A few cool ideas for Valentine’s Day


To avoid the last minute dash to get something sorted for Valentine’s Day (which unfortunately can often end up as a bit of a lead balloon) we’ve shared some ideas below for some cool gifts that are truly special and sure to please your loved one…

Anything by Astier de Villatte is guaranteed to please but this Mon Cher coffee cup is perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat.

For top brownie points, organise a voucher for Heckfield Place so you can plan a few nights away at a later date. The beautiful Heckfield Place is a Georgian house dated back to 1790 that has been restored to its historic origins.

Encapsulating the very essence of English charm and heritage, the house is nestled in a 438 acre estate in the heart of rural Hampshire. It is an utterly glorious retreat and 100% recommended.

Anything from Daylesford is bound to be well received and they have put together this lovely Valentine’s hamper which includes a Burning Love Candle, Burning Love Matches, Rose Frizzante – 75cl, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Hearts (artwork designed by Hugo Guinness) and two White Speckled Tumblers. Purchase here.

Olive You So Much by Frankie Thorp, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 40cm x 40cm available from Partnership Editions.

Handmade in England from soft tumbled calf leather, this large backgammon set by Pickett is a sleek and stylish addition to the home that will become a family heirloom in years to come.

The recently opened Claridges Spa has a series of signature treatments that can be booked online here. Each treatment begins and ends with a ritual: a welcoming foot ceremony helps to wash away stresses with scented water and enzyme-rich koji rice extract that softens the skin. After that, you’re invited to sink into a plush warm bed for the treatment of your choice.

Who doesn’t love receiving flowers? If you’re reading this and just don’t know what to get, flowers are guaranteed to please! Using a local independent florist is a great way to support small businesses near you – if you’re in or near Surrey look up Celeste Rose Designs – she has a cult following of the great and the good thanks to her beautiful floral displays.

If you leave it to the last minute and need an online solution asap send these Italian Ballet Slipper Ranunculus from FlowerBX; delicate and beautiful, they are available on next day / same day delivery depending on location.

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