Whatever your feelings about Valentine’s Day – the epitome of romance or all just a bit naff – it’s best to err on the side of caution and not let it go unnoticed. Best, then, to seize on the opportunity to turn date night into a special occasion. And while we’re sure you’ve had the best table in the house booked at that cosy neighbourhood restaurant you both love for weeks now (right?), if you’ve yet to find the perfect gift, allow us to lend a helping hand. Whether she’s a foodie, beauty fanatic or jewellery aficionado, read on for our edit of this year’s best luxury Valentine’s Day gifts for women.
Valentine’s Day fashion gifts
Prefer to beat the crowds and spend Valentine’s Day at home? Even with a great fine-dining delivery and a good bottle of champagne, it can be hard to recreate the atmosphere of a romantic restaurant when you’re surrounded by the detritus of your kitchen-table ‘home office’. What you can do, however, is make her feel glamorous with something gorgeous straight from the racks of Harrods or Harvey Nics. We’ve got a few suggestions…
Valentine's Day beauty gifts
We could all do with a little pampering now and then and, thankfully, beauty brands are stepping up to provide Valentine’s Day-worthy treats she'll love. You could buy her yet another bottle of the perfume she's been wearing for years but why not treat her to a properly lavish fragrance? Alternatively, beauty bag classics in pretty packaging make for the ultimate luxury treat.
Valentine's Day foodie gifts
Some people are born to host and, if your wife or girlfriend is one of them, you're in the privileged position of having an easy gift recipient on your hands – because no true host can ever have too much colourful tableware or too many stylish kitchen accessories.
Valentine's Day home gifts
Even something as small as a bouquet of flowers can be enough to make a room feel new again. But why stop at a simple bouquet when you can gift gorgeous interior accessories and design upgrades she can love day after day?
Valentine's Day watch and jewellery gifts
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with diamonds. Or rubies, sapphires and emeralds, for that matter. The mere sight of a box in Tiffany blue or Harry Winston navy is, after all, enough to get most hearts racing. If your pockets don't go quite that deep, we've also found plenty of options that will impress and still leave you with change for dinner and drinks.