It’s coming up to that time of year again that some people love and some people hate. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day as I’m of the opinion that you should show someone you love them every single day and not just once a year. I also think that Valentine’s Day should not only be for a partner but for any special person in your life that you love!
…and there is no one more special than yourself!
So I thought why not give yourself a treat this Valentine’s Day. We all need some self-love and self-care and who doesn’t love an excuse to treat themselves, eh?! Right now during this pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we are kind to ourselves.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your loved ones to any of these gifts as well.
Image Skincare Ormedic Sheer Pink Lip Enhancement Complex – £21.00
Our lips can really suffer this time of year, either from the wind and cold or from being stuck indoors with the heating on. It can really dry your lips out. This Image Skincare Ormedic Sheer Pink Lip Enhancement Complex is just what you need to keep your lips soft and naturally full. The sheer pink gives your lips a really lovely ‘your lips but better’ colour too.
SBC Skincare Gift Sets – From £19.50
I’ve been a BIG fan of SBC Skincare for a few years now. Their products are just so good. Not to mention they smell amazing and they really do work. I’m featuring two of my favourite gift sets, both of which are perfect to treat yourself, or a loved one.
The Lavender Experience: ‘Unwind’ Gift Set – £24.00
This Lavender Experience ‘Unwind’ Gift Set is perfect if you want to relax and soothe the day away. Lavender essential oil helps your mind and body to unwind. Each of these gift sets contains the following:
The Collagen Experience: ‘Illuminate’ Gift Set – £35
The SBC Skincare Hydra-Collagen range is probably my absolute favourite from them. I have normal to dry skin and I find this range really helps to maintain the levels of hydration in my skin. I use the moisturising gel with my electronic skincare devices too. It really does help to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. This Collagen Experience: ‘Illuminate’ Gift Set comprises of the following:
Skin Geek Hydra Gel Mask & Eye Mask – From £6.00
Nothing like taking some much needed time out to pamper yourself and what better way than to use a Skin Geek Hydra Gel Mask or Eye Mask…or both even!
Infused with powerful humectants, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to leave skin feeling hydrated, refreshed, smooth and rejuvenated.Source
I love using hydra-gel masks and found these to be so soothing and relaxing just to lean back for half an hour whilst they do their thing. The eye masks were particularly great for depuffing tired eyes and plumping the skin. It’s just that little bit more luxe using these than your usual sheetmasks.
Lady Showbiz ‘Love Duo’ Gel Effect Nail Polish – from £12.60
You may have seen my recent review of these absolutely beautiful nail polishes from Lady Showbiz. Red is, of course, the perfect colour for Valentine but they do have a lot of other colours to choose from too.
They cover in one coat and they lasted a little over a week until they started to chip. They currently have a January sale with 30% off everything, so it’s a perfect time to grab some!
Holly Browzer® Tools – from £6.95
Besides the products I have shared below, Hollywood Browzer® also have some great kits available too. If you don’t want to treat yourself, then Hollywood Browzer®* is definitely a great place to look for a Valentine’s Day gift for someone else.
Hollywood Smoother Sonic Dermaplaning Tool – £49.95
The Hollywood Smoother* is a fantastic 2-in-1 tool that will remove those unwanted vellus hairs and it will also exfoliate/dermaplane at the same time. Getting rid of dull dead skin cells. My skin positively glows after using this.
Hollywood Browzer® DUO (Value Pack) – £14.95
A duo pack of the original Hollywood Browzers®*. These are so quick and easy to use for a totally pain-free method of removing unwanted hair. Skincare and makeup just apply so much better on a hair-free face.
Hollywood Brow Perfector – £12.95 & Hollywood Derma Browzer – £16.95
Each of these tools is designed to make shaping and maintaining your brows easy. Along with the short blade edge for the brows, the Brow Perfector has an eyebrow spoolie brush on the other end. Whereas the Derma Browzer has a long edge blade to remove hair and dead skin cells.
Deluxe Microfibre Puff £7.95 & 5x Magnification Mirror £8.95
I find using this 5x Magnification Mirror* makes shaping and trimming my eyebrows so much easier. Plus, it really does help when I dermaplane my face too. My eyesight isn’t as good as it once was, so it makes what had become a fiddly task, a really easy one.
Before I got a Deluxe Microfibre Puff*, I just used to wipe my browzer/smoother blade on some tissue. The puff is so much better. I can wipe both sides of the blade on it and that prevents build-up gathering on the edge, plus stops the hair and dead skin from falling everywhere. This also means the tool performs the best it possibly can.
Odylique by Essential Care – Full sized products from £6.00
If you love cruelty-free organic skincare then I highly recommend taking a look at products from Odylique*. They have a lot of skincare and body products, makeup, hair products and also products for Mum & baby. I personally adore their Coconut Candy Scrub* – £25.00. It smells so good and leaves my skin feeling super soft too.
All of the skincare I have tried from Odylique has been really lovely but a firm favourite of mine is their Calming Rose Super Tonic* – £15.00. I liked to mist this on my face throughout the day when my face gets hot as it helps to soothe and cool whilst keeping my skin hydrated.
- Regenerating and calming rose essential oil
- Hydrating, soothing and toning rose flower water
Plus, their Superfruit Concentrate* – £33.00 is another favourite of mine too; such a good product, my skin just loves it! A perfect little treat for Valentine’s Day!
Superfruit Concentrate is a blend of super-strength 100% organic rosehip oil, sea buckthorn and pomegranate, giving an exceptional synergy of 5 omega fatty acids, plus antioxidant vitamins and nature’s miracle phytosterols, to target dry skin and all aspects of skin ageing.
Personalised Valentines Sweet Tree – from £29.99
How about getting a gorgeous Personalised Valentines Sweet Tree like this one, or one of the other sweet trees that is available from Prezzybox?
They are available in two sizes – this is the regular size 25cm and there is also a large 35cm version. Prices start from £29.99.
I think it’s a fun and different way to receive chocolates. It feels a bit more luxurious and extravagant to have a tree of chocolates rather than just a box.
You can also personalise the vase AND everything except the vase & stem is edible. The centre of the tree is made from Belgian toffee crisp and of course, the chocolates on the tree are salted caramels.
They also despatch within 24hrs too.
Manly Man Company®
Now if chocolate isn’t your thing, then maybe you’d like to get your teeth into something a bit meatier for Valentine’s Day! Or you might want to give your partner something different that they’d really enjoy. If that’s the case, then you should check out the fantastic and unique gifts from The Manly Man Company®, a veteran-owned business.
The idea for the Manly Man Company® came to Greg Murray after a simple conversation with his wife Jacquie, for whom he had recently bought a bouquet of flowers: Why isn’t there a gift for men that’s equivalent to flowers? Yes, you can buy men flowers, but the practice isn’t what you might call commonplace. The couple speculated that a bouquet of beef jerky might be the perfect stand-in. Soon after his wife surprised Greg with the very first iteration of what is now called “Man Bouquets”— sticks and sheets of jerky carved into the shape of flowers and roses that are presented inside a pint glass or beer mug “vase”.
You can shop here to check out some of their fabulous products. They are so original! From a Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet to meat hearts and bacon roses – yes, you read that right, BACON ROSES!! These are sure to be really memorable gifts and tasty ones too!
One Year Roses Make Up Box – 4 Piece – £49.99
Now, this I would class as a little bit of luxury and on the pricier side of things at £49.95. However, this beautiful acrylic Make Up Box from Prezzybox comes with one year Roses. Yes, REAL roses that last up to a year if cared for properly.
You can use this to store smaller items of makeup, hair accessories, jewellery – just about anything really. It’s ideal for those small items that you always seem to lose. They’d also look good as a blog prop too! I really love acrylic storage boxes, and the roses are stunning; it would look amazing on any dressing table!
The roses come in a choice of colours:-
- Rouge Red
- Vintage Pink
- Classic Champagne
- Lace White
100mm x 100mm x 50mm
Whole Box Size:
W107mm / D107mm / H113mm
How To Care For Your Roses:
- Do not water
- Keep out of direct sunlight
- Do not expose to high levels of moisture or humidity
- Keep roses around room temperature
- Clean delicately if dust gathers over time
- Avoid Crushing, Pressing or Folding the Roses
- Roses are happiest in the original box – Do not remove
Prosecco Spumante Gift – from £28.99
Fancy treating yourself – or your loved one – to a gorgeous packaged bottle of Prosecco from Sparkling Direct?
‘A great tasting Prosecco Spumante from the Casa Defra family vineyards. The Spumante is the most popular style of Prosecco produced and is the full sparkling one. This Prosecco has a lovely crisp flavour to it and it is presented in one of our fantastic wooden gift boxes.’– Sparkling Direct
As you can see it comes in this fun wooden gift box – which could be easily repurposed afterwards for some kind of storage box.
You can choose your delivery date and they have free next day wine delivery (Mon-Fri UK mainland) If you want to, you can also include a personalised gift card as well. Perfect if you are sending it to someone other than yourself.
Hempz Blushing Grapefruit & Raspberry Creme in-shower hydrating herbal body moisturizer 250ml – £16.99
Now, how about some pampering goodies for your skin! This Blushing Grapefruit & Raspberry Creme in-shower hydrating herbal body moisturizer from Hempz smells amazing! It will leave your skin so soft, feeling smooth and just smelling heavenly. Containing Shea Butter, Cucumber Extract and Vitamins A, C and E, plus of course 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil, your skin will love you for using this.
Upcircle Face Scrub Citrus Blend – £12.99
Nothing like giving your face some TLC either and this Face Scrub from Upcircle is perfect.
Made with repurposed coffee grounds and a host of other good ingredients, this scrub will gently slough away dead and dry skin. Your face will be left feeling soft, smooth and refreshed after use. Coffee is great for stimulating blood flow, it’s a fab antioxidant, a skin brightener and is a good anti-inflammatory.
Coffea Arabica Seed Powder, Sucrose, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Lippia Citriodora (Lemon Verbena) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, *Limonene, *Linalool. *Natural constituent of essential oils listed.
Available in a Citrus Blend and a Floral Blend. It is also natural, sustainable, vegan & cruelty-free!
KISS Natural Flourish Blooming Lash – £6.75
I’m a big fan of KISS products and these lashes are just beautiful. A perfect little treat for yourself. They have so many different styles of lashes that you are bound to find the perfect pair – and hey – who says you only have to buy one pair?
These particular lashes have ‘Multi-Angle technology delivers flourishing layers of lashes on a single lash band.’ When you look at the lashes side on, you can see the different layers. They look a lot more natural and therefore, they blend effortlessly with your own lashes.
You could use these for everyday looks or just for going out. Whenever you choose to use them though, you can be sure that they will enhance any makeup look that you create.
…and that is a wrap on my valentine’s day gift guide
Well, that just about wraps it up for my suggestions for giving yourself some self-love/self-care this Valentine’s Day! There are plenty more things that you could do for yourself. Like, giving yourself a manicure or pedicure, an at-home spa day – or even just a takeaway & movie in bed! It doesn’t have to be expensive but there is nothing stopping you from splashing out on little luxuries either if you want to.