Flowers and chocolates are nice but the best presents are the ones you know your special someone will use again and again
Do you leave it until the last minute to get something for your partner for Valentine’s Day?
According to new research by Marks & Spencer, men in Ireland are 94.8% more likely than women to wait until Valentine’s Day to buy their gifts. In order to avoid disappointment, why don’t you give your other half a nudge in the right direction?
Send them this link and see if they’ll twig what it is you really want on 14 February.
Not everyone does cards on Valentine’s Day anymore but if you’re going to give one, this option is simple, to the point and will more than likely evoke a tear from the eye of the receiver.
This charming blush set of glasses from the Erne range at Galway Crystal has a beautiful ripple effect to add colour and interest to your dining display and is perfecting for celebrating any special occasion.
Who needs chocolate when you can have a childhood treat immortalised as jewellery? Whether it’s for Valentine’s, Galentine’s or a birthday present for your bestie, this super cute pendant brims with nostalgia and is the perfect gift for anyone who loved these sweets as a child.
It’s important to remember that when a woman is warm, she is happy and this dreamy fleece from M&S looks like it will do the job very well indeed. The roomy oversized fit is perfect for layering while lounging, with dropped shoulders that add to the laid-back feel. It also features a large front pocket and cuffed long sleeves.
In the market for new earbuds? With a case smaller than most common car key fobs, the JBuds Mini is the perfect earbud for people who want a device that adds minimal bulk to their pockets and bags. As well as that, dual connect technology allows either earbud to be used individually, and Bluetooth Multipoint means easy switching between a computer, phone, or tablet without disconnecting and pairing the earbuds each time. Win-win.
Can’t decide between earrings, a necklace or a bracelet? You don’t have to thanks to this absolutely stunning collection from Irish brand Betty & Biddy. The February Betty Box includes a stacking bangle, a bracelet, two chains and a pair of diamante huggie hoops.
You’ve got your favourite daily perfume but do you have a ‘going out’ one? This EDT has a mix of softness and strength with a heady blend of mossy oak notes encased in the sweetness of mirabelle plum and the flowery freshness of freesia. If it smells half as good as its ingredients sound, you’re on to a winner.
While skincare is a personal choice, you won’t go far wrong with a tried and trusted beauty brand like Shiseido. Even better, you can avail of the sales that are still on to pick up a selection of products that are bound to impress anyone lucky enough to unwrap it.
This Valentine’s Day, show that someone special just how wild you are about them with a truly unique and unforgettable experience at the Wander Wild Festival in Killarney this March. A celebration of love and adventure, this unique wellness festival, set in the 25,000-acre UNESCO Killarney National Park, offers the perfect opportunity to embrace the spirit of exploration and connection with your partner.
Nespresso’s signature Vertuo Next machine offers seven coffee sizes at the touch of a button, perfect for your loved one who knows they’re not quite themselves until they’ve had their caffeine! The gorgeous design is part of a beautiful collaboration with Liberty and inspired by the aromatics and botanicals found in every nespresso coffee. It features hand-drawn depictions of coffee beans, citrus flowers, vanilla seeds and juicy berries.
There’s something lovely about getting somebody a present that will remind them of you whenever they wear it. An initial pendant is a beautiful gift to give or receive as it is subtle enough to be paired with other chains but will elevate your everyday look with a touch of class. As well as that, Diamonds Factory is offering a free engraving service on all wedding, engagement, and diamond ring purchases made in-store or online, with the promotion running until 14 February.
If you’ve been lusting after the latest Dyson wet-to-dry hair straightener, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to drop a hint – or flat out ask for it. Yes, it’s pricey but if you can convince your other half that it will save you an untold amount of time and money going to the hairdresser to get the same salon finish, they could get on board pretty quickly. Powerpoint presentation on the pros of purchase is optional.
If you’d prefer to whisk your other half away on a romantic weekend away, check out these gorgeous February offers in Irish hotels.