When people talk about Valentine’s Day gifts they tend to immediately think chocolates, wine, flowers, love hearts, teddy bears. Basically every vom inducing proclamation of love that is pointless, impractical and fleeting. For me, the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift should be a reflection of how much you love your S/O, not how much you ‘love love’.
So maybe instead of buying random crap this year, why not think about something your S/O will actually cherish, appreciate and use. Keep reading to see my top picks for practical and actually good Valentine’s Day gifts.
The Check Print
ASOS DESIGN slim double breasted blazer in wool mix with pink check -
The Embellished Jacket
ASOS EDITION skinny suit jacket in burgundy embroidered velvet -
The Jacquard Weave
Heart & Dagger skinny sb2 peak suit jacket in tapestry - £110.00
The Oscars Dupe
ASOS DESIGN wedding super skinny tuxedo suit jacket in mauve -
The Printed Pattern
Jack & Jones Premium slim suit jacket in bleach print -
Moss London skinny double breasted suit jacket in wool mix stripe -
Suit jacket – Suit Supply
The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. binger S/O
Biscuiteers 'you're my lobster' letterbox biscuits - £18.00
Once you've found the Chandler to your Monica this Biscuiteers treat is not only fun but also delicious!
The ‘I don’t do Valentine’s Day’ S/O
Crystal Head Vodka - £39.30
There's always one who says they aren't bothered but secretly pine for a show of affection and appreciation. This vodka skull perfectly encapsulates the low key cool your S/O is going for and also doubles as decor.
The forgetful S/O
Tile Pro Pack of 4 - £67.49
For the S/O that is constantly losing their keys/phone/wallet (aka me). The 300ft range tile button not only helps you track missing items but you can also make your phone ring when it's lost behind the sofa.
The jetsetting S/O
Aspinal of London Passport Cover - £55.00
The perfect addition to a romantic getaway! This can also be monogrammed with their initials for a personal touch and makes you feel mega fancy when checking in.
The sentimental S/O
LITTLESMITH vertical bar necklace - £24.00
Engrave a date or phrase that means a lot to you both so your S/O can wear it with pride. This also comes in a Selfridges box without the Selfridges price tag!
The insta S/O – Tom Ford Hardback: £85.00
The ultimate instagram home accessory for that special influencer in your life. Add some drama to your flatlays, not your relationship.
The sleepy S/O
Lumie Bodyclock - £75.00
These gadgets help regulate sleep patterns by providing gradual colour and light changes of a real sunrise and sunset. Perfect for the S/O that's always sleeping in.
The ‘already has too many candles’ S/O
Archivist Love Heart Matches - £6.00
If your S/O's place looks like a Baz Luhrmann chapel then I'll bet they are always in dire need of matches. These do the job and also look great on a shelf or coffee table.
The amateur chef S/O
Dansk® Kobenstyle casserole rood - € 130,00
Your Miso addicted S/O has no doubt watched and loved Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat fame. They will be as overjoyed at owning the same casserole pot as Samin Nosrat was eating that bit of cheese.
The ‘have you watched Russian Doll yet’ S/O
APEMAN Mini Portable Projector - £199.99
Create an in house cinema to make your Netflix binges more of an experience. Popcorn not included.
The on trend S/O
BURBERRY vintage check cashmere scarf - £210.00
The iconic Burberry print is coming back in a big way this year, get ahead of the trend whilst also getting points for this fashion 'investment piece' that will last a lifetime.
The footsie S/O
Keith Haring x Happy Socks Box Set - £39.95
For the S/O that likes to put their sub-cold temperature feet against yours in bed. Get that human popsicle some socks dammit!
The business S/O
MOLESKINE Pen+ Ellipse Smart Pen - £180.00
For the S/O that is constantly having strokes of genius and is bound to be running their own company by 30. Get them there faster with this interactive Moleskine pen that turns away writing into a digital copy for your phone.
The fun loving S/O
HAM Bouncing Rabbit Art Print - £40.00
Something I've recently ordered for my new flat! I love this print because it's fun and whimsical but also kind of motivating..? Just keep bouncing!
The G&T obsessed S/O
Il Gusto Miniature Gin Set - £29.95
Start training up your S/O to make the perfect negroni (see my recipe) with this cute little set. The pink gin is perfect for at home Valentine's Day cocktails!
The old school S/O
Crosley Cruiser Vinyl Record Player - £60.00
The perfect excuse to spend a romantic day perusing old record shops pretending you're 80s sweethearts.
The signature scent S/O
Malin + Goetz Leather Perfume Oil - £40.00
This unisex perfume oil is the perfect pocket sized treat. I wear this scent every day and always get compliments from men and women.
The snap-happy S/O
HP Sprocket Photo Printer - £110.25
Constantly waiting for them to get that perfect shot for instagram? This little printer is a great way to cherish moments offline.
The lounging S/O
Wooden Bath Tidy - £49.00
If you're more home bodies than social butterflies this is the ideal gift. Take your bath time up a level with this chic AF bath caddy.
The desk worker S/O
L'Occitane Relaxing Massage Oil - £26.00
Speaking of relaxation, this massage oil is a great 2-in-1 gift for anyone hunched over a desk all day. Add some candles, wine and a bath tub - your romantic Valentine's Day is sorted!
The phone addict S/O
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad - £39.95
The sustainable S/O
Stelton To Go Click Thermo Mug - £17.15
The new-ish S/O
String of Pearls House Plant - £15.00
Nothing says ‘I want to commit’ like getting your first plant together. Luckily this one is hard to kill.
The pet loving S/O
Flint Retractable Lint Roller - £3.99
The stressed out S/O
Herbivore Detox Bath Salts - £16.00