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Top 10 Valentine’s gifts

The holiday of love is just around the corner and it can be difficult to figure out what to buy your significant other. But have no worries as your very own Cupid is here to help you along the way.

1. Chocolate and Flowers

A Valentine’s staple. This is the go-to gift for any occasion. Roses are always a good choice for romance, chocolate roses if you want to kill two birds with one stone. Helpful hint: Check the recipient doesn’t have hayfever first, to avoid disaster.

2. Jewellery

Humans are a little like magpies when it comes to jewellery, you can’t really go wrong with it. You’re not expected to break the budget but a nice necklace or bracelet will never  be wrong. And for men, cufflinks or a swanky watch.

3. Meal

A meal is pretty standard for a Valentine’s treat, and with all the special deals restaurants put on, there’s no need to break the bank.

4. Makeup/ Perfume/ Aftershave

A bottle of your other half’s favourite perfume or aftershave is always a good shout. It’s something you know they will like and will come in useful. This goes for makeup as well. Helpful hint: Make sure you check what colour or tone makeup they wear first!

5. A weekend away

This is one of the more pricey options. However, with websites such as Groupon and Wowcher, it’s a lot easier to find good deals that won’t break the bank. A weekend away is a great gift for you to share together and have some time off from your busy day-to-day lives.

6. Activity day

Another gift that you can do together. The options for activity days are endless, whether it’s paintballing, GoApe or an adventure trail through muddy fields. Not only is it great fun, it’s also a great opportunity for bonding.

7. Vouchers

You can never go wrong with vouchers to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s favourite shop.

8. A mixtape

Mixtapes are pretty old school but still always a good option to go for. Fill a blank disc with songs that remind you of them, or just songs that you know they will enjoy.

9. Personalised Items

These can range from personalised mugs and glasses, to pieces of art to put on their wall. Websites like Notonthehighstreet and Etsy are always good when looking for something personal and thoughtful.

10. Picture of you together in a frame

Last but certainly not least, a framed photograph of you both. Sentimental gifts like this are always a hit as it means they can think of you and see you even when you’re not there. Or if you want to go all out, just put a picture of your face in there, after all, that’s all they really want to see. 

Which one of these gifts would you like to receive? Let us know in the comments below!