As much as it’s tempting to panic buy and head to your nearest supermarket for a bunch of flowers and several boxes of chocolates, this is the one day of the year dedicated to showing your other half just how much you love them, so treating them to something thoughtful, and perhaps that bit more expensive will certainly earn you brownie points for the rest of the year.
If you’re feeling a little lost on what to purchase your partner, we’ve come up with a list of awesome ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. From accessory items for him or for her to things that you can both benefit from; you can relax in knowing that your Valentine’s Day is now sorted.
As you look through our list, consider something that’s on trend at the moment; whether it’s a fragrance they can wear on your Valentine's date or an accessory that they can wear everyday, such as a watch.
If that isn’t getting you anywhere, consider their hobbies; our list features a Kindle for readers and an instant camera for those who like to take photos. If you really like the idea of purchasing something that the both of you can benefit from, why not take a look at an experience day?
Find more details about everything we’ve mentioned by reading our list of the best Valentine’s gifts under £100 below.
1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera
The perfect gift for selfie obsessed partners.. Or couples
Best for: Photo snappers | Type: Instant camera | Power source: Rechargeable battery
If your partner (or the pair of you) love taking selfies when you’re out and about, you’ll love this camera, which has been primed for posing. Combining a retro style and modern technology, it’s a cool accessory to take on trips, and the in built printer means they can instantly create collages of the pair of you or them and their friends to decorate their bedroom. Available in a range of colours, you’ll need to make sure you can remember their favourite shade, otherwise you could be losing points. For shear enjoyment and creativity potential, this camera claims our number one spot.
2. Virgin Experience Days London Thames Lunch Cruise
How about a romantic day out for the pair of you to enjoy?
Best for: A date day | Type: Experience | Power source: N/A
It’s great to spend time together as a couple, especially creating memories that you can share with each other years down the line. If you know your partner likes good food and they’re fascinated by the sights of London, this gift idea could certainly be a pleaser. Virgin Experience promise a delicious three course meal, and two choices of styles of boat to choose from, which both offer slightly different experiences. Imagine the photos you could collect if you bought the Fujifilm camera too?
3. Olivia Burton OB15BD57 Women's Big Dial Leather Strap Watch
A watch that they can wear as an everyday accessory is always a winner
Best for: Accessory | Type: Quartz watch | Power source: Battery
If they have a jewellry box the size of a treasure chest, the chances are they probably already have something similar to whatever necklace or bracelet you have in mind. A fashionable watch, however, is always a winner and this silver and grey piece from designer Olivia Burton is certainly one that your partner can wear on a day to day basis. Made from stainless steel for durability and featuring a soft strap for comfort, this is one that could match up to the tribulations of day to day wear, too.
4. BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Parfum Spray
A masculine fragrance for day to day or special occasion wear
Best for: Male fragrance | Type: Fragrance | Power source: N/A
Aftershave is always a good avenue to go down, especially when you know they like a quick spritz before they head out the door. This eau de parfum from Chanel promises an aromatic-woody fragrance, with a musky and aromatic release. The consensus among reviewers is this fragrance is very wearable, great if you’re not 100% sure of their personal preference to smellies.
5. Kindle E-Reader 6"
A great gift idea for bookworms
Best for: Book lovers | Type: E-Reader | Power source: Rechargeable battery
If your partner has a habit of overloading the bookcase or piling books on every available surface, it may be a sign that they need a Kindle. As the best gift for book lovers, the Kindle will give your partner access to an almost infinite library of books that they don’t have to find a place for once they’ve finished. Amazon have designed it so it’s thin yet durable and easy to slip into a handbag or a suitcase for reading on the go.
6. Michael Kors Billfold Crossgrain Leather Wallet
Michael Kors isn’t just the kind of women’s accessories
Best for: Keeping cash and cards together | Type: Accessory | Power source: N/A
If your partner is always losing the cards or slipping cash precariously into a pocket, if may be time you invested in a wallet for them. This designer Michael Kors wallet features 8 card slots and a pouch for notes, so there’s plenty of room for credit, debit and important football club membership cards from the previous 5 years. 100% leather, it’s made to last and it’s small enough to slip into a back pocket or briefcase pocket.
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