Valentine’s Day His n Hers Gift Guide 2022
By Julia Paddon
What a time to be in love, eh? A pandemic, a failing government, troops mobilising for World War III… the next series of Succession at least two years away. What next?
Well, we reckon what the world needs now is love, sweet love – and that’s what this little collection of Valentine’s goodies is all about. So emerge from your bomb shelters for a while (at least to greet the Amazon delivery guy) and give your better halfs something to smile about. This one’s for the lovers…
Edifier NeoBuds Pro
Made for those who appreciate the finest audio quality, the NeoBuds Pro feature innovative acoustic technology that delivers the highest fidelity ever achieved by a pair of wireless earphones. Expertly tuned by Edifier’s world-class acoustics team, the NeoBuds Pro reach a frequency response of 40KHz and Active Noise Cancellation of up to 42dB (standard earbuds go up to 30dB). Meanwhile, custom-designed dynamic drivers help capture exceptionally deep bass, while the Knowles balanced armature achieves pure highs – this is quite the listening experience at this price range.
£119.99 from edifier.com
GameSir T4 Mini
Perfect for gamers the GameSir T4 Mini is designed for those who find modern controllers too bulky and large. The T4 Mini measures 14.3cm by 8.3cm and weighs just 156g: making it a perfect option for gamers young and old. With a 10-hour battery life, a rigid-yet-ergonomic design and a two-setting turbo function (Manual Turbo & Auto Turbo) there’s plenty of features for hardcore gamers to enjoy.
£35.99 from Amazon
GameSir X2 BT
The GameSir X2 is a gadget for young Dads looking to sneak in some extra time gaming after putting the kids to sleep: With minimal latency and maximum comfort and control the X2 turns your smartphone into a sturdy controller, complete with durable joysticks, bumpers and ABXY buttons (a bit like a Nintendo Switch).
£69.99 from Amazon
IMO Q4 PRO 2021
The IMO Q4 Pro 2021 phone’s features include a 5.5 HD screen, support for the Android 9 operating system with a 16GB memory and an expandable memory of up to 64GB, includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio and an impressive battery life of 12 hours.
£69.99 from tescomobile.com
The Romantic Night In Box
There’s nothing more romantic than sharing cheese and wine by candlelight. Indulge in mouth-watering flavour combinations, beautifully presented and delivered straight to your door. Mouse & Grape will guide you through the art of bringing two luxury components together to create an even more delicious outcome- accompanied by tasty extras.
£85 from mouseandgrape.com/boxes
In Sicily a way to show love and care for those you love is through food and to help with this Strazzanti have created Cooking Novice Hampers filled with all the ingredients for that ‘Lady and the Tramp’ moment. From the Classic to the Indulge and Impress, each has all the ingredients to cook a simply delicious meal alongside a bottle of wine to share.
Classic £35.75 from strazzanti.co
For Valentine’s, try the Codorniu Rosado Brut, made entirely from Monastrell, also known as Mourvèdre in France, known for it’s rich red fruit flavours and clovey spice. Surely this is a steal for £9.49 at Waitrose this Spring.
Or try the golden bubbles of Anna di Codorniu Cava Brut, a modern take on the traditional blend, largely composing premium Catalan Chardonnay fruit. Delicious with runny cheeses in particular. This, Spain’s most-loved and No. 1 best-selling fizz is £11.99 at Waitrose.
Stauning Danish Whiskey
A mashup of Stauning malted Rye and smoked and non-smoked Single Malt whiskies, this is a complex and versatile spirit. Rounded and sweet to start with, Kaos has notes of pear, sweet apple, quince jam and hazelnut, leading to dusty, smoky spices and a zesty, peppery finish.
£48.95 from masterofmalt.com
Sea Change Prosecco Rosé
Hailing from the picturesque Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy, Sea Change Prosecco Rosé bursts with red fruit vibrancy, complimented by a gentle taste and fine, streaming bubbles – the perfect gift for that special person in your life, or the ideal accompaniment to your cosy date night. The simply stylish bottle presents a stunning starfish label, hand drawn to demonstrate the impact of plastic pollution, plus with each bottle sold, Sea Change donates to a chosen marine charity fighting the war on ocean pollution.
£12.99 from seachangewine.com
Praline Heart Love Letter
This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to Läderach’s Praline Heart Love Letter. Filled with 5 different praline hearts made from the finest Swiss chocolate, including Salted Caramel Blond, Hazelnut Brittle, Bourbon Vanilla, Strawberry Champagne and Coconut Yuzu. The delicious chocolate gift also comes with a blank letter and envelope enclosed to write a message to your partner, meaning you can forgo a card this year, too.
£25.90 from laderach.com
If your Valentine loves caffeine as much we do, this delicious selection would be the best for this special day of the year: Los Vascos, £9.99/250g: People say “home is where the heart is”, Los Vascos from the Tolima region is a great example of a traditional Colombian coffee with chocolate, red fruits and lime notes that will transport your heart directly to Colombia, the home of this small blends producer.
Piqant also offers a range of gifts: piqant.co.uk/gifts
Honeywell ‘Wild About You’ Biscuit Set
It’s the little things that mean the most and Honeywell Biscuit Co.’s creatively inspired, loved-up and unique Biscuit Collection and Baking Kits to celebrate that sweet connection. Personalised Biscuit Gift Sets such as the ‘Bee Mine’ and ‘I Otterly Adore You’ are the perfect token of your affections. Alternatively, impress by making something delicious such as Chocolate and Raspberry Heart Pancakes or your very own Gingerbread Love Shack.
£28 from honeywellbakes.com
Curry Night Kit
Whether it’s for a seasoned cook or a newbie looking for inspiration in the kitchen, our Curry Night Kit makes a useful, beautifully packaged and eco-friendly gift. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, as each gift set can make at least 8 family meals, so you may even score a delicious dinner out of it!
£15.95 from spicepots.com
Sweet Tree By Browns Letterbox Love Hug
Send a hug to someone you love through their letterbox in the form of chocolate! Sweet Tree By Browns Letterbox Love Hug is made from creamy Belgian milk chocolate, packed to the brim with chocolatey treats: Maltesers, KitKat, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Celebrations, Rolos, and truffle-filled hearts wrapped in red foil. Each Hug is the perfect size to fit through a letterbox making it the ideal sentiment to send to those you can’t be with in person this Valentine’s Day.
£15.99 from sweettreebybrowns.co.uk
Atomy Homme Skincare
Atomy’s 3-step skincare for men is an introduction to skincare novices, or for grooming aficionados. This collection has been created to provide a luxe skincare ritual which delivers results. The line-up which includes a toner, essence and lotion, harness science and nature with revitalising herbs, five types of hyaluronic acid and Aqua GG which helps to combine collagen and elastin for anti-ageing effects.
£47 from atomy.uk
Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool
A daily act of devotion for the skin, the ESPA Gua Sha tool is made using Rose Quartz, a crystal which is believed to promote unconditional love and peace. This heart-shaped tool glides effortlessly over the contours of your face for a mindful skincare ritual, promoting natural beauty and inner calm.
£40 from espaskincare.com
Eresos Active Muscle Therapy Balm
For post-workout relief or general aches and pains, this balm is packed with therapeutic, natural ingredients, supporting your healing process. The perfect TLC for sore, tired or tight muscles, the balm unifies the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of Arnica, Eucalyptus and CBD Isolate for a natural, yet intensive massage.
£45 from eresos.co.uk
IKON 910 Eau De Parfum 100ml Spray
A bitter aromatic citrus scent with a raw undertone reminiscent of blackcurrant. A sensual amber fragrance which includes a bold warm woody base with precious patchouli and black oud. Pink pepper adds a vibrant spirit to the top note of bergamot, lemon, clary sage and kaffir lime leaf while cistus labdanum, musk and moss add richness to the modern amber accord which pervades through the fragrance.
£60 from thefragranceshop.co.uk
Connection Pillow Mist
Created to be used on the body, on linens or to infuse the air around you, gently mist your surroundings breathing slowly and deeply to allow the blend of Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Jasmine to promote a sense of closeness, intimacy and wellbeing.
£25 from espaskincare.com
Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue
For free-spirited nature lovers then aquatic notes are the best starting point. People who are drawn to aquatic-based scents tend to be intellectual and obsessed with nature. They are free spirits who are well respected and liked for their authority on everything to do with our natural world. Cool, calm and collected they are charismatic and likeable.
£53 from perfumedirect.com
Tommy Hilfiger Trainers
Tommy Hilfiger Essential Logo Trainers in Navy feature a full lace fastening in white with navy canvas uppers. A slim tongue with the signature Tommy Hilfiger Flag woven logo pinch tag situated at the top of the tongue in navy, red and white. The signature Tommy Hilfiger Flag logo is embroidered on the outstep.
£55 from mainlinemenswear.co.uk
The Molly Mule sheepskin slippers from Bedroom Athletics are the ultimate in super soft warmth, comfort, and style. They’re made with a double-faced luxury shearling upper and a Grade-A Australian sheepskin lining. With an oversized button detail and a firm, durable sole they come in Night Sky, Ice Grey, Dark Chocolate, Cappuccino, Pale Grey and Parfait Pink.
£40 (normally £55 reduced for Valentine’s Day) from bedroomathletics.com
Mens Landrover Grey Lace-Up Boots
Landrover at Deichmann specialises in practical footwear for all the family. The Lace-Up Boot is ideal for those who want to protect their feet all year round, withstanding all conditions. Built to be a universal asset to your yearly wardrobe, the boot is fit for outdoor activities such as hiking, alongside everyday social activities.
£39.99 from deichmann.com
Jimmy Lion Socks
Jimmy Lion’s socks will have hearts racing this Valentine’s Day! The unisex styles in Queen of Hearts and Wedding Chapel are the perfect gift for a loved one – why not get a matching set! Wearing you heart on your sleeve is so over – it’s time to wear your heart on your socks!
£8.95 from jimmylion.com
Inspired by traditional heritage patterns and the wild British landscape, with its numerous rugged coastlines and deep forests, the BurlingtonAutumn / Winter 2021/2022collection deals with its three focuses on Outdoor Utility, Autumn Arts & Crafts and Wild Winter. In harmony with the longing for freedom and distant landscapes, this collection offers functional utility designs with sporty colours for outdoor lovers and urban city travellers alike. But nostalgic designs with soft, cosy materials and coarse knitting techniques also shine through here and promise warm, cosy evenings at home.
£13-£17 from burlington.de/uk
T.M.Lewin Pink & Grey Double Stripe Socks
Patterned with a double stripe in pink and grey, this stylish pair of socks is guaranteed to catch attention during team meetings. The socks are crafted from a lightweight cotton-rich blend that is breathable, helping you to keep your cool at conference ice-breaker sessions. A hint of stretch and a ribbed trim at the top ensures they stay in place throughout the day.
£10 (currently on sale for £5) from tmlewin.co.uk
Mahabis Classic in Brittany Navy x Bimini Aqua
The premium felt upper gently compresses tired feet and the secure heel cradle gently holds your foot in place. mahabis also has an adaptable foam footbed that contours to your foot as you move, as well as soft wool lining that regulates temperature and versatile hybrid soles so you can go anywhere in your mahabis, inside or out.
£79 from mahabis.com
Pukka Pad Notebooks
These A4+ Jotta Notebooks are a lovely gift to surprise someone who’s in need of some stationery. They tear out to true A4 size and have an added 4 hole-punched margin that you can pop into a binder. The notebooks come in an assorted pack of 3 featuring unique floral designs and have 160 pages of 80 GSM paper.
£11.45 from pukkastationery.com
Unibos Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray Extendable Spa Organizer
Turn any ordinary bath into a luxurious spa-like experience with this bamboo tray. This bamboo bath caddy easily extends up to 104cm long & will fit most baths, the ideal gift for a loved one who deserves a relaxing experience. Hold your wine glass, a book or even a tablet to create a relaxing moment for the one you love.
£14.15 from onbuy.com/gb
Shelves, Workstation and Organisation
BiGDUG have created The Ultimate Valentine’s Mega Deal – a gift bundle which includes everything needed to organise the garage, shed or loft. The bundle comes with two powder-coated steel shelves in a durable red finish, a garage/shed workstation and ten 130h x 160w x 336d mm red parts bins with labels – no more screws and bolts strewn about the place!
£133 from bigdug.co.uk
Maxwell & Williams Pete Cromer Owl Egg Cup
Do Valentine’s morning in style with with this gorgeous Maxwell & Williams Pete Cromer Owl Egg Cup. Mix and match with other fabulous animal designs.
£3.79 from cookserveenjoy.com
Maxwell & Williams Boho 45 x 33cm Oblong Platter
Serve up like royalty with an utterly practical and entirely beautiful Bohemian oblong platter. Currently reduced from £40 to £16.
£15.98 from cookserveenjoy.com
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Pretty Polly Seam Free Eco-Wear Leggings
Pretty Polly introduces Eco-Wear, a sustainable range of hosiery, seamfree underwear and leggings made from the first biodegradable polyamide in the world. The yarn is also recyclable. Garments made with this innovative technology will decompose in approximately 3-5 years when properly disposed of in landfill, reducing their environmental impact. Great Seamfree Eco-Wear Leggings designed to move with you. Available in sizes S-M, M-L and XL.
£20 from prettypolly.co.uk
Oclean X Pro Elite Smar Sonic Electric Toothbrush
Brush your teeth with style and fleek using the OCLEAN X Pro Elite: a new high-end and high-quality smart toothbrush that helps keep your pearly whites nice and bright, leaving you comfortable to wear your smile and grasp life with confidence. Features include: 42,000 RPM strong power, large-sized colour touchscreen, noise reduction technology, 32 intensities For each brushing mode, 35 days battery life, Wireless quick charging 2.0, wall-mounted holder, IPX7 waterproof.
£75 from oclean.com
Russell Hobbs & Emma Bridgewater Toaster
Prepare a lovely breakfast with this Russell Hobbs and Emma Bridgewater toaster. With a cutesy pink hearts design, it can hold 4 slices of bread at once, or even a couple of crumpets and bagels to suit your mood. Whether you prefer a golden crunch or no crunch at all, the variable browning function puts it solely in your hands. And if you’re whipping up a little eggs benedict number but you’ve forgotten to take the muffins out the freezer, the defrost feature will safely thaw them for you. The reheat setting warms snacks that have been left to go cold too, and because the removable crumb tray just slides out, emptying it couldn’t be easier.
£69 from ao.com
Henry Bell Sterling Feeding Station
The Henry Bell Sterling Feeding Station is an elegant display of decorative leaves and hanging hooks, and is distinctive – standing at an impressive 218cm. All Henry Bell Sterling Feeders (Seed, Fat Ball, Peanut and Sunflower Heart) are robust and long-lasting, featuring the unique Henry Bell forward-facing perch design.
£24.99 from food4wildbirds.co.uk