Whether you are celebrating the martyrdom of St. Valentine of Terni in 269AD, the pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, or remembering the 2 men named Valentine executed by Emperor Claudius II on the 14th February in the 3rd century, what you really need now is…. gift inspiration!
As with many of our traditional celebrations, the origins of Valentine’s Day are tricky to pin down, and most likely are the result of a combination of different festivals and historic events being neatly bundled and packaged together in the one big all-singing, all-dancing celebration of love that we know today.
Let’s face it though…it all comes down to finding that one perfect gift that lets your loved one know how you love and value them. Sound tricky? Well it doesn’t need to be, let us help with a few suggestions!
Coffee a go-go…with a Wacaco Nanopresso
Kick start your day the caffeine way – even when you are away from home and far from your creature comforts. All you need is hot water & either ground coffee (or for the original Wacaco coffee maker - a Nespresso pod) perfect for those that love the outdoors, camping, hiking or fishing – but need that extra coffee boost to get them going!
Chin Chin - here's to Gin Balloon Glasses
Balloon glasses are the current style favourite when it comes to enjoying your gin. Stylish and with great capacity, they turn any gin drink into a celebration! These chic Manhattan glasses from Anton Studio give a little added elegance to any cocktail or aromatic botanical gin. It’s all the rage, don’t you know.
Sharp & to the point – Premium Knives
It might not be your first thought for a romantic gift, but trust us – anyone who loves to cook, loves beautiful knives, and they will love you even more for thinking of it! From dainty little paring knives right up to some seriously sharp Japanese Knives like the Yaxell Gou 25.5cm Chef’s Knife, we have specialist knives to suit all abilities, cooking styles, cuisine types an tastes! With all the leading brands such as I O Shen, Global, Wusthof, Robert Welch, Zwilling J A Henckels, Sabatier, Yaxell, Kai Shun and more - we will have the perfect knife for everyone!
Let’s not beat around the bush here – pretty much anyone who loves to bake would LOVE a stand mixer. There are a number of different brands and styles available to suit every budget, but the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is much coveted. To help you out this Valentines, we have a spectacular offer of £150 OFF the KitchenAid Candy Apple Red Stand Mixer, which comes with a glass bowl.
This gift would be a double win for you – unending gratitude from a loved one for such a fabulous gift, and just think of the baking you will get to enjoy too!
No wiffle – all Waffle!
Waffles are the business. You can enjoy them sweet or savoury, for breakfast or pudding (and pretty much anytime in between too if the mood takes you!) so what better way to say “I Love you” than with the gift of endless waffles? You could even offer to make them too!
The Gift of time…let a slow cooker take the strain
We all struggle with our busy lives, rushing here and there, with work, family commitments and everything else going on that jams up our calendars on a daily basis. So why not give your loved one the gift of time? Free up their busy dinner schedules by having meals cooked for you (effortlessly!) while you are at work or busy doing other things. A Slow Cooker does just that, welcoming you home after a busy day with a healthy and hearty dinner – perfect for casseroles, curries, chilli, roast chicken and a whole lot more besides.
However you chose to spend your Valentine's Day - we hope its delicious!