Design Lover’s Valentine Ideas | Gift Guide


If love is in the air this February then there’s still time – just! – to get Valentine’s Day off to a bang with these gift ideas for the design addict in your life.

And if you’re single? Then these must-have goodies are the perfect from-me-to-me treat! (Or is that just what I tell myself?…)

Chocolate bars with a print this tasty can’t fail to hit the spot. Stock up on yumminess from the Mast Brothers chocolatiers.

Document your loved-up adventures with this raspberry FujiFilm Instax camera. The instant print outs will mean you can display some of your favourite moments around the house, rather than them being lost somewhere in your phone.

There is no more heartfelt gift than a book with a handwritten dedication. Illustrated by Bernardo Carvalho, Praia Mar is a wordless picture book which depicts carefree days at the beach through its naive drawings in a limited colour palette. Bonus points if you also pop plane tickets for a romantic beach get-away inside the cover…

Never underestimate the joy a balloon, or three, can bring! Put a smile on your Valentine’s face with a love shaped balloon, or spell out their name in balloon letters.

Make it personal with a bespoke map print of where you first met, your favourite holiday destination or the place you got engaged. Maptrail will make you a custom map print of any location you choose.

London based Papier make some rather lovely stationery. Create an extra special gift by getting a personal dedication emblazoned on the front cover of one of their gorgeously illustrated customisable notebooks or journals.

I’ve never yet met a man, or woman for that matter, who didn’t appreciate a good set of speakers. This one is bluetooth and waterproof, so they can play their favourite tunes anywhere they like, and it’s in a a rather ravishing Cherrybomb red. BOOM! Valentine’s gifting gold!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s without finishing the evening off with some romantic candlelight would it? If you really want to impress, splash out on this perfectly proportioned marble Fulcrum candlestick by Lee Broom which has curves in all the right places.

Happy Valentine’s all!


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