Love at the last minute: Inspired ideas for your significant other

Hugs and kisses will only go so far – this year, be sure to show the love with some of the best last-minute gifts that won’t disappoint

Sometimes life can get pretty hectic and a few of the more important dates of the year are suddenly just around the corner – namely, Valentine’s Day. But if you’ve not had time to think about what to gift on this special occasion, fear not, here are some wonderful ideas to sweep your other half off their feet.

Give us a kiss!

Specializing in everything from homeware to chic women’s fashion, online retailer has you covered for quirky accessories or stylish outfits. They also sell this gorgeous red-lipped  Bacio Otto scented candle,based off the artwork of Piero Fornasetti – sure to fill the air with the sweet scent of love.

Put a ring on it

Beyoncé has some sound logic when she says, “If you like then you should have put a ring on it.” If you’re keen on showing your special someone how you feel about them, why not bring the God of desire and attraction into the equation with a bespoke Wedgwood Cupid signet ring from Ferian at luxury shopping destination . Made of ceramic and gold, it’s not only beautiful but a great way to let your partner know they’re in your heart. 

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”

Taking a page of out Shakespeare’s books – namely the definitive romance of Romeo & Juliet – luxury patissier Dessertville London has put a neat twist on the bouquet of roses that occupy most Valentine’s Days. Their handmade Belgian chocolate roses are filled with chocolate fudge cake and are available as a box of six or twelve – and with flavors such as pink champagne truffles or salted caramel on offer, who can resist?

Love in full bloom

It is estimated that some 224 million roses are grown and cultivated for Valentine’s Day, according to online gift guide Valentine’s Gifts for Her.

Kenya is one of the world’s largest exporters of flowers, with a perfect all-year climate that ensures no matter when or where, you can get your hands on a bouquet of flowery beauties. Keen to find out more? Take a look here.   — Liam Heitmann-Rice

Published: February 2020

Images: FORNASETTI 243 at Farfetch, Ferian at MATCHESFASHION, IStock