The ultimate Valentine's Day gift roundup for the discerning woman in your life
Fourteen luxury gift ideas for her
Whatever your thoughts on Valentine's Day - and it can't be denied that it is derided by as many as it is adored - if you're coupled up then you simply can't ignore it. And, when it comes to buying a gift, it's the perfect time to look past the heart-shaped chocolates and red roses to find something unusual and thoughtful to be treasured for years to come.
Here, Juliet Herd takes a look at the best Valentine's Day gifts for the woman in your life. Get shopping!
How delicious-looking are these “Love You” hand-blown glass paperweights? Inspired by traditional jelly moulds, they come in an assortment of jewel tones and are guaranteed to make returning to the office desk just that little bit more joyful.
Petra Palumbo, £54, petrapalumbo.com
The rose has long been a significant symbol for fashion house Dior - and this Rose Dior Couture ring is inspired by the roses that adorned Christian Dior’s haute couture looks.
Featuring a rosebud in full bloom, the ring is enhanced by a stem-like band with tiny thorns and can be stacked with other rings from the Bois de Rose collection.
Large Rose Dior Couture ring in pink gold and diamonds, £3100, dior.com
When the Champagne bottle is so beautiful, it seems a shame to pop the cork – almost!
Ideal for celebrating a special occasion, this limited edition Cuvée Rosé is encased in a stunning rose gold butterfly robe, which symbolises how the winemaker uses its viticulture techniques to protect the environment, including the planting of butterfly friendly flowers. Salmon-pink in colour, it offers hints of strawberries, redcurrants and raspberries.
Laurent-Perrier Butterfly Cuveé Rosé Champagne, £85, johnlewis.com
Each London Loquet piece tells a story and this Amate Heart locket is no exception. The clear sapphire crystal face, encased in solid gold and set with diamonds, is designed to open and be personalised with collectable handmade charms.
Fitting, too, that amate means someone who is treasured – a reminder to be in touch with your heart.
Amate Heart locket, £2000, loquetlondon.com
You’ll feel instantly radiant with a spritz of Jurlique’s natural face mist. This Rosewater Balancing mist soothes and hydrates your skin and leaves you smelling like a flower! How pretty is the pink packaging, too?
Rosewater Balancing Mist, £26-£36, jurlique.com
Crafted in ethical 18-carat rose or white gold, Chopard’s new Happy Hearts bangle features a dancing diamond adored with a pink mother-of-pearl heart. It’s also jewellery with a purpose as a percentage from each piece sold goes to supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s charity, the Naked Heart Foundation, set up to help underprivileged children.
Happy Hearts bangle, from £2700, chopard.com
This exquisitely feminine timepiece represents the ultimate romantic gesture. Featuring a cabochon-cut rubellite crown and a hand-cut diamond, pink mother-of-pearl dial complete with Intarsio marquetry, the watch also boasts a red alligator leather strap and quartz movement.
Bulgari LVCEA 28mm, £3840, bulgari.com
You’ll want to clutch this statement envelope bag close to your heart. Worn from day to night and shaped using the softest nude napa leather, it features a white leather heart on the front.
Alexa in Heart bag, £610, marinaraphael.com
TEA FOR TWO
This Box of Love gift set, curated by sustainable and ethical tea brand Vahdam, offers the perfect brew for Valentine’s Day. The limited-edition hamper comes in a heart-shaped reusable box and includes a chocolate rose black tea tin caddy (20 tea bags) and vitality flip bottle in coral haze.
Box of Love gift set, £39, vahdam.com
If you’re planning any après ski action, Sorel’s pink-soled Explorer II Joan winter boot is just the ticket. Super comfy, it features underfoot cushioning and insulation for fending off snowstorms!
Pink-soled Explorer Joan boot, £135, sorelfootwear.co.uk
This Chai Milk candle from New York-based sustainable brand Nette comes in a beautiful handmade ceramic vessel with a scent that evokes the delicious spiciness and creamy richness of a steaming hot chai latte. Made from natural coconut and soy wax, it is paraben and sulphate-free.
Ceramic candle, £60, selfridges.com
HEART & SOLE
You’ll wear your heart on your sole in these signature trainers by footwear maestro Camilla Elphick. They now come with a chunky sole in white leather trimmed with a leopard-print back tab.
Heart & Sole sneakers, £105, camillaelphick.com
The perfect vanity case for that romantic getaway with your loved one. Handmade in England, it is as stylish as it is functional, and we’re loving the pop of pastel blue with bright pumpkin leather trim.
Pop Vanity case, £850, globe-trotter.com
Knitted from the finest handcrafted cashmere in the Yorkshire mill of British heritage brand Joshua Ellis, these ladies bed socks are as cosy as they are cute. Perfect for that lingering lie-in.
Ladies cashmere bed socks, £39, joshuaellis.com