For those of you who enjoy giving and receiving gifts on Valentine’s Day, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to support some of your favourite independent shops, makers and designers. Whether you prefer a grand gesture or just a little token of your love, or perhaps you actually use it as an excuse to treat yourself (and why not?!), we’ve rounded up a small collection of lovely gifts at different price points; some for the woman in your life, some for the man, but mostly these are all unisex options that anyone can enjoy…
You Make Loving Fun A3 print, £28 – Bellwoods Lifestyle Store
The perfect Valentine’s gift for music lovers – particularly fans of Fleetwood Mac, as this art print is inspired by their 1977 track. Designed by Fan Club, we love the minimal, yet striking design, acting as a reminder of your love for one another. If pink isn’t your colour, then check out Bellwoods other Fan Club prints. Giclée printed in Nottingham, UK.
Flat White Cup & Saucer, £36 – Dor & Tan
Your favourite hot drink is always going to taste even better out of a beautifully, handmade vessel, like this flat white cup from Dor & Tan. Designed specially for their own Sheffield-based cafe Kilnfolk, the classic style will never go out of fashion, and the accompanying saucer adds a little extra bit of luxury.
Crinkle Throw in Terracotta, £108 – Rae Lifestyle
Perfect for snuggling under with your significant other, or a date with the telly! This extra large, double-sided crinkle throw is made in Turkey in small batches using OEKO TEX certified yarns. Drape it over the sofa for those cosy nights in, or layer it up on your bed for added warmth and style.
The Lon Box, £25 per month – LÒN Store
If your Valentine is a big foodie, then they are gonna LOVE you for this! Scottish provisions store, LÒN, curates a monthly subscription box filled with pantry staples, kitchen essentials and thoughtful homeware, which come beautifully wrapped and will be an utter treat every time it arrives on the recipient’s door step. If you live together you are totally gonna benefit from this one too! 😉
91 Magazine 2-issue subscription, £23 – 91 Magazine
Talking of subscriptions, we couldn’t not mention our own magazine subscription, which is the perfect Valentine’s gift for the interiors lover in your life, or the person who deserves a little me time, with a good magazine and their favourite chocolate.
Nordic jumper, £69.95 – Closet & Botts
February is still pretty chilly here in the UK, so no-one would be unhappy to receive this cosy knit. Unisex and in neutral shades that mean it goes with everything, this piece is sure to get lots of wear in the autumn/winter months. Made from a hundred percent Irish Wool, it is also available in a navy colourway.
Face oils, £20 – Narloa
A good quality face oil always feels like a lovely, luxurious gift – a treat for your morning and evening skincare rituals. Narloa have three great options, Avocado, Balancing or Citrus Blemish, so there’s something for everyone. Their oils are all vegan, cruelty-free and made in London.
Velvet Bow Earrings, £8 – Hand & Palm
If your budget is small, then these adorable earrings are a sweet gift that will add a touch of cuteness to any outfit. Bows had a big trend moment during Christmas 2023, but we think they’ll look even better on your ears than on your tree! We love the colours too, so perhaps a pair in each shade?!
Etta gingham scarf, £60 – Hedge
Gingham is such a classic fabric that transcends trends, and this scarf will be a total winner as we head into those unpredictable spring days. Another unisex item, so you can definitely steal this one from your partner from time to time! Handmade in Birmingham from 100% linen.
Spa day gift set, £55 – Den Perfect
This is one for that person in your life who deserves a little pampering. Den Perfect have created this indulgent set of aromatherapy goodies, including a candle, botanical reed diffuser, and wax melts. Your loved one can fill their home with the wonderful scents and then sit back and relax!