It’s that time of year again. Whether or not you go big on 14 February, it’s always nice to splash out on thoughtful and elegant gifts for the people you love. Here are our favourite picks for her…
Valentine’s Day gifts for her
Hat’s a wrap
Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day can feel just a little cheesy and manufactured. But sometimes you’ve just got to lean into the sentimental absurdity of it all. Providing everything you need for a sweet February 14th is this cute “hat box” gift set from Harvey Nichols, crammed with indulgent goodies such as rosé champagne and Pink Marc de Champagne truffles, caramelised cinnamon almonds and Quite a Mouthful biscuits.
Love You Hat Box, £60, available at Harvey Nichols; 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Made of stone
This cute stoneware mug is a subtle way to show your affection. Why not buy a matching pair for enjoying your morning cuppa together?
Grespresso 200ml stoneware Lungo Cafe Cup in soft pink, £11, Divertimenti; 227-229 Brompton Road, SW3 2EP
A hand-poured candle from French fragrance maison, Diptyque oozes sophistication and good taste. Whether buying for your beloved, a friend or a loved one, you certainly can’t go wrong with the limited-edition new Tubereuse candle, featuring a fresh, floral scent inspired by the dreamy aroma of tuberose. Evocative and totally seductive.
Diptyque Tubereuse scented candle limited edition, £65, available at Space NK; 40 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LZ
Put a ring on it
Gifting jewellery on Valentine’s Day is hardly groundbreaking, but you’ll certainly win brownie points for originality with this beautifully abstract ring from Boodles. Made from rose gold with diamonds and a show-stopping cultured South Sea pearl, this dazzling ring from the heritage British jeweller curves around the finger like a wearable piece of sculpture.
Rose gold, diamond and pearl Be Boodles ring, £8,900, available at Harrods; 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Tom Ford’s sensual unisex scent has been a bestseller since its release in 2007. Made with rare oud wood coupled with exotic rose wood, cardamom, sandalwood and vetiver, it’s reminiscent of incense-filled temples.
Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, £195, available at Harvey Nichols; 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Buying lingerie for your significant other is an intimate and thoughtful gift. This fashion-forward lace vest from Pinko straddles the line between under and outerwear (very en vogue) and makes for a bold evening look.
Pinko Valenciennes lace vest, £259, Pinko; 45 Brompton Road, SW3 1DE
Support a local business and treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a delicious bar of Feya’s Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate, made from Javan origin milk choc and loaded with crunchy pieces of caramel with sea salt.
Feya salted caramel milk chocolate, £6.95; 146 Brompton Road, SW3 1HX
Remember the colour pink is for life, not just Valentine’s Day. This elegant satin blazer from Ted Baker will effortlessly elevate a jeans and T-shirt combo or provide a knockout look for a meeting – or date night, of course.
Seraph double breasted satin boyfriend blazer, £250; Ted Baker, 75 Brompton Road, SW3 1DB
Part of Louis Vuitton’s bold new collaboration with 93-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is this exclusive reimagining of the house’s classic Capucines BB bag. The ladylike clasp handbag is given a contemporary twist with Kasuma’s trademark dots. Perfect if you’re really looking to splash out this Valentine’s Day.
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Infinity Dots Capucines BB top-handle bag, £5,800, available exclusively at Harrods; 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL