Without trying to assume, this post is probably reaching out to a demographic that will be spending their hard earned cash on a female counterpart this Valentines Day. The day that has been called out for being just another “consumerism day” that retailers have added to our calendar over the years to bridge that gap between both Christmas and Easter and get some extra bank rolling in. But, as much as you love to hate it, it is here to stay. It’s not something that’s going to change so if you are really struggling to decide on something to give to a loved one, this handy last minute guide might just help!
1. A fragrance
We will love you forever if a pretty, little, ribbon-tied Jo Malone bag appears in front of us. We will probably squeal with delight because let’s face it, Jo Malone just oozes with luxury, am I right? Or why not treat them to something a little different like the Neom Organics Energy boost scent that has just launched. Not only is the bottle super gorgeous, it’s another brand that just screams “I REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THIS PRESENT!”
2. A Trip
It doesn’t have to be abroad, it could be in the UK. I would highly recommend a little break to a Darwin Escape Lodge Retreat. We have just returned from a gorgeous weekend break at the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, complete with gorgeous views and a spa. You’ll feel revitalised without having to set foot on a plane. Or, if you do crave foreign lands why not head to SkyScanner to see if you can find any bargain flights!
3. A Card
If gift giving isn’t your thing Hallmark have an amazing range of cards to send to a loved one, most of which can be found in your local Tesco. Sometimes it really is just the thought that counts to let someone know that you are thinking of them. Even if you do have VDAY, spending £1.50 won’t break the bank and it will definitely make someone’s day. I thought this cute, nuatical inspired card was just the cutest.
4. A Box of Chocs
Let’s face it, Charbonnel Et Walker chocolates are the dreamiest chocolates you will ever get your grubby little mitts on. And the fact that these cute, pint-sized boxes come in a little heart-shaped box makes it even more romantic!
5. A little somethin’ somethin’ Accessory Inspired
Without having to guess what someone’s dress size is and making a huge error (super awks!) why not play it safe with accessories. A bag, a scarf or even a pair of sunglasses
(‘cos Spring is on it’s way!) you might just win someone over without offending them! Bonus.
6. Something a little different…
Still scratching your head with what to get your loved one? Why not take your chances and enter my Twitter Contest in association with The Laughing Cow? You could win a bespoke Cracker Sutra guide (cheeky!) which includes 10 delicious serving suggestions which are all themed round the famous Karma Sutra. The Cracker Sutra is crammed full with the all time ultimate food matches and is inspired by the great love story of The Laughing Cow triangles and crunchy cream crackers, the perfect pairing. I mean, who doesn’t like cheese? And with this fun, tongue in cheeky Valentines inspired gift box what are you waiting for! Go an enter by 9am tomorrow morning, by retweeting the below tweet, and following myself and The Laughing Cow over on Twitter!
— Bee 🌿 (@QueenBeady) February 10, 2017
I hope with less than 48 hours left you have found some inner inspiration with my last minute luxury Valentines Day gift guide! Maybe next year, don’t leave it too late.
*Some above items have been gifted, but all suggestions are based on my own true experiences.
I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.