The ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide 2022

Reader's Digest Editors 24 January 2022

We've got you covered for the day of love with present ideas to suit a giftee of any taste. Happy Valentine's Day!

For busybodies: BlissBox, from £40

bliss box

Is there any better present for your loved one than the gift of self-care? A BlissBox is exactly that. Available as individual boxes or a subscription, each BlissBox includes an array of little luxuries, selected with the primary objective of pampering your giftee and carving out a little "me time" in their busy schedule. 

The brand's creator Shareen Kullar still hand-packs every box, and says, “I began my healing journey around five years ago and within this journey, I found self-care. I saw the difference it made to my life and my happiness, and I saw the change within myself as a result. I saw that not many others around me practiced self-care, or even knew what it was, which is why I started BlissBox."

For beauty-lovers: Aura haircare, from £30

Aura haircare products

We've all heard the downsides of the harsh chemicals found in everyday hair care products, so this Valentine's why not treat your loved one to some indulgent hair treatments that actually care for their crowning glory?

Aura is a personalised haircare range from eSalon, which utilises cutting-edge personalisation technology to create shampoos, conditioners, and masques designed for your partner's unique hair needs. Curly and dry? There's a combination for that. Greasy and straight? They've got you covered. Simply fill in the online survey to put together a tailored concoction, and the delivered products will arrive emblazoned with your giftee's name. The perfect way to ensure you never steal the last of their expensive products again!

For jewellery-lovers: SORU jewellery 

selection of jewellery from the SORU heart edit

SORU jewellery combines timeless elegance with a flare of thoroughly-modern fun, making their latest line the perfect gift for your Valentine. 

We particularly love the Red Ti Amo Earrings (bottom right, £135), handmade in Italy from 24ct gold plated solid silver and deep red agate gemstones.

Don't have a romantic partner in your life right now? SORU is also a great choice for Galentine's giftees, as the brand takes its name from the Sicilian word for sister, and was founded by sisters Francesca and Marianna. Celebrity fans of the brand have included HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Visage, and Rita Ora.

For cocktail queens (and kings): Kocktail Valentine's Collection, £29

kocktail set with coloured cocktail bottles and confetti

With the continued threat of coronavirus, you may still not feel ready to spend a loved-up Valentine's soiree in your favourite cocktail bar. But fear not! The team at Kocktail has launched a stylish—and delicious—antidote: a collection of master-crafted cocktails delivered straight through your letterbox. 

Designed by legendary cocktail curator, and former senior barman at the Savoy hotel, Neil Donachie, each gift box contains four cocktails complete with garnishes: a chocolate and mint espresso martini, rose petal martini, peach and hibiscus spritz, and a rhubarb and cucumber spritz. 

Each drink is accompanied by a story card, telling you all you need to know about your beverage, turning a cosy night in into an intimate cocktail-tasting masterclass for you and your loved one. 

For morning-haters: Hampers Valentine's Breakfast Hamper, £65

afternoon tea hamper contents displayed

Got big plans for Valentine's Day, but not sure how to tempt your sleepy-headed loved one away from their bed? Hampers has you covered. Their breakfast hamper option offers a delightfully romantic start to your day of love, with minimal effort required. 

This breakfast hamper includes premium granola, teacakes to toast and pair with "exquisite strawberry and tonka bean jam", slow-roasted coffee or refreshing tea, and all you need to pour some classic breakfast Bellinis.

Be sure to order by February 11th for delivery on Valentine's morning. 

For a fun twist: Food & Drink College Sweaters, £28.99

three collegiate style sweaters with the words "wine" "spritz" or "nuggets" on the front

If you prefer your Valentine's gifts silly over schmaltzy, these fun statement sweaters from notjustclothing could be the perfect fit.

With a classic college sweater style, choose their favourite indulgence, from wine to gnocchi or nuggets. And for extra points on the day of love, why not buy matching styles for the ultimate #couplegoals look.

 

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