My Favourites heart

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.

THINGS TO DO. ARTS. EAT. TRAVEL. FASHION. BEAUTY. KIDS. HOME

Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 25 counties

What’s your sexy? Valentine’s Day gift guide

From lacy undies and diamonds to cotton PJs and slippers - here are the gifts women *really* want this Valentine's Day. Print and give it to your partner!

Tell me about it stud

Diamonds studs! It's a no brainer. Glisten on your Zoom calls in these 18ct yellow gold geometric triangle earrings from British jewellery designer GFG. Sold as an individual stud or a pair, it's both classic and cool.
£488 for one (£965 a pair)

Buy now

Back to black

Breaking out the lacy smalls for V Day? Impressive effort! This sultry lace balconette bra set is from Wokingham-based lingerie brand Miss Manderlay, and comes in a pleasingly inclusive range of sizes.
Bra £46, knickers £28

Buy now

RELIGHT MY FIRE

If lockdown's taken its toll on your love life, then a couple of drops of this 100% pure essential oil could reignite the passion in your relationship. Fiery Romance is by Humos – a luxury perfumer in Caversham, is an intoxicating blend of Patchouli, Cade, fir needle, Cinnamon, Spearmint, Clove Bud, Ylang Ylang and Petitgrain.
£19.50

Buy now

Make a move

Obsessed with The Queens Gambit? Ditto. This Scandi-inspired Printworks set works both as your new, freakily pink board game obsession for Lockdown 3 and as a cute 2021 update on the coffee table book – look, admire, and check mate.
£25.85

Buy now

Happy feet

Yeti sliders – they’re a thing! Super-luxe and made with 100% sheepskin these slippers will keep your toes cosy and stylish in equal measure. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
£67

Buy now

HEART to ART

A delicious alternative to Andy Warhol's tinned soup is artist William Blanchard's Wildcat's Condensed Tinned Love. Wear you heart in your sleeve and on your walls. It's the gift that'll keep on giving. Available from Eton's Space Gallery.
£180

Buy now

Read my lips

Fact: it’s not truly Valentine’s Day without some indulgent chocolates. Chocolate Libertine is a Slough-based luxury chocolatier producing sweet treats that look as good as they taste. Eat them all… our lips are sealed.
£5.95

Buy now

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

Whether you’re sleeping or doing, erm, other activities – make sure you’re comfy with these crisp 300 thread count Egyptian cotton bedcovers with pretty coloured grosgrain trim from Berkshire-based Draper London.
Pillowcases from £24.50 and duvet from £120

Buy now

Sealed with a kiss

Lacy undies got you itching in all the wrong places? Then try this mesh set from Calvin Klein’s new Valentine’s Day release – still sexy, but with added comfort factor.
Bra £32, Knickers £18

Buy now

Burning love

Nothing like a good candle to set the mood, right? With a burn time of 40 hours, this natural wax option from Bella Freud will flicker all night and then some.
£50

Buy now

The gift that keeps on giving

Arriving on your doorstep each month in bespoke sustainable packaging, The Cohorted Beauty Box features a curated edit of luxury beauty big hitters including Laura Mercier, Elemis, Huda Beauty et al., with a minimum of five products in each box. Is your partner trying to tell you something? Who cares, keep them coming!
£39.99 per month

Buy now

Relaxation Station

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a long, hot, uninterrupted bath. Handmade in small batches, this lime, lemon and lavender bath foam from indie business MAKE uses plant-based ingredients and all-natural perfumes, colours and minerals in its no nasties formula.
£30

Buy now

Queen of hearts

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but so are cosy PJs! This pure-cotton set from Yolke is a comfy, yet chic, classic and seriously cute.
£145

Buy now

Love handles

Forget the flowers – it’s the vase we really want! High fash fans are obsessed with Anissa Kermiche’s voluptuous vases and so are we.
£340

Buy now

Cheers to love

Raise a glass to love (or for making it through lockdown without killing each other), with these stunning gold rimmed goblets from Hoft & Hem. Just add celebratory glass of vino.
£24, pack of four

Buy now

Pretty In Pink

Is it a cardigan? Is it a coat? Either way, we want one. Super-soft and made with 100% cashmere, find it online at luxe loungewear retailer NRBY. Perfect for pairing with lacy undies.
£250

Buy now

Meet your match

Candlelit takeaway planned for V Day? Light it up with these matches that double up as funky table decor. Available on Muddy’s Indie Store.
£12

Buy now

Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Berkshire

Reader Treats Just For You!