Valentine’s Day is an everyday celebration if you want it to be, but still a special occasion to spoil our loved ones with extra attention, love and kisses. Gift shopping does not have to be a task but rather an enjoyable experience with a bit of inspiration from my gift guide, whether you are shopping for him, her or yourself. Start the year as you mean to go on – find joy and comfort in well-being gifts to uplift ourselves and each other physically, mentally and emotionally. A little gift can go a long way by making a massive difference in someone’s day. Here are some beautiful gifts I have carefully curated for Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.
Aviela contains 100% Pure A-Grade Shea Butter. Thanks to its softening, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-ageing and protective properties, unrefined Shea Butter has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to help hydrate, protect, heal, promote skin renewal and condition, soften, and smooth skin and hair. The Aviela Pure Shea Butter, with its rich, earthy aroma and light, whipped texture, is free from artificial colours, fragrances, preservatives, and additives and melts quickly, helping hands glide over skin and sore muscles, leaving skin soft and nourished.
Award-winning The Ultimate Oil for Hair are not only divinely scented from solely the highest-grade oils inspired by artisanal perfumery and blended to target Hydration, Growth and Shine; their iconic Red boxes with hand-applied satin ribbons down the side make them perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts – as do their stunning perfume-inspired glass bottles. The Ultimate Oil’s formula is unique, with plant-based derivates replacing the need for silicones and improving the hair’s texture in a super-lightweight and non-greasy consistency.
Evolve Organic Beauty is for all skin types. Get long-lasting, glossy, visibly plump lips instantly with Evolve’s luscious watermelon pink tinted Bio-Retinol Glossy Lip Oil This lightly tinted lip oil combines sustainable ingredients and packaging, thanks to our innovative sugarcane bagasse tube and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, one of the most sustainable cosmetic oils in the market today. Bidens pilosa, oil-soluble Hyaluronic Acid and a cocktail of nourishing plant oils: Macadamia, Apricot, Raspberry seed oil and Kalahari Melon bring powerful hydrating, plumping and age-defying skincare results naturally. Fragranced with a zesty and refreshing blend of organic Peppermint and Lime essential oils.
Djusie is a visionary F-Beauty brand offering a high-quality range of natural skincare products certified by Ecocert. The Djusie philosophy is based on juicy, glowing, moist, plump and clear skin, inside and out. The range offers abundant hydration, pH balance and healthy skin barrier function, all in bright, eye-catching (fully recyclable) bottles.
The traditional shave for a modern era. Handcrafted in England and filled with innovative super-soft Silvertex synthetic bristles, this shaving brush showcases high-quality craftsmanship. Suitable for all beards and to use with soaps, creams and gels.
Made from FSC™ certified natural wood and filled with nylon pins, this vented wooden paddle hairbrush is ideal for quick drying, detangling and straightening. Its vented design maximises airflow and minimises blow-drying time. The non-scratch ball-tipped nylon quills gently glide through knots for effortless detangling. Perfect for shoulder-length to long hair.
Toy 2 Pearl by Moschino is a floral, fruity fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Toy 2 Pearl was launched in 2023. Domitille Michalon Bertier and IFF created Toy 2 Pearl. The top notes are Lemon, Sorbet and Oregano; the middle is Sand, Freesia and Jasmine; and the base is Cypress, Musk and Vetiver. This would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for him or her.
Nourish London’s gorgeous Illuminators collection, which includes Nourish London’s Illuminating Face Shimmer (30ml), £22.00 and Toning Body Shimmer (100ml), £26.00, which gives your skin a beautiful sun-kissed glow, while hydrating, plumping and toning, a ‘must have’ for Valentine’s Day. Nourish London’s Illuminators collection features bioactive, hydrating organic oils, protective vitamins, and golden mineral particles to repair, moisturise and tone your skin whilst adding a subtle hint of sparkle.
Treat your loved one to the ultimate at-home spa experience with this beautifully scented cleansing and nourishing body duo, fragranced with soothing essential oils of Geranium and Jasmine. This tranquil Body Duo features Nourish London’s Geranium & Jasmine Shower Gel (200ml) and Geranium & Jasmine Contouring Body Cream (50ml), which is packed with nourishing Shea Butter, Trehalose, firming Prickly Pear and Brown Algae for smoother, radiant skin. The perfect gift to relax and unwind this Valentine’s Day.
Palmer’s is a natural cocoa butter and coconut oil skincare and haircare brand. This brand is focused on delivering luxurious and naturally inspired products that are highly effective and affordable and feature unique scents and textures, enabling all people with different skin and hair types to enhance their natural beauty. Prepare for Valentine’s Day with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Scrub. Kickstart your ‘date night’ regime with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Scrub. Use to clean away dead skin cells, revealing radiant skin. This gentle exfoliation primes your skin, ensuring it’s ready to absorb all the following nourishing goodness.
Follow up with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion. This rich lotion is known for its deep hydration and skin-smoothing properties. It’s infused with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E, perfect for dry winter skin. The ultimate wishful scent is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturises Softens Body Oil. This body oil will give your date that nostalgic feeling, taking them right back home. Including natural ingredients such as Shea and Cocoa Butter, this is the perfect product to give you a glow that seems to come from within as it works to soothe and moisturise extremely dry skin.
Kickstart your Valentine’s Day with SOFT EMBRACE Velvety Shower Mousse – a rich and creamy shower mousse that lightly cleanses the skin and drenches it in warm and comforting Mediterranean essential oils. Lather up the mousse and feel your senses take you to the spa.
A TEMPLESPA favourite has had a limited edition twist with a new bag and sleeve! Our collection of trusted heroes invigorate and cleanse your skin and body on the go, no matter where you are, plus the perfect introduction to the brand.
The Gillette Labs Neon Night Razor Gift Pack comes with the razor’s premium design and exfoliating bar in a kit with everything you need to give that effortless shave in one stroke. Not only does the razor allow for the ultimate shave, but it also comes with a money-back guarantee.
Meanwhile, the Gillette Fusion 5 Razor Pack offers the world’s #1 men’s 5-bladed system razor and delivers a close shave at an affordable price without compromising comfort or technology. For when it matters, the Gillette Intimate Hair Razor features SimplePass™ technology and an anti-slip handle grip, built for ultimate control in the intimate area, even when wet.
King C. Gillette has the gift for him with its Care, Trim and Style products – all with a money-back guarantee. The King C. Gillette Beard Trimmer is available. At the same time, the King C. Gillette Style Master’s is a fully waterproof and cordless tool offering three styling options – the perfect gift for men switching between styles and looking for creativity.
Love your nude body with a clean, vegan-powered, luxurious foaming body wash and all-in-one body scrub. It contains 40% salt to exfoliate and detoxify skin and a citrus butter derived from tangerine to lock in hydration, protect natural skin lipids and is a natural source of vitamin C. The EXFOLIATING BUTTER BODY WASH also contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and papain enzymes from papaya fruit to help renew and refresh skin texture and tone.
Love your nude body, even the tough, rough, dry parts, with 5% glycolic acid, 5% lactic acid, 0.5% salicylic acid, and 1% fruit acid complex exfoliating solution. This clean, vegan, spa-strength RESURFACING BODY TONER gently exfoliates to smooth rough texture and brighten dull, uneven skin tone. It helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and bumps from dryness, as well as reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemishes from sweat and clogged pores.
Yardley London also has several products that would be great for this! Crafted by the best perfumers, Yardley London’s fragrance range includes traditional and contemporary floral collections, meaning eight Eau De Toilettes are perfect for gifting. Presented in the stunning and iconic Yardley London Bottle with a sophisticated, stylish floral-inspired pack design, each fragrance celebrates Yardley London differently. The English Rose scent would be a beautiful present for Valentine’s or Galentine’s, perfectly matching the Valentine’s aesthetic.
In terms of presents for men, they also have a gentlemen’s range, which is the ideal luxury gift; with four distinctive scents, there is one to appeal to the different characteristics of the modern gentleman! Renew and refresh a grooming routine with these distinctive signature fragrances and evoke the senses.
Sunrider’s Kandesn® Lip Colours line features a versatile selection of nine shades in a satin finish that complements a diverse range of skin tones. Kandesn® Lip Colours glide in high-impact hues that keep lips soft, supple, and nourished. Key ingredients in this ultra-moisturising formula include hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil, and tocopheryl acetate, a natural and stable form of vitamin E. This nature-inspired lipstick line caters to the surging demand for clean and natural cosmetics and skincare. The formulas are meticulously crafted to be free of GMOs, parabens, petroleum by-products, gluten, heavy metals, fragrance, and silicone.
Price £42.60 available online https://uk.sunrider.com/shop/products/0174012
Clean G Rhubarb offers a pink hangover-free hero, bursting with fruity aromas of London dry gin, rhubarb and red berries. Prepared by CleanCo’s master distiller in small copper pot gin stills and infused with fruit and botanical flavour, this is non-alcoholic pink gin at its finest. Enjoy fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus notes with a subtle hint of coriander, mint and cinnamon. As high levels of botanicals are used, Clean G Rhubarb has a naturally cloudy appearance.
NEW BESPOKE LONDON Jasmine & Chocolate Berries (available from Superdrug nationwide and online)
Feel empowered with BESPOKE LONDON Jasmine & Chocolate Berries. With juicy top notes of mandarin, alluring bergamot, and spicy pink pepper. Indulge in feminine heart notes of sweet jasmine and red berries as an intensely rich creamy vanilla and earthy sandalwood base. Sweet swirls of tonka bean and a hint of rich, dark chocolate make this a heady, vivacious scent.
Bespoke Black Suede & Fourgere EDP is bursting with fruity and aromatic notes complementing the suede and amber scent. This fragrance offers luxurious wood and spicy notes with rosemary, amber and lavender.
Written by Style Icon Nat