2 February 2018

Valentine's Gifts For Long Term Couples


If you've been together for a long time, like my husband and I - 13 years and still going strong-ish - then you'll know that after the first couple of years, Valentine's Day doesn't factor in as an important day any more. 

It's not all about the big gestures and romance in abundance, it's about knowing what each other likes and going with that. So this year I thought I would write about the best items to buy to celebrate Valentine's when you've been together an age.


MAGIC Body Fashion Dream Bralette Lace | £21.00
Buying for your other half can be hard work when you need to work out bust size. With the MAGIC Body Fashion Dream Bralette there's no need for that as this bralette is sized XS-XL so no cup sizes to worry about. The bralette is stretchy so can fit over the bust with ease and gifts off such a sexy look for a Valentine's Day treat. Available in many colours, I think the raspberry is the perfect hint of romance.

Scrumpies of Mayfair Knickers | from £35
Scrumpies of Mayfair are the new luxury knicker brand, with a difference. This beautifully boxed underwear comes with an accompanying crystal charm. There is a style to match different personalities to make sure you put some thought into picking the right pair for your loved one. The Garden Royale knickers are for the girl who sees the beauty in life and nature. She is romantic, gentle, and loved by all. Designed in London using British silk, French lace and Czech crystal, every pair is created to be classy and is sure to make her feel spoilt rotten.


ADEXE Freerunner - Petite Black & Rosegold | £109
The hand-made genuine Italian leather on the straps of the ADEXE Freerunner watch just shows off the class of this item. With the gorgeous rose gold colouring, the face is understated and crisp in design. Each watch comes lovingly boxed and with a second set of straps so you can match them to your outfit. A family watch business, ADEXE have reinvented the watch making practises with unique technological manufacturing, finely hand crafted materials and indulgent designs in-house. Use the code MICHAELA15 for 15% on their website.


Dream Pink Vodka Premium | from £12.00
Peachy cosmopolitan style cocktail, light on the palate with a fruity aroma on the nose. A smooth elegant vodka cocktail with an underlying sweetness. A great little treat for her this Valentine's with a sweet taste and stunning colour, this bottle of premium pink vodka is sure to go down well.

Yours and Mine Glasses from Home Bargains | £2.49
To celebrate this special day together, how about joining each other for a drink in this super cute You're Mine glasses. These glasses are not only perfect to hold a drink on Valentin'es Day, but at only £2.49, they are a perfect essential for the dinner table and look so stunning too.

What's more, Home Bargains have such a huge range of Valentine's items available to really spruce up the home. The rose confetti (69p), 8 pack of pink tea-light heart candles (99p) and artificial single rose (99p) that you can see in these photos are all also from Home Bargains and are perfect accessories to make sure you're Valentine's is truly romantic.



Personalised Mr and Mrs Poster | from £16.00
This hand illustrated print can be personalised with both your names, and your wedding date. Hello Moon have a gorgeous range of Love wall art perfect for those thoughtful gifts. It comes in different background colours from blackboard to this gorgeous pink colour, and the posters are printed on a premium 250gsm silk poster paper, and are available in a range of sizes suitable for any room. You can even have it framed to make it the perfect personalised gift this Valentine's. 


If you want to give (or receive) a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, Jenny Wren’s unique three-layered folding box is the cutest one out there! Sainsbury’s will be stocking the box in the lead up to Valentine’s Day – priced just £6.49 (saving £1.50 on what will be the usual RRP). The box features twelve delicious hand-finished Belgian chocolates and truffles. There are four each of milk, dark and white chocolate - including Fleur de Sel caramel, raspberry yoghurt and white mocha.


The Feather & Down Bath Time Pamper Set would make a gorgeous gift for the woman in your life. Featuring bath essence, bath salts and a calming candle, this set has everything you'd need for a relaxing bath on Valentine's Day. Simply light the calming candle and as it burns, essential oils will release the most calming fragrance and fill your home with complete serenity. The salts help relieve stress and tension by balancing your mind and body and the lavender and Chamomile essential oils in the Bath Essence will fill your bathroom with beautiful tranquillity.


This bouquet is the very picture of luxury. The gorgeous 12 Rhodos Roses are the centrepiece for the most amazing bouquet. Included are romantic copper ruscus and a selection of foliage including bear grass for colour and textural variety. You can upgrade this bouquet with some luxury chocolates and a cute cuddly bear for only £10 extra and this would make such a romantic gift for Valentine's Day.


Available in a range of colours and sizes, the Jockey Women's Lounge Chemise is a classic silhouette and relaxed fit maximises comfort, leaving you to be your beautiful self in the most comfortable and stunning looking chemise for Valentine's Day. The perfect combination of timeless design, premium quality and great fit.

You'll walk downstairs in this gorgeous chemise and look totally amazing whilst feeling like you're wearing the most comfortable thing ever. Jockey lounge wear is some of the most comfortable items that I have ever worn and are such gorgeous quality, as well as coming in a range of different colours to suit your very own style. 


If you're sentimental, then how about this stunning personalised print which will show off your very own couples song that is special to you. You can choose the colours scheme of the poster, and its size, as well as framing options, and you can even write a special message underneath, something just for the two of you.


Treat someone special to this luxury gift box with 12 cute little bars of six delicious Divine flavours to suit every taste. Become a chocolate connoisseur with the tasting notes and flavour wheel inside the box as you discover the flavours, with intense 85% dark chocolate, 70% dark chocolate, dark chocolate with raspberries, milk chocolate with toffee and sea salt, milk chocolate or fruity white chocolate with strawberries.


With life being so busy, it can be all too easy for established couples to neglect their relationship and forget to spend any time together, just the two of them. So how about the gift of a savings box as it's really important to make an effort once in a while. With the words 'Date Night Fund' printed in white on the front, you'll constantly be reminded what it is for and hopefully encouraged to slip any loose change into the slot on the top of the box.


LoveDrop is a bi-monthly couples ‘date night’ subscription box, featuring a designer adult toy to try as well as other romantic gifts and intimate activities to explore together. To promote the fact that long term relationships are just as important as those first few dates, LoveDrop wanted to make adult toys accessible to couples who may not have ventured out in this area, but all the while wrapping it up in a box that promotes intimacy, togetherness and fun. In every box you'll receive: A designer sex toy, hand-picked for you and your partner to enjoy together. Date night gifts, to compliment your cosy night in. Activities, games & sexy ideas to really stimulate togetherness and spice up those intimate moments and samples of the most seductive sorts! Lubricants, chocolates, condoms... Surprise yourself!


This vibrating silicone rabbit in hot pink has three speeds and seven pulsating patterns. The Kiss Kiss also has a heat function, warming up to a body temperature of 37-38 degrees for a lifelike feel that will leave you with a warm, happy glow. It is waterproof and has dual modes for dual purpose whilst having 7 levels of speed in each mode. The Kiss Kiss is also rechargeable so no having to scramble round for batteries.


The Love Scrapbook & Hi Lover | £7.99/£9.99
These quirky books would be the perfect gift to your spouse this Valentine's Day. The Love Scrapbook is filled with fun, silly, cheeky and sensual activities for couples. It is a fill-in-yourself book that will help you get the most out of your relationship, from when it's flashy, new and box-fresh to when it's fully worn in and super comfy.

Hi Lover is a collection of over 1,000 quotations from the great lovers, the loved, the lost and the lecherous! It features classic one-liners from a rich variety of humorists, writers, actors, politicians and musicians, ranging from W.C. Fields and Anton Chekhov to Napoleon Bonaparte and Roy Brown, and from Kathy Lette and Rita Rudner to Mae West and Dolly Parton. This hilarious collection proves that when it comes to matters of the heart, people rarely hold back.


FLAVR Phone Cases | from £19.99
Chose love, choose flowers with the gorgeous range of FLAVR phone cases which are a great quirky gift for her that needs her phone protected from those constant drops. Designed to protect the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 8 and X, FLAVR’s stylish, unique and transparent cases are decorated with different designs to suit your partners personality.


GEAR4 Phone Cases | from £19.99
Imagine working away from home and not being able to see your spouse on Valentine's Day. Well at least they can protect their phone so that you can speak to them with peace of mind with the help of the GEAR4 range of phone cases. GEAR4 cases protect phones with their D3O® impact protection and shock absorption technology. It's sheer military grade, space age stuff that has British engineering and innovation at its heart, and means that virtually no matter what industry you work in, your phone will be protected so that you can make that Valentine's call to your spouse. 

If you are unable to spend Valentine’s Day with your other half, either because their job requires them to work away from home quite frequently or they live in a different city, there are still ways to make the day a little bit special. My Parcel Delivery can help you to find the fastest and cheapest courier services available to make sure that your gift reaches your loved one, no matter where they are in the country. If your busy lifestyle means that you simply haven’t got the time to wait in the Post Office queues, you can leave your package at a designated drop-off point or have it collected from your workplace or home, using couriers such as UPS and Parcelforce. And don't fret if your significant other lives a little more further afield - there are plenty of couriers that operate throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

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