Valentine's Day gifts to buy yourself
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about showing your love for someone else. This year, we say indulge in a spot of self-care and treat yourself. Whether you’re taking a night out to binge your favourite boxset, burning that special candle you’ve been saving for months, or investing in some luxurious lingerie, make Valentine’s Day all about you. Take a peek at our edit of celebratory treats worthy of the label 'To me, From me'. You deserve it.Shop Valentine's Day Gifts
1. For the magpies
A fancy makeup bag is something that can make your everyday routine feel that little bit more special. Essential, no, but nice? Definitely. Besides, when you think your favourite lipsticks are some of the most precious cargo carried with you every day, it's worth keeping them safe and secure.
Coach, Metallic Cosmetic Bag, £60
2. Heaven scent
Forget the look of love, smell is much more evocative. Garnering something of a cult following, Gucci Bloom’s combination of tuberose, jasmine, samba and lily of the valley makes for a sophisticated bouquet of floral scents that even the most flower-adverse perfume wearer can get behind.
Gucci, Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum 100ml, £99
3. Hands free
A practical accessory that looks good too? This stylish cross-body is the best of both worlds. Perfect for when you’re on the go, this structured mini-bag lets you be hands-free without sacrificing a high-fashion statement. You may have never considered using a green bag as your daily go-to, but this will go with just about anything and is made of vegan leather to boot.
Inyati, Winnie Crossbody Bag, £49
4. A trip for the senses
Indulge in a sensory trip to Paris with one sniff of this candle. Filled with the fragrance of almond, vanilla, white musk and black cherry, you don't have to be a connoisseur of chic to recognise the top-shelf appeal that comes with its stylish typography and minimalist design.
Urban Apothecary, Almond Macron Candle Glass, £40
5. In the bag
When you pull out this chic wallet you're certain to garner some admiring glances. The slim profile opens up to reveal multiple pockets for storing your cards, cash and receipts. The bonus? A removable card case that’s perfect for carrying the essentials when you need to travel light.
Michael Kors, Money Pieces Large Card Case Caryyall, £85
6. Good hair day
A treat for you and your locks, the GHD Platinum Styler delivers safer-for-hair heat that allows you to straighten and curl your tresses without the damaging consequences. Whether you love a sleek, straight ‘do or soft waves, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them.
GHD, Black Platinum Styler, £165
7. Winter warmer
Great news folks - puffer jackets are cool news this winter. From bold prints to larger than life proportions, this outerwear trend has risen from streetwear roots to rather high-fashion territory. For a more wearable take, you can treat yourself to a slice of the fashion action with a down-to-earth weekend-worthy piece from Barbour.
Barbour, Camier Quilted Funnel Neck Jacket, £169
8. Must-have hues
From the shimmering pink of Bang Bang to the deep, sultry burgundy of Privacy, this in-demand palette contains every cherry hue imaginable, making it perfect for helping your beauty look transition from day to night. And with staying power that will keep your eyes looking freshly applied all evening long.
Urbn Decay, Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, £42
9. A date night dream
A silk shirt is an indispensable day-to-night staple. Get ahead of spring’s neon trend in this vivid, highlighter hued, bloom print that is sure to turn heads. Layer it over jeans paired with flat boots for a relaxed feel or throw on with a black-leather skirt for a statement outfit after-hours.
Whistles, Luella Bloom Silk Shirt, £169
10. Pretty in peach
Yes, it’s a cliché, but sometimes we need an annual reminder to invest in our underwear drawer, right? Top of our list is this pretty peach-coloured Agent Provocateur bra, laced together with delicate ribbon and chic rose gold hoops.
Agent Provocateur, Essie Bra, £95