Valentine’s Day Gifts: Ten Thoughtful Ways to Say Those Three Magic Words

From the romantic to the platonic, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the ones you love. Treat your favourite person to an extra special gift or unforgettable experience.

@Alaia Le Coeur heart-shaped leather bag

CROSS(BODY) MY HEART: Alaia Le Coeur heart-shaped leather bag

Since joining as Alaïa’s Creative Director, Pieter Mulier has honoured the genius of the maison’s late founder by experimenting with leather, and his Le Coeur bag has already won over the fashion crowd. It also just so happens to be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

@ The Selfridges ultimate grooming kit

GROOMS MAN: The Selfridges ultimate grooming kit

When people talk about encouraging their significant others to be the best versions of themselves, grooming regimes aren’t necessarily the top talking point. But Selfridges beauty buyers have curated a set that makes an exception to that rule. Packed with hair and skincare products from the likes of Malin + Goetz, Dermalogica and Clinique, it’s dedicated to making time for self-care.

SOMETHING BORROWED: Acne Studios wool beanie hat

You might find yourself gifting this beanie hat with the intention of wearing it yourself, given that it suits everyone and is made of incredibly cosy wool. Stamped with Acne Studios’ signature straight-faced patch, it’s a prime example of how the brand blends Scandi minimalism with playful flourishes.

GOLD CRUSH: Susan Caplan pre-loved Chanel gold-plated earrings

For a meaningful jewellery gift that doesn’t require any getting down on one knee, a pair of vintage Chanel earrings is sure to get hearts fluttering. Known for tracking down pre-loved designer jewellery from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, Susan Caplan is the brand to look for to find one-of-a-kind gems.

@Ichendorf handmade cactus champagne glass

PRICKLY PAIR: Ichendorf handmade cactus champagne glass

Everyone thinks of the champagne part, but few cover the glasses. The gift equivalent of finishing their sentences, this champagne glass is perfect to bring out just as the corks pop. Ichendorf is known for nodding to nature in its designs, adding a cactus-shaped stem to this coupe to bring some fun to the fizz.

@Phlur Missing Person eau de parfum

LOVE AT FIRST SPRITZ: Phlur Missing Person eau de parfum gift set

A sell-out success, this fragrance set from Phlur is pretty much guaranteed to be a winner. Musky, floral and cosy, Missing Person is perhaps the most talked-about scent of the past year (and a Selfridges Beauty Awards winner).

1. RESELFRIDGES Watches OMEGA Speedmaster watch; 2. The Cinema at Selfridges membership


A symbol of time spent together (or just really good taste in watches), a vintage watch is a grand, memorable gift for Valentine’s Day. OMEGA’s Speedmaster was famously the first watch worn on the moon, so this model from our RESELFRIDGES Watches collection of pre-loved timepieces makes for a particularly iconic gift.

LOVE ARENA: The Cinema at Selfridges membership

For fans of the infamous yawn-and-reach move, this Selfridges cinema membership is for you. Keeping date nights going beyond the 14th, the membership includes two cinema tickets, plus priority booking, discounts and complimentary invitations to exclusive events and screenings.

1. Grind logo-print coffee machine; 2. Selfridges Selection chocolates and Champagne hamper,

CREMA OF THE CROP: Grind logo-print coffee machine

If precisely knowing someone’s coffee order is an act of love, then making someone’s coffee order is in a league of its own. London coffeehouse Grind’s smart stainless steel coffee machine means business. The Italian espresso machines the brand uses in its own coffeehouses inspired the heavy-duty design of this countertop version, but you can skip the barista training as it uses pods (and not just Grind’s own).

EAT YOUR HEART OUT: Selfridges Selection chocolates and Champagne hamper,

Whether it’s a date night, a mate night or a treat-yourself-right night, Valentine’s Day can only be made better with this champagne and chocolate hamper. Proving that the traditional Valentine’s presents will always be a winner, this Selfridges-yellow box houses a bottle of Selfridges Selection champagne and a box of Marc de Champagne truffles.