Of course, every day of the year should be filled with love, but whether you're a lover or a cynic Valentine's Day is nearly here and we think it's the perfect excuse to spoil your other half, or yourself! To get you in the mood we've put together some of our top present picks, including some from a couple of our favourite independent stores to get you inspired (or for your to drop hints to your other half with!) Stay tuned 'til the end, too, as we've got an exciting competition for the perfect Valentine's Day gifts for all the family.
For the Music Lover
Vinyl is most definitely making a comeback, and almost everybody's got some records hidden away in the house somewhere. If they haven't already got one, a record player is the perfect Valentine's gift for the music lover in your life, and there's loads available nowadays. The Vinyl Factory have put together a selection of their favourite portable players here to help you pick the perfect present.
For the Retro Lover
What says retro better than neon? We love this striking neon loveheart from Bag & Bones, it's the perfect addition to any retro-lovers home this Valentine's Day. They've got every design you could think of, and if that's not enough, they offer a personalised service too.
There's also some gorgeous retro goodies over at Love Frankie, perfect for any retro lover looking for that special something to add to their home. From lamps shaped like pineapples and cacti to vintage-style cushions and retro fabrics, it's difficult not to want everything you see.
For the Disco Lover
You can't go wrong with jewellery on Valentine's Day, and these gorgeous 'DISCO' pendant necklaces by Esa Evans are a must-have for anyone who, like us, loves a bit of disco. You can also now find them over at our sister store, NoWayBack, available in rose gold, polished steel, pink and black. There's also loads of other designs over on the Esa Evans website, so there's something for everyone.
For the Art Lover
We love the prints over at Wonder and Rah for all occasions, but this striking 'Love Rains' print is the ideal gift for anyone who loves a love heart as much as we do! There's also some gorgeous blue and pink 'We Love You' prints, which could be perfect for Mums and Dads from your little ones.
And for the perfect addition to any art-lover's print wall, the music inspired prints over at NoWayBack are the perfect way to put a smile on your partner's face. They aren't too lovey-dovey for those of you who don't want to make too much of a fuss, and and there's also a competition over on Facebook with 3 chances of winning, so you could even bag yourself a cheeky freebie - competition closes next Wednesday 8th January.
For Both of You
Your favourite restaurants are all booked up and you can't get a babysitter for the big night - what do you do?! Head over to Don't Buy Her Flowers, of course. Their 'Date Night In' hamper has everything you need to have the perfect night in together. There's gifts for every occasion too, from 'The Man Package' to hampers designed especially with new mums in mind - it'll be your new go-to gift shop!
We've also got an ace competition running over on our own Instagram featuring goodies from some of the stores mentioned, and more, just in time for Valentine's (see image below)! There's bits for all the family so how could you resist? Just click here and follow the instructions on the post for your chance to win...hurry, competition closes on Monday 6th February!