The best Valentine’s gifts to buy yourself

Valentines gift to self

by Samantha Ball |
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When it comes to Valentine's Day there can feel like a huge pressure to finding the perfect gift or celebrating the day of love. But for this one day in the year, there's no better time to buy yourself a Valentine's Day gift that you truly want (and deserve!).

Whether you're planning to celebrate the day or not, you can still indulge on all the treats for yourself, or even buy a Valentine's gift for your baby. Although, if you are looking to spread the love even further, we've also rounded up the best Valentine's Day gifts for the whole family.

From luxurious pyjamas to delicious chocolates, we've round-up the perfect gifts for you to treat yourself to this Valentine's Day.

Best necklace Valentine's gift
Lily & Roo Solid Gold Initial Letter Necklace
Price: £125

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Made from 9ct solid gold, the delicate yet elegant design of this necklace from Lily & Roo features an intricately detailed initial pendant. You may want to go for your own initial, your child's or even your partner's. This timeless piece adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble, making it perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.

Reviewed by Features & Reviews Emily Gilbert: "This is such a gorgeous piece of jewellery that can be worn with any outfit. You can tell how high-quality the material and craftmanship of this necklace is, making it well worth the cost. It also came packaged beautifully."

Pros

  • Made from high-quality solid gold
  • Can choose between three metals
  • Can add more charms

Cons

  • You'll need to pay extra for a longer chain

Best Chocolate Valentine's Gift

Take a moment for yourself and enjoy a hot drink (for a change!) with your own Hotel Chocolat mug, a chocolate coated shortbread and a box of chocolates.

One review said: "Bought this for my friend omg she loved it such a lovely gift"

Pros

  • Selection of chocolates
  • An easy gift choice

Cons

  • Chocolates won't last long as they're too delicious!

Best Pyjama Valentine's Gift

These beautiful pyjamas are simple yet elegant and are perfect for a night in this Valentine's. They're a loose and comfortable fit, but still look flattering.

Mother&Baby Content Writer Samantha Ball said: "These pyjamas are incredibly comfortable and have a lovely silky feel. They fit nicely and the shorts aren't tight on the waist. They feel and look luxurious too."

Pros

  • Feel and look luxurious
  • Flattering fit
  • Different colour options

Cons

  • No product reviews on the website

Best Candle Valentine's Gift

It might not be easy to do at times, but take an hour and create a relaxing environment in your home with the smell of fresh linen and white lily. It's the sweetest, self-indulgent treat.

Pros

  • Smells beautiful
  • Long burn time

Cons

  • No reviews

Best for cake

Perfect for when those sweet cravings hit, these Lola's Cupcakes contain a combination of vanilla and chocolate sponges with gorgeous red and pink Valentines-themed decorations.

Reviewed by our Commercial Content writer Arabella Horspool: "Lola's Cupcakes make the most delicious sweet treats and this Valentines range is no exception! They're a generous size and the icing is lovely and smooth, plus the sponge itself is nice and moist."

Best Bump Valentine's Gift

Made with the best ingredients, this gift set includes a hydrating bump sleep mask, a nourishing bath soak and cocooning bump butter. They're vegan-friendly products too.

One review said: "Smell's beautiful. Nourished my skin & love this product."

Pros

  • Vegan friendly and cruelty free
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

Cons

  • Some found the bump butter sticky

Best Book Valentine's Gift
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Rrp: $21.99

Price: $18.41

It's sometimes hard to find the time for some self-care, but this little book is full of five, 15 and 30 minute routines to help improve your self-care. There's also pages of self-kindness tips and quotes. It's also pocket sized, so you can take it out and about with you.

One review said: "Amazing book that helps you build your self-care routine. Beautiful design and perfect size to take it with you everywhere, couldn’t ask for more! 100% recommend it!!"

Pros

  • Pocket-sized
  • Lots of activities

Cons

  • It's a small book

Best Pamper Valentine's Gift

Suitable for all skin types, this pamper box is full of all the best self-care treats. From body lotion and wash to a natural oils salt scrub, your shower routine will feel revitalised.

One review said: "This was amazing, smells great and good amount! Would definitely recommend!!"

Pros

  • Vegan friendly and cruelty free
  • Products smell lovely

Cons

  • Presentation in the box could be better

Best bracelet Valentine's Gift

Personalised jewellery can hold a lot of sentimental value, so why not treat yourself to a bracelet that you can personalise for yourself? Part of the Stacey Solomon collection, you can add numbers, initials, birthstones and more, for a lovely, meaningful gift.

One review said: "I bought this as a present to myself and it has exceeded my expectations, it is a beautiful bracelet and the charms and lovely. It is a great quality and easy to fasten. I would definitely recommend."

Pros

  • Completely personalised
  • Plenty of charms to choose from

Cons

  • Up to four charm choices only

Best Lip Plumper

Available in 18 shades, the Lip Maximizer smooths and hydrates lips, giving a plump finish. It can be worn alone for a gloss effect or layered up.

One review said: "Love this maximizer as it is not sticky like previous maximisers and it’s super moisturising. This is a keeper, Dior has done it again!"

Pros

  • Moisturising
  • Lasts long

Cons

  • Cheaper alternatives

Valentine's Day Gifting FAQs

Do I need to buy myself a gift?

Although it's not something you need to do, as a parent you often don't have a lot of time for yourself so it's important to make sure that you treat yourself. Whether that's with a nice gift to yourself, or just some uninterrupted you time!

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