Valentines’ day is just around the corner. Maybe you hate it and spurn it like that toxic gal pal who run every Saturday night of your twenty first year. Maybe it makes no impact on your life beyond buying more chocolate because the shops are FULL of it right no. Maybe you’re secretly a Valentine’s freak and dream of the day a florist calls you perplexed as to where you live and then they arrive bearing a hothouse and missive from someone you fancy. A woman who should know better can dream.
If you want to make someone’s day, these ten gifts will go down a thanks-very-much storm.
1. A Bouquet
Mark from The Garden’s bouquets can get it. Available at The Garden in Powerscourt Townhouse and Cows Lane, D8.
2. An Engraved Pendant
Delicate, hand-engraved and you can customise the font and letter – available at MoMuse in the Powerscourt Townhouse
3. A Beautiful Make-Up BagBecause there are bacteria in our handbags that would scare the WHO. €38, available at Ted Baker
4. Faux Fur Cushion
Sometimes we need something other than a human body to keep us cosy. €65, available at Ted Baker.
5. Jewellery Bowl
Haven;t read the 19th century novel, The Golden Bowl, but would really like an actual one to make our life prettier and more organised. Available at Makers & Brothers
6. Ted Baker Bangle
Just something a little simple will do. €40, available at Ted Baker.
7. Tom Ford Lipstick
This is what you get us when you want something. By something you know what we mean. €132, available at Brown Thomas
9. Customise Our Favourite Perfume
The great thing about Jo Malone is that you can mix and match all their fragrances to create your very personal one. This Valentines day, Brown Thomas invites you to their store between 12pm and 6pm on Sunday the 14th for a complementary engraving on a perfume bottle or a gorgeous candle. Brown Thomas Dublin on Sunday 14th.
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You can’t go wrong with cocoa derivatives. Hazel Mountain Chocolate, County Clare
For further Valentines day inspiration, pick-up our February issue of IMAGE Magazine.