An Alternative Valentine’s Day Gift Guide…

Let’s be honest, chocolate and flowers are nice but they aren’t for everyone.  It might be that you enjoy giving and receiving more unusual gifts or you just might not be into the whole ‘standard’ Valentine’s Day celebration.

If you are looking for something a little different this year, then I have put together this handy gift guide to help you along.  With 7 days to go, I’ve picked up a variety of items for a range of budgets so I’m sure you will find something that you like!

Personalised Our Song/First Dance Poster

This poster is such a sweet and unique idea.  It costs £9.99 for an A4 size and although you’d probably also want to purchase a frame I love that you can choose something which would be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.  You can also get A3 versions and there are different colour options too.  It’s going to sound incredibly cheesy but The Scientist is a significant song to us because when we were first going out James sang it to me and played the guitar.  Clearly I had dreams of marrying a rock star!

Itty Bittys

Who doesn’t love a cuddly toy to celebrate all things romantic?  Hallmark have just released three new couples in time for Valentine’s Day: Belle and the Beast, Miss Piggy and Kermit and Lady and the Tramp.  If those don’t grab your attention however they do a whole range of well known and loved characters and the miniature size means they make a sweet but thoughtful option.  Prices start from around £6.

We are very familiar with Itty Bittys is this house with the kids having a number from the Star Wars and Disney ranges and I think these are some very cute additions.

Rock and Ruddle Hairbrush

If you truly want to think outside the box then why not buy your loved one a Rock and Ruddle hairbrush?  These brushes are made using boar bristles which are strong and resilient and they pull through the hair incredibly smoothly.  You can buy them in a range of different styles and a handbag size brush costs £20.  We tried this brush out on James’ hair as he has incredibly thick hair and we were interested to see whether it lived up to its claim of brushing through without pulling and I can honestly say that it did the job perfectly.  The bristles also have microscopic scales which release and drag the natural oil from your scalp along your hair to keep it healthy looking.

The Perfect Mug

Whether your loved one’s beverage of choice is tea, coffee, hot chocolate or just good old plain hot water, there is something about drinking from a nice mug which just takes your experience to the next level.  I wouldn’t say I’m a mug connoisseur but I definitely know a thing or two about having an obsession with nice mugs!  I adore this Tinkerbell one from Find Me A Gift (£9.99).  It’s quirky, perfect for Disney lovers and would make the perfect receptacle for a Valentine’s morning brew.

A Good Read

It wouldn’t be a gift guide written by me if I didn’t include the option for a good book to read!  If your partner is anything like me then I’m sure they will have a wishlist just waiting at the end of their fingertips with books they are dying to own but if not then I was sent a copy of H.O.Charles’ first book: City of Blaze which James has been reading and enjoying just recently.  It’s the perfect option for anyone who loves Epic Fantasy with a good dash of magic and some romance (it is Valentine’s Day after all…)

I was provided with the items in this post for the purpose of the gift guide.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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