Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is now 10 days away, so just over a week until the “most romantic day” of the year. To say I’m a Grinch of Valentine’s Day would be untrue, but I do believe that you should show your other halves and nearest & dearest that you love and care for them every day, rather than going all-out on February 14th. That said…who doesn’t love to be spoilt for Valentine’s! If you’re still on the hunt for some special gifts before time runs out, check out this year’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. I’ve got everyone covered from your girlfriend or wife, to your beloved Mammy and your best friends. This one is mainly for the ladies but I do have a few ideas to gift your boyfriend or husband too.

Valentines Day Gift Guide

For Your Girlfriend/Wife

  • Thomas Sabo Plaited Cord Love Bridge Bracelet: Thomas Sabo are always a special present to unbox, with their variety of gorgeous styles, different metal finishes and the fact that all Love Bridge bracelets are engravable, completely free of charge! I’m loving my plaited cord & rose gold one, and I’m sure your special lady will too. Available at Arnotts, House of Fraser, Rocks & Fields Jewelers on Grafton Street, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre; from €99 // Buy online here
  • Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follie Patent, Ares Canvas Lips & Master Key Flat Pony Jaguar/Shiny CalfSpoil her to the heavens with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, the classic Pigalle style in white. If she’s not the heels kind of red-sole girl, then how about the spiked espadrille or the pony hair & leather slip on sneakers. The exclusive boutique at Brown Thomas will have a better selection of what’s available too. Available from €445 // Buy Pigalle Follie heels // Buy Ares Canvas Lips Espadrilles // Buy Master Key Flats
  • Glitz N Pieces Luxe Ring: You may have seen I purchased this Glitz N Pieces ring in silver, so I can really recommend it. It’s made of sterling silver so it won’t tarnish, and comes with four interchangeable gems and Roman numerals around the centerpiece. Plus they offer next-day free shipping nationwide! She’ll love it! Available at €16 // Buy online here
  • SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Nail Polish: A big fan of the SOSU collection these beautiful nail polish shades are a great gift for the manicure lover. These two shades are gorgeous as a Valentine’s present, but there are so many other beauties to choose from. Available at €7.99 // Buy online here
  • Moët & Chandon Rosé: A bottle of bubbly will go down swimmingly when it’s Moët & Chandon, and their rosé is just divine! Available at O’Briens and leading off license stores; from €59 // Buy online here
  • Ladurée chocolates: These are my favourite chocolates, full of flavour and delectable. With the above-mentioned rosé, this is a perfect treat for your leading lady. Plus I would give any excuse to visit the new Ladurée store on Wicklow Street! Available at Ladurée, 3 South William Street & Brown Thomas, Grafton Street; from €25

For Your Mam

  • Ted Baker Adita Floral Swirl Long Silk Scarf & Jenee Magnetic Fastening Wrap Cardigan: A floral and statement scarf is a lovely touch for your Mam if she likes bright & bold colours, plus a silk one will last her a lifetime. If your Mam is more subtle in her style, this grey wrap cardigan should go down a treat instead. You could always spoil her, and buy both! Available from €95 // Buy scarf online // Buy jumper online
  • Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 100ml: I will forever recommend you buy your Mam a Chanel perfume, because she’ll always deserve this kind of gift. Although No. 5 is the most famous (Marilyn Monroe being a big fan!), some ladies prefer the softer scent, hence I have included Coco Mademoiselle. This is actually one of my favourite perfumes of all time too. Available at Boots, Brown Thomas, Arnotts; at €125 // Buy online here
  • Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Spring Collection: It wouldn’t be a Killer Fashion gift guide without something from YSL; and so this limited edition eyeshadow palette is perfect your Mam. The shades included are flattering for all skin tones & eye colours, and she will get great value out of the one palette. Available at Brown Thomas; at €55 // Buy online here
  • By Dziubeka Pistachio Bracelet with Emerald & Mint Ceramics: Keeping with the seasonal colours, gift your Mam with this beautiful bracelet, made with leather, ceramics and anti-allergic metals that’s perfect for any age. Available at €20.70 // Buy online here
  • Pip Studio Royal Cup & Saucer: Most Irish Mammies will love a cup of tea, and even if she prefers coffee, this Pip Studio cup & saucer sauce is just gorgeous. It could become her after work cuppa or her Sunday morning favourite, either way it’s a beautiful buy. Available at Amara; at €18// Buy online here
  • The Body Shop Jasmine & White Frangipani Scented Candle: A scented candle is always a favourite, and the scent of this one by The Body Shop is just heavenly. Available at €17 // Buy online here

For Your Bestie

  • Tropical Popical gift voucher: Why not spoil your gal pal(s) with an epic manicure at Killer Fashion favourite, Tropical Popical! I have always been happy with the results, and the nail artists are truly on point. And sure, if it’s good enough for Saoirse Ronan it’s definitely good enough for us normal folk! Available at Tropical Popical, 28 South William Street; from €25 // Buy online here
  • Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette: As you may have seen on my Snapchat & social media, the new #UDxGwen limited edition collection was released last week and I was lucky enough to receive one for myself. If the packaging alone doesn’t excite your BFF, then the six shades inside definitely should. A compact blush palette with blush, bronzer & highlighter, this little box of Gwen glory should put a big smile on any beauty-loving girl’s face. Available at Debenhams, House of Fraser & Arnotts; at €42 // Buy online here
  • Dunnes Stores Grey Heart Pyjamas: Ain’t nothing wrong with a classic pjs set, and these cute white & grey heart-printed ones would be perfect for all the girls, (and perhaps for a sleepover & movies too!). Available at €20 // Buy online here
  • Glitz N Pieces Oasis Necklace: What girl doesn’t love a statement necklace? I’m adoring the many picks over at Glitz N Pieces, especially this all silver one. It’s classy but still stand-out, so bound to suit all types of girls. Available at €19 // Buy online here
  • Chupi One in a Million Star Ring in Gold:  Designed by Irish gal Chupi, this star ring is perfect for your bestie with its simple but beautiful design, and 18k gold finish. Available at €129 // Buy online here
  • Butlers chocolates: There’s no reason not to gift your gal pals with chocolates, and a heart-shaped box will no doubt ensure they know you care. Available at €16 // Buy online here
  • Eat Yourself Beautiful by Rosanna Davison: A best-seller across the country, pick up a copy of top Irish model & food nutritionist Rosanna Davison’s book for your bestie. The recipes are easy, tasty and will encourage plenty of brunch, lunch & dinner parties! Available at Dubray Books, Hodges & Figis, Easons; at €21.99 // Buy online here

For Your Boyfriend/Husband

  • Ticketmaster gift card: Chances are your boyfriend or husband is a fan of concerts, plays or comedy, so letting him have a choice in what next big thing he attends is always nice. He’ll appreciate the fact you did not get him Rihanna tickets, (because secretly, you know he’d bring you – obviously!), but that he can choose between Bruce Springsteen, Kodaline or even Longitude. The choices are endless! Available from €10 // Buy online here
  • Marks & Spencer Extrafine Pure Lambswool Crew Neck Jumper: I’m a big fan of M&S, because their quality is always top-notch. The mint hue of this wool jumper is perfect for the SS16 season, as well as for both casual & business attire and is sure to keep the guys warm. And David Gandy doesn’t hurt! Available at €47.50 // Buy online here
  • MyKindOfTie Drew Pink Checked Tie: Now I know getting your special guy a tie is very generic, but you know, if they genuinely wear one on a daily basis then why not! You may remember I wrote a Christmas gift guide for MyKindOfTie and their brilliant products are still perfect for Valentine’s. I love the hues & pattern of this tie, and as the model shows; it’s great with a light blue suit as well as the classic black, charcoal and navy suits. There are of course more colour options, and bow ties, all of which offer €3 shipping nationwide. Available at €15 // Buy online here
  • CarveOn Bi-fold Wallet: I’ve noticed that many men prefer a smaller wallet for the necessities, and this Tuscan leather fold-over wallet is perfect for the minimalist-lover. Available at Designist, 68 South George’s Street; at €40 // Buy online here
  • The Handmade Soap Shaving Kit & Aftershave Soothing Cream: This Irish brand are a nifty, cult creation for the gents to upkeep their grooming skills. Stocked at Designist, they have a wide range of products to suit your man. The shaving kit and aftershave cream are just two of many neat gifts you can pick up. Available at Designist, 68 South George’s Street; from €10 // Buy online here
  • Etsy Personalized Flask Gift Set: If a cheeky flask of whiskey is your man’s forte, get him a special one this Valentine’s with this leather wrap & personalized engraving too. Available at €8.95 // Buy online here
  • Next Blue Check Slim Fit Suit: Splash the cash on your main man with a pristine three-piece suit. I find that we underrate Next and their fashion range, because just look at this gorgeous blue checked suit! Of course, Killer Fashion favourite male model John Halls is really helping me sell this…but you can’t deny the fashionable style of this blue hues three-piece. Available from €69 // Buy online here
  • Butlers Valentine’s Heart Tin Chocolates: Because you know he’ll love them, and he’ll most probably share too! Available at €14 // Buy online here

Nirina xx

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