Friday, 5 February 2016


It's that time of year where all the loved up couples celebrate being together. In the past I have never had anyone to share this special day with so to me it has always just been another normal day. Ive never hated valentines day because I didn't have a valentine, I was always happy for anyone and everyone who celebrated it. This year I am lucky enough to have someone to spend this day with, but when it comes to presents, what the hell do you buy? I know a lot of people aren't into the whole gift giving on valentines because 'there shouldn't be one day when you show each other your love, you should do that everyday', but if you are looking for ideas of what to buy for your partner, or if your partner has asked what you want for Valentines, and you can't decide, I've come up with a few things that I think would be lovely gifts for Valentines! 


Makeup - If your girlfriend is a total makeup and beauty enthusiast like me, then makeup is a present you definitely cannot go wrong with! Eyeshadow palettes are your best bet when it comes to buying makeup for someone else, because no matter what skin tone, an eyeshadow palette is going to have eyeshadows to suit everyone. I am totally in love with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes numbers 1 & 2 (shown above). They're awesome and almost every single girl out there feels the same as I do! The shadows are pigmented, range from shimmery to matte & light to dark, they basically have everything you could need in an eyeshadow palette. If you are a guy reading this I know that meant absolutely nothing to you, but just trust me when I say, if your girlfriend doesn't already own one of these palettes, I can almost bet that she wants one.

Chocolates - Chocolate is what every girl wants and needs. A lot of good quality chocolate brands will most likely have some sort of Valentines collection out for this time of year, but to be honest, when it comes to chocolate, anything will do!

Flowers -  One present that you can't go wrong with for Valentines day is flowers. Almost every girls loves to receive flowers not just on Valentines, but any day. They're beautiful, they light up a room, they smell gorgeous and they just make whoever you give them to feel special. You don't have to spend an absolute fortune on them if you don't want, you can buy cute little bouquets from most supermarkets, but lets be honest, what girl wouldn't love to receive a huge expensive bouquet on Valentines day? Now I know there are a bunch of people out there who see no point in buying flowers because they're simply going to die. Well I have a solution for that silly excuse.. frame them! Originally this was my mums idea when my boyfriend bought me flowers for my birthday, she thought it would be a cute idea to dry them out and frame them so I could keep them! 

All you have to do is choose the flowers that look the best out of your bouquet (it doesn't matter if they are fresh or have already dried out, apparently this works best with fresh flowers but I did mine with dried out flowers and it worked out fine), choose around 3/4 depending on how big the frame is that you want to put them in. Picking a few makes sure that you can pick the best ones once they have dried out. Arrange your flowers onto the back page of a big book, arrange them neatly and more or less how you want them to look when they are framed, because this is the position they are going to dry out in. Close the book with the flowers in, place something heavy on top and leave for around a week!

Once your flowers are dry all you have to do is glue them down onto a piece of paper, pop them into a frame and voila, you have your framed flowers that will last forever! Also I think a cute little addition is to write the date, when you got the flowers and who from on the back of the paper! 

Champagne/alcohol - No doubt that she is going to love a bottle of her favourite champagne, wine or whatever alcohol she likes to drink. If your planning to cook her a meal for this Valentines day, make sure you get in a bottle of her favourite to go with the meal. 

Jewellery - Every girl loves jewellery whether it be a bracelet, necklace, watch or a ring. It doesn't have to be something super expensive, any type of jewellery is going to make a girl feel glamorous. One of my favourite pieces of jewellery I own is my Pandora bracelet (shown above). The good thing about this is even the bracelet on its own is stunning, but adding charms just makes it that bit better, and you can customise it to exactly how you want it by buying the charms you love! If your girlfriend already owns a Pandora bracelet, a new charm to add to her collection is the perfect gift. Pandora have a huge range of charms to choose from, but one charm that would be perfect for Valentines would be the love heart charm. I have this charm in silver & rose gold (shown above) and they're gorgeous, they totally tie the bracelet together and having two in different metals gives it a gorgeous dimension!

Watches - Maybe your girlfriend isn't the bracelet type and would prefer a watch, or maybe she loves both and like me, wears them together. In the picture above is a stunning Olivia Burton watch. Small rose gold face with a black strap, simple & elegant, and matches perfectly with the rose gold charms from Pandora!

Perfume - I don't know one girl that doesn't wear or have a favourite perfume, so buying her favourite for her on Valentines day is going to go down pretty well. Lets be honest perfumes can be quite expensive and so receiving one as a gift couldn't be more perfect! Above are some of my favourites, if your looking for something cheap but absolutely stunning, I would go for Zara Oriental. This scent is by far my favourite, its a very sweet mature scent and to top it all off, its only around £8! Other great ones are Daisy by Marc Jacobs, this is a beautiful light floral daytime scent. Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is a good one for a night out, its a heavy mature scent thats perfect for night time. Lastly Hypnotic Poison by Dior, this again is one of the best scents for me, its heavy and sweet but there is nothing else like it and its a scent you want around you all the time.

Candles/bath products - Every girl loves to relax and pamper themselves, so you can't go wrong with a sweet scented candle. Also why not get her a gift card for a day at a salon so she could totally pamper herself all day long!


Aftershave - Just like girls with their perfume, I don't know a guy who doesn't have a favourite aftershave. There are so many amazing smelling ones out there such as Paco Rabanne One Million, Invictus & Creed. They all smell awesome so girls, just pick the one you want your man to smell of!

Tech - Its no secret that all boys are into their techy stuff. So for Valentines I don't think you could go wrong with something like a pair of headphones. Or if he's into his cameras, I'm pretty sure he'd go crazy for a GoPro.

Clothing - You can never have too many clothes in my eyes, so the perfect shirt, jumper or pair of trainers could be the gift your boyfriend is in need of.

Wallet - Every guy needs a wallet, so if his is looking slightly battered and not in great shape, he's never going to say no to a fresh brand new leather wallet. 

If you are celebrating Valentines day this year, I hope you all have a lovely day!

Let me know what you're getting your partner, or what you're doing on Valentines day?

P x 
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