Finding a gift that your lady will love can be tricky, but sometimes, turning up with a bouquet of last-minute garage flowers and a Milk Tray box is more of a kick to the teeth than getting nothing at all. If you want to really impress this Valentine’s Day, then you’ve got to think outside the box (of chocolates).
From small keepsakes to designer jewellery, handbags and perfume, there’s an endless list of things women want for Valentine’s Day. Forget going for practical items too. As much as women may say “you don’t need to get me anything”, buying her something she wouldn’t usually get for herself will earn you huge bonus points in your relationship.
Yes you could get her a pretty scented candle or take her out for a romantic dinner, but if you want to really wow her this year, then a gift that has thought behind it – whether that be thinking about the type of accessories she likes or even the kind of sex she likes, she’ll know you’ve made the effort, and we promise that you will reap the benefits of it later.
We’ve picked out some of the best Valentines gifts for women that exude luxury and style, so whether you’re just looking for some inspiration or you’re completely clueless, use our list as a guide and thank us later for making you the best partner a girl could want.
If you want to do something a bit different this Valentine's Day, then forget the material gifts and treat your lady to a pamper session from Red Letter Days. This package allows you to choose your preferred location and indulge in a spa treatment for two as well as take advantage of the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, before enjoying a delicious evening meal or chill out with some cocktails in the bar. This is a gift that you can both do together, so if you’ve not had much time for Netflix and chill lately, this is a thoughtful way to spend some quality time together.
Watches have become a popular gift for both men and women recently, and if your girl loves a bit of bling, then this Michael Kors watch is bang on trend for her right now. It is a Japanese quartz watch with chronograph dial. There aren’t many women who don’t like Rose Gold right now, so this watch is hot for 2018. Whether she’s sporty or professional, this watch adds a subtle bit of bling that compliments almost any outfit and is water resistant up to 100 metres for those who are active and on the go. Customers who have this watch found it looks great, even on smaller wrists, and no girl can resist a bit of sparkle.
Okay, so this gift won’t be for everyone, and we did say practical gifts are boring, but if your girlfriend loves to bake then there really is no better gift than the KitchenAid mixer. This mixer is the one used by contestants on the Great British Bake off, which we’re sure you know if you’ve been forced to watch every season since the series began. It comes with all the essential baking components and is available in a huge range of colours so all you need to do is pick her favourite (now we’re testing you), and you can reap the benefits of all the delicious baked goods that will inevitably follow.
They say diamonds are a girl's’ best friend, and this little pendant is a thoughtful gift that can be worn every day to remind her of you. Its small and subtle design makes it perfect for wearing both day and night and the diamonds lightly sparkle without being too jazzy. Jewellery is always a winner for Valentines gifts for women, so if you want to play it safe but still wow her, this Links of London Pendant is all you need.
Girls love gadgets too, and the T3 Whirl Convertible Curling Tongs are great for those who are always in front of the mirror. This curling tong has interchangeable barrels which allow different types of curl to be achieved in a single pass (no more waiting around for her to get ready!). It heats up quickly and works on pretty much all hair types. Women who bought this curling tong love how versatile it is, and of course how stylish it looks. Ladies with long hair will love how easy it is to tame the mane with this curling tong.
If you’re going to play it safe with fragrance then do it well and give the gift of Chanel No. 5. This luxury perfume comes in a minimalist glass bottle which every girls wants on their dressing table. The bottle is small, but this is great for ladies to carry around in their handbag so they can smell good all day, every day. Chanel No. 5 has sensual, floral notes including May Rose and Jasmine from Grasse. The ultimate feminine fragrance is the perfect valentines gift for her in 2018.
Buying make-up for your partner is an adventurous choice, but we think any lady would be impressed with this Bobbi Brown lipstick set. Yes, she may not like every colour, but there is such a variety that she’ll have great fun experimenting and no doubt you’ll get to try them all too because who could resist such kissable lips? There are 10 different shades and they come beautifully presented in a leather-effect case. Ladies will be thankful for the small travel size when they hit the town with a tiny clutch bag. It’ll be a gift she wasn’t expecting!
If your lady’s not a fan of silver jewellery, then this Rose Gold bangle might be more her thing. Very on trend right now, this bracelet also features 4 rows of crystals to add a touch of sparkle to any outfit. The bangle is one size only, but unless you’re buying for someone incredibly petite, this shouldn’t be a problem. This is a nice alternative jewellery option that makes a statement piece for any jewellery box.
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