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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.