him with this gorgeous Hugo Boss Signature Timepiece. And you could probably get away with some cheesy ‘our love will last until the end of time’ line on the Valentine’s Day card – win win.
The Scotty Manbag
This one is great for the metrosexual man about town, and is perfect for when he whisks you on a weekend away (yet another hint). Order this gorgeous luxury leather masterpiece here.
If he’s a gym bunny he’ll love these Bose QuietComfort Headphones. The noise cancelling sound-quality is amazing for when you’re on the go. Even better, the bluetooth technology ensures easy listening without getting your wire wrapped around the cross-trainer. I have a pair and I love them.
Luxury Coffee, Every Morning
Treat him to breakfast in bed before work this Valentine’s Day with a barista style coffee. Most coffee machines look like the inside of the TARDIS but this De’Longhi Espresso machine is so easy to use and produces a cracking latte.
And what about the man that has everything?
How about some tickets to see his favourite band, or an experience day? Its a great alternative to a material gift and it means you can have a day out together to look forward to. Or you could get him tickets for a sports match for him and his mates giving you an excuse to go to the spa with your girlfriends instead…