Valentine’s Gifts for busy parents…
R has bought me a hand-blender for Valentine’s Day. I know this because I saw it when he tried to hide it in the car after we’d been to the supermarket. “But..but…I bought you the more expensive model…” he protested. It’s ok. I bought him a novelty mug, so I reckon we’re quits in the hopeless Valentine’s gifts stakes. And I don’t mind really. We’ve had plenty of lovely Valentine’s Days in our past to recall, and, being as ‘austerity January’ has turned into ‘austerity February’, a hand-blender will do just fine.
But – if you want to avoid the hand-blender/novelty mug debacle – see below for a very pared down, no rubbish items, Valentine’s Gift Guide, for all price ranges. Everything can be clicked and collected, delivered or organised within 24 hours. Genius.
Clockwise from top left:
1. New Socks, delivered quarterly (Sock Exchange Subscription, £60 per year, Sock Exchange)
2. Quirky tie (Seahorse Navy Blue Tie, £60, Reef Knots)
3. A Case of Wine, delivered monthly (The Everyday Case, £30 per month, The Wine Butler)
4. Smelling Nice (Indian Sandalwood, £15, Crabtree & Evelyn)
5. Important Thoughts (Leather Notebook, £55, Hackett)
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
1. Lovely Spring Flowers (Narcissi Jug, £60, Real Flower Company)
2. Totally Indulgent (Orange Blossom Body Creme, £50, Jo Malone)
3. Chocolate Heaven (Sea Salt Caramel Truffles, £12.50, Charbonnel et Walker)
4. A Book a Month, subscription service (Fiction Subscription, from £148, Daunt Books)
5. Sublime Scent (Figuier Candle, £42, Diptyque)