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She Doesn’t Need a Valentine, She Needs Valentino…

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

WARNING: The worldwide marketing campaign we all know as Valentine’s day is less than one week away!

Whether you’ve been dating for six months, six weeks or married for six years, ensure you pick the perfect present for your Valentine with the FQ gift guide …

For the classic sweetheart:

Sea Salt and Caramel Truffle box, £8.50, Prestat
Let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t Valentine’s Day without the gifting of chocolate. So treat your loved one to Prestat’s Sea Salt and Caramel Truffle box – complete in a heart shaped box, these truffles will go down a treat.

Valentine’s Bouquet, £60, Real Flower Company
Every woman likes to receive flowers – just make sure you don’t purchase such a gift from your local petrol garage! Instead buy the scented Valentine’s bouquet from the Real Flower Company. Filled with Lady Killer & Peony Pink roses hand-tied with a beautiful selection of seasonal flowers, this bouquet will make a lovely gesture for your loved one!

Valentino Donna, £100 for 100ml, Valentino
Perfume may be a bit of a cliché when it comes to Valentine’s gifts, but Valentino’s Donna would be worth it! Luminous and sensual, the fragrance of Donna evolves around a contrast of noble but subtle ingredients. Complete with Valentino’s signature studded detail on the bottle, this is gift will not only smell amazing, but also look amazing on any bed-side table!

For the fashionista:

Animal Print Top, £65, Reiss
This maraschino-red top from Reiss is a sophisticated take on the animal print look. Cut to a sleeveless, halterneck design, it is flattering for every woman who want’s to let out her wild side.

Lingerie, £195 for bra & £95 for briefs, Agent Provocateur

For an unforgettable night of romance you can always purchase lingerie. Well, Agent Provocateur has you covered, and their Sepahina range is truly luxurious and is the ultimate celebration of femininity. We recommend the Sepahina Red Bra and matching brief ‘s which comes with a flirtatious silk ribbon tie sides!

Lilly Lips Print Pintuck Dress
, £149, Whistles

This dress will instant add a playful touch to your romantic Valentine’s meal. Featuring a lip print in red on classic black, your gal is sure to be the bell of the ball in this Whistles dress!

For the drink connoisseur (aka borderline alcoholic):

Hipflask, £15, Skinny Dip
Let your loved one know that they are one thirsty b*tch with this endearing hipflask from SkinnyDip. Arguably an essential present or you both when visiting the in-laws!

Barware, decanter £73 & glasses £42, Kate Spade
Nothing is classier than having matching glass and barware and Kate Spade’s larabee dot design makes a case for the polka dot as the ultimate chic motif. We highly recommend purchasing the stemless wine glasses and matching decanter to ensure that your other half will always be the hostess with the mostest!

Gordon’s Gin
, £16,49, Gordon’s

We are living in era of Gin-mania and I don’t think I know anyone that isn’t partial to a ruddy good G&T! In the spirit (no pun intended) of Valentine’s, why not purchase Gordon’s Pink Gin for your sweetheart?

For the music lover:

Lyrical Mug Love, €24.99, Thumbs Up
If you are looking for the very special piece of porcelain for your home, forget boring classics and opt for this Lyrical Mug Love – the special highlight of course being the saucer, which has a retro vinyl look!

Rose Gold Earphones, £19.99, Happy Plugs
If she love’s music as much as I do, she probably goes through at least three different pairs of earphones a year. Well perhaps it’s time to upgrade hers? Inspired by the Pink Gold iPhone colour, these Happy Plugs earphones will probably match all her other Apple products and come with a one year premium replacement warranty.

Gold Karaoke Machine
, £70, Lucky Voice
A new way to keep you bae entertained? The Lucky Voice Karaoke kit will transform any computer or iPad into the ultimate karaoke machine. With access to thousands of songs and the latest chart releases, my only recommendation would be to buy yourself some earplugs as well!

For the (wannabe) interior designer:

Neon Mouth Lamp, £220, Smithers of Stampford’s
This Smithers of Stamford’s Neon Mouth Lamp is guaranteed to transform any blank canvas into a funky but saucy place to hang out in the evening!

Candle Lantern, £50, Orla Kiely
To add a little ambience to your evening perhaps purchase this ceramic candle lantern from Orla Kiely. Featuring a punched through version of Kiely’s iconic pattern, this lantern will add some twinkle to any room. (P.s. candle not included.)

For the one that has everything:

Card Holder, £35, Ted Baker
The Ted Baker Avens Card Holder is perfect for popping in and out of your other-half’s handbag when she’s short on space. With zipped pocket for coins and four card slots, there will be no time left for rummaging around a handbag.

Love Heart Matches, £5.95, Annabel James
Why not light up your loved one’s life with this adorable love heart matches. A charming and adorable gift for anyone.