VALENTINE'S DAY 2018 GIFT GUIDE

Well ladies and gentleman, the cheesiest day of the year is on the horizon and there's no ignoring it. From every woman ever scrambling to look for their sizes in the Primark lingerie section; to the sea of red cards and teddy bears aligned mismatched on supermarket shelves. Not forgetting the demand for pink champagne and perfectly wrapped in red tin foil chocolates. Valentine's Day is approaching.

In all honesty, I haven't done anything for Valentine's in years, so it will be nice to actually make an effort this year for once. I know I know, I still haven't introduced my boyfriend have I? If you follow me on Instagram though (cheeky plug, hiya), then you will already know!


I thought it would be a nice idea to put together a gift guide with a collection of the perfect gifts for both him and her. It's certainly been helpful to me because I'm also new to the whole Valentine's shenanigans!

You can't really go wrong with a grooming product and as I am a big fan of Panasonic, they're a fantastic brand that have a wide range of different products that are perfect for the hunk who rocks your boat. From technology products for music and TV; or you could treat him to a Men's Trimmer, so he can keep his appearance in top check in the comfort of his own home. They were even voted as part of the top 8 best beard trimmers by The Independent!

Lingerie...


Lingerie is the easiest gift you could get for Valentines's Day. Is it for her? Oh, but it could also be for him? Screw that. If you're anti-Valentine's like I have been for so many years, forget men and treat yourself to something sexy to sleep in. Whether you're single, taken or somewhere in-between; you deserve to feel like a million dollars, baby!

Maybe she would prefer something that covers her up a little more. Or maybe you're looking for something that's a little more wearable. If so, the Pour Moi Chemise from UKLingerie is a silk night-dress with suggestive lace panels across the breasts and ribs. Serve breakfast in bed to her this Valentine's Day and maybe she will reveal this little silk number under the sheets.


You may remember my collaboration last year with Bouji Lingerie, so I am not lying when I say they really are the best. Offering sexy but classy lingerie, Bouji have a whole Valentine's section for you to get your teeth into (wait, what??). This gorgeous velvet and mesh plunge bodysuit from Mapale is the perfect option for all and is only £32. It nips her in to enhance her beautiful curves and cheekily shows off the back with a see through mesh material.

Finally, if you would prefer an actual everyday wearable lingerie, then you may want to check out the Freya Fancies collections. Choose from a wide range of different bra and knicker styles in a few different colours. I have the black set with the longline bra and thong and can honestly say it's the comfiest set I own!

Sex Toys...

For the couples that are a little cheeky and daring in the bedroom (or wherever your urges persist, I ain't judging); you may want to consider adding a sex toy to the bedroom... or even to your ever growing collection already. Personally, I think intimacy between a couple is a huge make or break in a relationship. So, if there's a chance to turn things up from hot to spicy, then why not?


Sex toys can be quite scary for a first time user/buyer, so starting off subtle and easy is the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of bedroom toys. Sent to Thrill is a brilliant sex toy brand that are all about embracing your sexuality and sexual wellness. They specialise in pelvic floor toys that can help to increase the strength in your pelvis - a god send if you're familiar with aches and pains during sex.


If that's not a problem for her, then you may want to consider the Felix Vibrator amongst the other sex toys in the range. It looks a little weird... almost like a rabbit with two ears, but it's one of the most breathtaking things you could buy her this year. I am absolutely NOT pardoning that pun. Priced at £49 and available in pink or purple, the Felix fits perfectly on either side of the clitoris and features 7 different vibration patterns. She will LOVE it.


If she's familiar with toys, then you may want to turn things up a notch and treat her to the Ooh La La Flower Vibrator from So Divine. Priced at £34.99, this sex toy really is something special. The delicate flower shape sculpture provides an extra pleasure of a special kind, which can be enjoyed up to 2 hours before a re-charge is required. It features 10 different vibration modes - including 3 speeds and 7 pulsating patterns. What will be her favourite combination? Only one way to find out...


Let's face it head on. (erm) Condom shopping has always and still has a massive stigma around it. A simple little thing that can prevent STI's and unwanted pregnancies is all of a sudden something we pray and hope there's a self-checkout for... or even better, just order it online.


Condoms are pretty basic; normal, flavoured or ribbed? What's your flava baby? Personally, I think the choices are pretty limited which is why myONE are a perfect brand if you're on the hunt for some new rubbers.


With a staggering 60 different sizes for 10 different lengths AND 9 widths; there really is something for everyone. Whether he's thin, limp, pulsing, stumpy or resembles a donkey dick deep down in the planet called PANTS; there is definitely the perfect condom for him. Luckily, if he doesn't know his size, there's a handy measurement tool and questionnaire he can use on the site! There's also different lubes available too that are available from Superdrug for £9.99.

Scents...

Ted Baker have pulled it out of the bag again and have some gorgeous fragrances for both him and her. The Ted Baker tonics combine a fascination for the alchemy of aroma with the world's most sought after elements. Choose one of three 100ml tonics for him for just £40 each; Silver (Ag), Gold (Au) or Copper (Cu).


... And if it's her you're shopping for, then you might want to pick up Ted Baker Sweet Treats (30ml £18 or 100ml £30). Ella, Mia and inspired by Ted Baker's must-have fashion collections, Sweet Treats have 3 in the collection, all of which are designed for girls that like their scents with plenty of personality. The perfect handbag friend! Ted Baker fragrances are available in-store or from Boots.

 Jewellery...

You really cannot go wrong with splurging on some jewellery for her. I myself am not really a jewellery wearer, but I do like treating myself to some new earrings from time to time. The Fine Jewellery Company stock a wide range of jewellery that is of a high quality and made using the finest materials. Priced at £125, these gorgeous 9ct gold and white gold twisted hoops are the perfect option if you can't choose between gold or silver for her. Or maybe she would prefer a necklace? The choice is yours. All of their jewellery comes presented in a gorgeous box too, so there's no extra work for you!


Beauty...

Failing all of the above, you really cannot go wrong with something beauty related for the lady in your life. Starting with the Look Good Feel Better The Makeover Brush Set - a 4-set brush kit, which is completely cruelty free. The set includes a powder brush, finishing brush, tapered blending brush and a detail brush; with extra soft bristles for those extra sensitive skin types. Available for £24.99 from Feel Unique or £25 at M&S.


If you really want to see her smile and pucker up ready for snogs galore, then you may want to consider popping into Superdrug or Boots and picking up the Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Lip Creams. Priced at £4.99 each and with a wide colour range; you're guaranteed to pick a shade that she will wear. PERFECT for date night! Available from Boots and Superdrug.



We all know I am a huge fan of lashes and admittedly wear them everyday. So, lashes are a wonderful gift for any girl who is just like me. KISS lashes happen to be some of my favourites out of there; some of which I re-purchase again and again. KISS also have a wide range of different false nails, but you really can't go wrong with a perfect mani! Available from Boots and Superdrug.


If you want to treat her to a huge variety of different lashes and order them online, you might want to have a browse of FalseEyelashes.co.uk. They have over 1,000 different styles from many different brands, so it's great for me to stock up on some of my favourites!


A few more for him...


If you're struggling for ideas on what to get him, then don't worry because I've been panicking too. Whilst it's super easy to get lingerie and chocolate for girls, I don't think most men would appreciate those.

Dobell is a fantastic men's brand for the man who likes to look smart and sharp. One particular favourite pick of mine are the Merino Wool jumpers. They're pretty simple but perfect for someone who just needs a little bit of a wardrobe update. With a polo collar and long sleeves; the jumpers are made using 100% wool, so feel ridiculously soft and wash up really well. For £34.99, would he prefer charcoal grey or blue? Ricky chose grey!


There we have it! What ever you choose, I am sure he or she will love it. If you don't celebrate Valentine's Day or don't have anyone to buy for, then that's totally fine too!

Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples and is in collaboration with Panasonic. All words and photographs are my own. 

39 comments

  1. Well, this is is one hell of a gift guide girl! Personally, I thought getting underwear for v-day was really overrated until my husband went out and got me a nice bra set a few years ago, and in the same size! Best gift ever tbh

    Mel ✨
    http://meleaglestone.co.uk
    @meleaglestone

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    1. Thanks Mel! I think sometimes when guys know your personal tastes, they can get it SO right! :)

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  2. Great gift guide. I love the look of them earrings! Hubby and I don't really do Valentine's day as our wedding anniversary is pretty close on the 4th so tend to focus more on then.

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    1. Hi Joanne. Awww, happy anniversary to you both. Hope you do something nice together for it!

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  3. I love the sound of the Ted Baker fragrances and a good price at £40. Their packaging always makes their products feel even more special.

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    1. Oh totally! Their packaging is always divine x

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  4. Oh I love panasonic as well, they have great cameras but I had no idea that they did grooming products as well. I have to say what really tickles my fancy however is the sex toys, in fact I am checking them out right now!

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  5. What some awesome ideas for Valentines, I love the earrings they are right up my street!

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  6. I am obsessed with Ted Baker at the moment so the fragrances sound lovely, and you can't beat some nice lingerie x

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  7. Great valentines ideas here for all parts of it. I'm not sure what we'll do this year but hopefully something fun!

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  8. Fragrance always makes a good gift. Never tried the Ted Baker one

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  9. Love the photos! Some great ideas, ted baker scent is a good pick and would always be well received x

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    1. I totally agree Melanie. I'd be chuffed with it!

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  10. I am going to be treating myself to some lingerie this valentine’s day. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and purfume too.

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    1. I don't blame you Dannii. Sometimes we deserve to treat ourselves....... I mean, always!!

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  11. Wow, such a wide spread of gift guides to suit everyone, Ted Baker perfume for the guy is great and for the girl the £125 earring just rocks.

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    1. Cute gifts aren't they! I'd be chuffed with anything on here to be honest :)

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  12. I always find Valentine's a pain in the ass. I'm not into all the smushy love stuff I've put up with my fiance for 6 years and he knows that the worst thing he could get me is lingerie. I don't mind the cliche chocolate and flowers but I'd rather him just get me a jokey gift I was planning on getting him a cactus lol. I love the variety in your gift guide though x

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    1. Aww, i'm not usually into the smushy stuff either but i haven't had a valentines for a long time!

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  13. This is a really cute gift guide, i'll definitely be treating myself to something nice this year and a good meal. Being single doesn't mean you can't love on yourself after all!

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    1. It sure doesn't! Everyone deserves to treat themselves x

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  14. What a fantastic round up of things to get for our loved ones this Valentines. If I am honest I could do with some new perfume, but I also love the look of those sex toys, especially the Clitoris Canoodler!

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  15. I have not had eyelashes before like that. I would love this for Valentines and the lip creams too.

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  16. I love reading gift guides and yours one seems to be ticking all the right boxes. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  17. What a great Valentines collection. Im a huge fan of the kiss nails and eyelashes :) The nails last ages as well plus they look amazing. x

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  18. That is a very intriguing gift guide for Valentines, and I always like a good gift guide. Seeing that Valentines is all about showing how much you love someone, I think these are great ideas.

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  19. Some lovely choices and I love the look of those lip creams, such great vibrant colours.

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  20. These are all great choices and ideas. I am my usual eternally single self but really love the Freya Fancies lingerie so might have to treat myself this year!

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  21. Great ideas for some fabulous gifts this valentines. I'd love some jewellery or lingerie from my hubby!

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  22. I think that for Valentine's Day you can't go wrong with sexy lingerie or with a good perfume. Your post has some other great suggestions in it as well.

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  23. Great gift ideas! The lingerie sets are beautiful and I'd be very happy if my bf got me a one of those sets on the 14th of February!

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  24. Well this is a varied gift guide, you have much to choose from and not all the usual gifts. I always need ideas for Valentines. I like the idea of the nails, love the hearts.

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  25. My husband never gets me anything for V day. Think I may treat myself to a toy and some nice night wear. Anything to help the pelvic floor

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  26. Wow I really think you covered it all! I love the idea of getting a condom multi-pack hahaha. All these photos are really well done!!

    xx Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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