Gift Guide

10 Day Countdown: The Valentine’s Day (Self) Gift Guide

self gift guide

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and presents, and pampering. It’s a great day, is what we’re trying to say and what makes it one of our favourite dates are the beautiful beauty treats that come with it.

Sure, a fresh bunch of blooms are wonderful and always welcomed, but so is a new sultry fragrance or Urban Decay’s latest palette wrapped in a big bow.

Here’s our pick of some of the best treats to spoil yourself or to drop hints about in the 10 days left before Valentine’s Day…

For the ultimate fragrance lover

We thought that there’s no way you could improve on a perfume gift from Jo Malone. Well it’s turns out there is a way and that’s by having the bottle engraved with a message! The Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne, £45 for 30ml, is inspired by a voluptuous blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses and can be engraved for an extra £15. It might be time to start dropping some BIG hints.

Engraved Jo Malone Bottle

The gift the glow
For those of us that (unsurprisingly) haven’t managed to get that natural ‘supermodel’ glow through the winter months, there are thankfully ways to fake that healthy fresh faced look.

Get soft, smooth skin in 3 simple steps with the targeted Nourished Glow Collection cleansing kit from Elemis, £40, which has been specially formulated to restore a healthy, radiant glow to normal skin.

Get glowing skin

The date night palette
Want to get noticed this Valentine’s Day? Turn up the heat and treat yourself to the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, £39.50. With 12 shades to choose from with a range of mattes, satins and metallic shadows, you can make sure your look is on fire this Valentine’s!

urban decay heat palette

The ultimate candle
You have to create the right kind of atmosphere for love and the Elemis Life Elixirs Embrace Candle, £35, is just the thing. This is a powerfully aromatic candle that infuses your abode with an exhilarating fragrance. It intelligently blends 21 pure essential oils, including Vetiver, Frankincense and potent Rose Pepper to deliver a sensuous scent with a stimulating effect.

valentines romantic candle

The gift of a perfect pout
Dry, chapped lips won’t do, especially on Valentine’s Day. The Dream Kiss Plumping Sheet Lip Mask, £8.50 is a bio-cellulose mask that clings to lips and infuses them with collagen and hyaluronic for instant plumping. It can also be used as a primer – so it’s defintiely a must have before wearing a matte lipstick.

Mask for Lips plumping

One for the foodies
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s without some irresistible chocolates to share. The Hotel Chocolat Valentine Sleekster, £22.50, should probably fall into your basket before Feb 14th. The 27 heart shaped chocolates, with flavours including Champagne to Passion Fruit, to Salted Caramel Kiss, make a classic (self) gift that you can share with someone special.

valentine's chocolates

Valentine’s beauty, boxed up
The February Box is the perfect Valentine’s gift. It’s packed with products to cover all bases – including a night on the town with your girls or date night. What’s more, the 5 beauty treats come inside an impossibly pretty Special Edition ‘Galentine’s Box’!

Galentine's GLOSSYBOX February

These are the perfect picks to treat yourself in the season of love. After all, they do say you’ve got to love yourself before someone else…

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Lydia Woodward

Lydia Woodward

The Queen Of Curls

I am always searching for future trends - beauty, fashion, hair, you name it! I’ve tried every foundation under the sun and love trying up-and-coming makeup brands to compare them with the big names. Variety is the spice of life and my makeup bag is definitely wide-ranging.