If I’m honest, we don’t really *do* Valentine’s Day. We might plump for a card each and maybe buy in one of those meal deals from the supermarket but we don’t really buy each other expensive gifts or go all out. For one thing, hasn’t it just been Christmas? And another, it’s our birthdays in a month or two and we’d run out of great ideas. Not to mention that after nearly 8 years of marriage, we kind of know how we feel about each other (and I’d be a bit concerned if we didn’t!)
However, I do love to receive gifts (it being my Love Language) and so on the basis that James might be reading this post, and might decide to surprise me with more than a card bought last minute when he remembers, here are just some ideas for him:-
I love fresh flowers and I don’t think you can go wrong with a nice bouquet, especially if you have them delivered during the day as a surprise. Sunflowers are my favourite as I think they really brighten a room. How gorgeous is this sunflower and rose jug from Next?
I’m a real sucker for mugs; I just love having a cup of tea in a nice mug, is that weird?! At the moment I’m really into teacups and saucer sets as I think these add a sense of elegance to my morning tea routine but actually, I really love this mug from Emma Bridgewater. I’ve hinted once or twice about this particular cup to James…let’s see if he gets the message now!
Now that the kids are a bit older I can wear gorgeous bits of jewellery without worrying about them tugging on it and strangling me or breaking it which is really nice, although I do have to make sure Meg doesn’t steal pieces when I’m not looking! This handmade silver frost ring from Nude Jewellery is just divine, although to be fair I’m in love with quite a lot of the pieces from their range and if you didn’t know, they make contemporary jewellery in London and are well worth a visit. Here’s a post I previously wrote about a piece they sent me to review and why I think they are so great.