Forget chocolates and flowers. These are the kind of cool and unexpected Valentine's Day presents that will surprise and delight the woman in your life.
Try something a bit different for a Valentine’s Day present for the love of your life this year. Traditional chocolates and flowers are all well and good, but sometimes it pays to invest in something a little bit more unusual and unexpected.
So take a look at our list of 7 imaginative and unconventional gifts that will surprise and delight your girlfriend or wife this Valentine’s Day. From Bridget Jones-style ‘mini breaks’ to customised Ray-ban sunglasses – there’s something here for all tastes and personalities.
Happy Jackson Queen of Awesomeness Mug
Ideal if your SO is allergic to all the lovey-dovey stuff, this mug comes in a funky giftbox and alerts the world just how utterly awesome she is.
Use this mug to serve your lover her favourite morning brew and the day-glo colours and life-affirming message are guaranteed to wake her up with a smile.
We especially love the final, confirmatory ‘Yeah’ that waits in the bottom of the mug to provide the final delightful surprise.
Personalised Prosecco Glass
The way to a woman’s heart is through love, tenderness and respect – but when all else fails there’s always a glass of bubble. So what better way to celebrate your Valentine than giving her a Prosecco glass personalised with her own name (accompanied, natch, by a bottle of the frothy amber nectar to christen it with).
From Ray-ban With Love... and a Personal Message
These Aviator Remix Ray-Bans with polarised magenta flash lenses would make an ideal present any day of the month – but add a heartfelt and personal engraving to the temple tips and you’ve become a true Valentine victor. You can even engrave emoji hearts. How utterly lush.
An Apple Watch With Your Heartbeat
What says romance more vividly than sharing your heartbeat? Investing in his ‘n’ hers Apple Watches means that you can do just that using the unique Digital Touch feature.
This lets you send your pulse to your loved one which they will feel gently tapping on their wrist in time to your real-life heartbeat.
Argos has the ladies’ sized 34mm Series 1 Apple Watch on offer for just £199, so true romance needn’t break the bank.
A Framed Poster of Her Favourite Movie
The fact that your know her favourite film is the important thing here. But a classic film poster in a proper frame is also a delightfully original as well as thoughtful Valentine’s Day present.
Certainly makes a welcome change from a dozen red roses and a box of chocs.
A Bridget Jones-Style Mini Break - 2 Nights with Dinner
Show that your relationship is – in Bridget Jones’ delightfully robust phrase – ‘more than just shagging’ by levelling up with a 2-day mini-break for two.
This special Valentine’s Day offer has 2 nights at your choice from a remarkable range of beautiful 3 and 4 star hotels dotted across the UK
And remember to to do the Daniel Cleaver ‘Vroom Vroom’ thing when you pick her up in your hired convertible. She’ll love you for it.
Framed Poster Size Romantic Photo - Printed on Canvas
Take her breath away by making a life-sized painting on canvas out of your favourite photo as a couple. These fade resistant, poster-sized prints will last a lifetime and are the ultimate celebration of enduring love. Choose from a variety of cool frames as well as image styles – from pop art to classic sepia tones. Nice.