Ultimate last-minute Valentine’s Day buys
Feel-good Valentine’s Day buys to help you spend the day happy, be it with a partner, friends or with yourself
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words Lucy O'Brien
Ah, February 14th – a day all about celebrating the love in your life.. Say what you will about card companies and the commodifcation of love, we adore V-Day. And since we're romantics, we've been planning ahead since January, thinking of the best presents and gestures to gift our lovers and friends.
But if you're more of a last-minute shopper, that doesn't mean that you're any less committed to your loved ones. Maybe gift-giving just isn't your love language or maybe you're not very organised (no shame, we've all been there). Whatever the case, we've pulled together a fuss-free cheat sheet to help you avoid the crowds at your local Westfield and, instead, shop for a perfect prezzie from the comfort of your home - and fast.
Whether it's picking out the very best sex toy or some wholeness wellness treats, we can help you stock up for yourself, a partner or a friend for Valentine's Day and beyond.
LIGHT THE MOOD
Candles are the ultimate vibe check. Whether you’re nestling in for an evening of skincare and self-love or setting up a rom-com worthy, candle-lit scene for an evening of romance in the bedroom, the right candle is essential for setting the mood. Scented with the hues of a British rose garden, the Rosa Candle, as this candle is sure to evoke a feeling of love and nostalgia in any room.
FIRST WE HEAL
Let’s face it, Valentine's can be a painful and anxious day for some, especially if you’re recovering from the end of a past relationship (or situationship). Switch off your phone, put on your favourite playlist and apply these healing patches. Developed by Ross J. Barr, a leading acupuncture specialist, the healing patches are designed for maintenance of minor aches and pains, and can even be used to help ease period cramps. Simply attach a patch to an area where you want pain relief, and soak up the essential oils that help you to relax.
Self-Pleasure Rabbit Vibrator
You don’t need a partner to get off. With the help of some sex toys, Valentine’s Day can be as pleasurable by yourself as it could be spent with others. With its clitoral stimulator and gently contoured shaft, this vibrating silicone rabbit has both your clitoral and G-spot orgasm needs covered for an intense blended orgasm.
AT HOME MASSAGE
Sandalwood & Fig Sensual Massage Oil 100ml
Is there anything more romantic (and horny) than a cheeky, well-oiled massage? We think not. The key to a good, arousing massage is in the oil. So Divine’s naturally-inspired, luxurious fig and sandalwood-scented oil is just the thing to rub into your or your partner's skin for those smoothly-does-it intimate moments. The erotic, soothing aroma will enrich, relax and revitalise both mind and body.
HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS
Valentine’s Day isn’t exclusively about romance, sex and relationships. The love we feel for our friends often goes far deeper than what we feel for a partner, and that’s worth celebrating. If you’re planning on spending the day hosting friends (we’re thinking movie night, dinner parties, a wholesome group date), then treat yourselves to some vibey decor.
CLEANSE YOUR SPACE
Incense Sticks - Rose
Spending the night with yourself? It’s time to cleanse the energy in the room and feel truly relaxed. Rose is associated with calmness and emotional balance, and of course, the scent has long been associated with evoking feelings of joy and romance. Treat yourself to a little aromatherapy, babes.
Thriller 2in1 Cock Ring
Perfect for those looking to expand their sex lives this Valentine’s. While the ring will mean he can go harder for longer, the bullet delivers intense vibrations for both partners during penetration. Keep the bullet in its nobbly sleeve or remove it for pinpoint stimulation.
Selenite is a stone of truth, honesty and clarity of the mind. It enables strong decision making and promotes good business practices as well as honesty in other types of relationships. Named after the Greek word for the moon, Selenite helps with emotional wellbeing. These gorgeous Selenite lamps come complete with USB light bulb and cable, ready for you to switch on and enjoy their beautifully soft glow.
LOVE RITUAL SET
The five-piece set contains natural rose and lavender aromatherapy products, as well as a selection of Reiki-energised crystals to help cleanse your aura and personal space. Inside the Love Ritual Set you will find a rose and lavender essential oil and mist, along with an incense cone, gemstone holder and gemstone set. The perfect set to claim all the good in your life.
born again treat face mask
What says self care more than a good, purifying face mask? Especially great for when your skin is feeling a little out of sorts, take a moment for yourself and rest your mind whilst the treat mask illuminates your skin. Fruit enzymes exfoliate any build-up of dead skin cells and allow the vitamin C and moringa to brighten and balance more efficiently, leaving your skin glowing and regenerated.
HOME POTTERY KIT
Home Pottery Kit
A Sculpd Pottery Kit contains everything you'll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own pinch pots, succulent plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, sculptures, wall hangings, coasters, pendants and everything in between. If you’re planning on hosting a date or night with friends indoors, this is the perfect activity to get those creative juices flowing and spend some quality time together.
PROTECT YOUR AURA
AURA MIST BUNDLE
These aura mists have been thoughtfully hand-blended by the Psychic Sister team. Each mis has been created from a unique combination of the finest organic essential oils, natural spring water and a selection of beautiful Reiki-energised gemstones. Be it for targeting better sleep or attractive love, abundance or healing, these mists are ideal for cleansing any negative energy.
FOR THE BOUQUET
Solid Wonky Vase
Hey, receiving flowers is a Valentine's Day charm that never gets old, even if you’re buying them for yourself. The wonkier the better, that's the charm of these vases. Made using air-dry clay, then hand painted with a purposefully naive finish. Whether it's a minimal or maximal setting, these vases will add instant personality and charm to any space.