Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, (Friday 14 February – mark your calendars!) and we’re going to let you in on a little secret: It is possible to spend a little and still say a whole lot.
Whether you’ve recently got together or have been with BAE for years, we found 14 affordable ways to say ‘I Love You’ without breaking the bank. From oversized personalised cookies to G&T gift sets and FENTY Beauty lip stains, cupid’s arrow has nothing on these sweet treats.
Get ready to crush romantic gifting…
Millie’s Cookies personalised cookie
Freshly-baked and hand-iced to perfection, this giant heart-shaped cookie is available in milk chocolate, double chocolate and white chocolate. It’s adorable, affordable and oh-so thoughtful.
FENTY Beauty Stunna lip paint, £19
Take a look from zero to one hundred instantly with a single stroke of Rihanana’s stunna lip paint in the shade ‘Uncensored’. This show-stopping pigment has a semi-matte finish which lasts for up to 12 hours, so you can seal it with a kiss without having to reapply.
Buffalo satchel backpack, £25
Featuring detachable and adjustable straps, this 2-in-1 backpack also doubles as a cross body bag in seconds. Available in dusty rose, petrol blue, mid tan, rose gold and rich tan – it’ll be hard to pick just one colour.
INSTAX mini 9 camera in blush rose, £59.99
Cute, stylish and compact for easy snapping on-the-go, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi that instant cameras have and a smartphone just doesn’t. Thoughtful, romantic and rustic all at the same time, a polaroid captures each moment in the most authentic way possible, plus each shot makes for a super cute memento.
Topshop black and white check taffeta mini dress, £39
Whether paired with strappy heels or biker boots, this chic monochromatic taffeta dress is both a show-stopper and a statement maker that we’re totally (and completely) in love with.
Topshop is available at intu Uxbridge, intu Potteries, intu Lakeside, intu Derby, intu Trafford Centre, intu Eldon Square, intu Braehead, intu Watford, intu Metrocentre, intu Victoria Centre, intu Milton Keynes and intu Merry Hill.
Ann Summers enchantee bodysuit, £45
Turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day and slip into this enchanting semi-sheer bodysuit by Ann Summers. Featuring faux-leather trims with snakeskin embossing and adjustable shoulder straps, it’s an all round sexy, seductive look perfect for Heart’s Day.
Mixed sweetheart roses bouquet, £21
Make your special someone feel extra special this V-day, and gift them a striking bouquet of 30 Sweetheart roses in raspberry ripple shades of pink and white. If this bunch of floral lusciousness doesn’t sweep her (or him) off their feet, nothing will.
The gin and tonic gift bag, £30
If you have a gin lover in your life then you’re in luck because we’ve found the perfect G&T gift bag from Marks and Spencer. It consists of one 20cl London distilled dry gin No.1 spice, two bottles of Fever Tree premium Indian tonic water, salty snacks, plus lemon and lime, all wrapped up in a tote bag.
SWAROVSKI bella heart rose gold plated earrings, £49
Perfect for pairing with a cosy knit jumper and a clean low ponytail, it’d be difficult not to fall in love with these two heart-shaped silk crystals placed in a rose-gold plated setting. J’adore.
Gold colour pearl hair clip multipack, £12
The pearl trend is still going strong, and these pretty pearl clips are just the ticket to elevate even the simplest of hairstyles – perfect for days where you have zero time (or energy).
River Island is available at intu Lakeside, intu Uxbridge, intu Watford, intu Potteries, intu Trafford Centre, intu Chapelfield, intu Braehead, intu Eldon Square, intu Victoria Centre, intu Derby, intu Merry Hill and intu Metrocentre.
Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium Eau de Parfum, from £45.90
Ultra-feminine and beautiful, this irresistible fragrance of black coffee and seductive vanilla and white flowers makes the perfect Valentine’s Day pressie. YSL’s Black Opium is the scent of love and it’s totally swoon-worthy.
Ted Baker bow make-up bag, £29
Instantly add a touch of glam to your usual everyday make-up routine with this adorable blush pink cosmetics bag adorned with Ted’s signature bow. Made from sleek, durable and easy-to-clean vinyl, you can finally wave goodbye to searching a seemingly bottomless handbag for that red lipstick.