We have been looking all week at the best Valentine’s offers that are coming through to the Love My Vouchers team. Whilst there have of course been many offers for flowers and chocolates, there have also been some more unusual gift ideas and promotions that we want to make you aware of, plus we wanted to give you a few tips if you are buying goods that you are not altogether familiar with.
I love the idea of a magazine subscription for a gift. With this Grazia promotion from Great Magazines, not only to you get 40% off the subscription price, but you will also get a free NIP + FAB Pamper Kit worth £47.75. This is a great gift and even if you are running late with your present, you can order until 20th February and still receive this great price. If your partner is more of a Heat reader, then you can save 30% on an annual subscription of Heat, plus you will receive the OPI Spring Nail Set. This promotion runs until the 27th February, so plenty of time to get this in too.
Another typical idea for Valentine’s gifts are cosmetic products. Here you have to be very careful though as if you are buying products for a particular skin type or hair type, you can so easily get it wrong. I have lived with my own skin for many years now and understand what types of products work for it and what don’t, but I still made the mistake of buying a very well reviewed primer that seemed perfect on the face of it, but was completely wrong for my skin. If you can make that mistake with your own skin, you are treading on dangerous ground buying for someone else.
If you are going to go down the pamper route though, then it is definitely best to go for a selection of trial products. Stick with natural bio products over chemical based products – they should be certified as organic and should not contain Parabens and other harsh chemicals. Big Green Smile has some great offers on organic products such as the Yes brand: buy any two and you get a free corresponding cleanser.
If you are looking for jewellery, but don’t want to spend the earth this Valentine’s day, there are some cute pieces in the sale at White Stuff making them very reasonable. We liked the Feather Trim Necklace, which is reduced from £22.50 to £8.00 and the Nicola Heart Flower Bracelet, reduced from £12.50 to just £8.00 also.
For perfume, take a look at Lloyds Pharmacy this year as they are offering significant discounts, such as the Lacoste Love of pink EDT – 30ml, which was £25 and is now just £19.99.
There are certainly plenty of gift ideas about for women this year and of course as women appreciate flowers and chocolates, even if you don’t have an idea of what to buy your wife or girlfriend, you can always fall back on this. Men on the other hand are far more difficult so I have pulled together some of the very few gift ideas for men.
At Icons.com, the store have been recently promoting their Cristiano Ronaldo range. If your man is into his football, this may be just the gift for him. If your man snarls at the name Ronaldo, but is into his sports, a great place for you to look is A1 Sporting Memorabilia. Here you can buy everything from signed shirts and signed prints to books and tickets for sporting events.
Lloyds Pharmacy are also offering some reductions on their aftershave collection, for example the Armani Code Sport Gift Set which has been reduced from £46.99 to £40.99.
If you are thinking of a romantic getaway this Valentine’s day, why not try Crieff Hydro Hotel & Resort. Their package includes dinner and breakfast, superior room, champagne on ice and free use of the luxury, adults only Victorian Spa for just £69.75. The good thing about this is that if you have left it a little late and are struggling with the gift idea, you can book right up to the day and whisk them away on a surprise trip. Don’t forget to book them the day off work though!
And finally, here is a list of what not to buy your partner for Valentine’s day:
A vacuum cleaner
A trip away – for one!
An exercise bike
A weight loss DVD
Some anti wrinkle cream
A weepy girly movie – unless you are happy to sit and watch it with them
Happy Valentine’s Shopping from the Love My Vouchers Team.