The Perfect Present

The Perfect Present

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!

UNDER £10

Girls

Ikea

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:

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£9.95, Not on the High Street

Guys

What’s better than beer and sweets? Beer sweets! £6.99, Firebox

Not On The High Street

Tiny bottles of granulated fire to test his manliness. £6, Not on the High Street

Everyone

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

UNDER £25

Girls

Anthropologie

Earrings are easy to lose and painful to sit on. Get her a trinket bowl for storage. £14, Anthropologie

Have an Instagram-obsessed girlfriend? Capture her masterpieces on marshmallows (£15, Boomf, as pictured) or stickers (£11.99, Sticky9).

Guys

Good if they have a beard – or if you would like them to. Beard oils £13 for 2, Not on the High Street

Not On The High Street

Banish the Fosters with a craft beer subscription. £24 for 8 types/ month, Beer 52.

Everyone

Give the gift of classy pre-drinks:

Craig Morey

Marshmallow vodka or go a bit wilder and get some Scorpion vodka £24.99 each, Firebox

UNDER £50

Girls

She’ll love this pop art inspired clutch. £35, Skinny Dip.

Guys

Not On The High Street

Sleek record player with a great sound. £39.95, Not on the High Street.

Everyone

Membership to their favourite museum or gallery for access to big name exhibitions, extra talks and special tours.

Not sure where to start? V&A membership is £35 for under-26s, and the Natural History Museum is £46 for students.

UNDER £100

Girls

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.

Guys

Get the 3Doodler for your design geek boyfriend to draw in 3-dimensional plastic. £99.99, Firebox

Everyone

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

  1. For the new couple, ramble nervously. £3.03, Etsy
  2. Cute little dinosaur. £3.25, Not on the High Street
  3. Trying to keep your stiff upper lip in check? Go with this. £3.03, Etsy
  4. Punny card with a magnet! £3.75, Etsy
  5. Capture the essence of a 21st-century romance. £3.03, Etsy
  6. 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

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