7 Valentine's Day gifts that'll make you fall in love with yourself
13 February 2019, 17:44 | Updated: 9 November 2020, 17:19
Red roses? Chocolates? Candlelit dinners? SNOOZE.
It's February which means Valentine's Day is being forced on us at every turn. Everything is heart-shaped and coupled people are feeling smugger than usual, but it's important we remember to love the most important person on this whole planet – ourselves.
Whether you've got a partner, it's complicated or you're just alone on Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to treat yourself to something cute.
A little self care treatment, a new purchase, or even an experience, because really you deserve it. So here are seven ideas to get the love party going.
1. What A Time To Be Alone
In a world that teaches you you're not enough by yourself, 'What A Time To Be Alone' is here to teach us that yes, we most certainly are. Written by award-winning feminist blogger Chidera Eggerue, known as The Slumflower, and filled with encouraging quotes, this is the perfect treat for someone who is looking to take charge of their lives.
2. Honest's Wild Lemongrass candle
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Eucalyptus Leaf Candle This is nurture through nature as the evergreen healing elements of eucalyptus leaves, distilled with a blend of cleansing oils, bring on this restorative aromatic, balanced with notes of bitter-sweet orange and wild herbaceous cypress. MOODS and MEMORY: restorative, herbaceous, evergreen, cooling – there was always a gate where garden gave to hillside and green on green gathered as the line rose – I have walked up and along that way and I have seen the things, and the others, in the between of the leaves and sometimes I have made the walk warm in the expectation that I might not return the same – yet, here I am. #honestskincare #candles #eucalyptus #scent #feeling #eco #lightme #clear #home #living #house #moods #memory #aromatic #herbaceas
A night of pampering wouldn't be complete without a nice candle flickering on in the background. Introduce the scent of Sicilian lemon, botanical eucalyptus and warming ginger – all proven to be seriously calming – into your room and watch your everyday stresses melt away. Bonus: the candles are made using soy wax, which is a non-toxic, renewable source.
3. A Bloom & Wild subscription
You don't need to wait for someone else to buy you flowers. Bloom & Wild offer monthly subscriptions so you can have a bouquet delivered right through your letter box that are sure to brighten up your bedroom.
4. Cloud by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum
Ariana Grande just won her first Grammy and dropped one of the best albums of her career, so naturally smelling just as sweet as she does must be the secret to her success… right? Her new Cloud fragrance has calming notes of lavender, bergamot, pear and an exotic coconut heart. The cloud-shaped bottle would look super cute on any dresser too. And it's only £25 for 30ml, bargain! Spritz spritz.
5. A new duvet set
Is there a better feeling than melting into some fresh sheets? Treat yourself to something new on Valentine's night by transforming your boudoir into a cosy den. ASOS have just released a new homeware range and, trust us, you'll want it ALL.
6. A cute journal
By now we know the benefits of journaling but sometimes you just have to make do with the notes on your phone. Well, a new bit of kit could be the perfect way to kickstart the scribbling process. This Skinny Dip fluffy peach notebook could be the perfect addition to your stationary collection.
7) A Netflix, food and movie session
Okay this one is pretty easy but a little break from life might just be the ultimate gift you can give yourself. Find a mushy Valentine's movie on Netflix, order your favourite food and feel the zen.