Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2021 – His ‘n’ Hers
By Julia Paddon
Valentine’s Day 2021 will be remembered like no other, with so many loved ones forced to stay apart. Even those that are together are no doubt dealing with day-to-day dilemmas over relationship matters. Both of which mean that even if you’re not the type of person to go all gooey on Valentine’s Day, this year out of them all might just change you.
Below you’ll find a great cross section of his n hers gift ideas across all price ranges – we’re sure there’s something that says ‘I love you’ like never before…
Ekster Parliament Wallet is a premium leather wallet equipped with the quick-access card mechanism. This build-in aluminum cardholder can store 4-6 cards depending on their thickness, and fans out your cards at the click of a button, so you never have to fumble your cards again. Moreover, it comes in six colours to suit even the pickiest lover!
$89 from ekster.com
Camden Watch Company
The limited edition No.29 Type II Automatic timepiece from The Camden Watch Company is a handsome gift for any gent and it will remind him of you every single day. The deep red Oxblood leather strap is a great contrast to the black pilot style dial with blue and beige accents.
£375 from camdenwatchcompany.com
RayBan RB3025 Sunglasses
Forget flowers and chocolates – These classic Ray-Ban aviators are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any man in your life. With a gold frame and brown lens, they also offer 100% UV protection. You can also get them personalised for your loved one’s prescription!
£139 from visionexpress.com
White Gold Engagement Ring
This elegant ring features a stunning round natural diamond, in a 4 prong classic setting on 18K White Gold Metal. Either side of the main diamond, are 18 stunning side stones. Each ring is made to measure and individually handcrafted by the Hatton Garden jeweller.
From £690 from diamondsfactory.co.uk
Great Gift Ideas
Polarn O. Pyret Dress
Love is in the air with Scandi born brand, Polarn O. Pyret’s SS21 range! The iconic clothing brand with a truly ethical mindset has some adorable clothing for your little one to feel the love this Valentine’s Day! Continually developing more sustainable products, with a wide product range in organic cotton and recycled materials, you can show your love for the planet too!
Meglio Foam Yoga Brick
Featuring soft pastel colours and soft foam, these lightweight Meglio Yoga Bricks are a perfect choice for the keen yogi. They help improve core balance, strength, body alignment, and provide support in many different Yoga workouts, for improved health and wellness.
£9.99 from mymeglio.com
Wahl Aqua Blade Beard & Stubble Trimmer
The Wahl Aqua Blade Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer allows you to trim, shave and edge. It is indisputably sturdy and dependable, suitable for wet and dry use. It is fully washable with 16 guide combs for versatile styling and comes with a lifetime blade guarantee.
£89.99 from wahl.co.uk
Town & City Gift Cards
Look forward to a romantic night out or weekend away with Town and City Gift Cards. Available for over 50 towns and cities, including Barnsley, Halifax, Harrogate, Scarborough, Sheffield and York. Your gift card can be spent on hotels, restaurants, shopping, leisure and pampering – ideal for a gorgeous Valentine’s treat.
More info: townandcitygiftcards.com
The Made with Love Comfort & Chew Gift Set from Cheeky Chompers is sure to soothe tender gums this Valentine’s Day! Including four of the brand’s must-have teething essentials: the award-winning reversible Neckerchew chewy dribble bib for dribbling and chewing, an Animal Teether with it’s easy to hold design and multiple textures for the perfect bite, and a Handychew – a compact teething toy bursting with sensory features that lets little ones chew and play!
£42.99 from cheekychompers.com
SmartGames brings hugs and kisses to the best-selling IQ series with IQ XOXO. Players are challenged to fill the grid with 10 colourful, double-sided pentomino pieces, leaving X’s and O’s in sequence. Featuring 120 challenges from easy to expert, the IQ series of games come in a compact portable travel case. Easy to pick up… but hard to put down!
£9.99 from smarttoysandgames.co.uk
Give the gift of fun this Valentine’s Day, with the number one bestselling board game, 30 Seconds. It’s the must-have, quick thinking, fast talking description game that will have your loved ones in hysterics! In this fast-paced general knowledge game, players have just 30 seconds to describe five names on their chosen card, to their teammates to guess! From landmarks to TV shows, celebrities to politicians, players will be kept on their toes whizzing through the list as fast as they can – strictly without saying the actual words or using any ‘sounds like’ or rhyming tactics!
£29.99 from Amazon UK
Melitta AMANO Pour Over Coffee Maker
Boasting exceptional aesthetics and maximum functionality, the Melitta AMANO coffee maker combines outstanding minimalist design and superior taste when brewing coffee by hand. From the form of the filter holder to the filter ribs of the jug, the ingenious details of the AMANO results in a Pour Over ritual and taste experience like no other.
£199 from melitta.co.uk
Gabor Ankle Boots
A pair of Gabor’s lightweight Babs ankle boots are a wardrobe staple for every season. Featuring smooth leather uppers and a chunky rubber sole, style these versatile boots with a midi dress or pair with jeans and a chunky knit sweater for an effortlessly polished look.
£140 from gaborshoes.co.uk
RIEKER Acorn Chelsea Boot
Rieker’s own unique take on the classic Chelsea boot is the Rieker Acorn. Featuring suede like textile soft uppers the Chelsea boot is the perfect tran-seasonal boot to make a statement with every outfit. Elasticated side gussets help when slipping on this stylish winter boot and will also secure your foot to ensure that your feet feel comfortable all day long. A chunky platform sole sits under the boot, stabilizing and supporting you throughout wear.
£42 from charlesclinkard.co.uk
This true wardrobe staple is the iconic Sunspel T-Shirt. Made with long staple Pima cotton for extraordinary softness and comfort, this t-shirt boasts a classic fit. With no fussy details and minimal styling required, this timeless number was made at the Sunspel factory in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
£49 from sunspel.com
Men’s Quilted Snap Sweatshirt – 9 colours
Sewn from two equally soft jersey layers and filled with just enough insulation to fend off frigid breezes and cool conditions. Mockneck style with snap placket, stretch trim at cuffs and hem.
£89 from orvis.co.uk
Give the gift of comfort this Valentine’s Day. Love Leggings range of premium quality leggings come with a non-see-through guarantee. With a wide from of Everyday, Sports and Lounge Leggings to choose from, however she likes to spend her time, she’ll be delighted by a pair super comfortable Love Leggings. Available as Women’s and Maternity leggings in sizes 6 – 28, Tall and Petite.
£13.50 from loveleggings.com
Sundried Power Sports Bra
A stylish and practical addition to a fitness wardrobe, with removing padding for a personalised style and fit, this sports bra is suitable for indoor and outdoor workouts alike with medium- to high-support.
£20 from sundried.com
The new stylish range delivers options that seamlessly mould to any lifestyle, meaning you can’t go wrong with gifting them to those impossible-to-shop-for boyfriends. The Essential Micro Trunks are crafted with soft, stretchy microfibre that make for an incredibly comfortable wear and perfect fit with added odour and sweat management.
£28 from jdsports.co.uk
Contemporary bra company, Wear My Freedom, has made the Freedom Bra, one of the UK’s first wire-free bras that provides genuine support and lift for D+ cup. The Freedom Bra provides noticeably enhanced lift for wearers in comparison to competitors, thanks to its combination of four-way stretch fabric and M-TEC foam cups. The weight-distribution within the bra has been engineered by D+ cup specialists for both comfort and support. Scratchy labels have been scrapped, and care instructions are instead printed on the hook & eye. The bra’s wider under band smooths as it lifts and its seam-free design means no cup lines, so it is completely hidden when worn under a t-shirt.
£55 from wearmyfreedom.com
Kiss the Moon LOVE Rose Ritual Bedside Set
This gift set includes a deeply nourishing overnight hand cream and gorgeously soothing aromatic pillow mist. Both infused with essential oils of rose, frankincense, palmarosa and ylang ylang to instil a feeling of peace and wellbeing at bedtime.
£30 from kissthemoon.com
The This Is SIlk pillowcase is made from the highest quality 22 momme mulberry silk, designed to give you a restful, friction-free sleep and wake with soothed skin and smooth hair. Using silk pillowcases prevents harmful friction caused by cotton, regulates body heat, keeps oils and moisturisers on the skin and hair and prevents fine lines, ageing, hair breakage and frizz. Silk is similar to our skin and the amino acids soothe and nourish our skin, preventing friction and ageing. Silk pillowcases are popular with people with thinning hair. Cotton snags hair and prevents regrowth – silk actively encourages hair growth.
£49.99 from thisissilk.com
Olverum Pillow Mist
A unique new formulation which helps you get more out of the day by getting more out of the night. OLVERUM Restful Sleep Pillow Mist works to support and enhance each stage of your natural nighttime sleep.
£25 from olverum.com
Scents & Beauty
Paco Rabanne His n Hers Scents
Make her feel a million dollars and smell great too! Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is a vivacious, feminine fragrance perfect for Valentine’s Day. The opulent diamond-shaped bottle reflects the multi-faceted personality of this long lasting, floral scent.
Tell him he’s one in a million with this strong, sensual, long lasting fragrance from Paco Rabanne. An all-round classic housed in a striking gold bottle – the perfect Valentine’s gift for him.
£67.99 & £64.99 from perfumedirect.com
Dr PAWPAW Balms
Give the perfect gift, the Mini Nude Collection trio set from Dr.PAWPAW. Make someone smile with this multi-purpose gift that will help create multiple natural make-up looks, perfect for all skin types and tones. The gift set includes our multi award-winning Original Balm, Rich Mocha & Peach Pink tinted balms.
£10 from next.co.uk
Transformulas Skin Miracles
Transformulas Marine Skin Miracles is the perfect gift this Valentines. Giving both instant visible results as well as long term skin benefits- this cult classic, powerhouse duo provides the ultimate skin transformative results. Harnessing the powerful, rejuvenating properties of sea marine algae and giant sea kelp, the Marine Skin Miracles leaves skin noticeably softer and glowing.
£49 from transformulas.com
Explore the art of how to taste chocolate like an expert with Choc Affair’s Chocolate Tasting Experience – enter into a world of discovery, as you gain understanding of the subtle flavour notes of origin cocoas and how to pair wine and chocolate, opening up a world of delicious flavour.
£19.95 from choc-affair.com
Buzzy Blends Honey
Buzzy Blends is an independent, family-owned business that was created to bring honey to the table with a tasty twist. A unique range of handmade honey is seriously big on flavour without compromising on quality. There’s a mix of flavours such as peppermint, chocolate, right through to lemon and ginger and cranberries. A blend of nature’s best ingredients, such as berries, with incredible natural raw honey.
£29.50 for 9 mini-jars from buzzyblends.co.uk
Treat Trunk deliver unique and varied selections of healthy snacks and treats directly to your door to help you discover exciting new snacks, keep your energy and concentration up and treat yourself in a nourishing way. Snacks are vegan friendly and you can note any allergies at checkout.
Subscriptions from £19.99 a month from treattrunk.co.uk
Jack and Beyond Brownies
Nothing quite symbolises love like chocolate does, and Jack and Beyond’s chocolate brownies make the perfect dessert for your Valentine’s day dinner. Their Red Velvet brownies are sure to leave a lasting impression with an eye-catching red colour and a smooth and creamy texture. For the foodies and dessert connoisseurs looking for something a little bit different, the range also includes White Chocolate and Pistachio; Black Forest; Cookies and Cream; Salted Caramel; Peanut Butter and Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry brownies.
£28.80 a box from jackandbeyond.com
Cherry Tree Selection Box
Gift your special someone, something spreadable this Valentine’s Day with these limited edition preserve and chutney sets from award-winning preserve makers The Cherry Tree. Or for a larger selection choose from the new Breakfast In Bed and Valentine’s Fine Food Selection boxes.
£35 from cherrytreepreserves.co.uk
Guylian is making Valentine’s Day 2021 that little bit sweeter for chocolate lovers. Guylian’s Praline Hearts with eye-catching red packaging, are filled with delicious original roasted hazelnut praline and the 105g heart-shaped box (RSP £4) makes a delicious Valentine’s Day gift.
The Guylian range is available in stores (major supermarkets, high street retailers & convenience stores) and online at chocbox.co.uk
Sit back and relax with these premium premade luxury cocktails. Originally from Italy, NIO cocktails wants to share Italian cocktail culture with everyone during lockdown, and the best bit – they’re strong, authentic, delicious and depending on the number they can fit through your door!
£39.99 from niococktails.co.uk
Food & Drink
Collective Plant Yoghurts
The Collective Plant yoghurts are available in four delicious flavours: Natural, Raspberry, Passion Fruit and Fudge, made with a unique blend of oats, coconut and rice and low-sugar compotes. Soy-free, nut-free and vegan friendly and in 100% recycled and recyclable pots. Available now from £1.25 RRP in all major supermarkets.
£2.20 RRP per 400g tub from Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, Whole Foods and Tesco
Munchy Seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, minerals and vitamin E, and there’s a flavour to suit all taste buds, choose from Honey Roasted, Salted Caramel or Warm Cinnamon for a sweet treat, or add a sprinkling of Mega Omega to their houmous or whizz a handful up into a tasty pesto for an extra boost of protein, fibre and nutrients and serve it over their favourite pasta dish.
More info: munchyseeds.co.uk
Kopparberg Passionfruit & Orange Gin offers a bold and exotic taste, expertly infused with sweet passion fruit and orange, and is best served over ice with a slice of orange for the ultimate drink to kick start an evening with friends.
£20 from tesco.com
Mad City Rum
Mad City is a premium white rum enhanced and invigorated with a recipe of 25 botanicals. Made with 100% Fairtrade certified rum made from sugar cane molasses, a natural by-product of the sugar industry from four of the best rum producing countries in the world; Jamaica, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Barbados to create a unique base blend with great balance and flavour.
£30 from foxholespirits.com
Curious Roo Coffee
Curious Roo Coffee Roasters is an independent roastery in London. It provides leading cafes with some of the nation’s finest speciality grade and UTZ certified coffee. This Valentine’s Day, why not treat your loved one to a bag of Curious Roo or subscription from as little as £9.25 per month?
Spice Pots Luxury Indian Spice Tin contains all 5 of our perfectly balanced, 100% natural spice blends, 150 page cookbook & bespoke cook’s candle to help eliminate cooking odours. All presented in a gorgeous tin. This makes a lovely gift or could make a romantic date night at home. Spice blends include Korma, Goan, Bhuna, Tandoori Masala & Sweet spice for baking.
£34.95 from spicepots.com