Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. Whilst the shops peddle an array of fuzzy trinkets, panicked partners across the world scour the internet for the perfect gift. The latter can be particularly harrowing when you’ve made a point of avoiding anything embellished with diamante and/or feathers. From the finest literary treats to cosmically themed scarves and baths, we’ve got you covered on the present front for your lady-shaped lover.
Valentine’s Day is this week! As frightening as that prospect may be, there is actually still time to get something special for someone special. In this article, we’ll go through some of our top picks.
For the Budding Photographer: Instax Mini Camera
These vintage styled instant print cameras not only add an auteur-esque veneer to the day-to-day grind but create spellbinding photographs. With three types of high-performance flash and a multitude of modes — it’s perfect for experimenting. An ideal gift for a photography enthusiast or artiste, you can snap it up with ten shots and a stylish case.
For the Bath time Dreamer: Teak Bathtub Caddy
Designed for maximum indulgence, this beautiful teak caddy accommodates all the trappings of a luxurious bath. Featuring a sculpted coaster tailored for a mug or glass, an adjustable book holder for comfortable decidedly non-aquatic reading, and slats to hold bath-based accoutrements. To max out stress relief, add rose and frankincense bubbles.
For the Quill-Driver: Ornate Journal
Perfect for the penning of in-depth memoirs, stories or Eldritch scrawling, the perennially popular Paperblanks journals are beautiful inside and out — as they’re crafted out of sustainable paper. Engraved with a unique design inspired by the Silk Road, this arcane and beautiful journal has lined paper, a rubber clasp, ribbon and memento pouch.
For the Cosmonaut: Mars Wool Scarf
Based on a stellar image taken by NASA of the Red Planet’s rolling dunes, this truly cosmic scarf is perfect for the stargazer in your life. Made of a luxuriant soft-wool patterned with cosmic desert, it’s unique and warming — ideal for a spot of space faring.
For the Escapist: Art of Bathing Gift Set
This bath set promises to turn bathing into a psychedelic experience steeped in ephemeral ritual, and boy, does it look colourful. Comprised of 17 of the most far-out bath bombs to ever grace the mortal coil; flamingos, pyramids and milk bottles make up just a portion of the surreal lineup. Each bomb is expertly handcrafted and smells utterly divine; meanwhile, the box wouldn’t look out of place in a Greenwich record shop.
For the Rebel Rouser: Retro Radio and Bluetooth Speaker
Love hertz, so the story goes. A retro-cool radio combined with a not-so-retro Bluetooth speaker, alarm and power bank. Available in an array of striking colours and prints to match any prefered palette, it’s sure to please the ears and eyes.
For the Gin Enthusiast: Eden Mill Love Gin
A top-notch cask of Widow’s Ruin that also boasts unusual (and delicious) ingredients like pink grapefruit and romantic rose petal flavoured water. Perfect for striking cocktails, this particular infusion has a unique pinkish hue. The chic and unique cask is a bonus. If she has less floral tastes, the blackest black edition features wondrous spicy undertones.
For the Romantic: Heart Locket Necklace
Boasting minimalist appeal, this luscious piece of jewellery proves that hearts needn’t be corny all the time. To up the romance ante, add some irresistible heart-shaped chocolates.
For the Sleep Evangelist: Cream Pajamas
Heaven to the touch and boasting a distinct silhouette, these pajamas can even be custom monogrammed for a swanky finish. Pure silk through and through, they’re both comfortable and classically stylish.
For the Epic Adventurer: Lord of the Rings Book Set
A beautiful and comprehensive gift for any epic fantasy fans, the set features Tolkien’s original unused dust-jacket designs and texts. Stunning fold-out maps chart out vast fantasy terrain, whilst the included official Lord of the Rings reading companion will crank the immersion up a notch. Bonus content containing the Book of Mazarbul should please even the most die-hard Tolkienite.
For the Time Lord: La Boheme Watch
Useful in terms of tracking of “all that is, all that was, all that ever could be”, this elegantly rendered watch comes with a classic leather band available in three on-trend colours. Featuring minimalist markings and a sleek and shiny finish, this watch is truly the stone cold fox of timepieces.
For more ideas for all the best Valentine’s day gifts for everyone from all walks of life, be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day gift guides elsewhere on the site. We’ve got guides to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gamers, among other features.