If you’re struggling to think of a special, creative, or practical present after months of isolating with your significant other, then we’re here to help you out. Keep scrolling to read our collection of thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas, no matter who that special someone in your life is. From the man or woman you simply adore, the friend you’ll never be without or the family member who’s brought more love to your life then you could imagine – here are our top suggestions for Valentine’s Day 2021.
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Nothing could be better than giving your loved one the chance to try something incredible, learn a new skill and gain the inspiration to start their own at-home projects. That’s why our Interior Design course with Rita Konig is number one on our list of online gifts for 2021. Watch in delight as they spend over 5 hours learning from a world-renowned designer, all from the comfort of their own home.
What better way to encourage your significant other to send you love letters, than to buy them a beautiful notebook to practise on? These lovely notebooks come in a huge variety of designs from quirky illustrators, so rest assured you can easily find a look that your valentine will adore.
Buy from Papier here.
We adore this gorgeous pink and white pleated silk lampshade by Penny Morrison. Why not light up your partner’s life with a classic and thoughtful home decor gift.
Available to purchase here.
This is one gift that comes straight from the heart. Spoil someone special with this heart-shaped mini cocotte, ideal for serving a romantic starter or dessert.
Buy from Le Creuset here.
Taking care of your hands has never been so important after the constant hand-washing of 2020. That’s why we’ve included a high-quality, beautifully formulated handwash in our list of thoughtful Valentine’s gift ideas. This gentle formulation by Aesop containing oils of Orange, Rosemary and Lavender will effectively cleanse the hands without drying them out.
Available to buy from Aesop here.
February is a wonderful time to start planning those little weekend adventures. Soon the days will be longer and we’ll be taking the family on outdoor picnics and spontaneous barbeques. Why not prepare early this year and spend your Valentine’s Day cheerfully preparing plans for when the sun comes out. This gorgeous tartan picnic blanket is sure to brighten the mood of anyone when it comes with the promise of scotch eggs and mini sandwiches.
Purchase from The Tartan Blanket Co here.
Put your sweetheart on the path to dreamland with this soothing gift from Lumie. The smart sunrise alarm leaves you feeling naturally refreshed after waking up (something we would know nothing about) by mimicking the subtle light and colour changes of sunrise and sunsets. Can we have one, too?
Purchase from Lumie here.
Dog lovers rejoice! We have officially found the perfect Valentine’s gift that’s guaranteed to make hearts soar, tails wag, and get everyone feeling the love. Introducing, the brilliant Custom Pet Portraits by Crown & Paw that’ll transform any photo of your four-legged friend into an authentic 19th-century portrait.
Available from crownandpaw.com here.
Scalloped edges and dainty pink hearts… we’re in pillow sham heaven. This hand-printed boudoir sham may be on the pricier side of our gift guide, but we think quality is definitely better than quantity where bed linens are concerned.
Available from D. Porthault Paris here.
If you’re a ‘say it with flowers’ kind of person then why not try something a little bit special this Valentine’s Day with Willow Crossley’s Guide to Floristry. Suitable for experienced green thumbs and flower novices, this online course gives users an exciting chance to learn from one of the UK’s top floral designers. Spend over 5 hours with Willow covering a range of projects from a simple table arrangement to a show-stopping wedding centrepiece.
Buy from Create Academy.
Add a little magic into your day and into your heart with this gorgeous anthology edited by Allie Esiri. Though aimed at children, expect classic poems by TS Eliot, Eleanor Farjeon and Maya Angelou that the whole family can enjoy. We can’t imagine a better evening than snuggling up and diving into these magical tales.
Available on Amazon here.
These romantic handmade raspberry biscuits are oh-so-adorable and guaranteed to go down a treat. Pair with a bottle of fizz for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Buy from Delight Patisserie here.
Globetrotters will enjoy this beautiful keepsake designed by Wendy Gold. Get ready to map your adventures and celebrate travelling with your sweetheart. “Oh, the places we’ll go…”
Available from Uncommongoods.com
Food has to be one of our greatest pleasures in life. However, breaking through the every-day confusion of healthy eating is something many of us find stressful and confusing. If this sounds familiar then why not gift your beloved (or yourself) Amelia’s online course and learn all the knowledge of a celebrity nutritionist. It will help you to make informed food decisions that suit your unique tastes and encourage you to think beyond fads and rules, into a place of joyful, healthful, thriving food freedom.
Available from Create Academy
It was love at first sight when we saw this newly released design from Chilly’s. Emma Bridgewater’s cute pink hearts pattern is sure to be a thirst quencher on Valentine’s Day.
Available from John Lewis here.
A delicious take on the classic game Jenga, this fun chocolate stacking game is a lovely token of appreciation for partners, friends or family this Valentine’s Day. Spend your afternoon competing against each other in a fierce stacking battle, then sit back and enjoy eating the tasty Belgium milk chocolate blocks.
Available from Not On The Highstreet.
If your partner’s photographs get lost among the hundreds, if not thousands, of images on their camera roll, then this thoughtful gift will be an instant hit. The mini printer lets you wirelessly print high-quality 2.1 x 3.4-inch images wherever you are.
Available from Amazon.
Take your breakfast in bed to the next level with this joyful Marry Me pasta from Heinz. Inside, you’ll only find the letters to spell out ‘Marry Me’, making it a wonderful prop for those looking to propose at home this Valentine’s Day.
Buy from Ocado.
Gin lovers will have the chance to make Valentine’s Day that extra bit special as the much-loved Edinburgh Gin company has just released a personalisation service on its limited-edition Valentine’s Gin. What could be better than a personalised bottle of refreshing gin to surprise your beloved with?
Buy from EdinburghGin.
Perhaps the biggest reunion since Take That got back together, Colin the Caterpillar and his strawberry covered girlfriend Connie are available to buy as a pair for a limited time only this Valentine’s Day. This iconic couple will make a sweet treat for anyone to enjoy on the 14th Feb.
Buy from Ocado.
Sure, you could buy fresh roses for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. But why not explore a gift that will live on long past the 14th of February. James Wong’s Guide to Indoor Gardening is a wonderfully thoughtful present for gardeners and houseplant lovers who enjoy getting creative at home. You’ll learn to create mini-ecosystems and tropical indoor gardens that’ll fit into even the smallest flat – providing hours of quality entertainment for your beloved.
Buy from Create Academy.
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