Valentine's Day gift ideas for him and her: What to buy your partner this Valentine's Day

11 February 2020, 09:42 | Updated: 17 February 2020, 15:57

Treat your other half to something they actually want this Valentine's Day
Treat your other half to something they actually want this Valentine's Day. Picture: PH/Getty
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Valentine's Day is sneaking up on us, and if you're expected to get your other half a gift, you best get a move on.

Everyone knows Valentine's Day can be a hard one to get right, whether you're dating someone, crushing on someone, or have been with your partner for the past decade.

Are presents expected? Are flowers and chocolates too predictable? Will they get mad if I don't get them anything? The stress is too much to deal with, especially after Christmas.

But the truth is there are a number of thoughtful and special gifts out there that mean you can treat that special person in your life to a surprise this Valentine's Day.

We've put together a round-up of present ideas to get your girlfriend or boyfriend to keep them happy this 14th February:

Matching Pyjama Set £55

If you want to go full-on couple goals this Valentine's Day, enjoy a night in in matching pyjamas. Forever Sewing's personalised loungewear makes for a sweet and comfy gift this Valentine's Day.

Buy now: Forever Sewing loungewear, from £55

Edinburgh Gin's Valentine's Bouquet £65

Edinburgh Gin's Valentine's Bouquet £65
Edinburgh Gin's Valentine's Bouquet £65. Picture: Edinburgh Gin

Treat your other half to flowers with a twist this Valentine's Day with Edinburgh Gin's Botanical Bouquet. If your partner loves gin as much as they love flowers, your Valentine's Day gift is sorted.

Buy now: Edinburgh Gin's Botanical Bouquet £65

Acer C200 Projector, £169

Acer C200 Projector, £169
Acer C200 Projector, £169. Picture: AO

This Valentine's Day, get your partner something you can both enjoy throughout the year. The Acer Projector is perfect for upgrading your movie nights in, with bright, vibrant picture. It's also super-portable and holds up to four hours charge.

Buy now: Acer C200 Projector UXGA £169

Bespoke Coordinate Circle Necklace, £24

Bespoke sterling silver coordinate circle necklace, £24
Bespoke sterling silver coordinate circle necklace, £24. Picture: JewelleryBox

Show your other half how thoughtful you can be with a personalised gift, special to just you and them. This sterling silver necklace with coordinates means you can remember a place special to you as a couple.

Buy now: Bespoke Sterling Silver Coordinate Circle Necklace, £24

Beats EP, £89.95

Beats EP in red, £89.95
Beats EP in red, £89.95. Picture: Beats

If you're feeling extra generous this Valentine's Day, get your other half something you know they'll love and use everyday. The Beats EP provide premium sound, are built for life and come in white, blue, black or red.

Buy now: Beats EP, £89.95

Krispy Kreme Doughnut, from £2.20

Krispy Kreme Smiley Heart
Krispy Kreme Smiley Heart. Picture: Krispy Kreme

For two days only, Krispy Kreme will be transforming its entire signature doughnut range into ‘Hugs & Hearts’ including the much loved Chocolate and Hazelnut Nutty Chocolatta Heart, plus two new limited edition flavours Dark Chocolate Mint Heart and White Chocolate Berry Heart. What’s more, it’s encouraging customers to practice self-love by gifting themselves with a heart-shaped doughnut - so it’s a win, win.

Buy on February 13th and 14th: Krispy Kreme, from £2.20

Scents for him by The Fragrance Shop, from £20

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Intense EDT 75ml for only £20
Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Intense EDT 75ml for only £20. Picture: PH

If you want your man to try a new cologne, The Fragrance Shop have great deals running up until Valentine's Day over many popular male scents. They have up to 50 per cent off fragrances, including Guess 1981 Los Angeles For Men EDT 100ml, which is down to £37 from £50. You can also try the Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Intense EDT 75ml for only £20, down from £41.

Buy now: Up to 50% fragrances at The Fragrance Shop

Happy Socks

Happy Socks
Happy Socks. Picture: Happy Socks

Give your partner the best Valentines gift of all this winter - warm feet. Happy Socks have a special romantic collection featuring sweet heart socks, a broken heart style and an 'I Love You' box set. Who doesn't love a new pair of cosy socks?

Buy now: Happy Socks, £11.99 or box set for £29.95

The Map Of Everyone, from £29.99

The Map Of Everyone, from £29.99
The Map Of Everyone, from £29.99. Picture: The Book Of Everyone

From the brand The Book Of Everyone, comes The Map Of Everyone – the perfect Valentine's gift for your other half. Remember a special place where you met, got engaged, or got married with these beautifully designed maps. They can be personalised to anywhere in the world, and you can change colours and trends to match you and your partner's style.

Buy now: The Book Of Everyone's The Map Of Everyone, from £29.99

Couples massage at home, from £106

Couples massage from home, from £106
Couples massage from home, from £106. Picture: Getty

There's no better way to unwind than with a massage, and to make it special for Valentine's day, why don't you relax together? With Wellness app Urban, you can enjoy the treatment from your home as they come to you! Ideal for a romantic night in, all you have to do is book and wait for them to turn up.

Buy now: Urban's at-home massage for two, from £106

Personalised Love Heart Bracelet, £40

Personalised Love Heart Bracelet, £40
Personalised Love Heart Bracelet, £40. Picture: PH

Personalising a piece of jewellery is the perfect way to remember a special place, name or date. The Amelia personalised Love Heart bracelet won't break the bank, but will show your partner you really care.

Buy now: Amelia Personalised Love Heart Bracelet, £40

InStyler's Glossie Ceremic Styling Brush, £79.99

InStyler's Glossie Ceremic Styling Brush, £79.99
InStyler's Glossie Ceremic Styling Brush, £79.99. Picture: InStyler

If you want to give your partner something they'll use everyday without fail, ditch the chocolates and flowers for a hair styling product. Gift your loved-one the ability to get ready quickly with the InStyler Glossie Ceremic Styling Brush, which allows faster styling with removing frizz and adding volume and body.

Buy now: InStyler's Glossie Ceremic Styling Brush, £79.99

Beard Grooming Collection by Dear Barber, £17.95

Beard Grooming Collection by Dear Barber, £17.95
Beard Grooming Collection by Dear Barber, £17.95. Picture: Dear Barber

If your man needs a little luxury in his life – and has a beard – the perfect Valentine's gift is the Dear Barber Beard Grooming Collection. The collection includes a beard oil, beard balm and a beard comb to keep your boyfriend or husband's facial hair in tip-top condition.

Buy now: Beard Grooming Collection by Dear Barber, £17.95

Love earrings by Scream Pretty, £35

Love earrings by Scream Pretty, £35
Love earrings by Scream Pretty, £35. Picture: Scream Pretty

Is there a better way to tell someone you love them than literally with the word love? These gorgeous ubic zirconia stone earrings are perfect if your partner prefers gold jewellery to silver. Not only are they a sweet gift, they're also bang on trend.

Buy now: Love earrings by Scream Pretty, £35

Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock, £139.99

Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock, £139.99
Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock, £139.99. Picture: Belkin

There's nothing worse than not being able to send a goodnight text to your long-distance partner, so make sure you're always fully charged. The Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock makes sure your phone and Apple Watch are charged and ready for calls with your other half.

Buy now: Belkin BOOSTUP Wireless Charging Dock, £139.99

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, £61

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, £61
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, £61. Picture: PH

If you're stressing about what to get your girlfriend or wife for Valentine's Day, lots of people will tell you you can't go wrong with perfume. The Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette Spray is a favourite with millions of women, with a fresh, crisp and floral scent.

Buy now: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh £61 at Scentsational

GPO Attache Record Player, £49.29

GPO Attache Record Player, £49.29
GPO Attache Record Player, £49.29. Picture: Amazon

If your other half loves music more than anything, there's no better gift than the GPO Attache Record Player. The vintage looking record player is portable and fits all vinyl records from 33 to 45 and 78. The item is also portable, high quality and comes in a stylish briefcase design.

Buy now: GPO Attache Record Player at Amazon, £49.29

Love Heart plants by Root, from £4

Love Heart plants by Root, from £4
Love Heart plants by Root, from £4. Picture: Roots

If your partner loves flowers, but hates having to throw them out a week later, opt for a special plant instead this year. Root has a collection of heart-shaped plants on sale from the Valentine Hoya, to the String of Hearts and the Sweetheart plant.

Buy now: Love Heart plants by Root, from £4

Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick, £24

Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick, £24
Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick, £24. Picture: Delilah

Surprise your wife or girlfriend this Valentine's Day with something they really won't expect - makeup. If you've got an idea of the shade she wears, you can't go wrong with Delilah's Colour Intense Cream Lipstick in a range of 10 shades.

Buy now: Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick, £24

Personalised bottle of whisky, £35

Get a personalised bottle of whisky that they'll treasure all year
Get a personalised bottle of whisky that they'll treasure all year. Picture: GETINKD

You can personalise a Copper Dog Scotch Whisky bottle with a name and a message.

It's a thoughtful gift - and one that they can share (with you!).

Buy now: Personalised bottle of Copper Dog, £35 from GETINKD

A Pot Noodle, £1

Show someone you love them... and their taste for just add water snacks
Show someone you love them... and their taste for just add water snacks. Picture: Deliveroo

Lovers in London and Leeds can send a special Pot Noodle gift pack to their amour on Valentine's Day. It's a one day offer, and means you can say 'I forking love you’ - without forking out. Each 'Send Noods' special is just £1.00 and will be available to purchase on the Deliveroo app this Friday 14th February.

Yankee Candle, £25.99

Yankee Candle's scent masters have created the aroma we need to enter 2020 with fresh eyes
Yankee Candle's scent masters have created the aroma we need to enter 2020 with fresh eyes. Picture: Yankee Candle

Inspired by wellness trends that are seeing people simplify their lives and move away from clutter, the Yankee Candle 2020 Scent of the Year, Awaken, is entirely unique. It has a one-of-a-kind, crystalline mineral fragrance with grounding notes of driftwood and amber, and is described as having "the clarity and brilliance of an uncut diamond".

Buy now: Yankee Candle, £25.99

Newport 15" Laptop Backpack by Targus

Newport 15" Laptop Backpack by Targus
Newport 15" Laptop Backpack by Targus. Picture: Targus

If you and your partner like to jet off around the world on romantic breaks, make sure she's travelling in style with the Newport 15" Laptop Backpack by Targus.

Buy now: Newport 15" Laptop Backpack by Targus

Polaroid Originals Limited Edition OneStep 2 Red camera, £79.99

Polaroid Originals Limited Edition OneStep 2 Red camera, £79.99
Polaroid Originals Limited Edition OneStep 2 Red camera, £79.99. Picture: PH

If you love making memories with your partner, make sure to do it in style with the Polaroid Originals Limited Edition OneStep 2 Red camera. The old-school style camera prints beautiful snaps you can cherish forever.

Buy now: Polaroid Originals Limited Edition OneStep 2 Red camera, £79.99

Twelve South PowerPic, £89.99

Twelve South PowerPic, £89.99
Twelve South PowerPic, £89.99. Picture: PH

Looking to surprise your gadget-loving partner? Then look no further than this wireless phone charger that looks perfectly natural in your home or office! PowerPic blends effortlessly into the background and and when needed just place your wireless charge compatible device onto the frame and watch that battery percentage grow.

Twelve South PowerPic, £89.99

Superga Valentine's Day charms and laces, £5

Superga Valentine's Day charms and laces, £5
Superga Valentine's Day charms and laces, £5. Picture: Superga

If your partner loves Superga shoes as much as we do, give them the opportunity to jazz up their kicks with the brand's cute Valentine's Day charms and laces. Superga was founded in Italy over 100 years ago and are famous for their classic rubber soul shoes, and even Kate Middleton loves them. If you're feeling super generous, treat your loved one to the 2750 Nappa Lea in Pink Smoke along with the charms and laces for a romantic look they can wear all year round.

Buy now: Superga Valentine's Day charms and laces, £5

His and hers Emporio Armani fragrances from Escentual, £42.50 and £44.20

Armani's fragrances are a great gift and are currently on offer too
Armani's fragrances are a great gift and are currently on offer too. Picture: Escentual

There's nothing that says 'I love you' quite like matching fragrances, and thanks to Escentual you can grab both of Armani's '...With You' range for a great price. The Emporio Armani 'Stronger With You' male Eau De Toilette - Freeze edition - is £44.20 for a 30ml bottle, with the matching pink fragrance for ladies, In Love With You, coming in slightly cheaper at £42.50.

Buy now: Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze Eau de Toilette 30ml, £44.20

Buy now: Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml, £42.50