Valentine’s Day. It’s a day dedicated entirely to love, a day to show that special someone in your life just how much they mean to you. Often, that means giving gifts and that’s where things get a bit tricky. What should you buy them? How much should you spend? Thankfully, there’s no need to fret this year - we’ve put together The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to really treat your loved ones this February 14.
Chocolates are a classic Valentine’s Day gift. It’s like a hug in a box and who wouldn’t want to receive that? This year, opt for something extra special from Hotel Chocolat on Peter’s Lane.
Their Chocolate Cabinet with Prosecco is an impressive collection of sweet treats that showcases amazing taste and texture. Made up of milks, darks, whites, truffles, pralines and crunchy bites, presented in a beautiful cabinet, this is the ultimate luxury chocolate box. Paired with a 75cl bottle of vivacious boutique Prosecco exclusively made in Italy’s Dolomite foothills, we guarantee you’ll be in the good books of whoever receives this gift.
Chocolate Cabinet with Prosecco, £68, Hotel Chocolat
Browns on Manesty’s Lane is a great place to go for a romantic meal. With cosy lighting, chic décor, and classic food, Browns is the ideal place to spend some time together this Valentine’s Day.
Their food is made from quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients, and they offer a number of fine wines and beers, as well as hand crafted cocktails and Champagnes. Book a table this Valentine’s Day and try their special Valentine’s Day Menu, which features three courses and a glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne for just £29.95 a person!
Treat your other half to a beauty or grooming gift this Valentine’s Day and add a little luxury to their everyday routine. For men, we recommend the Philips Series 9000 wet & dry shaver with SmartClean from Debenhams on South John Street. Achieve perfection in every stroke with this cutting-edge shaver. Contour technology flexes in eight different directions providing exceptional coverage, while V Track technology delivers an unbeatably close cut, leaving skin super smooth.
For women, we recommend Urban Decay’s Naked Vault Vol IV also found in Debenhams. This all in one luxurious set is a must for any makeup lover. Featuring neutral palettes, double ended brushes, a full-size mirror, Vice Lipsticks and a waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, this gorgeous kit is all you need to create endless looks!
Philips Series 9000 wet & dry shaver with SmartClean, £250, Debenhams || Urban Decay’s Naked Vault Vol IV, £165.75, Debenhams
If you really want to spoil your partner this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better gift than a holiday. Kuoni on Peter’s Lane offers a number of incredible holiday packages at a range of destinations. From Asia to Africa, Europe to Mexico, you’ll find amazing trips that will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Our top pick for Valentine’s is The Tongsai Bay found in Koh Samui, Thailand. This beautiful resort is nestled in a cove on the north-eastern side of the island, making it a romantic and tranquil private getaway. With the finest cuisine, impressive pools, sea views, exceptional service and more, you won’t want to leave.
The Tongsai Bay package holiday, from £1,543 pp for 7 nights, Kuoni
A gift that everyone will love is an Apple Watch. The new Apple Watch Series 3 found in the Apple Store on Upper South John Street helps you to be more active, motivated and connected – take calls on your wrist, listen to your favourite playlists on the go, chat to Siri, plus tons more!
For women, we love the Apple Watch Gold Aluminium Case with Pink Sand Sport Loop. Simple but stylish, this watch will go with any outfit. Similarly, we’d recommend the classic Apple Watch Silver Aluminium Case with Seashell Sport Loop for men – this is a watch that will never go out of fashion!
Apple Watch Gold Aluminium Case with Pink Sand Sport Loop, from £399, Apple || Apple Watch Silver Aluminium Case with Seashell Sport Loop, from £399, Apple
If you’d rather give your loved one the gift of choice this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with the Liverpool ONE Gift Card. Redeemable at over 170 of our stores, bars and restaurants, your partner can treat themselves to a shopping spree, evening out, a VIP night at the movies and more!
Just head to the Information Centre on Wall Street, choose a design and load up your Gift Card with £5 to £500. You can also buy a Gift Card online – easy!
The Liverpool ONE Gift Card, available from our Information Centre
Let’s face it, we all like to smell nice and that’s why perfume or aftershave are great gifts to give on any occasion. Si by Giorgio Armani found in The Perfume Shop on South John Street is a perfume that captivates the senses. A blend of mandarin oil, rose de mai absolute, vanilla absolute and more, this addictive floral fragrance lingers on the skin for hours and will attract compliments wherever you go.
Sauvage by Dior is a fresh scent made for the modern rugged man. Meticulously formulated with all-natural notes, it combines dewy citrus with a sprinkling of pepper to give it a bold scent that will have everyone asking what you’re wearing!
Si by Giorgio Armani, from £52, The Perfume Shop || Sauvage by Dior, from £52, The Perfume Shop