12 Non-Cliché Valentine's Day Gifts For Her
It might be romance's biggest day of the year, but the great gift hunt means it's not always the most relaxing. We say forgo the grand gestures and put down the panic buys - it's all about that one special something that she’d never splash out on herself. Here's our pick of the best (just call us cupid).Shop Valentine's Gifts for Her
1. In bloom
Sitting in the sweet spot between floral and woody, this long-lasting scent is is a bit of a modern classic. Notes of vetiver and patchouli add depth to fragrance favourites orange blossom, jasmin and tuberose - and we love that boldly feminine bottle.
Givenchy, L'Interdit Eau De Parfum, £69
2. Give it some lip
If she's big on beauty, Tom Ford's creamy, saturated lip colour is a seriously luxe option. Send a message with quirky shade names like 'The Perfect Kiss' and 'Magnetic Attraction' (might be best to steer clear of 'Best Revenge').
Tom Ford, Lip Colour, £40
3. Pearl beyond price
Worthy of a place on any cocktail shelf, this set of four delicately pearlised champagne saucers are something a little special. So if hosting friends for dinner is her happy place, look no further than that LSA stamp of approval.
LSA, Pearl Champagne Saucer Set Of 4, £50
4. Up your frame game
Valentine's Day isn't all about the first throes of passion (and in fact, that's when it tends to be a bit of a minefield). This clever frame, made from 30s era vintage playing cards, is a wonderful way to honour a long-time love (and there's a Mrs and Mrs version, too).
Vintage Playing Cards, Mr and Mrs Frame, £55
5. Heaven scent
Agent Provocateur briefly left the lingerie world to introduce new fragrance Miss AP. And as always there’s much to love, from the pink pepper, ylang-ylang and rose top notes to the warming base of sensual patchouli, sandalwood and amber.
Agent Provocateur, Miss AP Eau de Parfum, £69
6. Make her blush
It's no secret that Aspinal of London knows a thing or two about luxury, and they've got gifts options galore. Call it a clutch, a travel wallet, an iPad mini case, or all three - she'll find plenty of purpose for this everyday pouch.
ASPINAL OF LONDON, ESSENTIAL POUCH, £95
7. True blue
Yes, rubies might have the most romantic connotations, but semi precious lapis lazuli is said to represent truth, confidence and inner peace - qualities we could all do with in a relationship, we say. Sealed in a yellow gold heart, this pendant is a surefire hit.
Links of London, Gold Vermeil & Lapis Lazuli Necklace, £140
8. Sweet treats
No woman - nay, no human - would turn their nose up at a box of Prestat's truffles. Wrapped up in suitably posh packaging, flavours include Sea Salt Caramel, Pink Strawberry Crush and Milk Earl Grey. Play your cards right and you might even get a couple.
Prestat, Mini Truffles, £20
9. Raise the bra
If you're looking at lingerie but hesitant to take the plunge - pun intended - on a seriously sexy set, this bralette from Calvin Klein could be the answer to your prayers. The iconic logo band and simple triangle shape add a sporty edge to lace.
Calvin Klein, Modern Cotton Lace Triangle Bra, £32
10. Make it magic
There's moisturiser, and then there's moisturiser - and she knows the difference. This iconic formula is the perfect antidote to winter-worn, lacklustre skin, whether it's the result of a dehydrating day at her desk or one too many cocktails the night before.
Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte's Magic Cream, £70
11. Heart on her sleeve
With two intertwined hearts to represent an unbreakable bond, this limited edition bracelet leaves no space for doubt - and it all comes aptly packaged in a red velvet box. There's a matching necklace, too, if you're feeling generous.
Thomas Sabo, Valentine's Day Together Bracelet, £129
12. Candle club
We're big believers that you can never go wrong with a candle - especially if we're talking about those little indulgences that she loves but would never buy herself. She'll keep this floral votive long after the red berry and apple scent is gone.
Wedgwood, Wonderlust Jewel Candle, £50