At this time of year You are likely recovering from over-indulging in food and drink and have celebrated the start of a new year. Now it’s time to focus on that very special “someone” in your life. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day! While some may brush the day off as a frivolous event designed to boost economies, there are still true romantics out there who believe in gifting tokens of love and appreciation. If you are one of these romantics, then this post is for you!

5 Valentines Day Gifts Ideas for Her

1.  Something Sparkly
No woman has ever turned away something that shines and jewellery is a gift that has stood the test of time. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to say “I love you” with something sparkly. Skip the diamonds and go for personalised jewellery or trendy charm bracelets that can be built up with tiny sentimental charms as your relationship progresses.

2.  Beauty Gift Sets
You can never wrong with a luxury beauty care gift set. Every girl loves to be pampered but may not have the extra money to treat herself to the more elite products. From fragrance and hand cream sets to hair care products that will make the woman in your life feel radiantly lovely, beauty products are a safe gift idea for every occasion.

3.  Treats to Indulge In
Most women won’t snub a box of chocolates but if you do decide to gift your other half with treats, then we suggest you add a touch of imagination to your gesture. We’re thinking a colourful macaroon selection, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a cookie bouquet, or perhaps a goodie bag filled to the brim with all of her favourite delicacies! Pair this with a picnic at a stunning location and you will stay nestled in her heart.

4.  Whisk Her Away
Sometimes all a girl needs is a break, breakfast in bed, and your undivided attention. So, why not plan a romantic weekend away at an intimate spot far from the hustle and bustle that she is used to? Picture long lazy lie-ins, scrumptious brunch buffets, and sunset strolls with sweet sundowners. Who wouldn’t be thrilled with a holiday like this? And to help your lady keep primping to the minimum so that she can focus on her inner beauty, you could always add an indulging bottle of Vivace Dry Shampoo to her luggage.

5.  A Couple’s Photoshoot
These seem to be the trend lately and the ladies love to fill their homes with their best memories. As a word of caution, rather purchase a photoshoot voucher so that your partner can select the date of the photoshoot. Women prefer to have time to prepare themselves for photoshoots and your lady might not be happy if she is rushed into a shoot when her hair and makeup are at their worst! Give her time to treat and smoothen her locks with a hair mask and find the right frock.

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Him

1.  A Tantalising Massage
It ain’t easy having all those masculine muscles and sometimes men just need a moment to relax and unwind. So, why not gift him with a massage voucher at one of your local spas. Or best yet, you could get up close and personal and massage him yourself (I think we speak for all when we say a sensual massage will be more than welcomed). Purchase a bottle of Prodigio hair oil to give your partner the ultimate head rub – full body massage, done!

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2.  Give Him A Moment to Remember
Experience gifts are an all-new craze and instead of buying something that your man might lose or place at the back of his sock drawer, why not help him to tick off something on his bucket list? Activities could include a hot air balloon ride, a boat fishing trip, an animal encounter, or something more extreme like a bungee jump!

3.  Personalised Gadgets
Gadgets like utility knives, phone accessories, and even ye’ old ties have been gifted for decades. But the right accessory never seems to disappoint. If your loved one has hobbies and interests, buy a gadget to complement the things he loves to do in his spare time. Personalise it with his name or a message to add a sentimental touch.

4.  Gifts for Dapper Dudes
Men like to look and feel good too! And who says women get to keep all of the indulgent body care products for themselves? Give your guy the gift of confidence this Valentines Day and surprise him with a pampering gift set. Ideas include beard oils, aftershave balms, body cooling gels, or a nourishing travel hair care set that he can use on his next trip (this way you will love running your hands through his soft locks).

Valentine’s Day has a way of making a person feel pressurised to come up with the perfect gift. But there is no need to be extravagant when it comes to telling someone how much you love or appreciate them, the most thoughtful gifts are ones that communicate the message of love best – and they don’t have to be expensive.

As a word of advice - you cannot go wrong by making the effort to show and recognize your love on Valentine’s Day, but you can go wrong if you ignore the day entirely. Isn’t your loved one worth it?