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LOVE LUXE... VALENTINE'S GIFT GUIDE

Valentine's Day can be a challenge in the gift buying department. That perfectly packaged present can make the difference between Instagram fame or dining at home alone.

When it comes to making grand gestures worthy of a swoon, a smooch or a social share, you'll want to ensure you lavish with a little luxury.

DIVINE SCENTS

HEAVENLY HANDS

Smooth hands are great for holding. Treat her to a divine smelling trio of hand creams from Jo Malone London. 

A luxurious collection of miniature Hand Creams, encased in exclusive, London-inspired designs and infused with three of our favourite Jo Malone scents. Tantalising Lime Basil & Mandarin, sensual Peony & Blush Suede and luscious English Pear & Freesia.

Lightweight, easily absorbed and enriched with apricot kernel oil to nourish and protect.  

OUT OF THE WOODS

A woody scent with floral undertones, Givenchy Gentleman offers a new direction for male fragrance. The light aroma offers a combination of pear, cardamom, spiced lavender, leather, patchouli and vanilla. This distinct scent aims to carve out a different category in the fragrance world, proffering a more delicate bouquet in an industry awash with heady scents.

£48 for 50ml | givenchy.com

STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN

The latest fragrances from KILIAN are launching for a limited time from February 1st.   

Already addictive in nature, both scents have been amplified with accords from their core compositions.

'Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme' features a bouquet of a thousand petals with an elixir of  toffee goodness. Whilst 'Straight To Heaven Extreme' combines woody amber trail remains at the base, lifted by vanilla absolute to incite the passions and leave you wanting more.

Both £235 | bykilian.co.uk

ROSE DELIGHT

Set the mood with this Rose Delight Dyptyque candle... the scent of romance.

£50 | selfridges.com

 

STYLE DELIGHTS

SILKY SOUL MATES

Luxury lingerie brand Iris & Lilly launched their first ever campaign this Christmas. Shot by acclaimed photographer, Cass Bird, it tells a story of how finding the best lingerie is like finding a best friend. 

We’d have to agree, after finding our kindred spirits in the form of their new delicate lace separates and athleisure inspired sets in seasonal soft blush pink, deep royal blue and classic black.

Prices to start from £7.99 | amazon.co.uk/Iris-and-Lilly-Lingerie

SLINKY SEPARATES

Rosa Faia line stands for sensual and fashionable lingerie, uncompromised for it's fit and comfort. Perfect for the woman on the move.

Bra £59 Brief £26 | amplebosom.com 

STYLE STAPLES

With seven years of fashionable know-how under its belt – and a clientele of more than 600,000 shoppers to date – the team behind Mr Porter has crafted its own in-house label. Mr P boasts an essentials range of wardrobe staples, as well as five limited edition capsule lines, which will be released throughout the year. The first wave is modelled on Lucian Freud’s 1950s style. 

mrporter.com

 

A LITTLE SPARKLE

ROCK N ROLL

The Karl Lagerfeld SS18 fashion jewellery collection combines elegant, rock-chic styles with playful embellishments, including a new palette of multi-coloured pastel Swarovksi crystals. The collection is divided into three groups: Klassik Karl, Ikonik and Essentials.  

The Karl Lagerfeld SS18 jewellery collection will be available at Karl Lagerfeld stores and KARL.com.

Prices from £39 to £339. | KARL.com | Earnest Jones, St. Ann Street, Manchester.

ROSES ARE... PINK

The perfect gift for Valentine's? Roses that twinkle! Give your loved one a twinkling diamond by William & Son. The British jeweller has updated its timeless and romantic Beneath the Rose high jewellery collection, starring rose-cut sapphires in glistening white and hot pink.

POA williamandson.com

VELVET CRUSH

Worn by everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Cindy Crawford, Diane Kordas is renowned for fine jewellery with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. Elevate evening looks with plush velvet chokers, accentuated by a diamond centrepiece, and long drop earrings adorned with stars.

Earrings from £1,495, chokers from £3,207 dianekordasjewellery.com

START A SPARK

Julien Riad Sahyoun transforms nature into tantalisingly fine jewellery, mingled with ethnic shapes inspired by his Moroccan heritage. The Just Radiant Sun collection offers a joyful dose of sunshine all winter long, set with pavé diamonds.

From £8,200 jsay.com

A WHIRLWIND ROMANCE

The Whirlwind collection from David M. Robinson features 18ct rose of white gold items, for the lady that loves luxe. Their rings make the the ultimate Valentine's proposal.

davidmrobinson.co.uk

LADY LUCK

Created by Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey, Loquet London brings lockets and charms together in perfect unity. The jeweller has added pendants to its popular repertoire, including whimsical gem-studded stars, crescent moons and lucky four-leaf clovers.

Loquets from £300, pendants from £650 | loquetlondon.com

ELEGANT EARS

A round up of some of our favourites for the girl that loves to adorn her ears with luxe...

 

SWEET TREATS

Biscuiteers Lobster £17.99 at Selfridges | selfridges.com

Tempting chocolate bars in dark and milk chocolate, both £5.99 at Selfridges.

Go all out with a Charbonnel et Walker pink celebration hamper. £130 at Selfridges

Give the gift of glamour this Valentine's Day. #LoveLuxe