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100+ Valentine's Gift Ideas And Things To Do In Lockdown For Valentines Day

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If you’re lucky enough to be locked down with your partner, you may be wondering what you should do to celebrate Valentines Day together and mix things up a little from date night in the lounge (or, you may be missing them lots and wondering what you can do to celebrate with them from afar)... or you may not be thinking about it at all... however, this post is for my Valentine’s Day lovers… that’s me. So many things have been cancelled in the last year, really important things for many people so I am trying to embrace the little things and make them as wonderful as possible, even just from home and after celebrating many different loved ones birthdays virtually in lockdown, I feel like I am armed with fun things to do for special occasions during lockdown as well as gifts you can send near and far! 

PS. I know Valentines day is a commercialised holiday and we should tell people we love them everyday - that goes without saying, but I also enjoy using the day to celebrate, so as well as my boyfriend, I send the people I love gifts too - see it as GALentines day, why not send someone something lovely to brighten a tough year? If you’re reading this I assume you love Valentines Day too, below you’ll find lots of gift ideas including some different gift ideas for Valentines Day ad some things to do, I hope it will help you if you’re looking for Valentines lockdown inspiration. 

Bookmark this as I will keep adding to it asI see more Valentine's Gift Ideas hit the online stores! 

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Waffles from my ebook

Food Glorious Food - My go to Valentines Day gift is food, always will be, always has been. For me, Valentines Day is literally focused around food and love. Can you go wrong with Valentines Day food? So here are some of my top options for Valentines Day food and many of them support small businesses too:

Home Made - Make something yourself at home such as chocolate peanut butter cups (you can get my peanut butter cup recipe in my ebook) - you can even buy heart shaped silicone baking trays here and here to make them fit for the occasion. Make heart shaped waffles or pancakes for breakfast (I got my waffle maker online here, such a good gift)... or get some cute stencils to make your loved ones morning coffee heart shaped on top.

Date Night In - Over the last few years, Matt & I have gone to Wholefoods and literally bought the whole store for a special night in, so you could safely order from your favourite local deli or somewhere like Wholefoods/Daylesford (two places we adore)  and make a brunch fit for the Queen from home. Most of these places you can order from virtually and it means you can have a yummy, nibbly picnic - my favourite kind of food. You could make a chocolate fondue or your very own cheese fondue at home, bring back those German market feels... or have a Mexican night. There are so many options. 

Grazing Goals - Rather than going homemade, you can go all out and support a local business by buying food from them... I recommend a cheeseboard (aka my favourite thing ever). I love Berry and Brie (London) and The Grazing House (Surrey): absolutely divine charcuterie boards, with everything from cheese, meat, chutney and fruit (and bread of course) or make it a bit different and order a breakfast grazing platter: you name the brief, they can do it or you can buy their standard (which really are not standard at all, they're out of this world special) grazing boxes. I saw Berry and Brie are launching special Valentines Day goodies and I cannot wait. If you're in The Cotswolds, I recommend Wild And Brie (Gloucestershire) - we bought from the lovely Jess and were SO happy with our incredible platter - again, she does cheese platters, boxes and brunches too. Trust me, these platters are a serious way to WOW your loved one and will make the day really special. It's a bit different to your usual soup or sandwich for lunch, that's for sure and is my go-to-gift for people I love during lockdown. 

Support Restaurants - 
If picnic style food isn't for you and you fancy mixing it up from the local deli, how about going all out and having a fancy date night, at home, luxury style - whilst supporting your favourite restaurants too? I mean, you could even order a grazing platter from a small business AND have a fancy dinner to top it all off... It's a really difficult time for the hospitality industry so you could always buy a voucher for your favourite, special restaurant as an 'I OWE YOU' once this is all over... giving the recipient (and you) something to look forward to... 

or you could head to your favourite restaurants website and see if they are doing a lockdown delivery. I know Matt and I miss Dishoom so much so we bought it on Deliveroo for my birthday and for New Years Eve 2020. You could treat yourself to something really special via delivery for a Valentines night in, make sure you have some lovely candles lit and dress up to make it special OR you could take the time to cook something together. A few lovely London restaurants are doing special packages, I spotted Sicilian restaurant Norma London are doing an amazing feast boxes for delivery where you get a 4 course meal with red wine too - a great way to support a lovely restaurant but have that lovely, luxe restaurant feel at home. It's a bit more special than your average takeout! 

I personally think every time you order from a restaurant for take out it is a great way to support restaurants and they will be losing a lot of money over Valentines, we order takeout every weekend (we LOVE local pizzeria Cinquecento 500 Pizzeria, their pizza is so authentic and yummy if you're looking for a goodie - we also recently tried Wahaca for Mexican delivery the other day as I find it so hard to find good Mexican food and honestly it blew me away, it was SO good and so well packaged - a total dream and I wasn't expecting it! We had food from Cinnamon Kitchen last lockdown too, as Indian food lovers it blew us away - their food is probably the best quality Indian food in London, phenomenal and so well packaged too - a total treat and it felt like a restaurant experience that we so desperately miss, at home). We also had Chucs, one of my favourite restaurants in London for breakfast, brunch and dinner, their truffle pizza is a winner and their Cacio e Pepe is the best in London, rivals those I had in Italy... don't forget to get their tiramisu too! - so I feel like we are doing our bit in supporting lovely restaurants who really need us right now.

Pizza Making - One of my favourite restaurants ever is Chucs in London, they are shipping DIY pizza and pasta making sets, INCLUDING wine for only £25! Absolute steal and their cacio e pepe is the best in London. A very fun night in indeed! 

PASTA! - If pasta is your thing and you / your loved one lives in London or Brighton, I have the perfect idea... how about fresh, yummy, restaurant quality pasta to your door, from a lovely local family company? Nonna Tonda send fresh pasta deliveries to your door and it's so affordable too - some of the best pasta I have ever tried... it means you can have a special date night at home with exquisite tasting pasta OR, send some over to your loved one as a gift (I always send pasta parcels to people I love!) You can get 50% off your first two boxes if you order through my link online here!

Workout & Eat: If you like fitness, I spotted Core Collective and Poke The Bear have come together to create 1. a nutritious, yummy poke bowl in celebration for February, available in certain London locations for delivery but 2. they're also doing a free HIIT workout (I'll leave a link here) at 11am on Feb 14th, now that's something you could do together or virtually! 

Hampers - There are SO many amazing foodie gift ideas and I could get carried away and go on forever as I love anything Valentine's themed or foodie themed non stop but close second to food, my next favourite thing to do gift-wise is make a personalised hamper or send a premium hamper. I always send the people I love hampers, for example, I sent some friends a Daylesford hamper recently, full of charcuterie, cheese, wine, olives, chocolate and more to their door and then another friend I sent her a delivery from a local farm, so on her birthday she could have fresh sourdough, chutney, cheeses and wine to enjoy. We may be locked down, it absolutely sucks but we can still relish in the little luxuries. I also bought a friend a new home hamper, where I stocked her with luxury Harrods teas, luxury biscuits and a Le Creuset coffee mug

Luxury Hampers - I love hampers, whether you go local or go luxe, any excuse for a food hamper from Harrods,  Selfridges or Harvey Nichols as they are so special and always have good ones. The Breakfast Club gift hamper is a goodie for under £50 too. My boyfriend would love the Man's Best Friend hamper. For me? The Red and Prossecco hamper please. If you're specifically wanting a wicker hamper - great because they last forever and look great for storing items in the home too, this Thank You hamper from Harrods for £50 or their Chocolate Lovers hamper. These are great if you want to send something incredibly luxurious but are stuck for time too. 

Individual Hampers - If you want to keep costs down or make your own, personalised, individual hamper, you can always buy your very own hamper (I highly recommend this hamper as you can keep it forever) then fill it with handpicked goodies for your loved one. Matt hasn't got bored of this gift idea just yet *phew*. I always stock him up with his favourite yummy treats and products, from socks to protein bars. Matt loves Cadbury but he also adores healthy treats too so I always do a blend of Cadbury - if I didn't, I think he'd be mad and then, (this is a good gift for fitness lovers) stock him up on Misfits bars - vegan friendly chocolate bars but very low in everything too (low calorie, low sugar but high protein) and such a good snack too, Matt and I love them and they make such a lovely gift too - Matt's favourite are the peanut ones but my new favourite are the chocolate bannoffee ones don't forget to use promo code EMS20 at Misfits for 20% discount! You can get greens powder and protein powder too, if you fancied making someone a vegan friendly, health hamper this Valentine's Day. I love a health and wellbeing hamper. 

Chocolate - When it comes to chocolate, I mean, who doesn't love chocolate? Valentines Day is the perfect time to buy it right? As I said, Matt always loves some Cadbury thrown in there, but it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some special Hotel Chocolat too - they always do the cutest seasonally, themed ideas and I always buy them for my Mama too.  You've also got Pierre Marcolini who always do amazing seasonal gifts, their Valentine's collection is about sharing the love this lockdown, whether it's friends or family or your partner. Their homage to Saint Valentine is an alluring collection of chocolates - new 'Câlins' (Little Hugs - how cute is that?!) infused with caramel, their iconic Coeurs with natural colourants and of course, all things heart shaped with their heart biscuit laced with chocolate, praline and hazelnut (to share between two or erm, keep for yourself haha) - the packaging is also dreamy in paisley blue or red. 

A dream gift for chocolate lovers? The Velvetiser. If your Valentine loves hot chocolate and you want to support a small business, definitely check out Knoops - my favourite hot chocolate cafe, they actually sell a range of items online too and their hot chocolate buttons are out of this world. 

For yummy, luxe but affordable Swiss chocolate, you need to get some Rhythm108 choc cookies and their M'lk praline bars - bonus points because they're vegan friendly for any vegan valentines or gift recipients with dietary requirements and 46% less sugar too, you wouldn't know, they taste divine and are so luxurious too! They do amazing, affordable gift boxes and are perfect for any chocolate lovers - their packaging is so lovely, they really do make a great gift. I highly recommend the hazelnut cookies and the MYLK bar, imagine a yummy praline slab that would make the best gift - promo code EMS20 gets you discount at Rhythm108 too. 

Postal treats - We can't all be with our loved ones right now so I know I'll be sending my Mama some of these to wish her a happy GALentines day... this year I have been sending out postal delivery brownies to pretty much everyone I love haha... The Good News Baker are a lovely small business to support and I just love buying brownies from them (they do vegan ones too). 

My lovely friend and fellow small business Savvy Baker does postal orders and also collection in Leeds too, if you want to order some extra slutty brownies, The Savvy Baker are honestly out of this world. I've never seen anything like it, I know for a fact I'll be sending some to my best friend because who doesn't want some gooey goodness to brighten their day? 

Personalised treats - When it comes to personalised treats (I'm a sucker for anything personalised), I discovered lovely small business Biscuit Bunny Bakes and I just love the idea of sending people a little letterbox, personalised biscuit pick me up - who needs a card when you can send a cookie card? I've been sending these over the last year and think it would make a lovely Valentines treat. I also LOVE the idea of these personalised bottles of Moet. I'll take two please. 

For premium biscuits, I found these 'you're the milk to my cookie' specially for Valentine's Day which are cute, or this 'jolly ginger in love' little cutie. These 'love is all you need' biscuits are lovely too or this 'you send me flying' .

I found a lovely small business called TheCakeFactory, they are delivering 'Letterbox Sunshine' including cake pops, beautiful prints and more, plus 50% goes to a mental health charity. 

Cake - One of my favourite restaurants, ever (get me back to Ziggy Green with a watermelon marg and jackfruit nachos, ASAP) Daisy Green launched their Radio Lamington delivery during lockdown, for every lamington bought, they donate to our wonderful frontline staff. Even though the restaurant industry are struggling so much at the moment, the selfless team at Daisy Green have already donated 10's of thousands of lamingtons to frontline workers. What are lamingtons I hear you say? Imagine a luxury, Victoria sponge, squidgy and moist, so good you could eat the whole cake to yourself, the most Instagrammable - beautiful cake to exist (style AND substance - rare, I know) originating from Australia but available from the very good bakers in London at Daisy Green. You can order for *I think* now NATIONWIDE Lamington delivery, for all the Aussies out there and also, anyone who just wants a beautiful cake / cakes delivered in a gorgeous little pink box. Every detail is beautiful. I sent my friend some for her birthday and we Facetimed whilst she DROOLED over how good they are. Honestly, best cake I've ever tasted. Trust me on this one. 

If cake isn't your thing, how about macarons? Bring Paris, to you. Matt has tested some of the best macarons around the world with me (I'm a major fan) and he stands by Ladurée as his number 1. This Valentine's Day  Ladurée chefs have shaped the classic passion fruit macaron into a love heart (how cute is that?!) and they also have an exclusive “Be mine” macaron, in rose flavour too... plus lots of gift sets. You can get this on the 14th of Feb in store or pre-order online. Matt's favourite is pistachio! P.S: Ladurée have just partnered with Neill Strain Floral Couture, offering a special deal when purchasing a bouquet of flowers with a macaron gift box ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Drinks - For Christmas I bought Matt 6x bottles of very special, red wine, he loves red wine and it's something I never stock him up on... he was so surprised as it's not something I have bought him before. 
I might buy him a few more bottles for Valentines Day as then he has special bottles for special occasions!  Harvey Nichols have some amazing wine gift sets and I think this Red Wine lover set is a good shout.  If your Valentine prefers rose wine, how about stocking up on some Whispering Angel? Serious brownie points as everyone seems to be obsessed with this. Of course, it doesn't have to be wine, you could top someone up with their favourite spirit if wine doesn't take their fancy, how about gin (I love Didsbury gin - ginuary15 for discount and of course, Hendricks - it's so refreshing) or how about whisky? Johnnie Walker has my heart. If you're not fancying alcohol, how about some Atopia? The lovely, low alcohol spirit, in the most beautiful bottle.

You could always buy your Valentine a top up of their favourite sodas or mixers (maybe do a cocktail masterclass at home)! Matt and I love SodaFolk, a lovely brand we recently discovered for American style cream soda, root beer and other fun flavours - SODAFOLK10 gets you discount too. Cocktail making or American Smore's night in anyone? Yes please. 

DIY - Of course, there are DIY foodie things you can do together (definitely considering DIY'ing our own beef wellington as Matt loves a beef wellington and I would feel pretty accomplished making one) or making a cheese could always get this Valentines DIY biscuit set and have a fun DIY decorating afternoon together, or grab this marshmallow toasting kit with a can of SodaFolk for a romantic evening by the fire. If you've got the food part covered, how about doing some painting together, have an artsy day, make some pottery (if that's possible at home), do a life drawing class (virtually), or find a local baker and see if they're selling tickets for sourdough making classes via Zoom - MY DREAM... I feel like there are some fun artsy / crafty things you could do together.  I saw that Lindt are doing virtual chocolate tasting classes, now that's a fun, DIY class I want to be a part of... and of course, chocolate and romance go hand in hand. It's actually a fun one you could do via Zoom with your GALS or guys too! 

A Future Trip - My fail safe gift was always a trip somewhere but now I can't do that right now, but you could always support the hospitality industry by buying a gift for later down the line and going on a trip in the future when things are safer.. whether it's a lovely hotel for a staycation (we recently did one at the Royal Lancaster London in their suite and it was incredible - highly recommend), support a lovely hotel and book a fancy suite, or book a log cabin in the country side, a glass igloo or a cottage in the Cotswolds... or go all out and go to the Maldives when it's allowed!  When it comes to Yorkshire, I always take Matt to Rudding Park my favourite spa if you're looking for a dreamy spa and then the dreamboat, Cliveden House is one of my favourite luxury British hotels if you're looking for an opulent stay. So you could get some air miles in the future, book an AirBnB and have a dreamy night in or have staycation... 

Luxury Gifts - I know so many v lucky people get Gucci belts for Valentines Day, it's a timeless, forever, wardrobe staple ad one I always recommend. Yes you may be more of a homemade cookies kinda person but there are people who do ask for luxury gift guides for Valentines Day so I thought I would include some... an entry level of designer item is great as it wont break the bank but will be cherished forever. My Burberry Scarf still remains my favourite present. I recommend forever items like a Burberry scarf, Gucci belt or a designer card holder. You can get womens cardholders here and mens here.  I also found a gorgeous Gucci purse in the sale too. I also LOVE this YSL clutch. I will leave some of my top luxury picks below.  If you're wanting a nice forever piece without breaking the bank, I always think a wallet is a really nice gift... 

If you'd prefer to support a small business, I'd highly recommend the Roe Menswear wallet (super affordable but beautifully made) or a for a luxury leather good like a leather passport cover or the Aspinal travel wallet, super luxury without breaking the bank and make such thoughtful, useful gifts.

Pamper / Wellbeing - It's definitely the season for pampering and Valentines is the perfect excuse to top someone up on their favourites or get something lovely like a new candle, a bath oil, a face mask or their favourite skin serum top up (you could even just run your loved one a dreamy, candle lit bath with a gorgeous hot chocolate or big glass of red - yes please). When it comes to beauty, I love Jo Malone (and online here and here too - Diptyque are one of my favourites for luxurious candles and of course, Molton Brown for everything from candles to bath products and muscle soaks - the perfect unisex pamper brand - I love their handwash sets. I've done a whole blog post on the best body moisturisers, as I think they make great gifts but if you're looking for a good body moisturiser: go for the Temple Spa body scrub followed by Kiehl's Creme De Corps, whipped body creme, this is SO highly regarded as it's epic - I also highly recommend looking at Elemis, for him or her, they do some amazing travel skincare sets. If you're looking for a gift that keeps giving, how about a beauty subscription? My friend owns lovely small business Roccabox and they send out a monthly beauty box full of goodies!  

If you fancy sending a relaxing gift, I am obsessed with the self warming eye masks from Popmask - utterly divine and so calming/meditative - 20EM gets you 20% off. 

There are obviously so many incredible beauty brands for luxury pamper treats, I could go on forever. I highly rate Kiehl’s gift sets - currently 30% off some if you are looking to save some money - you cannot go wrong with them and of course L'Occitane, who always do the most divine gift sets, I adore their Almond range and Shea rangeJust like the food hamper idea, you could always do a beauty hamper, for me it would be rammed full of beauty products and yummy treats, if you're looking for seriously good beauty products definitely check out my top beauty items of the last year as it will give you some good ideas.

Fragrance - Fragrance is a cliche gift but it's because it works, you don't really buy perfume for yourself but it makes such a lovely gift. In my opinion you can never go wrong with Jo Malone.  Matt is in love with their Orange Bitters fragrance and they always do lust worthy Valentines sets, cannot wait to see what they've got up their sleeves this year). I also have fallen in LOVE with this YSL fragrance set, would look divine in a gorgeous home. Other favourite fragrances include Spicebomb by Viktor and Rolf  a cult favourite - online here and  here.  For her, I have been wearing Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf (and gift set here) for years - a magical brand, and Mum and I adore Armani Si (and gift set here) too. I have also loved All Saints fragrances since they launched and noticed they have a gift set for just £17, with all their scents in the sale at the moment online here - so well priced for luxury fragrance and they look great in the home too. For utter luxe: You've also got Tom Ford, Space NK now stock so many luxe scents and I know Matt adores Tom Ford too. Tom Ford Ombre Leather gift set or the gorgeous Tom Ford Noir Extreme gift set too. You can get some really affordable mens fragrance steals online here if you're looking under £25... also on the affordable price range is All Saints, they've recently launched unisex fragrances and they're divine, perfect for anyone who likes fashion and fragrance together as the two worlds collide here. The bottles look beautiful in any home and the best scent? I'd say it's Sunset Riot. 

Support Local Beauty And Grooming Businesses - If you are wanting to support small businesses this Valentine's Day in the beauty industry, buy your Valentine a voucher for their barbers, hair salon, nail salon, beauty salon  or even a massage and then they can use it in the future.  I love seeing my team at Sassoon Salon Leeds and actually as a present (when I could get home!) I will buy my Muma voucher. Nice hair is the gift that keeps on giving! 

Photo Gifts - I always try and buy my loved ones photo books, I always think it makes such a special money-can't-buy-present - particularly when we are all missing each other so much at the moment. I bought my step dad one rammed full of our memories for a birthday present and I bought Matt one for his birthday too. I got a framed photo of myself and my family in New York for Christmas last year and it's still one of my most cherished gifts. We live in a world of iphone photos but try printing them out, make a lovely scrap book that someone can cherish. This is particularly good for grandparents too, I actually sent them huge Moonpig cards with lots of lovely family photos on as they don't tend to see the photos we take because they aren't on social media. 

Technology - I'm a sucker for a good tech present... for Christmas I got my brother a Theragun massage gun and a portable speaker from JBL, such good speakers - safe to say I got mega sister points.  I love the idea of an Instant Camera to capture memories when we can make new ones or something useful like  Apple AirPods , a Dyson Hair Dryer (you’ll never look back and you can steal it too, just the best of the best!!!), an Apple Watch or smart watchonline here too!  These are all useful, lovely gifts and your Valentine will get so much use out of them. If someone loves Instagram, you could always get my my photo editing filters at EmsPresets hehe.

Clothes - My boyfriend never buys himself clothes and I always say I will stock him up when special occasions come round, I think buying versatile pieces is a great idea. For a small business, you can buy from British made menswear brand Roemenswear - they do amazing jackets but amazing high quality daily t-shirts too...

You've then got the more obvious things which make great gifts and wardrobe staples like a Reiss jacket, Reiss rollneck or All Saints leather jacket. I don’t think you can go wrong with a nice forever jacket such as All Saints, Moncler or BelstaffMy boyfriend is trainer obsessed, he loves things like Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen or just a good pair of Nike trainers for the gym/day to day use. It's nice to get someone something they will use and love. 

Sunglasses, I got Matt these Persol ones for Christmas - I got these D&G ones 

Don't forget workout kit - Sweaty Betty base layers so great for walks, around the house or hopefully, future ski trips! Stock your Valentine up on high quality 
Nike for those runs and walks together... well worth getting some trainers or leggings when in the sale and of course GymShark and their epic seamless leggings. Matt asks me for Nike socks, EVERY year. 

Lounge - Valentines Day is the perfect time to buy cute pyjamas too, you can't beat Topshop pyjamas and The White Company dressing gowns. To be honest, anything from The White Company and I'd be the happiest girl. I love this faux fur hot water bottle. Speaking of loungewear, I found the most amazing faux fur sheepskin slippers by small business Peony and Mulberry, they are divine. 

Jewellery - Jewellery is a cliche but it works on Valentines and makes a sentimental gift. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be heart shaped (or it can be, go wild) but I do love a dainty piece of jewellery as a reminder. Missoma do the most beautiful gold pieces and Monica Vinader are epic for their incredible engraved pieces. Fossil also do some gorgeous gold pieces, I got a beautiful piece from them for Christmas. If you'd like to support a small business, don't forget Arlo Jewellery, gorgeous, unisex jewellery brand. Arlo is independently owned and is gorgeous for 925 sterling silver pieces, were talking beautiful pendants and signet rings. Last but not least, of course, Tiffany! Of course. You can find my top picks below.

Flowers - An ex once said to me... ‘I don’t buy flowers because they just die’ bu I’m a sucker for fresh flowers and I think they’re really thoughtful and beautiful.  You can always get such beautiful blooms around Valentine's day too. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, you can send flowers. I always rate Marks And Spencer -I always order flowers from here and Selfridges for premium flower delivery. 

Books - A top gift to buy is a nice book, I bought my brother one he'd been after for Christmas and they always go down a treat. It could be a business book, an autobiography or a cookbook... Amongst my favourites for gifts are Deliciously Ella and The Body Coach. I always find Urban Outfitters great for quirky / fun books, eg, the little book of drinking games, the art of sleeping or the Dad jokes book. Asos is also one of my favourites for quirky little books and of course, coffee table books... I love them so much, you can get them at Amazon (love this Louis Vuitton one), I love this YSL coffee table book too
Homeware - As I just bought my first home, I am homeware addicted, so anything homeware wins me over this year. Anthropologie wins every single year, whether it's the personalised glassGold floral wine glass or a Bon Appetite cheese board. H&M Home is also always great for scandi inspired decor. I always go for heart shaped items, such as this heart shaped wooden chopping board, or this heart print tea towel set. I got my Mum this heart shaped bowl once and she loves it so much. Of course, beauty home things like
 Jo Malone soap or a Molton Brown handwash and hand lotion duo make great home gifts too.  I would LOVE this Caia body candle for my home, they're literally perfect and you can get so many different sizes and shapes too. 

You also can't go wrong with 
Slip Silk - I LOVE their silk pillow cases and eye masks. If you're looking to support a small luxury silk business, look no further than Peony and Mulberry for their silk pillow cases and scrunchies. 

Fun / quirky home gifts - There are endless options with homeware gifts for him or her  (a big selection of fun kitchen / home tech herewhether it’s a toastie maker (cheese and beans inside a toastie = yes please - toastie maker here too), a pasta maker (then you can both use it together - one of my fave gifts because who doesn't love pasta) or I always think a George Foreman grill is a good idea too. I LOVE a good blender, how about  this portable blender? waffle machinethis sparkling water machine which Matt asked for or how about a fun popcorn machine too? You could also go for a Corkcicle bottle - keeps cold things cold and hot things hot - they look SO cool too, we love ours so so much. We are in the market for a new coffee machine, that would make a divine gift... this Smeg coffee machine is affordable, small but mighty. I also love De'Longhi onesYou could also go for beautiful glass coffee mugs...or a Keepcup for those cold walks! 

Time - Lastly and of course, the most important... time itself is the best present, so doing something like a lovely long (safe) walk together, getting stuck into a sourdough/bakery/cooking class, turning phones off whilst you catch up, watching a movie with chocolate fondue or just having a long cuddle... whether you go for a run together, binge Netflix, eat all the food - just spend time with each other because every day is a blessing and if you're able to spend time with the person you love, you already won. 



Topshop - Pyjamas, cosy clothes, accessories and gorgeous lingerie - shop it here.

Urban Outfitters - Great for quirky gifts and homeware - shop it here. 

The White Company - the best homeware and cosy items - online here 

Oliver Bonas - So many cute little gifts and homeware too - online here.

All Saints - Great for forever wardrobe staples - online here.

Net-A-Porter - Incredibly special, luxury items and they come beautifully wrapped - online here.

Selfridges - So many gift ideas, lots of great foodie and drinks goodies and I love their personalised things - online here

Harvey Nichols - My favourite when it comes to the foodhall, so many amazing hampers and lots of cool vegan treats too - shop here.

John Lewis - Great for homeware, tech things and chocolate - here. 

ASOS - Never forget ASOS for gifts, they do the funniest cards plus you can get next day delivery, no excuses - shop it here.

Lots of love, Em x

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