The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Finally, it’s February. January – generally considered to be the most joyless month of the year – is thankfully over. Of course, the arrival of February means that romance is in the air, so there’s no time to lose if you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration.
Doing things differently
It’s traditional for us to show our affection for our loved ones by sending cards and gifts. But this year, why not pamper your partner with something different, instead of predictable gift clichés? Scented candles, wax melts and luxury bath oils make such thoughtful Valentine’s Day presents – and they last a lot longer than conventional chocolates or flowers too! We offer an extensive portfolio that really does have something for everyone – and importantly, that includes you too.
Why not show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day? Spoil yourself for a change, and upgrade your self-care routine with something special from our collection of best-selling brands including WoodWick, Yankee Candle and Owen Drew. Feeling a little overwhelmed by so much choice? Our ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide showcases some of our favourite bath & body products and home luxuries. It also features some clever expert advice on shopping by colour.
The wonder of WoodWick
We’re very proud to be a stockist of WoodWick Candles UK. These candles don’t just look and smell amazing, they emit the sound of a crackling fire as they burn – perfect if you’re trying to create a relaxing yet romantic ambience for Valentine’s Day. Wooden wick candles also offer a slower and longer burn time than many conventional cotton wick candles, so they’re excellent value for money. They’re also a more sustainable choice than cotton wicks.
We love all of our WoodWick Candles, of course, but we think the Currant Large Hourglass Candle is the perfect pick for Valentine’s Day. How fabulous is this striking shade of scarlet? As it burns this candle releases a blend of floral/currant notes, plus a hint of juicy mandarin. It’s sweet but never overpowering. Best of all, this large candle will burn for up to 180 hours!
Say yes to Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle is one of the biggest and best-known candle brands in the UK. Each candle features a custom-blended wax, a unique wick and a carefully crafted fragrance that is true-to-life and realistic to the experience that inspired it.
We’re big fans of the Black Cherry Large Jar Candle all year round, but it’s especially suitable for a Valentine’s Day gift. As you’d expect from the name, the aroma evokes the delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries. If you’re cooking dinner for your loved one, you could even match this candle to your Valentine’s Day dessert! The deep red shade is perfectly displayed within the traditional candle jar design. This large size will provide up to 150 hours of this delectable aroma.
Owen Drew’s pick of the bunch
We’re staying with the fruity theme for our next Valentine’s Day recommendation: the Strawberry Fields Luxury Candle from Owen Drew. If you’re not already familiar with Owen Drew candles, you have a real treat in store. Based in the north west of England, this niche, luxury fragrance brand incorporates a must-try collection of home fragrance and self-care products.
Beautifully packaged in an upscale coffret, this hand poured soy wax candle features delicate notes of freshly picked strawberries, enhanced with the subtle tang of zingy rhubarb. Distinctive without overwhelming, this candle is perfect for discerning fragrance lovers who appreciate the finer things in life. And thanks to the classy packaging, it looks as good it smells.
In addition to luxury candles and wax melts, the Owen Drew brand also includes luxury soap and bath products. These also make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts – but be warned, they’re so good you may decide to keep them for yourself!
A dozen red roses are a popular – though unoriginal – Valentine’s Day gift. A far more imaginative option is the Owen Drew Rose de Mai Absolute Luxury Bath Oil – perfect for floral fans.
This upscale elixir features a blend of essential oils to nourish the skin, while the exquisite rose aroma relaxes the body and soothes the soul. Notes of neroli and jasmine add an extra touch of sensuality. If you’re feeling flush, you could even splash out on the matching Owen Drew Rose de Mai Absolute Luxury Soap and/or the Owen Drew Rose de Mai Absolute Luxury Candle.
Shopping by colour
If you’re keen to lavish your loved one with a special Valentine’s Day gift, but aren’t completely sure of which scents they like, why not Shop by Colour instead? We’ve curated four different collections, based on four popular colours, to make your gift-buying as easy as popular. Lots of people like to match their home fragrance and self-care products to their décor. So you really can’t go wrong if you choose something that matches their favourite shade – or their favourite room scheme.
Red is traditionally the colour of passion, so if you want to play it safe with the traditional hue of love, you’ll find our Red Collection here. If pretty pastels fit the bill, discover our Pink Collection here. If purple reigns, you’re sure to fall head over heels for our lilac and lavender offerings. Mad about monochrome? Browse our classically chic Black collection, brimming with deliciously dark gift ideas.
If you’re still not sure what to buy for a Valentine’s Day gift, help is at hand. Our specialist Fragrance Advisors will be pleased to create a personalised recommendation for you, free of charge. Click here for further details.