What is the best way to say ‘I love you’? It’s the ‘L’ question we all start wondering about around Valentine’s Day. With 14th February looming, it’s time to make some plans with the special person in your life or pick up some presents to show your love for them.
Meal kits and food delivery services have really started wowing me during lockdown and many of them are offering special Valentine’s themed boxes to make the most romantic day of the year memorable. Maybe it’s time to impress your partner with your culinary skills or agree on something you can make together.
I’m also loving the heart decorations — especially the fairy lights — for bringing some romantic red and pink hues into the house. If there’s any excuse to add more red and pink into your decor, Valentine’s could be just the thing to upgrade your interiors.
Shopping for your galantine? I’ve popped some fashion and beauty recommendations on the list that I would absolutely love to receive on Valentine’s Day. For any fellas reading, these gifts will certainly go down well with your wife or girlfriend. Of course, I couldn’t leave off the Cupid’s classic gift of flowers, so I’ve suggested some fabulous florists too.
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Leopard print blanket scarf, TLM Edit
There’s something seductive about animal print. This scarf says romantic yet sensual.
Heart print upright detachable collar, TLM Edit
Add playful love hearts to your everyday attire to reveal your romantic side.
Gold knot red stretch belt, TLM Edit
Wow in this sexy red belt with your favourite figure hugging black dress.
Amity shirt, Indigo Island
Add some rosy red to your man’s wardrobe with this smart shirt.
Love Sleep Pillow Spray, this works
Get in the mood… for a good night’s sleep with this calming pillow mist.
Valentine’s Collection 2021, Look Fantastic
Look no further for a box dedicated to self-love — something we all need a lot more of.
Nothing quite says Valentine’s like a lick of red lipstick.
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Be My Valentine / Galentine, Leo & Co
A soak in the tub with a bar of chocolate and a cuppa — what more could ask for?
Simon Rogan ‘At Home’ Valentine’s Menu, Simon Rogan
From £95 per person
Dress up and wait for your dinner to arrive. Enjoy a sumptuous menu and wine pairing from Simon Rogan.
Meal Boxes, Cook
Take a break from the kitchen by selecting a delicious starter, main and dessert delivered by COOK.
Sent with Love Box, Paul
Say ‘Je t’aime!’ with a sweet treat from Paul.
The Fortnum’s Valentine’s Hamper, Fortnum & Mason
If food is the way to their heart, woo your lover with this luxurious hamper from Fortum & Mason.
Ruby Chocolate & Strawberry Truffle Making Kit & Prosecco, Britain Loves Baking
Try your hand making truffles and fudge treats to really impress your loved one.
Valentines Hamper, Bottles ’N’ Jars
Kick off a romantic night in with fizz and snacks before enjoying an Italian red and some ‘music to drink wine to’.
Aperitivo In Terrazza Luxury Box, Nio Cocktails
Enjoy an Italian aperitivo by candlelight with this luxurious cocktail set.
Valentine’s Roses, Appleyard Flowers
Say ‘I love you’ with a beautiful bouquet of red roses. Appleyard has a fantastic selection to choose from depending on your preferences and budget.
Hungry Eyes Bouquet, Petalon
A beautiful bouquet to truly show someone you love them.
Love Note Dried Bouquet With Vase, Your London Florist
I love a fresh bouquet of flowers as much as the next woman but this dried bouquet from Your London Florist is so striking and elegant.
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Valentine’s Day Pink Rose Candle, Cotswold Candle Co
Transport yourself to an English rose garden with this romantic rose-scented candle.
10 Heart-Shaped And Confetti Balloons, Little Lulubel
For an inexpensive but grand gesture, these Little Lulubel balloons are a delight to hang about the house and add a little colour to your date night dinner.
Rose Gold Heart Shaped Metal Straws, Ginger Ray
Metal straws are essential for entertaining (and caring for the environment) and these ones are without a doubt the cutest I’ve seen. Pick up a pack of five from Ginger Ray.
20 LED Silver Filigree Heart Indoor Fairy Lights, Lights4Fun
Drape these heart fairy lights across the dining room table to give the evening a soft, warm glow.
Solid Oak Hot Stuff Wood Trivet, Wood Paper Scissors
Show your partner they’ve still ‘got it’ with this retro wood trivet.
Anamorphine pink candle, Overose
A blend of peonies, sweet raspberries and raw vanilla, this Overose scent is perfect for creating a sensual atmosphere.
Love Heart Garland, STUDIOBELL
Keep things simple and cheerful with a love heart garland. You can also request a particular colour to match your decor.
Paper Heart Honeycomb Valentines Decorations, Deco Pom Poms
Go tasteful yet subtle with these honeycomb heart decorations. Available in both pink and red, these paper hearts or great for hanging or using as a table centrepiece.
Valentine’s decor for the home
Somebody To Love Queen Inspired Retro A3 Art Print, Fanclub
Bring a little love and style into your home with this Queen-inspired art print.
Valentine Wafer Red Blanket, The Natural Blanket Company Ltd
Wrap up with your loved one in a warming, red blanket made from luxurious merino and alpaca wool.
Looking to update your wardrobe, buy a gift or treat yourself?
You will find a gorgeous range of jewellery, accessories and clothes on TLM Edit, all hand-picked by The London Mummy.
10 LED Paper Heart Battery Fairy Lights, Lights4Fun
Fairy lights are quick and easy mood lighting. I love the soft dusty pink and warming glow of these paper lights.
It’s In The Air Dish Towel, Anthropologie
Something to tempt your date into drying the dishes…
This old rose armchair is a beautiful piece for introducing some feminine pinks into your home.
Standing Mouse Table Lamp, Seletti
Looking for something a little quirky? Seletti always has a marvellous selection of out-there interiors and this mouse seemed an unlikely Valentine’s decoration!
Regency Pink Velvet Cushion – Two Pack, Habitat
I couldn’t resist these luxurious velvet cushions – great for trialling dusty pink in your decor before a complete revamp.
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