With Valentine’s Day just under a week away, now is the time to get in your special orders for your loved one before it is too late. While flowers are always classic, February 14 is an ideal day to go the extra mile with a thoughtful present.
Below we have compiled a list of gifts to make your loved one feel appreciated, as well as ones that can double up as an activity on Valentine’s Day. In most cases, deliveries take between 24-48 hours to arrive but make sure to order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
1. Pierre Marcolini Saint Valentine Collection 2023 | Cœur à Cœur ‘Heart to Heart’
Where best to start than with the classic Valentine’s gift of chocolates? But, instead of just popping down to your local supermarket, check out the Saint Valentine Collection 2023 from Belgian chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini. The latest collection features contemporary, geometric shapes and a bold colour palette for the expertly crafted pralines.
The ‘Heart to Heart’ collection is available to buy from the Marylebone boutique, counters in Selfridges, Harrods and via the website.
2. Two Drifters Lightly Spiced Rum
Perfect for a loved one with a taste for rum, this lightly spiced rum is delicately flavoured with burnt sugar, bourbon vanilla, mixed spices and star anise. It’s also a carbon-negative rum, as the distillery was created with sustainability and environmentally friendly practices at the forefront. This run is not overpowering and can be enjoyed simply over ice.
3. Doughlicious | Date Night Bundle
A fantastic gift that doubles up as date night, this tasty bundle is great for a pre-movie night activity. Whether you’re in the mood for a Red Velvet and White Chocolate Cookie, or a Chocolate Truffle Dough-Chi (yes, you heard me), this set has all the makings of a cosy evening in front of a good film. Items can also be bought individually.
4. CEWE | Personalised Photo Gift Box with Ferrero Chocolates
Personalise your gift this Valentine’s with CEWE’s Personalised Photo Gift Box that includes three varieties of delicious chocolates: Ferrero Rocher, Rafaello and Ferrero Küsschen. Include your own message and photo that’s digitally printed with a semi-gloss finish. This product is also environmentally friendly, FSC® certified with a biodegradable inner tray, made from sustainable materials.
5. Rock n Roll Nanny – Sally Arnold
One for the book lovers, fall in love with the lifestyle of Sally Arnold. From working as a nanny for the Jaggers, to being the world’s first female rock manager for Lynard Skynyrd and running charity events with Princess Diana and Elton John, Arnold truly had the life most of us can only dream of. Her memoir will leave you head over heels for her successful and aspirational career.
6. Melitta | Porcelain Pour Over Filter Coffee Set
Why not gift this traditional and high-quality Pour Over Set, ideal for a fresh hand-brewed coffee? The set consists of a porcelain jug (0.6l capacity) with a lid and a colour-matching porcelain filter with viewing windows. Preparing an aromatic, fresh coffee can now be made easy.
7. Bird & Blend | Love Potion Tea
This magical tea by Bird & Blend Tea Co. will certainly put love in the air with its chocolate, strawberries, rose petals and love heart candies. Surprise your loved one with this magical tea alongside breakfast in bed and guarantee a smile on their face first thing in the morning.
8. Farhi | Milk Chocolate Praline Hearts Gift Bag
Let your partner know just how much you love them with this beautifully presented (and environmentally friendly, biodegradable Natureflex) gift bag of delicate milk or dark chocolate praline hearts. The perfect present for the chocolate lover in your life.
9. f.e.t.e (from earth to earth) | Adult’s Bamboo Toothbrush
For any eco-friendly seekers, why not prepare a small gift box filled with useful presents such as this bold-coloured bamboo and recyclable-bristled toothbrush? Pair this with other items in this gift guide for the ideal thoughtful hamper.
10. f.e.t.e | Bamboo & Natural Rubber Hairbrush
Another great eco-friendly alternative everyday item that could easily be included in a useful hamper is this bamboo and natural rubber hairbrush, also from f.e.t.e. The rounded bamboo bristles are soft and comfortable to use on the head and get out any tangles pain-free!
11. The GlenAllachie 12-year-old whisky
For the whisky drinkers, treat your partner to the flagship in GlenAllachie’s new core range. Released in July 2018, this single malt whisky is produced by being matured in a mixture of virgin oak, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks that gives it its sweet flavours of honey, marzipan, bananas and butterscotch. Try neat or with some ice.
12. Crossfly | Men’s Boxers Ikon 6″
These modern boxers are well worth the price with their super-soft Modal fabric and two patent-pending technologies. The innovative X-Fly provides fast and easy access, and the Coccoon internal pocket support system provides optimal comfort and support. These are guaranteed to be your partner’s new go-to everyday favourites!
13. Hernö | Pink Gin
Try out this Swedish distillery’s response to the array of pink gins available on our shelves today. This pink gin is distinctly not a pink liquid, yet colour certainly doesn’t reflect flavour here. Hernö’s pink gin is still suitably fruity and floral, with strawberries and rose petals among the eight botanicals used. This pink gin is also organic, with no additives such as colour, artificial aromas or sugar.
14. SHO Calix | Reusable Coffee Cup
The ideal reusable coffee cup for that morning coffee on the go. With romantic colours such as pink and red, this makes the perfect Valentine’s present. You can even already fill it with their favourite coffee, for that extra special surprise.
15. Paddy & Scott’s Coffee Shop | Mocha Box Collection
A coffee business where your purchase supports its direct trade farm projects, this coffee Mocha Box Collection will not disappoint. This set comes with two types of different coffee, plus a lux hot chocolate, so you can choose between them or even combine them to make a tasty mocha! The packaging is excellent and the collection even includes a flask.
Better yet, if you order between 1st and 14th February, they will send you two free Paddy & Scotts mugs so that you can enjoy your favourite hot drinks with your loved one.
16. Crossfly | Original Crew Socks 4-Pack
These socks are another practical, but stylish option that you can pair with the Crossfly men’s boxers also featured in this guide. The comfortable socks feature 360 hold and flat toe seams that ensure there are no friction points felt and the super soft cotton blend adds to that fresh sock feel. They come in a pack of four, or you can buy them individually.
17. Fatso Chocolate | The Love Bundle
Share a Fatso amount of love with your favourite person. This Love Bundle contains three epically flavoured Fatso bars, Home Run, Morn’n Glory and Nan’s Stash. Using the highest quality cacao that’s Fino de Aroma certified and 100% ethically sourced from Columbia, these tasty bars will be devoured.
18. 8Track | Spiced Rum Gift Pack
Celebrating and supporting independent music, 8Track rum is an easy-drinking spiced rum filled with energy and positivity. The rum is fine Guyanese rum distilled from native sugar cane molasses, blended with an 8-year-old vintage rum from Barbados. The rums are infused with natural botanicals and spices: Seville oranges, vanilla, cloves, ginger and cinnamon, perfect for on the rocks or with your favourite mixer.