No matter how deep your love is, it doesn’t make you a mind reader when it comes to choosing the perfect Valentine’s present. To the rescue – our guide to seven spot-on gifts with all the wow factor you need to sweep her off her feet
With the power to make her feel as gorgeous as she looks, it’s no coincidence that perfume tops Valentine’s Day wish lists year after year. Meaning ‘beautiful darling’, Fragonard’s unforgettable Belle Chérie perfume () says it all. With a mesmerising blend of delicate florals and seductive spices, it’s guaranteed to make her heart skip a beat – and as it’s from one of France’s chicest boutique fragrance houses, she’ll be impressed with your impeccable taste, too.
Watch her smile when she unwraps this statement timepiece () – with a luxe-looking mirrored finish and romantic rose-gold colour, it’s sure to win her heart. Style credentials aside, the modern oversized face with bold numbers is a stroke of genius if she’s always on the go, while its classic bracelet strap chimes perfectly with day or eveningwear.
Scented candles are a sure-fire way to set a romantic mood, and this Neom number ( left) will score you extra pampering points. Its decadent blend of natural oils melt into a warm aromatic wax that can be massaged onto the body. Ask nicely and she may even return the favour.
Whisking her away for the weekend? Make the surprise extra thoughtful with this luxury leather wash bag ( right) from Autograph. Stylish and practical, it’s roomy enough to store all of her getaway grooming essentials.
Encrusted with no fewer than 288 crystals, this show-stopping compact mirror () from Joan Collins’ beauty collection is guaranteed to dazzle.
If you’re wooing a chocolate lover, then it’s worth going the extra mile to keep her sweet – starting with this spectacular collection of choccie joy (). Hand-finished with natural colours, not only does each treat look like a masterpiece, but they taste out of this world too (from mouth-watering soft centres such as chai latte and roasted banana, to deliciously tempting red velvet truffles).
No date night in is complete without a bottle of bubbly – and for the most romantic time of the year, only the finest will do. Enter Perrier-Jouët’s award-winning Blason Rosé (). Fit for a queen, this decadent drink – which comes from one of France’s most prestigious champagne houses – pairs beautifully with salmon and risotto (just in case you plan on impressing her with your cookery skills) and tastes even better served in a fancy crystal champagne flute.
Photographer: Caroline Leeming / Floral stylist: Carla Gottlieb / Writer: Emma Robertson