Alice Baker has found the best gifts for your other half
This list is divided into girls and guys for easy browsing, but you don’t have to feel constrained!
Swap out roses for cacti in tiny pots. Nothing says romance like prickly vegetation. £4.50 for 3, Ikea
Or grab a special Plants for the coffee-lover:
£9.95, Not on the High Street
What’s better than beer and sweets? Beer sweets! £6.99, Firebox
Tiny bottles of granulated fire to test his manliness. £6, Not on the High Street
Cook dinner at home (or breakfast, cheeky) –refer to this book for ideas. £8.99, Amazon
If you prefer drinking, get this book and go exploring together. £6.94, Amazon
Earrings are easy to lose and painful to sit on. Get her a trinket bowl for storage. £14, Anthropologie
Good if they have a beard – or if you would like them to. Beard oils £13 for 2, Not on the High Street
Banish the Fosters with a craft beer subscription. £24 for 8 types/ month, Beer 52.
Give the gift of classy pre-drinks:
She’ll love this pop art inspired clutch. £35, Skinny Dip.
Sleek record player with a great sound. £39.95, Not on the High Street.
Membership to their favourite museum or gallery for access to big name exhibitions, extra talks and special tours.
Take her on the road less travelled than Paris. Check out artsy Glasgow or sunny Seville (Plaza de España pictured above). Find the best deals on Kayak.
Get the 3Doodler for your design geek boyfriend to draw in 3-dimensional plastic. £99.99, Firebox
If you have a socially conscious Valentine, make a donation to a cause they’re passionate about. Consider St Mungo’s, who target homelessness in London, Sea Shepherd, a marine conservation charity, or follow the Valentine’s theme with Save a Child’s Heart.
Top off the perfect gift with the perfect card
- For the new couple, ramble nervously. £3.03, Etsy
- Cute little dinosaur. £3.25, Not on the High Street
- Trying to keep your stiff upper lip in check? Go with this. £3.03, Etsy
- Punny card with a magnet! £3.75, Etsy
- Capture the essence of a 21st-century romance. £3.03, Etsy
- There’s little sexier than a naughty dinosaur, £2.95, Etsy
Or if you really don’t want to write down your feelings, try putting them on balloons instead. £5.99, Firebox
Featured image credit: Firebox