Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

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Gift that special someone (you!) with something fabulous, just because 

Romance isn’t dead, but chances are, this Valentine’s Day is going to feel pretty much like any other weekend you order takeaway or make a special dinner. 

But now is a great time to give yourself, or drop hints about, a little something in the post that would really brighten your mood. 

Here are some things we’re adding to cart this week, because really, we all deserve an extra bit of love this month. 

 

Irish fine jewellery brand By Leahy has launched a rose gold version of the signature envelope necklace for Valentine’s Day. Designed and handmade in Galway, customers can add a specially engraved message.

 

 

 

 

A simple pair of studs is our go-to jewellery in lockdown, and we love the fun and simple design of these mismatched earrings from NJO Designs. 

 

New mums are having an intense time at home with their little bundles of joy. The Mama Moments subscription box service is delivered every two months, and contains all you need to indulge in some me-time. Each box contains five or six gifts sourced from small, independent, female-led businesses. 

 

Raise a glass with someone speical in real life or virtually with the Valentine’s Cocktail Box from The Twelve. Available for nationwide delivery, each box includes two carefully crafted cocktails for two, Between The Sheets and Galway Rose, along with a bottle of house Prosecco and Chambord for Kir Royals and glassware for two. thetwelvehotel.ie.  

Valentine’s box, The Twelve 

We love the gorgeous little hampers for him available from Shell’s Café’s online shop. So much so, we might steal it for ourselves… 

 

Dinner in a restaurant is out, duvet days are in this Valentine’s Day. This Tommy Hilfiger set in crepe fabric is vintage-inspired and a loose fit for comfort, and this Marks & Spencer set is perfect for movie nights on the couch. 

 

You may not be able to bask in a spa day at one of the Cliff properties in Waterford or Kildare, but  you can recreate the experience at home with their indulgent spa products. Enjoy some downtime with The Well Spa Ritual Gift Hamper (€129), which includes The Well at CLIFF products such as the lavender and sea salt bath salts, super seed body oil, face and body peat mask, a bathrobe and card. Order online at cliffhome.ie.

One year into  the pandemic, your loungewear might be quite worn and threadbare. Invest in a set that feels beautiful to wear and will last longer, such as this pink Lucy Nagle cashmere set. 

If a stunning bouquet comes your way in the coming days, ensure you have a beautiful home fit for your blooms with the beautiful vases by Irish maker Sarah McKenna.