For the Lovers

Our Valentine’s Day tips and gift inspiration

After the long, dark months of winter, we think it is fair to say that we all need a good reason to treat ourselves and each other. With February the 14th on the way, our thoughts may turn to romance, decadence or maybe, just a jolly good time with your best pals. However you’re planning to spend the occasion, make sure there’s plenty of treats involved.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, then let us help you out with our simple Valentine’s Day gift buying guide. Remember, it’s the thought that counts but sometimes we all need a little nudge in the right direction.

Make sure you get a great card        

If you’re loved one is a fan of Valentine’s Day, at the very least, make sure get them a great card and write a thoughtful message. Card Factory have a brilliant range of creative cards that can be personalised to you and yours with names and images.

We love this ‘What a pear!’ card for 99p — a little reminder of just how cute you are together!

Stay in and cook a romantic meal

Life is busy, and we’re all too often guilty of opting for meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Putting in the effort to create something extra special can be rewarding and fun, not to mention gaining extra brownie points with your other half.

Head to Morrisons for plenty of romantic recipe inspiration.

Take some time to relax

Could your loved one do with a little R&R? Taking some time to rest and recharge your batteries can be essential to improving our physical and mental wellbeing — something Champneys know all about.

Try their ‘A Well Earned Treat’ Spa set £22 from Boots, which contains a selection of rewarding and pampering bath and body essentials.

Indulgence is Key

Never underestimate the power of a magnetising new scent. Perfume can be transformative, capture attention and spark imagination. Argos have a wide selection of perfumes and aftershaves to choose from. We love ‘Femme’ by Jean Paul Gaultier — this classic has a delicate rose scent with fresh spiced anis top notes.

Say it with poetry

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…” Have you ever tried reading poetry to each other before?! Channel your inner Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver with The Nation’s Most Treasured Verse Love Poems from WHSmith.

Book your next adventure together

Winter can be a glum old time. Why not give the gift of adventure this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a city break to New York or a last minute winter escape, Tui have plenty of options for whatever you desire.

Find these and plenty more Valentine’s Day gifts at St Andrews Square.