Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Bits for Her (or just to treat yourself!); 

These stunning rings are from LVNDR, one of my absolutely favourite jewellery brands, they have such sweet individual pieces that are such good value for the quality you receive, especially if you pick them up in their sales, the winter sale is currently on and this little deer ring is currently reduced! Little sweet jewelerry bits are perfect for the valentines equivalent of a stocking filler, extra items that are really sweet and can mean a lot for just a little price tag. Check out all the stunning pieces on LVNDR here! With HAYLEIGHJM10 for 10% off the entire shop!

I received this Louboutin nail varnish for my 18th birthday, and I got it in the classic red sole colour (I personally think if you're looking to spend this much money on a nail varnish for a special occasion you need to go for the classic red!). The quality of varnish is very good, but the bottle really steals the show. It is the most extravagant nail varnish bottle I have ever seen, and I have to make sure I am careful when walking around with it as it isn't exactly a safe shaped applicator handle! There are some really beautiful shades available if red isn't your colour, and this is a really gorgeous gift idea as yes they may be expensive for what they are, but they really are an extra special gift someone may not treat themselves to. These are also fab as presents all year round or treats to yourself. 

Available - here!

Lingerie is a everlasting love of mine, and somewhat of an obsession. Lingerie is a really lovely treat for someone you love at valentines or simply for yourself, to make yourself feel good this valentines. These red sets from Ann Summers are the most beautiful sets in red I have ever seen, I love the sheer lace set on the left, and it looks so gorgeous and flattering on. Ann Summers also do lovely boxes you can have the underwear wrapped in which is just a really lovely extra touch for it being a gift to someone or even yourself (there is no shame in having something gift wrapped for yourself I do it all the time...) it also takes the hassle of having to wrap it up yourself. Perfect! This red set is available (bra) here!

The black appliqué bra is from Boohoo, and is such a beautiful 'worn to be seen' bra, you could style this under an open shirt or its perfect for on holiday! Available - here!

Smelly things are amazing for valentines. They are definitely a really great safe option for gifts for your girlfriend. I am an absolutely candle lover, so anything from Yankee Candle is a complete winner for me, Joe got me a melt pot last year and now I am obsessed in buying melts not only because its cheaper to do so overall, but also that it means I can try out lots of different smells and find out which are my favourites. Wax melts are available - here!

Soap and Glory were lovely enough to send over some of their bits for me to try out, I have always heard such amazing things about this brand and I really cannot wait to try them out. From their scents I couldn't not put some of the products in this post. They smell of sweets and cakes and all things lovely like that, but thankfully its not an overpowering smell as I personally can't stand anything sweet and overpowering. There is also an AMAZING Soap and Glory valentines gift set at boots at the moment for £20 (here!). Victorias Secret body sprays are always a popular one so its a no brainer with those! This Total Attraction scent seemed very appropriate for Valentines! Perhaps adding something like this in with some underwear for a gift (or yourself!) would be perfect!

If you have a girlfriend who loves beauty, bits like this work amazingly for a little goodie bag gift idea. Filling a little gift bag with her favourite brands of nail varnish, eyeshadows and these adorable valentines nails from Elegant Touch are perfect additions. Adding in little extras like some a sultry red lipstick and a lipgloss would make the most perfect surprise goodie bag for valentines. It would be even better if you wrapped each present individually then it would become a little pot luck! I know I personally would love that. 
I am a huge fan of these Barry M nail varnishes so I could not recommend them to you enough, they last really long on my nails which is perfect for me as I don't always have the time to be doing my nails so having strength and durability in a nail polish is essential for me! They are available here.

Simple Ideas for Him;

I have to admit, I struggle with Valentine's gifts for guys unless I choose to go for a big present. The gifts for him are really limited to a lot of novelty gifts and if you're not wanting to go down that route then you can just go down the cheesy route, this is what I do! Mugs are always just a really sweet gift they can keep and use (or you can embarrass them with them!!). And obviously chocolates and sweet treats are a no brainer!! These socks from Happy Socks are the sweetest thing, I know some guys are very into their wacky socks with suits etc so this would be a really sweet way of incorporating valentines into their little obsession. Check out the Happy Socks site here
Finally, I find that the card speaks more than the gifts. I am a very sentimental person, so something like a written letter or a beautiful message in a card means more than anything to me. I always lean towards cards with writing on that mean something to me and the person I am buying the card for no matter what the occasion. For Joe, I always want to give him something sentimental and I think for a guy, a card is the best way of saying I love you on Valentines. 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, something a little different from me!

Let me know your thoughts below and your favourite Soap and Glory products?


H x

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