The ultimate last-minute Valentine’s Day 2020 gift guide
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and though we know it’s important to make our other half feel loved and appreciated, we’re also pretty busy.
This means that V-Day (or, D-Day) is now just a few days away and we’re still without a gift.
Though browsing the shops is nice and garnering the opinion of their friends and loved ones is useful, with not much time to work out what to buy, you’re going to have to go this one alone.
Well, not quite.
We’ve rounded up the best gifts out there, whether your partner is male or female, that will have them beaming on the big day without breaking the bank. Plus, these prezzies won’t give away the fact that they were only bought a few days prior.
Whether you’re looking for a soppy gift that screams “I love you” or a practical present that they’ll get daily use out of, there’s something for everyone here.
10 Valentine’s Day gifts for her
1. Charbonnel et Walker Pink Champagne Truffles | £15 from Amazon
We know chocolates seem clichéd, but these iconic pink champagne truffles from high-end brand Charbonnel et Walker are the ultimate in sweet treat. Rumoured to be a favourite of her majesty The Queen, each of these premium truffles is filled with a creamy milk chocolate and champagne centre.
2. Chan Luu Gold-Plated Earrings | £70 from Net-A-Porter
Ditch the diamonds this Valentine’s Day for on-trend pearls. These lightweight earrings have been handmade from gold-plated sterling silver and freshwater pearls and are perfect for everyday wear.
3. Andy Warhol People Should Fall In Love Print | £10 from John Lewis
This bold print is sure to brighten up any room - and Valentine’s Day - with its quirky quote. Art-lovers will recognise it from the iconic Andy Warhol, while anyone will be able to appreciate the sentiment behind it.
4. Ceramic Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser | £39.50 from Oliver Bonas
The look of love is in your eyes, and the smell of romance is in this gorgeous ceramic essential oil diffuser. Designed to mist and infuse a room with soothing and calming essential oil fragrances, it’s ceramic case ensures that it looks like a decorative item rather than an eye-sore.
5. Women's Wool Runners | £95 from All Birds
The shoe of the moment, these uber-comfortable, waterproof shoes are sure to become an immediate staple. Whether she likes to walk to the office, slip into something a little more comfortable on weekends or just enjoy the finer things in life, you can be certain these won’t leave her feet.
6. Pure Cotton Love You Slogan Pyjama Top | £8 from Marks & Spencer
Let your gift do the talking for you with this slogan pyjama top from trusty M&S. It’s super soft with a slouchy fit and is ideal for mixing-and-matching with other sleepwear selection.
7. Smythson Love Textured-Leather Notebook | £47 from Net-A-Porter
There’s nothing like a beautiful book to record your hopes and dreams in, whatever age you are. This heart adorned Valentine’s Day-inspired Smythson notebook is a great thoughtful gift for a loved one.
8. Handbag Tidy All | £70 from Aspinal of London
This compact carrier will keep all essentials, from keys to beauty products, organised. Hand-crafted from the finest saffiano Italian calf leather in a striking scarlet colour that ties in beautifully with Valentine’s Day, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t find use for this designer piece.
9. Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Home Candle 200g | £48 from Look Fantastic
If your partner needs a bit of TLC, why not treat them to a luxurious Jo Malone candle? The enchanting blend that includes top notes of sweet pomegranate and raspberry mixed with undertones of pink pepper is sure to be a perfect aroma to unwind to.
10. Kate Spade New York Loves Me Knot Heart Pendant Necklace | £55 from John Lewis & Partners
Although heart-adorned gifts may not be everyone’s cup of tea, this knotted heart necklace by Kate Spade is subtle (and chic) enough that it’s sure to be appreciated by all. It comes in gold, rose gold and silver.
10 Valentine’s Day gifts for him
1. Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky | £65 from Waitrose Cellar
This unique Japanese whisky combines floral aromas of orange and sandalwood, with the pure sweetness of candied orange peel and the subtle long finish of Japanese oak. If he knows his whisky, he’ll love this.
2. Stojo Navy Collapsible Pocket Cup | £12 from Oliver Bonas
What’s better than a reusable coffee cup? A collapsible one that fits in your pocket, of course! This means that your loved one will be able to enjoy his favourite cuppa on the go, without having to worry about where to put it afterwards.
3. Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Leather Cardholder | £45 from ASOS
This sleek leather cardholder is a chic way to keep important cards ready and waiting. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, whether jeans or suit jacket, and it’s treated to keep it looking good as new for longer.
4. The Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection | £27.50 from Hotel Chocolat
Choc-a-bloc with eight luxury treats, this hamper is a certain sugar rush for the lucky recipient. Presented in a hamper, even those with the biggest sweet tooth will be chomping through the salted caramel slab, milk chocolate puddles and billionaire’s shortbread selection for a while.
5. Clipper and Trimmer | £20 from John Lewis
With super sharp stainless steel blades for exceptional cutting performance and long-lasting sharpness, this pretty high-tech looking gadget is the ultimate facial hair saviour.
6. Minipresso Nespreosso Capsule Portable Coffee Machine | £54.99 from Trouva
If the man in you life loves gadgets and good coffee, this is the gift to give. This portable Nespresso machine holds up to 70ml of water for your capsule shots so you can have a great cup of coffee on-the-go.
7. Hugo Boss Logo-Detailed Silver-Tone Cufflinks | £65 from Mr Porter
These classic cufflinks are the perfect menswear addition. Cast from silver-tone brass and adorned with a minimal Hugo Boss logo, the silver studs are sure to go with any shirt.
8. Aesop Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit | £110 from Mr Porter
This exclusive Aesop grooming set from Mr Porter is perfect for men who love some TLC. Filled with face cleaner, hydrating cream, shaving serum, lip cream and spray-on moisturiser - the pack is sure to freshen up tired skin so that you look and feel great.
9. Acqua Di Parma Eau de Cologne Splash 180ml | £98.95 (Was £138) from All Beauty
The fresh, citrus fragrance is filled with top notes of lemon and bergamot, middle notes of soothing lavender and base notes of sandalwood. It was also awarded a GQ Grooming Award in 2017.
10. Braun Classic Stainless Steel Leather Strap Watch | £100 from Liberty London
Looking for a leather watch that won’t break the bank? This classic Braun design with its stainless steel face and sleek black leather strap is your best bet.