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My 2019 Valentine's Day Gift Guide


If you've been together for a long time, like my husband and I - 14 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.


Going out for a meal is always a great way to really bring the romance back into the relationship. Just you and your partner and plenty of gorgeous food. The Dining for Two Smartbox by Buyagift is the perfect way to get out for a meal, whatever you fancy. You can choose from hundreds of different places, whether it be steakhouse, or Italian, there is so much choice.


My husband and I visited our local Jamie's Italian using our Dining for Two Smartbox and had a three course meal with a glass of prosecco each. With porcini arancini and ravioli fritti for starters, steak tagliata and chicken al mattone for mains and my husband chose lemon cheesecake for dessert whereas I went for the tiramisu as I'm a cover lover!


Whereas, if you don't have the time for a full meal, a nice Tea For Two Gift Box from Red Letter Days might be better instead. With a choice of many locations to visit, you can enjoy an afternoon of traditional British delights. 


We visited Patisserie Valerie in Leeds and it was delightful. A stand packed full of delicate sandwiches, fruity scones and scrumptious cakes with refillable drinks to boots. We enjoyed cappuccinos and delved into the afternoon tea, taking home a couple of the cakes with us as there was far too much to eat in one sitting.  


Jewellery is always a good option when it comes to Valentine's and this Personalised Mini Message Necklace is not only unique to the recipient but has been beautifully designed to be both simple and stylish. This delicate ring can be personalised with your very own message to create a unique and meaningful addition to your jewellery collection, I thought our wedding date was perfect for this. Subtle, timeless and meaningful the personalisation is hand-stamped onto the ring with precision and care and it can come 3 beautiful colours: stunning silver, pretty rose-gold or a classic yellow gold and comes in a gorgeous gift box.


You could even go for a gorgeous keyring, such as this Personalised Rose Heart Keyring. The romantic rose decoration of the keyring is superbly silver plated, boasts really intricate details and is then finished with marvellous metallic red petals, and the accompanying heart pendant can be engraved with any message you require. 


Whereas my husband is obsessed with wallets. He loves collecting them and has so many. This Leather Bi-Fold Wallet and Coin Pouch from Zippo are made from genuine leather and come packaged in gift boxes with the Zippo logo. The wallet has a bi-fold design which can hold upto 5 cards and bank notes and also features a transparent plastic pocket, and the coin pouch is the perfect way to carry any loose change. 


Finding ways to relax can be hard work, especially when you're used to have the kids round your ankles. Using the Scentered Love Collection, you can be calm and unwind with the gorgeous scents these leave behind. The Love Therapy Candle has a rich, spicy floral blend of Rose, Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli, made from a custom blend of natural waxes and pure essential oils. And the Love Therapy Balm is the perfect handbag essential for a calming way to restore inner peace where ever you are. With spicy citrus top notes of orange and clove, and heart-warming floral rose and jasmine.


For a very thoughtful and personalised book, then The Book Of Everyone is the perfect gift. The easy personalisation platform means you can easily create an amazing book for someone special, stuffed full of curiosities, beautiful designs, inspiring quotes and fun facts.


All you need to provide is some information on and anecdotes about who you’re creating the book for and it will be made for you, with you having the option to change certain pages and add in some facts to make it really special. 


And to present these fabulous gifts, you could go for your very own personalised gift bags. Vanilla Reindeer do a whole range of fully personalised bags for any occasion, with an extensive range for Valentine's. Their website is so user friendly, and you can even use their personalisation interface on your mobile. 


The Favourite Husband Bottle Bag can be personalised with or without a photo on the front as can the You'll Do Small Landscape Gift Bag. The quality of both bags is amazing, with the photos being fabulous quality when printed on to the bags. 

If you're looking for a wine to have with your dinner, then the Ned Pinot Rosé is the perfect wine to share over a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day. This bright, crisp wine has a wonderful rose petal scented aroma and citrus and watermelon flavours. A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, from the Waihopai Valley in New Zealand, is what gives this wine the gentle blush colour, and a creamy texture.


And if you're looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, then Botonique Blush might be the one for you. This unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink is the perfect alternative for lovers of wine and other sophisticated forms of alcohol without the alcoholic content. Top notes of strawberry, rose and bramble make this dry drink great for Summer and it contains beneficial elements of Prelixir®, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. 


For him, you could go for this Engraved Glass & Jack Daniel's Cola Gift Set includes a tumbler, personalised with the name of your choice, and emblazoned with a moustache. Coming complete with a Jack Daniel's Cola so the gift can be cracked open right away and enjoyed, this is a great gift for any whiskey connoisseur. 


Of course, if you're going to have a cheeky drink, then you need some chocolates to accompany it, and these Honeycomb Crispy Hearts are so cute that they're a must for Valentine's. Each crunchy honeycomb piece is smothered in Lily O'Brien's uniquely delicious milk chocolate and contains 12 crispy hearts in each box.


For him, how about some new underwear. These Calvin Klein 2 pack of trunks is a great gift for those brand conscious men. comprising of 2 pairs of Calvin Klein cotton stretch boxer trunks, pair having an allover Calvin Klein logo design in white and grey, the other pair is in black, and both have the signature Calvin Klein logo woven in.

You could even go for a pack of cotton rich socks from Double Two. Made from a high quality luxurious cotton blend material, you can add a dash of style and personality with these accessories as these socks offer long lasting comfort and complete a smart look to complement your day.

Adult Products are also a great gift for your other half and below are a sample of items that would make the perfect gift. For more information about any of these products then check my post, A Seductively Adult Valentine's, over on At Home With Kayla.


For a sexy treat, the Lingadore Yade Camisole & Short Set from Knicker Locker is not only on-trend, but is super sexy with the delicate lace trim and high quality satin to make Valentine's evening super romantic. The blue satin and gold lace trim has an aura of French extravagance in a real exotic summer feel to this 2 piece. 


For a sexy negligee, then the Floral Lace Babydoll and G-String from Bondara could be right up your street. This babydoll skims across your figure to show off your body whilst highlighting your cleavage for extra temptation. It even comes complete with a matching G-string for the ultimate gift for her, and I guess for him too. 


If corsets are your thing, then this Passion Brasiliana Corset from Saucy Boutique could be perfect. With lace, floral and bow detail, this corset comes ready to add your stockings and complete with a matching G-string. A great fitting corset, stretchy to easily get it on without having to mess with clasps, and it hugs in all the right places.


A relaxing massage can work wonders for your intimate life and so using ANMA Passion Massage Oil could help relax the mind and bring romance, leaving the skin soft and silky with this gorgeous yland ylang scented oil. The patchouli oil is known for its aphrodisiac effects and this massage oil has been specially formulated to help stimulate and activate romance, boost energy and relax tensions.


If you're going on your travels then the Kama Sutra Strawberry Weekender Gift Set delivers these small yet potent indulgences in a gorgeous little box. This box of treats contains travel sized portions of Strawberry Dreams Oil of Love, Strawberry Dreams Stimulating Pleasure Balm, Strawberry Dreams Honey Dust and feather applicator, Sweet Almond Massage Oil and Love Liquid sensual lubricant, everything you need for some travel sized fun. 


And for some adult time, the love egg is a great way to get a hands-free fun where ever you are. The So Divine Addicted Vibrating Love Egg has three speeds and seven pulsating patterns controllable by remote (works within 5 metres) so you can control it yourself or let your partner be involved with the fun. Not only is it powerful, but it's also ultra-quiet and water-resistant so can be used whenever you like and comes with a luxury storage bag so you can take it with you, to be used whenever you're in the mood. 


Brand new to the market, the Satisfyer Partner Multifun is a vibrator designed for women, men and couples, and offers you more than 14 ways to enjoy it. It can a be used during alone time, for both him and her at the same time, and this super flexible, robust toy is made with a matte finish silicone to give the feeling of silk against the skin. The powerful settings give 10 different speeds which are easily controlled with just 2 buttons, and the toy is waterproof so you don't just need to keep your adult fun restricted to the bedroom. 

1 comment:

  1. A lovely post with some good ideas. Yes, it's about knowing what your partner likes!

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