26 of the best Valentine's Gifts ever

After 15 years together, all my partner wants for Valentine's Day is a drill or climbing gear from Cotswolds. Fair enough - but if you're in the first (second, third) flush of love, you can't do better than these. Daria_Hlazatova_The_Empress_TWWDNU_print

The Empress print by Daria Hlazatova: Anyone who gets this for you obviously thinks you’re a queen - which of course you are. By Daria Hlazatova, an Ukrainian artist. £180, www.ameliasmagazine.com

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Wildest Dreams leather speech bubble clutch by Sophia Webster: What lady in her right mind wouldn’t want this pretty thing, especially when one’s heart felt emotions are printed on its side? £360, www.harveynichols.com

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick - Nude Kate, £23, Charlotte Tilbury. www.net-a-porter.com

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate by Charlotte Tilbury: Given Charlotte Tilbury’s friendship with Kate Moss, this is titillatingly titled but boy, does it do the trick. Love. £23, www.net-a-porter.com


Bambi Wallet by Givenchy: This mash-up series from Givenchy is now pretty recognisable - in a good way, because people will see this in five years’ time and go ‘ahh, 2014. Sweet.’ £210, www.thenandnowshop.com


Folk art pendant by Tatty Devine: I hate to eulogise but Tatty Devine’s finger is always on the pulse and at the moment, that pulse is folk art. Enjoy. £21, www.tattydevine.com


Chisel & Mouse Trellick Tower Sculpture

Trellick Tower Sculpture by Chisel & Mouse: What do you mean this isn’t very romantic? It’s Trellick Tower, Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist masterpiece. Get a grip. £135, www.johnlewis.com

Bella Freud Loving Candle by Bella Freud: Such a fan, Bella, such a fan … especially of this seductive mix of tuberose absolute, amber crystals and sandalwood. £38, www.spacenk.com


Pair of Birds Objet by David Cleverly: This gorgeous pair may look late 1800s but they're not. I love them because they could be kitsch but instead, they're just romantic. £500, www.vandashop.com

SuspendersSuspender belt by Fleur Du Mal: ‘And just what am I going to do with these?’ I hear you ask. Go see Fifty Shades … £65, www.harveynichols.com

Lulu Guinness Red Leather Lip Clutch

Red Leather Lip Clutch by Lulu Guinness: Lulu Guinness' classic clutch is still a Valentine’s Day go-to. £325, www.gobritish.co.uk


PEGASUS_Silk_Twill_RED Pegasus Classic Silk Scarf by Emma Shipley: Nothing says 'I love you' like two pegasus, galloping over a photographic background, their bodies inlaid with clockwork elements inspired by physician Fritz Kahn.  £180, www.emmajshipley.com

V&A-Book-of-the-KissBook of the Kiss: This collection of quotes relating to the kiss from writers including D.H. Lawrence and H.G. Wells is enough to give anyone ideas ... hopefully. £6.50, www.vandashop.com

Tata Harper Love Potion Organic Perfume by Tata Harper: A blend of 10 of the worlds most potent aphrodisiac essential oils, this aromatic perfume has been designed to inspire an inner sense of beauty and confidence. £58, www.contentbeauty.co.uk


Sacred Chocolate

Twilight Raw Chocolate Bar by Sacred Chocolate: Chocolate for health. You’d have thought it. Sacred Chocolate’s 69 per cent Twilight raw chocolate bar has a complex nuance unfound in other bars. £6.95, www.beingcontent.com

Diptique Rosafolia

Rosafolia Scented Candle by Diptique: Diptique is still considered one of the best in the business. The limited edition ‘Rosafolia’ is its latest: a blend of Turkish rose absolute and ivy, sharpened by geranium to an unexpected freshness that is perfect for spring. £44, www.selfridges.com


Red Liberty London Argyll Bucket Bag by Liberty London: I know rucksacks are in but I love the sporty, slouchy look to Liberty’s bucket bag, compete with attached pouch, and covered all over by Liberty’s Iphis design. £495, www.liberty.co.uk

Bianca-JonesOne and Only pendant by Bianca Jones: Why beat about the bush? I adore the directness of Bianca Jones's pretty pendant. £94, www.biancajones.co.uk


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Paloma red satin pumps by Charlotte Olympia: Fall head over sky high heels in these scarlet pumps by the mistress of sugar candy shoes. £595, www.harveynichols.com


Maqui berry truffles by Sweet Virtues: These raw chocolate truffles are filled with superfoods and probiotics to make a nutritious - and aphrodisiac - treat. £14.95, www.beingcontent.com

Jo Malone rose and oud

Intense Velvet Rose and Oud Candle by Jo Malone: I have current obsession with both ‘rose with a twist’ scents and oud so this one is a winner: strong, smoky, spiked with clove, laced with praline. £48, www.johnlewis.com

V&A cotton pearl earrings

Cotton pearl earrings by Anq: What's amazing about these studs is they're not pearls , they're ultra light cotton, as made in Japan for over 50 years. £32, www.vandashop.com

Lace soft bra

Lace soft bra by And Other Stories: There's a lot of lingerie around Valentine’s Day. I like this one. It’s soft, it’s pink, it’s lacy. It does what it says on the tin. £19, www.stories.com

Ted-Baker Distinguishing rose matinee by Ted Baker: Check this gorgeous matinee clutch covered in a floral print inspired by Ted Baker’s achieve of botanical illustrations. £89, www.tedbaker.com


Valentine’s bracelet by Trollbeads: Pick a bracelet, pick a charm - or ten, put them together and you have the perfect simultaneous expression of your creativity and affection. Score. From £25 per charm, www.trollbeads.com


The Love Candle by Miller Harris: Two marvellous minds - Love Magazine and Miller Harris - meet in the Love Candle, fresh Tangerine Vert launched just in time. £40, www.millerharris.com


'You are my universe' lazercut by Rob Ryan: Artist Ryan can really do no wrong, combining intricate papercut work with sentimental, honest, sometimes funny pieces of writing. £95, www.vandashop.com