Just in case you are in are
looking for inspiration for Valentines, I have included a few suggestions to
make buying your loved one something special that bit easier.
Valentines would not be complete
without an indulgent chocolate gift and Doisy& Dam have some very attractive packs available to buy. These chocolates are also crammed with
superfoods so are much better in terms of nutrition than perhaps your usual go
to brand. The combinations are more
unusual too, allowing the recipient to challenge their taste buds and be more adventurous.
They have launched two boxes in
preparation for Valentines Day, a dark (suitable for vegans) and a light
collection, available to buy for £9.50 each.
I really love the bright vibrant packaging of the bars of chocolate.
Both of these sets are included
in my Valentine giveaway.
Doisy & Dam are a lovely brand established by
childhood friends who make everything by hand in the UK with only the highest
quality organic chocolate.
Hotel Chocolat is always a firm favourite here too, so when I was offered the chance to sample a few of the Valentines range I could not resist.
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The Love Potions (£10) are a bit more unusual the exotic cocktail combinations very alluring. They are an attractive present, not a big box but one to capture the interest of the recipient, the name alone intrigues but its all about the flavours…
The champagne truffles (£10) are elegantly packaged, these are very indulgent, a luxurious treat for your taste buds. They are rich with a lovely thick outer casing and then on to the pleasant but not too an overpowering flavoured inside, you should savour each one as they are not something to be rushed.
Why not treat your loved ones to some sweets this
Valentines, if your lucky they might even share them with you. I really love the cute jar of Strawberry Bonbons from Getting Personal, available to buy in two sizes small for
£9.99 and large for £12.99. I think the
personalisation makes it that bit more special and Bonbons especially can make
you feel nostalgic for those happy times in your childhood when you were
tightly holding your little white paper bag full of treasured sweets.
for her you will probably already have perfume on your shortlist. I really like the Penhaligon’s Scent Library
for £17.99 so much so it is also included in my giveaway at the end of this
feature. It is the perfect size to
carry in your handbag giving you access to ten mini vials of Penhaligon’s
best-selling sensual and exotic scents.
This tin is an ideal way to start your fragrance journey with floral and
atmospheric perfume to get you noticed.
Five of the vials are also suitable for men, so possibly a gift to share
If you really want to
spoil your Valentine why not get them a bottle of perfume from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty this is such a glamorous brand created by the
Hollywood legend Joan Collins herself.
The brand is all about feeling beautiful whatever your age and the range
looks very luxurious and exclusive. I
have a 50ml bottle of the I AM WOMAN – Eau de Parfum to giveaway so the lucky
winner can embrace the personality of Joan Collins with a fragrance designed to
inspire and seduce.
Whether it’s to take the edge off parenting or just to
toast a milestone in your relationship, wine makes a wonderful gift for
Valentines. But just picking up a
bottle from your local supermarket does not show as much thought as ordering a
more distinctive wine gift online. Here
are a couple of my favourites.
This attractive gift comes beautifully presented in a silk-lined gift box for £37.99. Getting Personal certainly now how to pull out all the stops, so if your in the dog house for any reason its time to start browsing their Valentines gifts and bringing the romance back into your relationship.
Another site well worth considering is I Just Love It especially if you want
to add some sparkle to the Valentines celebrations. Their personalised prosecco (from £22.50) comes highly
recommended. What better why to toast
your relationship than from a bottle that looks like its just made for you! The personalised message really does make
the gift stand out.
With such lovely wine naturally you might want to invest in some gorgeous new glasses. Red Candy have just the thing, I adore their LSA Polka Champagne glasses (£24), the handpainted pearlescent flutes look stunning. The pretty pastel shades are quite lovely, they also have wine glasses, tumblers and tealight holders if you wanted to co-ordinate your dinner parties.
Baylis & Harding make shopping for Valentines easy and stress free they have put
lots of care and attention developing a pretty packaged range of gifts that
will make the recipient feel cared for and loved. I was sent the body wash, which looks great but also smells
divine; you really cannot go wrong spending £8 buying this from Asda or House
of Fraser. If you’re on a budget but
still want the big romantic gesture you can stock up with Baylis & Harding
products quite affordably.
If you want to set the scene with a candlelight meal
the 3 single wick candle set makes a considerate gift, as always the fragrances
from Baylis & Harding are appealing so you know your present will be well
received. I have included their Heart
Gift Box set (£25) in my giveaway, so the winner is definitely in for a treat.
TIGI S Factor Diamond Dreams shampoo and conditioner was a
restorative treat for my hair and if you cannot afford diamonds normally then S
Factor Diamond Dreams is a close second.
I really was surprised it actually contains real diamond dust, along
with other luxurious ingredients, Champagne Extract, Cashmere and Crushed Pearls. After
using it my hair felt revitalised, hydrated with brilliant shine. I was actually asked if I had coloured it,
so it must have been looking better than its usual lacklustre self!
if money is an issue a bottle of Nelsons arnicare Bath & Massage Balm costs only £8.15 but is multifunctional. You can run your loved one a bath and then offer than a soothing
massage afterwards. I found the Arnica montana extract, and sweet scents of
Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils really
did help me unwind after a stressful day with the boys. One of the hardest parts of being a parent
is switching off when they go to bed and learning to be a partner again! Usually I am so tense by then that quality
time with my husband is comprised, so giving the gift of relaxation really
cannot be beat. I also have one of
these bottles to include in the giveaway.
By the time your romantic evening meal comes
along you do not want to be nodding off, so why not give the gift of caffeine. Perk up your partner by giving them the
ultimate coffee lovers gift, a Beanies Stash Box (£22.50). I think these
are excellent value for a selection of remarkable coffee flavours and less than
2 calories a serving! If you’re not a
coffee drinker but appreciate cake, these also work wonderfully in baking
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For Valentines why not also pick up a new cup
for your hot drink lover (that almost sounds cheeky!). Red Candy have added their bold red statement
mug Big Love
to my prize line-up, I think it’s a cute gift for your Valentine that again won’t
break the bank at £7.95.
A better nights sleep
What more could someone ask for than to wake up refreshed and energised, what better gift could you actually give this Valentines than helping your partner feel better. Being a parent is exhausting (and joyous at times of course!) so anything that can help you switch off quicker in the evening and wake up in a better mood in the morning is a godsend in my eyes. I have a Bodyclock IRIS 500 (RRP £160) to giveaway just for this purpose.
Lumie Bodyclock Iris offers a touch of much needed luxury for ladies by combining aromatherapy with light therapy for the first time. Comes with twin chambers so you can easily switch between morning and evening essential oils, making it a pleasant experience both settling off to sleep and arising the next morning.
have a chance of winning this Valentine giveaway bundle (which includes the mug, chocolates, two perfume prizes, the Bodyclock Iris, Baylis & Harding heart box pampering goodies and the Nelson arnicare bath/massage balm) worth almost £300
please fill out the form below by the 13th of February, so I can announce the winner the good news on Valentines itself!
Win a Valentine Bundle worth almost £300