Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2021: Presents For Your BFF, Partner Or To Treat Yourself
Now is a fantastic time to do some online shopping to find a fabulous gift for your loved one, your BFF or maybe even a cute treat for yourself.
Whoever you're buying, we've done all the hard work for you by picking out the best in loungewear, beauty and tech with some edible treats and ideas for little ones thrown in along the way.
Check out our last minute Valentine's Day gift guide below...
Fans of Armani's Because It's You will love this reimagining of the iconic scent. Making a strong case for 'opposites attract', it contrasts bold and gentle notes, creating a heady mix designed to invoke feelings of passion and falling in love - what could be more perfect for Valentine's Day? It blends sour cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with rose, jasmine and bitter wormwood - finished off with a base of patchouli.
Anyone else missing ice creams? It may have been a while since we've had the pleasure of queuing for the ice cream van, but these might just be the next best thing - Hotel Chocolat's adorable mini swirls, combining whipped chocolate with classic gelato flavours including raspberry, vanilla and chocolate & hazelnut. Perfect for a romantic Valentine's meal or a treat for yourself, each piece comprises a light and creamy filling encased in a chocolate shell. Buon appetito!
It's been a long, cold winter and frankly there's no better time to indulge in a little self-care. Enter Aussies, SOS Night In! bundle, your answer to dry, lacklustre hair. Each set includes Kiss of Life shampoo, 3 Minute Miracle SOS Deep Hair Treatment, and an SOS hair mask, perfect for parched tresses. Plus, it's worth £20.97 when bought separately so you're saving almost £7 - win win!
Beats by Dr. Dre has just launched its most affordable wireless headphones - the Beats Flex - in two new must-have colours, Smoke Grey and Flame Blue. Priced at just £49, they feature magnetic autoplay and pause earbuds and come with a 12-hour battery life. The stylish accessory, which comes in four gorgeous colours - black, yellow, grey and blue - costs just a fraction of the price of its predecessor, making it the ultimate Valentine's gift.
It's no secret the nation has become obsessed with all things loungewear this year, and UGG is leading the way with all things fluffy and cosy. Enter some new additions to its swoonworthy Fluff Collection for 2021, including our personal favourite the Fab Yeah sliders which come in charcoal and rose mallow. Happy nesting!
Dry, flaky lips begone: Bobbi Brown's lip tint trio delivers gorgeous colour with an extra dose of moisture. It's formulated with six nourishing botanical oils including avocado, jojoba and olive, promising to soothe, condition and soften your lips with a subtle colour stain for a truly winter-proof pout.
The perfect antidote to lockdown blues, this warm and vibrant scent is an irresistible mix of sweet florals and creamy woods. Blending jasmine absolute with musk and amber, it's designed to evoke glamour and mystery. Part of the Modern Muse collection, it's inspired by 'opulence and intrigue' - the perfect accompaniment for a Zoom date night if you ask us.
For a much-needed winter pick-me-up, look no further than Burt's Bees whose cult tinted lip balms have just been released in two tasty new shades - Daisy and Magnolia. Providing just the right amount of sheer colour for everyday wear, their shea butter and botanical wax formula infuses the lips with eight hours of moisture which is just what we need in this frosty weather.
What says 'I love you' better than a classic perfume? This fresh and vibrant orange, with sparks of orange, will remind you that spring is well and truly on its way. With notes of jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver, it's designed for the 'endearing, mischievous and provocative' woman.
This three-in-one beauty hero, described as a 'lipstick gloss balm' hybrid with a fondue-like texture, really does it all. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and c-peptide, your parched winter lips will not only look colourful and fuller, they'll stay healthy and hydrated throughout the day.
Now available in two must-have colourways, the styler everyone is talking about is absolutely worth the hype. It does a beautiful job at drying and styling simultaneously - whether you're after an artfully-tousled bob, loose beach waves or silky-smooth tresses. It comes with a choice of heads - barrels for curls and waves, and brushes to smooth and volumise. With its V9 digital motor it delivers high air pressure, encouraging the hair to curl around the barrel with minimal heat damage.
Up your wfh desk game with a stylish refillable bottle from the evian x Virgil Abloh Soma collection. Designed by the brains behind Off White, the eco-friendly accessories are made from shatter-resistant glass with leak-proof bamboo caps and come in a choice of two colour ways.
Winter is synonymous with dry skin but it doesn't have to be. This delicious orange blossom and neroli-scented body oil is dry to the touch, so you can get dressed straight away - no oil stains necessary! Rich with sunflower seed, grapeseed and oat oils, it promises to nourish and soothe dry skin straight from the shower.
The ideal pressie for anyone struggling to catch 40 winks during lockdown, this luxurious sleep mask cocoons tired peepers for a total blackout effect. The cushioned, fully adjustable mask is made from cloud-like22 momme silk which provides extra softness while helping to retain skin moisture and providing a hypoallergenic effect. It even comes with a handy carry pouch for anyone dreaming of travelling again some day.
If your wfh look is in need of a pop of colour (and let's face it, whose isn't?) this lightweight lip crayon will be your new beauty BFF. Delivering the perfect velvety matte lip with minimal effort, it comes in four bold colours and boasts a pleasingly nourishing, creamy texture. The paraben-free formula is infused with FairWild-certified baobab oil.
Spring is coming (promise) and what better way to ring in the warmer weather than with a pair of massive statement sunnies? These stunning cat-eye specs from Gucci are ticking all of our boxes. Exclusive to Vision Express, and currently with £40 off, each set comes complete with a free Gucci sleeping mask.
This clever two-in-one serum combines youth-boosting properties with soothing daily skincare. Packed with exfoliating retinol with niacinamide - proven to even tone and texture - it targets everything from fine lines, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The formula is infused with vitamins B5 and E, reducing environmental damage while soothing and calming your complexion.
The ultimate home speaker, the stylish and compact Soundform Elite comes with a handy built-in wireless charging pad for your phone. You can connect it to your Alexa or Google Assistant for hands-free communication, and fill your room with sound. If you ask us, it's perfect for lazy mornings in bed.
L'Occitane's latest fragrance has dropped just in time for Valentine's Day, and safe to say it's suitably romantic. Blending Provençal rose with calisson, a traditional French pastry made with candied fruit and ground almonds, this scent is truly good enough to eat. Nectarine and mandarin give it a decidedly springtime feel, offset with creamy magnolia and woody cedar.
Liz Earle's latest launch contains everything you need for a gorgeous, glowy complexion in one box. Start your overnight skincare routine with the bestselling hot cloth cleanser to help you wash away make-up, pollution and impurities. Then follow up with a smoothing skin tonic, followed by mask-treatment hybrid CICA paste to deliver intense hydration. Also include two handy cotton cloths to help wash the day away.
There are so many wavers out there it's hard to know where to start, but this model from Remington's PROluxe range offers amazing value for money. With four different wavy styles to choose from, you can easily change the barrel depth for anything from sleek mermaid waves to crimped and beachy. Designed for 24 hour-lasting style, it heats up in just 30 seconds - perfect for girls on the go.
With Brits spending an average of four hours a day on their phones (eek!), there's no better time to step away from the smartphone and give yourself a digital detox. Enter the Nokia 8000, with its slimmed down app selection and an old-school keypad (remember those?) instead of a touch screen. Better yet, it comes with Snake - guaranteed to deliver a dose of nostalgia - and comes in gorgeous must-have colours like opal white, onyx black, topaz blue and citrine gold.
Missing facials? Us too. Luckily Ole Henriksen has got us covered with its facial in a bottle formula. Packed with PHAs and Nordic birch sap, this 15-minute mask works wonders for tired, full skin. With exfoliating and brightening properties, it promises to illuminate your complexion when used twice a week.
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