I’m not just here for the dolls, I’m here for the dudes as well.
I know you fellas just want an easy, stress-free happy home life and absolutely zero backlash or nagging over Valentine’s Day.
Of course, I expect nothing less from the male species than having barely thought about what you’ll get your girl this V-Day, let alone have bought it, wrapped it and stashed it already.
That’s why I’m going to offer up some gift inspiration that you can buy now and get before next Thursday (yes men, V-Day is next Thursday).
Take a peek below at some ideas that will keep a smile on her face on the 14th, and keep you out of the dog house.
Love bracelet, £5,400 from Cartier
Listen, I don’t expect many of you to splash over 5k on a piece of jewellery for your gal, just for Valentine’s Day. That being said, these guys are my favourite brand and I felt compelled to showcase their locked love bracelets in my list. If you get this for her? She’s one lucky little shit.
Neom luxury organics – skin treatment candle, £36 from Selfridges
A candle that smells great and helps skin AND aids stress? Okay you’re going to be her favourite human after you gift this. Designed specially to care for dry, stressed skin in need of extra nourishment, light the candle for 30 minutes and then blow it out, leaving it to cool for 2 more minutes. Then, it’s ready to massage into your skin.
Boys – bonus points for using this oil to give her a decent massage too. Up to you two if there’s a happy ending, I don’t judge.
Brushed knit checked pinafore dress, £20 from Boohoo
Available in black and sand brown, she’ll keep warm and look as cute as a button in this sweet number. At only £20, even if she hates it – at least it shows you tried to buy her something practical that isn’t your average ‘box of chocolates’.
This dress will look great on her, but even better on your bedroom floor *scoffs giggles*.
The Farrah bouquet, £36 from Bloom & Wild
It may be cliche, it may be ‘done’ and the blooms may only last for a couple of weeks – but darn it, we females adore flowers. I don’t know a single woman who hates being gifted flowers – unless she has allergies then, erm…definitely don’t. Whilst I adore flowers – I’m not the traditional red roses kind of girl, so I’ve chosen this 27 stem bouquet based on Pantone’s colour of the year: Living Coral. But there’s a huge selection to suit all personalities and the brand deliver next day, to the door, with personalised messages. Sorted.
Love notes charm, £45 from Pandora
Listen, there’s a reason there are always queues outside those Pandora stores. Like it or loathe it, a Pandora charm will make her happy on V-Day, so why not suck it up, purchase online asap and receive it just in time (3-5 working days, free UK delivery).
Cropped Moschino hoodie, £174 from Net-a-porter
Got yourself a cool and quirky girl? Happier in her slacks than she is in heels and a dress? This street-style Moschino cropped hoodie is on sale (almost half price) for £174. Thank me later.
Bluebella Tabitha mesh and lace bra set, £34 from Selfridges
A gift for her, a gift for you. Enough said.
Fanciful chocolate hamper, £50 from Godiva
If she pretends like she won’t want a load of yummy chocolates as a gift – she’s lying. If she isn’t lying and really cannot stand chocolate, then at least you have 50 quids worth of treats for yo’ bad self. Seems like a winner all round if you ask me.
MCQ Alexander McQueen faux leather-trimmed vinyl shoulder bag, £236 from The OUTNET
We females have a love affair with shoes and handbags. It doesn’t matter how many we already have or what colour or what condition – we’ll always find reasons to buy more. So rather than fight this…condition, show that you’ve accepted it and help a sister out by buying it for her. Bag of choice? A McQueen of course – stylish, fun and big enough to fit her daily essentials.
Black multi strap mules, £28 from Missguided
You cannot go wrong with black strappy shoes. You just can’t.
Unless you get the wrong size completely, in which case – you’re on your own mate.