When it comes to gifts, we’re the mistresses of dropping heavy hints. For Valentine’s Day, the imperative is even more essential – simply because there’s a whole load of dross out there, flammable red lingerie anyone? First up, step away from the typical clichés of cuddly teddies and the standard assorted box of chocolates (bleugh) and think outside the box this year.
Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift (for yourself) can be a tricky purchase. Indeed V-Day can often leave you pondering over the potential meaning behind the gift – if you hint at jewellery is he going to think you are angling for an engagement? Or if you lowball yourself with suggestion of picture frames and socks, is he going to think you’re only in it for the short haul. If so how do you accurately define the level of commitment in a relationship and work out what you deserve to receive?
And of course giving is just as satisfying as receiving. If you’re looking for something special for your partner, the best gifts aren’t necessarily the most expensive but the most thoughtful. From tongue in cheek cards to custom made artwork, it’s the personal touch that matters. If you really want to make sure that your V-Day present has an air of exclusivity why not visit www.notonthehighstreet.com where you can tailor-make a host of thoughtful gifts, just for your beloved.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift to give to your loved one or racking up a wishlist of items you’re hoping to receive, we’ve selected the top 50 items to ensure you won’t disappoint (or be disappointed) on Valentine’s Day.
Words: Hannah Davidson
Shopping: Sophie Hooper