Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Whilst I am never going to turn my nose up at a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers, I have to admit that I love a special gift that is just a little bit different. I love knick knacks, beauty treats and I will always be a sucker for a good accessory. So, I thought I would gather together some of the things that I adore and think would make the most amazing gifts this Valentine’s day. Go on, time to get hinting…

Treat You Self Print by Cat Coquillette
1. Treat Yo Self Print by Cat Coquillette £24.00
Parks and Rec forever. I adore Cat Coquillette’s prints and this one never fails to make me smile. Her shop is full of gorgeous prints with quotes to make you happy and I reckon anyone would love to have one of these to keep.

Umbra Giraffe Ring Holder
2. Giraffe Ring Holder by Umbra £8.75
Because what girl doesn’t love a trinket holder? The whole range of these sweet animal ring holders are too cute to believe and make the perfect little gift. They have elephants and bunnies too and I want them all!

The Workshop Ring Box

3. The Workshop Ring Box £95.00
I actually won this in a twitter competition and I am so impressed by it. Basically, it is everything you need to carve and shape your perfect ring out of wax. Then you send it back to The Workshop and they cast a solid silver or gold ring from your design. I absolutely cannot wait to recieve mine back and I can’t image a better romantic guesture. They also do workshops you can attend if you prefer a little more guidance whilst you learn how to make your own ring. I am so in love with this whole company!

Lookfantastic #LFLOVES Beauty Box
4. The Lookfantastic Beauty Box #LFLOVES Edit £15.00
The best kind of present for a beauty fanatic. The February #LFBEAUTYBOX makes me smile every time I look at it, That box! The magazine! The contents! I think these make such a good present and this one is just too perfect for Valentine’s day.

Jo Malone Bath Oil and Cologne
5. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil and Blush Suede and Peony Cologne £54.00 and £42.00
Jo Malone will forever be my favourite. The Pomegranate Noir I wore on my wedding day and I just adore it. Whether it be a bath oil, a candle, or a cologne, nothing feels like more of a treat. Total luxury.

6. Karl Lagerfeld Cross Body Bag £195

For the real big spenders out there, I really think that nothing is better than a gorgeous bag. Especially if it is a ridiculously cute mini cross body bag with gold hardware. I honestly love this bag far more than I should and I don’t think I am the only one that would feel like that. Guaranteed to earn months and months of brownie points!

Will any of these going on your wishlist? Or are you a traditional card and flowers kind of person? Either way, I hope you have a wonderful galentine/valentine/me time day!