Valentine’s Day: last minute buys

We usually all grimace  when we hear Valentine’s Day is upon us; for us mere mortals that are over the age of 25 can either not be bothered to celebrate, are single (and proud of it) or are just plain over this outdated trend.  But for those romantics still left in the world (like me), I just can’t get enough of this cheesy trend.

So, with this in mind, what to buy a beautiful lady that has everything? Or simply if you are single , or have a beau, but want to treat yourself; we’ve compiled a list of the top Valentine’s gifts for her…

For the lady who likes luxe

Treat her to a fabulous red studded purse or new season bangles from Aspinal of London.

Studded purse by Aspinal of London

Studded purse by Aspinal of London

Bangle by Aspinal of London

Red bangle by Aspinal of London








For the lady who loves Milk Tray

Update the chocolate trend and think outside the box with these fabulous miniature heart-shaped boxes from Prestat.

Prestat chocolates

Prestat chocolates

For the beauty lover

Opt either for a fabulous spa day from well-known locations such as The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden to Elemis Day Spa in Mayfair, or simply spend less on an assortment of goodies such as Elemis’ Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt, Clinique’s Smoothie Kisses lip gloss gift set or Darphin’s Age Defying Lip Balm.

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt

Elemis Exotic Moisture Melt

Clinique's Smoothie Kisses lip glosses

Clinique Smoothie Kisses lip glosses

Darphin Age Defying Lip Balm

Darphin Age Defying Lip Balm









For the magpie jewellery lover

Links of London have an assortment of limited edition Valentine’s pieces from a rotating gold and silver 3-piece ring to beautiful pendants and iconic silver and pink friendship bracelets. For the romantic in you who is aspiring to propose on Valentine’s Day, why not head to Sussanah Lovis (50 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0QH. Tel: +44 (0)20 7493 2008). She has a sparkling array of rings and has kitted out every celeb from Martine McCutcheon to the newly engaged spice girl Emma Bunton.

Links of London

Rotating ring by Links of London

Susannah Lovis

Ring by Susannah Lovis









For the lady in red

Who doesn’t like wearing red on Valentine’s Day? Cliche yes, on-trend, of course (just follow Dita Von Teese’s example from The Heart Truth’s red dress collection at New York Fashion Week), so what’s to lose? Style wise, opt for a sultry dress from and heels such as these fabulous red sling backs from La Redoute. Quirky and cute.

Red heels from La Redoute

Red heels from La Redoute

For the romantic

Instead of heading to Moonpig or Funky why not go old school classic and purchase a quality card complete with Valentine design from Smythson.

Valentine's Day card by Smythson

Valentine's Day card by Smythson

To cheer yourself up

January may be over but if you just want to purchase a little gift for yourself in aid of Valentine’s Day then why not start with a purse pinching saver from They stock OPI fabulous red nail varnish. Sexy on any day of the week.

Red OPI nail varnish at

Red OPI nail varnish at

Cute accessories

For the girl who has everything why not buy her a cute gadget or accessory? An iPad may be out of your (budget) league, but a cute designer key ring is a great way to break the ice and shows you have thought about her style. have super sweet robots to choose from whilst Mulberry’s new cracked leather heart’s are fab for showing off. Prada also have a great assortment of teddy key rings but you may not have the cash to match.

Robot keyring from

Robot keyring at

For the late arriver

Why not make jest of your date and opt for a great accessory. Try this rose gold mens style watch from Asos, its the perfect accompaniment for the summer months and bang on-trend too. She’ll never be late after this gift.


Rose gold watch at


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