I’m Not Into Valentine's Day, But I'd Be Happy With Any of These Gifts

Elinor Block
·3-min read

What a year the month of January has been. If, like me, you feel completely fatigued by it all, and you can't believe Christmas was only a mere five weeks ago, then I have some good news—it's almost Valentine's Day! No, wait, come back. I know that this particular day isn't really something people like to celebrate. Personally, I usually ignore it, and not just because I've been married for a while, but because I think it can seem a bit exploitative. Why celebrate the people you love in your life for one day, when you could, technically, do it all year? But the year is 2021 and I will take any excuse to celebrate something.

I turned to the Who What Wear Facebook group So… Should I Buy This? and they confirmed what I'd been thinking: this year is the one to do something special on Valentine's Day. They also gave me some great ideas on what kind of presents they were after, and what they might be gifting. From candles to bath stuff, as well as a nice pair of sunnies and jewellery, there were classic presents that I'm sure everyone would be delighted to receive. But in addition to this, there were also suggestions about meal kits and a items for the home—both great suggestions when we spend a lot more time in our homes right now. Keep scrolling for the Valentine's Day gift ideas you'll love.


COS Leather Mini Shoulder Bag (£99)

Gucci Wayfarer Acetate and Metal Sunglasses (£355)

Arket Cashmere Blend Socks (£25)

Gucci Crocodile Belt With Double G Buckle (£865)

Dragon Diffusion Market Triple Jump Woven Leather Tote (£375)


Alighieri The Lia Gold-Plated Ring (£280)

Mathe High Tides Necklace (£57)

Otiumberg Cable Chain and Vermeil Name Pendant (Made to Order) (£190)

Bottega Veneta Chunky Chain Gold-Plated Sterling-Silver Earrings (£620)

Roxanne Assoulin Fruit Stripe Set of Three Enamel and Gold-Plated Bracelets (£250)


Sleeper Party Red Feather-Trimmed Pyjamas (£240)

Skin Sexy Black Pima Cotton Slip Dress (£60)

Zara Plumetis and Lace Bra (£26)

Dora Larsen Jessica Stretch-Tulle and Lace Bodysuit (£80)


Susanne Kaufman Oil Bath for the Senses (£25)

Le Labo Shower Gel (£21)

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser (£33)

Patchology Flashpatch® Illuminating Eye Gels 5 Pack (£14)

Bella Freud Parfum Ciao Scented Candle, 190g (£50)


Arket Perfume Oil, 8,5 Ml (£22)

Jo Malone London Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne, 30ml (£50)

Vilhelm Parfumerie Morning Chess All Over Spray 100ml (£55)

Byredo Eau De Parfum - Gypsy Water, 50ml (£115)

Loewe Amanece La Bella Cibeles Eau De Parfum 100ml (£177)


Anissa Kermiche Jugs Jug Ceramic Vase (£350)

Lex Pott Twist Candle Light Blue (£24)

The Happy Blossoms The Sherbert MacAroon Dried Baked Blossom Bunch (£42)

Hay Juice High Striped Glass Vase 28cm (£129)

Ferm Living Ripple Carafe Set (£31)


Niococktails Negroni (£20)

Hawksmoor February: the Sirloin Box (£95)

Honest Burgers Diy Kit Pack of 2 Standard Bun (£16)

Ottolenghi Valentine's Hamper (£55)

Harvey Nichols Afternoon Tea Gift Box (£55)

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