It's that time of year, the holidays are over, it's not yet spring, but Valentine's Day is here to help us feel the love. Whether for a partner or close friend, you will find something in this gift guide for that important person in your life.
[Image: A pink sequenced heart balloon stands against a smoky red background.]
by Megan Dorian.
The season of love is upon us and with the barrage of Valentine’s Day gift ideas everywhere you look, it can be hard to see through the fluffy pinks and reds to find the perfect gift to show your loved one just how much they mean to you.
Whether you’re spending your first Valentine’s Day with your new lover or gearing up for your 10th year together then fear not, we are here to help take away that feeling of overwhelm and have pulled together some of 2022’s best Valentine’s Day gift ideas to suit every budget.
Say it with words with a card from independent business, Hello Community Cards. Specialising in ‘cool queer cards for cool queer people’, this Etsy business has a whole range of inclusive cards (£2.50) that are guaranteed to give your other half a giggle.
Think outside the box (literally!) with this Mechanical Model Amber Box from UGEARS (£48.99). Made from sustainably sourced wood, this model kit has all the components to create a beautiful jewellery box and a fun night in to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner. You could even add a finishing touch with a special piece of jewellery to mark the day too…So cute, right?
We are loving this Valentine’s Day tee (£25) from new start up brand, Dondee UK. Dondee UK is all about the positive vibes with its slogan tees and this ‘Our hearts speak fluently’ one is the perfect Valentine’s Gift for your favourite person.
Scent the scene with Memor London. Spending Valentine’s Day at home doesn’t need to lack romance. Memor London’s luxury candles will help you to set the scene and unwind into a state of pure relaxation with your partner. The best part? Unlike many other luxury brands that use harmful, paraffin wax, Memor’s candles are made from a unique blend of vegetable wax and pure essential oils with aromatherapy benefits for the mind and body. This golden hour candle (£29) is guaranteed to be a winner with your other half.
Nutritious chocolate? Yes please! Goodbye shop-bought chocolates and hello homemade smooth, rich, dark chocolates with a melt in the mouth truffle texture. This chocolate making kit from The Mindful Cook provides everything you need, including online video tutorials, to become chocolatiers at home.
See your name (well, initials) in lights with this personalised neon heart (£90). Is there a better way to remind your partner how much you love them than seeing your initials together in neon lights every time they walk in the room? We think not!
We can’t get enough of these coral red heart tassel earrings (£13.99) from black-owned business, Nina Bombina Art. On Nina’s Etsy shop you’ll also find loads of amazing of colourful gifts and homeware pieces, so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your partner’s taste.
This article is sponsored by UGears. UGears is a startup company that creates beautiful modular mechanical models. If you are a crafty person yourself or you need a gift for someone else who is crafty, UGears might be just what you are looking for. Intricately and beautifully made, UGears mechanical model kits are sustainable, high quality and unique, and require no glue to make. The Conscious Being team particularly love their Theatre Modular Kit.