Valentine’s Day in my opinion is one of the stupidest ‘holidays’ of the year. For girls and boys alike the day is a romantic minefield – what if your significant other doesn’t celebrate the day and you do? What if you’re single? How much do you spend?!
Can you sense my cynicism?
However, for the past year, after years of not having a boyfriend (lonely girl) I am now blessed with someone to force to participate, albeit we’re both a bit reluctant. This year will probably spent like the last, opening ridiculously cheesy cards (we try to find the worst) and eating a mountainous amount of Indian food at Miah’s on Wokingham Road in Reading. However, as many who know me know, I bloody love presents, even if its just searching high and low for the perfect present for someone else! So today, I’ve poured over the internet in the search for the perfect Valentine’s Day present. If you’ve got a boyfriend, strategically place your laptop with your preferred gift in front of him (hint hint) and if you don’t have a lover, just treat yourself!
Brian Lichtenberg Unisex ‘Feline’ Cotton Sweatshirt £100 @ Browns London – Update your girlfriend’s wardrobe with this tongue in cheek parody of the fashion house, Celine’s branded tshirts.
Smythson Love Letters £150 – This calf leather bound book contains love letters by famous authors, just like Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Love Letters of Great Men’, so if your man isn’t great with words you can pretend you’re Kafka’s lover instead. Perfect.
Catseye Pug Wash bag £14.50 @ Selfridges – This was too cute to resist. If you’re a student like me and can’t have a real pug, you can stare at this adorable wash bag everyday instead. Cat lovers need not apply.
Knitted Mono Morrocan Crop Jumper £38 @Topshop – Crop jumpers are a big transitional trend which will effortlessly take you from Winter to Spring, plus Miley Cyrus was spotted in this number a couple of days ago. If you can’t be tamed (a la Miley) then this jumper is for you.
Vivienne Westwood Chancery Purse 2800 Black Purse £115 – My love for Vivienne Westwood has skyrocketed recently and this purse would look perfect in any handbag, I will definitely be looking into purchasing this for my own Valentine’s day gift. Naughty.
Tom Ford Barb Wire Ring £250 @ Selfridges – Scared to get your girlfriend a ring incase she sees the box and screams ‘I DO!’? Well this quirky Tom Ford barb wire ring is definitely not an engagement ring, but definitely will make her scream with delight.
Mulberry Valentines Alexa £995 – the Alexa has quick become an iconic bag and this special Valentines edition is expensive but oh so beautiful.
Bordelle Classic Angela Dress £420 @ Selfridges – Looking for a present which your girlfriend and you will love? Then lingerie is the answer. Check out Bordelle for some kinky pieces. You can thank me later.
Michael Kors Gold with White Dial Chronograph Watch £229 @ ASOS – a classic Michael Kors watch is on the wishlist of most girls, so you can’t go wrong. This plan is fail proof.
Nars Disco Inferno Shimmer Nail Polish £14 – Does your girlfriend love her talons? Then nail polish is the perfect present. Nars stocks on trend colours and Disco Inferno is my personal favourite!
Hermes Vintage Birkin 35 Leather Bag in red £17,800 @ Matches Fashion – Are you a baller? Did you recently win the lottery? Then Hermes is everyones best friend and vintage is even better. Snap this beauty up before anyone else does!
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum 30ML £45 @ John Lewis – this dramatic fragrance is based on floral and fruity smells, with hints of Lotus Wood and the bottle is just as enticing.
Alexander McQueen Skull Chain Leather Sandals £470 @Harvey Nichols – Wardrobes full to the brim of shoes? Then I can diagnose your girlfriend as having a serious but not life threatening shoe fetish. These beauties will cure her for a little while, it’s all in the name of medicine.
Fortnum & Mason Champagne and Chocolates Box £55 – Love to wine and dine her? Is food the key to her heart? Then Fortnum & Mason is the perfect place to pick up a ready made al fresco picnic, just maybe take along an umbrella for the unpredictable British weather.
Nike Black Blazer Hi Suede Vintage £69.99 @ Office – Comfy, cool and perfect for her. With a variety of colours there is a pair of Blazers for every girl!