How do we know it will work? Well, that’s easy, we got the opinion of women! (And they are always right… aren’t they?)
If you are reading this thinking ‘my girlfriend isn’t into Valentine’s Day and we’re not doing presents’ then perhaps you should think again, a real gentleman would at least get his significant other a card! Make it a nice one too!
The Classic Lady
So she’s got a touch of class and elegance? Make sure her gifts do too.
Roses, obviously. Be sure to go to a local independent florist for your roses. You’ll get a much better deal and fresher flowers that will last a lot longer.
So you’re thinking jewellery, why not try Missoma London, a lesser known jewellery designer. With lots of different options, you’re sure to find a thoughtful gift to personalise. Our favourite is this beautiful ‘Silver Round Bracelet’, which can be engraved with both yours and her initials.
Plus Missoma does next day delivery, perfect for the last minute shoppers.
Available at missoma.com for £98, engraving included.
Treat your lady to some luxury R&R at the Dilan&Grace Spa at King Street Townhouse. A spa day here doesn’t come cheap but we promise it will be well worth it. On the 7th floor overlooking Manchester Town hall, you will have access to the relaxation room, steam room and infinity spa pool. Yes, I did say infinity spa pool. Pure luxury.
For Valentine’s Day, we’ve even sorted out some exclusive spa and treatment packages for our readers so speak to Dilan at Dilan&Grace Manchester and we promise he’ll look after you and your better half.
More information about the spa can be found at dilanandgrace.com. Prices for a full spa day with various treatments start at £125.
The Creative Lady
So your fairer half has a real creative side to her so the standard flowers and card might not make here eyes light up. Fear not, for this lovely lady we’ve got plenty of great options! Why not try one of these more interesting gifts.
‘A Personalised Solid Copper Polaroid Print’. These trendy Polaroids look like you have made a strong effort but really you can just send a photo to these guys and they will do the rest! These are one of our favourites as everyone loves a good Polaroid, they are really thoughtful and lets face it, the copper finish will look great in just about any home.
Available from oakdenedesigns.com for £19.
‘A Gin Botanical Cocktail Garden Kit’. This gift is perfect for the gin lover! If you know she likes gin, you can’t go wrong! Your lady can now grow all the herbs needed to make her own infused flavours – let the creative juices flow.
Available from notonthehighstreet.com for £16.95
If you fancy getting your creative lady some jewellery, why not try the Manchester based designer Wandering Zingara for a one off. These are all cool handmade pieces but our favourite at the moment is the ‘Turquoise Teardrop Silver Necklace’.
Available from WanderingZingara on etsy.com for £78.
The Care-free Lady
At first it seems you may have hit the jackpot with a care-free lady, however these can often be the most difficult to buy for. The key with this category is to make sure your presents for her are simple but thoughtful.
Every woman loves to relax and unwind in a lovely bubble bath and we suggest trying out some Grace Cole luxury toiletries. We love a Manchester based brand and what’s more, these bottles are full of beautiful ingredients and scents, what could suggest a more chilled and romantic evening?
You can even personalise these bottles! We are huge fans.
Our suggestion would be the ‘Vanilla Blush and Peony Bath Soak’ with a personalised message on their already beautiful bottles.
Available from gracecole.co.uk for £8.
Instead of spending a fortune on flowers, why not buy your fairer half something she can keep growing all year round? This Click and Grow Herb Garden means literally anyone can grow their own herbs, it even waters itself! We love it!
Available from Amazon.co.uk from £49.
The White Company can be rather pricey but something small and simple would be well received by the majority of women! We suggest this Seychelles Heart Soap. Not only is it beautifully packaged, it doesn't break the bank AND it's a heart shape, what more could you want? Team this up with a candle or some Grace Cole and you’re on to a winner.
Available from thewhitecompany.com for £12.
Keep an eye out over the next few days for part two of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Valentine’s Day’, which will cover our top venue suggestions.