Valentine’s Day is now 7 days away, only one week until the “most romantic day” of the year. To say I’m a Grinch of Valentine’s Day would be untrue, as 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 spoiled 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. Whether it’s your girlfriend, bride-to-be or wifey you need a helping hand with (or you’re a single lady spoiling herself – holla!), there are numerous gifts to find from across the fashion boards like jewellery, clothes & accessories, beauty and even homeware!
Jewellery is one of my favourite presents to receive, and many of my girls are on the same page. Depending on how long you are with the lucky lady, be aware of what you you’re getting gift-boxed. Earrings and charms are a failsafe, necklaces and bracelets are the next step up, watches after that, and rings should always be at the top of that chain.
Thomas Sabo are one of the best jewelers out there, creating beautiful designs since 1984. If you’re a regular to Killer Fashion, then you know I adore this brand – and for good reason. Their jewellery is of the highest quality, it doesn’t tarnish and many of their pieces can be engraved with a little message or initials. For Valentine’s Day this year the brand is even offering a 15% discount on their heart jewellery online, and you can get the personalization done in-store, which only takes a few minutes!
Other great jewellery brands to consider for Valentine’s this year include Chupi, whose Irish designs are not only beautiful but also very special and great if you’re planning on proposing to your special lady. Olivia Burton & Marc Jacobs watches are also a nifty little touch if you know a timepiece is a favourite. Dyrberg/Kern are beautiful jewellery pieces that suit the elegant style, with their clean lines and simplistic design.
All available at Weir & Sons, Grafton Street
Clothes & Accessories
If you prefer to gift your lovely lady with clothes, shoes or fashionable accessories then I do hope the below inspire you! Whether you’re after something classy, sassy or straight up sexy, check out these stylish picks that will be sure to surprise your other half.
Irish heritage brand Magee 1866 have a gorgeous collection on offer for the ladies, where quality is key. At Boohoo you’ll find a range of beautiful dresses, tops, shoes and nightwear that are suitable as Valentine’s Day gifts. What’s more they offer free speedy delivery over €40! High street favourite Dune may be famous for shoes, but their handbags & clutches are renowned too. Check out the two gorgeous pieces from their new collection that are nailing trends, and easy on the price tag too. River Island are also a favourite for fashion, and their intimates selection is just as fabulous as their main and outerwear collections.
Ladies love a bit of a pamper, be it makeup or skincare. Treat your missus to some nifty new products from a range of brands that are sure to have her smiling. Yves Saint Laurent have some of the best moisturising lipsticks with their Rouge Volupté Shine range, and their newest innovative product, Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick, is a brilliant two-in-one beauty. Lancôme have plenty of products to recommend too, and their L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks are definitely at the top of that list. Why not make like actress Lily Collins at the Golden Globe Awards 2017 and pick up shade 193 Souvenir! Spoil the skin with the new Clarins Hydra-Essential Silky Cream SPF that will protect and smoothen skin with only a tiny amount. Luxurious fragrances are always a good gift idea, and you cannot go wrong with Chanel. In addition to the beautiful packaging every Chanel product comes with, the Chance Eau Tendre is a fruity & floral scented beauty, but there are also Eau Fraîche that has fresher notes and Eau Vive for that floral & zesty finish.
All available at Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser Dundrum counters nationwide
Roger & Gallet have released their newest Rose Fragrance collection in time for Valentine’s Day, including the below Eau Fraîche Spray, as well as the Gentle Shower Creme, Body Balm, Cream Soap, Body Milk Melt In and Hand & Nail Cream. Before the official store opens on Grafton Street (OMG can’t wait!), Victoria’s Secret body products are a fabulous surprise! Choose from the Body Mists or Body Lotions. Stila Cosmetics are a great brand for surprising your beloved, and especially so with their new Glitter Underground collection. Choose from these epic Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows that will amp up any look instantly, or the Heaven’s Hue Highlighter range that are a trio of 3D gels for highlighting, bronzing or illuminating. Makeup brushes are a lovely gift too, and at Iconic London they sure know how to create aesthetically pleasing products as well as delivering on quality, with their Rose Gold Makeup Brushes Sets.
Roger & Gallet and Victoria’s Secret available at select pharmacies nationwide // Stila Cosmetics available at select pharmacies, Marks & Spencer stores and Harvey Nichols Dundrum // Iconic London available at Harvey Nichols Dundrum
Homeware & Miscellaneous
It may not seem like a typical Valentine’s present, but sometimes it’s non-fashion gifts that make us smile. Whether it’s a funny slogan on some homeware, a pretty cup for our beloved cups of tea or coffee, candles and roses or delectable edibles, you won’t go wrong with these picks to inspire. Home stores Moss Cottage in Dundrum and the funky Designist on George’s Street have plenty of great gifts at affordable prices, and online Irish retailer Glitz N Pieces also offer up gorgeous picks to choose from. And then there’s the Lily O’Briens chocolates, Moët & Chandon rosé champagne and Ladurée macarons that I always recommend!
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