Go the extra mile for the one you love this Valentine's Day. Show how much you love them with our thoughtful gift ideas.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s the little things that matter. While gifts, flowers, chocolates and fancy meals are all very nice, they don’t always feel very personal.
We believe it’s about showering your significant other with love, not gifts. It’s not all about splashing the cash in order to prove your love, but the little touches that show you’ve put more thought into the day because you care.
Go the extra mile for your loved one and make this Valentine’s Day extra special with thoughtful gift giving.
Here’s our top tips on how to impress your partner with your thoughtfulness, making this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Breakfast in bed
Food is the way to the heart. So why not surprise your loved one with breakfast in bed with a cuppa that expresses your love for them?
Don't just buy jewellery, engrave it!
Jewellery is always guaranteed to be a winning gift, but to give it that extra special touch why not engrave it with a momentous date such as your anniversary for added sentimental value?
If you’re a fairly new couple and don’t yet have an anniversary date, engrave it with it with a date that has special meaning to you both, such as the day you met or your first date.
This is a simple way to take a fairly standard gift and make it more meaningful to you both.
Featured gift: Merci Maman Personalised Intertwined Charm Necklace (£89)
Send roses to her workplace
Arrange for a bouquet of roses to be delivered to her place of work. This won’t only be an unexpected surprise but will also make her feel extra special and brighten up a dull day at work.
Why not add in a heart shaped box of chocolates with a note instructing her to be ready by a certain time and surprise her with a date night to her favourite restaurant?
Featured gift: Double Dozen Upper Class Red Roses (£50)
Buy a bottle of champagne and personalise the glasses
Pair a bottle of champagne with a stunning set of personalised his and hers champagne glasses which you can then use on any future special occasions.
Run a romantic bath for two
Bath goodies are always bound to go down well on Valentine’s but you can make these extra special by actually putting them to use.
When your loved one gets home from work, leave a trail of rose petals leading up to the bathroom and surprise them with a romantic bubble bath for two, complete with scented candles and a bottle of champagne.
Featured gift: Molton Brown Signature Scent Mini Body Wash Collection (£19)
Pair new headphones with a personalised playlist
If you’re giving your loved one some new headphones this Valentine’s Day, why not create a playlist of all their favourite love songs on Spotify for them to listen to? You could even play this through speakers while you enjoy a home-cooked romantic meal together.
Featured gift: Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones (£329.95)
Cocktails to remember
Pair these beautiful his and hers coasters with some stunning cocktail glasses and a fantastic Red Letter Day cocktail making class you can enjoy together. This makes for the ultimate thoughtful and fun gift.
The scent of date night
If you’re giving perfume as a gift this Valentine’s Day, why not suggest an idea for a date night where she can wear it next? You could even surprise her with a Red Letter Day dinner and theatre trip for two.
Featured gift: Miss Dior Eau De Toilette (£58)
Slip a note into a holdall with instructions to pack it for a weekend away
Leave a holdall on the bed and slip a note into it with instructions to pack it for a weekend away. Surprise your partner with a couple’s getaway and escape for a romantic weekend together.
Featured gift: John Lewis Barbican Holdall (£99)
Fill a hamper with all of their favourite things
Fill an empty hamper with all of your loved one’s favourite things – this could be anything from their favourite food and drink to records and films.
You can also put in things that are special to your relationship such as a photo album, a jar of memories or anything you’ve kept hold of that represents special moments in your relationship. Whatever you decide to include, just make sure it’s personal.
Featured gift: ‘With Love’ Hamper (£50)