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The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide

From diamond rings and delectable macarons to pamper sessions in your home

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If you're searching for the perfect present for Valentine's Day, our compilation of luxury gift ideas may be just the ticket. Whether you splash out on crystal earrings, scented candles or a muscle-melting massage, these purchases will have your loved one falling for you all over again.

Bathtub Gin - Ableforth’s

Expert drinkmaker Ableforth’s says of its Bathtub Gin that it “takes a while to perfect, but we think it’s worth it”.

“First, copper pot-distilled gin is made with juniper, coriander and other fragrant botanicals,” the brand says, before the makers “painstakingly infuse it with a further six fresh botanicals - a process which takes a whole week to do”.

The final product is a fascinating and unique one, dominated by a heavy nose of juniper and cinnamon, with a long, delicate finish of orange and other citrus fruits.

£31, plus delivery

Juste un Baiser macaron gift box - Laduree

There are few more romantic edible gifts than the macaron - the delectably sweet Parisian delicacy made from almonds, egg white, icing sugar and, of course, food colouring.

And there are few better macarons than those offered by Laduree, the Paris-based luxury goods company with a branch in London. This year, discover its gift box of eight macarons to compose yourself, dressed with the “colours of love and millions of kisses”, as Laduree says.

£20, plus delivery

Rebel at Heart couple rings – Thomas Sabo

Couple rings are an age old sign of taking things to the next level, which is why Thomas Sabo’s his and hers set may be the ideal purchase for this coming Valentine’s. The men’s ring makes use of luxurious black diamonds, adding a sophisticated edge to the yellow gold centre and sterling silver base, while the women’s ring presents a much softer take, with an elegant cord detail crafted from 18k yellow gold diamonds in the middle, against a blackened sterling silver two-tone base.

From £425

Skin bracelet – Julien Riad Sahyoun

With the Princess of Monaco among his fans, Julien Riad Sahyoun is one of the most respected jewellers in the world of fashion today. This iconic piece from his collection, Just Revolution Skin, is an 18k white and rose gold bracelet set with diamonds. A luxurious addition to any jewellery collection, this stunning piece will make your partner feel like royalty.

£8,900

 
London beauty concierge - Ruuby

Make your partner feel extra special this Valentine’s Day with a pamper session tailored specifically to their schedule. Mobile beauty company Ruuby brings its spa and beauty services right to your doorstep with as little as 90 minutes’ notice.

Men can enjoy a wet shave, gentlemen’s facial or deep tissue massage, while ladies receive everything from lash extensions to aromatic mani-pedis.

£180 for a 90-minute couple’s massage

 

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NV Rosé Première Cuvée Extra Brut - Bruno Paillard 

alentine’s Day isn’t complete without a glass of bubbly, but instead of just going for the same familiar names, why not try something new this year? Maison Bruno Paillard is an independent, family owned and run champagne house, which focuses on extra brut styles. Wine Mag calls the Bruno Paillard Rosé Première Cuvée MV a “tight, really dry wine [with] red-currant crispness and a strongly mineral texture”. The sparkling wine blends the best crus from 12 villages with vintages going back to 1985.

£51.45 plus delivery

Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum – Tom Ford

As the scent that many are calling “Tom Ford’s best”, the Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum has built quite a reputation for itself. The fragrance bursts with clove and mint, while the tobacco leaf note weaves into vanilla, cocoa and tonka bean, creating a smooth and opulent blend of musky spices. The fragrance also comes as a conditioning beard oil, with the option of two others scents: Oud Wood and Neroli Portofino.

£164 for Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum and £44 for conditioning beard oil

Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum Spray – Estee Lauder

This scent provides a provocative contrast of two distinct smells in a rich rose fragrance designed to capture your inner seductress on Valentine’s Day.

£52

Modern Renaissance Palette & Ultimate Glow Kit – Anastasia Beverly Hills UK 

Since arriving in the UK in 2017, cult beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills has proved wildly popular, with its famous glow kits a particular favourite.

The Modern Renaissance Palette contains a selection of soft nudes and pigmented bold colours with which to experiment. Classic shades such as burnt orange, warm taupe and venetian red can easily be used to create the perfect Valentine’s make-up look.

Anastasia’s Dream Glow Kit contains six shades of highlighting powder featuring bright ultra-reflective hues and multidimensional sparkle.

£46 for the Modern Renaissance Palette and £23 for the Dream Glow Kit

Rose gold marble jar candle - Maison Ves

Luxury scented candle brand Maison Ves is has a marble jar candle with a rose gold lid – another way of saying “I love you” while adding a modern touch to your home. With every purchase, you can choose the label: #partnerincrime, #sidekickforlife or #youaregoldbabysolidgold. With a burning time of 40 hours, candle fragrances include vanilla, coconut, mango, papaya and tuberose.

£65

Straight from the Heart and Chocolate & Fizz sets – Hotel Chocolat

This Valentine’s Day, British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat is encouraging you to show your love with its Chocolate and Fizz and Straight from the Heart sets.

The first collection includes prosecco, salted caramel puddles, champagne chocolate truffles and dark fruit and nut nano slab in a hamper. The latter features a variety of 35 chocolate hearts made up of caramels, cocktails, fruities and pralines, with many of the recipes vegan-friendly.

£40 for the Straight from the Heart set and £27 for Chocolate and Fizz

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