Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - For Her and For Him

12 February 2014

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you're still stuck in a rut on what to either ask for yourself, or buy your beau (because they deserve a little love too), then don't sweat! I've compiled a list of things for gift inspiration, and if you're a single pringle, then treat yourself!

Even though love isn't about expensive gifts and fancy treats, it's nice to show your appreciation, or know you're appreciated through a nice gift. If you're a man reading about what to get your girlfriend, then these are somethings that she may enjoy.

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Heart Tin // If she enjoys feeling pampered and smelling great (hello, who doesn't?), then she will love this cute gift set from The Body Shop. It contains 3 body products, and is packaged in an adorable heart shaped tin. You'll be a sure winner if you surprise her with this one!

Peter Alexander Women's Heart Couture Slippers // How adorable are these slippers? They come in two colours, red and pink, and they're perfect for a girl who loves to look cute while in her sleep wear. Not only are they perfect for the upcoming winter that is about to be thrown upon us, they're also incredibly comfortable.

Benefit The Perfect Pair // Benefit recently came out with this beauty of a bargain, this cute little duo contains a 4mL bottle of both Posie Tint and High Beam, so if you're on a budget, then at $19 you really can't go wrong!

Ted Baker Makeup Bag // This makeup bag has been on top of my wishlist for...months? Years? Let's just say for a very long time. The price may be quite steep for some, but if you really want to go all out and treat the women you love, then this may be the way to her heart. It's also washable and extremely cute!

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume //  If the bottle doesn't blow you away then I don't know what does. Marc Jacobs always does the best perfumes in my opinion, and this one is no exception. Scent is a very personal thing, but if she's a fan of floral, fruity fragrances then she will love this one. If she doesn't, then she can always keep this on her vanity as an adorable decoration piece.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette // Hello baby. Look at all those beautiful eyeshadows. If your girlfriend is a makeup junkie, then she will definitely fall head over heels for this palette, and for you! It contains a great selection of mattes and shimmers, and you'll stick to the safe side by choosing a neutral palette instead of brights and bolds.

So ladies, now it's your turn. Buying for men can be exhausting, with women, you have a huge selection of things to choose from, but for men? Do they wear shirts without pockets? Do they prefer black or brown shoes? What if they don't like the colour green? Endless amounts of decisions can be overwhelming, so here are a few possible options for the man of your life.

Braun Shaver // I decided to mention this because my Dad is absolutely in love with this product. Now, I'm not a man (obviously), but if I was, I would probably think shaving is the biggest chore compared to anything, which is why I would be grateful if I was given something that would make the process easier. The Braun shaver, gets right to the root of the hair and will give him a close shave every time.

Z by Zegna // OKAY THIS DESERVES A DECLARATION OF LOVE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Okay, now that's over with. Z by Zegna is my all time favourite mens cologne. If you want your man to smell like a man who sleeps in Armani suits, then pick this up! It's a very masculine, wooden scent, and instantly ups the sex factor once spritz on.

Vans Olive Monks // Maybe you don't have a man who sleeps in Armani suits, and prefers comfort over style. No need to worry, because these Vans shoes won't compromise one or the other. Being both comfortable and stylish, these shoes are something that he can wear everywhere, so you will definitely get your moneys worth!

The Body Shop Zoom Groom Travel Kit // How great is this mens grooming set from The Body Shop? If he's low maintenance and has one tiny space in the house, then this gift set is made just for him. It contains everything from a razor, to nail clippers, and if you're planning to spend a weekend away, this will definitely come in handy.

Video Games // Even though you probably despise his video game obsession, love is all about compromises. So, while he makes do with your increasing makeup collection, you should show him you care by getting him his favourite video game. Think of it as a truce, and he'll definitely love you even more for it.

Socks // If all else fails, one can never have too many socks. Seriously, do they disappear over night or do they just sneak out of your drawers? He'll value your thoughtfulness and will appreciate it when he's running late for work and needs a pair of socks.

What are you getting your valentine this year?

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  1. Great post and cute gifts! Just found your blog and really like it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook or bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


  2. Great post Basmah but I think that benefit duo is only 4ml. You just got my hopes up! hehe.


    1. Oh it is so! Thanks for letting me know Mel, I must have accidentally read the packaging as 40mL instead of 4.0 haha


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