Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Victoria's Secret Valentines collection
Every girl loves a little treat from Victoria's Secret and their new valentines will just make you go weak at the knees. Lots of sheer red, black and blush lace make their gorgeous sets ever so pretty and sexy. So whether your buying for yourself as a gift to your other half or  your other half is buying for you, nobody will be complaining about this gift.

Ps. a little hint for anyone treating their other half to valentine lingerie set. Sneak a peak at their underwear drawer while they're in shower or asleep to make sure you get the right size . Happy girlfriend and helps and avoid any awkward sizing mishaps.

Leather initial keepsake book
Since me and my boyfriend started going out this time last year I've kept so many little keepsakes of our time together from arcade tickets to seashells from the beach in Barcelona to dried rose petals from the numerous bouquets of flowers he's sent me. Plus we've taken numerous photos together over the last year and I thought it's such a cute gift idea to compile all these memories in a keepsake book. The initials upon the cover also add such a personal touch. Sometimes it really is the thought and this gift is so personal and sentimental it will make anyones heart skip a beat.

Michael Kors Bradshaw watch
Jewellery is always a big winner for Valentines day, I mean who doesn't love a little sparkle and bling all wrapped nicely in a big bow? Watches have become such a big statement item in many peoples jewellery collections over the last couple of years, especially with the blow up of the Michael Kors brand. I love the versatility of their watches, especially how unisex most of them are. My favourite style has to be the Bradshaw, perfect whether you embody Carrie herself or her man, Mr. Big. The range of colours of both the face and the strap make this watch a great gift for anyone in your life.

A City Break
A city break is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do you get to explore a new city or country and enjoy it with your loved one, but really it's a gift to yourself as much as your partner. Lots of websites such as Groupon or HolidayPirates offer a number of European city breaks that won't break the bank. Think everywhere from Prague to Milan, Budapest to Amsterdam, Rome to Barcelona, or even the beautiful Dubrovnik which is a such a magical place, (just look at my posts and you'll see that for yourself, here and here.)There's such a wide world out there waiting to be explored and you might as well share the experience with somebody you love. A great way to give this gift is buy lots of little things the represent the place where you going and wrap them all just to watch your loved one open the with such confusion. That is until they realise the common detonator between a padlock, a euro, a dvd of Moulin Rouge and a baguette is Paris. What a great surprise.

Event tickets
Whether it's tickets to their favourite band's concert or to an exciting day out at a tourist attraction they've been dying to visit, you are clearly going to be onto a winner here. Not only are you giving your partner something which they will clearly love and be excited for but it also just goes to show how well you know them. If they have a undying love for some obscure band you've never even heard of and yet you manage to score tickets for them they will always know you've been listening to each and every little thing they've said about their favourite band all along.

Michael Kors Greenwich Handbag in Mandarin/Heritage Blue
How adorable is this little bag, I just had to include it because it's perfect. Mandarin is the most perfect colour for the upcoming summer trips you'll surely be taking together and also the true colour of this love filled holiday. This bag is a great little one that easily transitions from day to night and adds a pop of colour to any outfit. I love my Mandarin JetSet bag that I bought last year and I'm so glad this colour has made a return as this years summer colour because it's just perfection. Plus the shape of the Greenwich bag is absolutely fabulous, what girl wouldn't go crazy about receiving this?

Christian Louboutin leather pumps
I think every girl has dreamed about receiving a pair of Christian Louboutin's from her boyfriend for Valentines day, so if your willing to splash the cash and really treat your girl I'm positive she won't mind, I know I wouldn't. The red sole is really the ultimate gift of love (if your not willing to splurge on a ring yet that is) So classic and gorgeous, what girl wouldn't be forever in debt to you if you treated her this?

Star Registry
This gift is a little more low key but it's so beautiful and thoughtful that it'll make anyone get a little teary. Bring a whole new meaning to 'your my shining star' and buy them a star, literally. I recently bought a star as a memorial for the 10th anniversary of my fathers passing and it's such a lovely thing just knowing it's named after him. But naming one after your loved one so they have a little marker of themselves out in deep space. You can chose your stars constellation and even track it online, plus you'll get a certificate of registration and depending on which package you select you can get a key chain or paper weight with your stars co-ordinates engraved into it. Stars are so romantic and beautiful and I think this is just such a lovely gift which will always make you smile when you remember you are literally a star.

A dozen red roses
Such an obvious classic but a dozen red roses is still the ultimate sign of Valentines day. A massive bouquet of flowers being delivered to your door will always make a girl grin from ear to ear. They just look so romantic and smell amazing too. They will always be a winner.

Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Whether you're buying for you lady or your man, you can't go wrong with a bottle of Tom Ford's Black Orchid. The smell is so sexy and musky that literally it will send you head over heels for your partner. Plus with it being a unisex fragrance you can always steal a little bit for yourself too. I just love this stuff, it smells incredible and trust me you, and your loved one will too.

Any sort of jewellery
As I said before jewellery is always going to be a winner on Valentines, but if a watch isn't your girls thing then a gorgeous statement piece will be a massive hit. Whether it's a bracelet, necklace or earnings you'll be able to find some glitter that will keep your girlfriend very very happy. I love these little studded gold earrings because they're just so simple and beautiful yet still special, plus the great thing about studs is they are so versatile that you can wear them anywhere you go and always think of your special person when you have them on.

So whether you are splashing the cash or keeping it more sentimental and personal just remember that it's the thoughts the counts. Valentines day is when you can show people just how much you love and care for them, how you really do listen to the hints they've been dropping and know them like the back of your hand. Enjoy all the heart shaped decorations and the over the top gestures off affection because after all it's what the day is really about that matters; being with those you love and cherish.

Who are you sharing the love with this Valentines Day? What are you hinting for from your other half? Are you a fan of the holiday or wish it would just go away?
Let me know in the comments below. 

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